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Château Trotte Vieille is a 1er (Premier) Grand Cru Classé Saint-Emilion and Borie-Manoux highest classified and most prestigious Château. Trottevieille is a very old estate. A pergament from the year 1453, kept at the Chateau today, shows that the funny name of Trottevieille had already been used for this estate in the 15th century. In the 14/15th century there apparently lived an elderly lady at the estate. The people from the village of Saint-Emilion called her „the old trott“ most probably due to her funny way of walking down the hill to Saint-Emilion. For this reason, in honour oft he namegivng lady, the second wine of Trottevieille is called „Dame de Trotte Vieille“. 


Some of the Cabernet Franc vines here date back to the time before Phylloxera. They are thus the original French Cabernet Franc grape plants and have an age of around 150 years. The roots of these vines have made their way down into the limestone rock, sometimes deeper than 20 metres. Cabernet France often makes the majority of the blend of Trottevielle, making it one of the longest living wines.

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Medium deep colour. Fresh plummy inky flinty aromas with meaty notes. Deep set plummy fresh, minerally wine with blackberry jam, raspberry frits, fine chalky textures, attractive butter notes and underlying espresso characters. Quite muscular but pure fruited. Finishes juicy ad long with al dente notes. Tasted at Chateau Batailley/ Borie Manoux. 93 points

  • 93p

This vintage is a Cabernet Vintage, very good for this estate having 53% of Cabernet-Franc and 2% of Cabernet-Sauvignon in the blend. Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent fruit, blackcurrants, dark berries, minerality and mild spices, complex approach freshness and depth. On the palate very well structured fresh fruit, elegant with great length. Best Trottevieille ever tasted en primeur arguably? 97

  • 97p

Ruby. Scented, floral, blackberries, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, blackberries, spices, detailed, the most layered and complex yet refreshing I have tasted from here, long. 93-95

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Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux

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 Andrew Caillard MW, Wine Writer (Australia)  tasted  Château Trottevieille 2016  ( Château Trottevieille )

Medium deep colour. Fresh plummy inky flinty aromas with meaty notes. Deep set plummy fresh, minerally wine with blackberry jam, raspberry frits, fine chalky textures, attractive butter notes and underlying espresso characters. Quite muscular but pure fruited. Finishes juicy ad long with al dente notes. Tasted at Chateau Batailley/ Borie Manoux. 93 points

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Château Trottevieille 2016  ( Château Trottevieille )

Ruby. Scented, floral, blackberries, elegant nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, ripe, fruity, blackberries, spices, detailed, the most layered and complex yet refreshing I have tasted from here, long. 93-95

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 Markus Del Monego MW / Best Sommelier in the World 1998, MW (Germany)  tasted  Château Trottevieille 2016  ( Château Trottevieille )

This vintage is a Cabernet Vintage, very good for this estate having 53% of Cabernet-Franc and 2% of Cabernet-Sauvignon in the blend. Dark purple red with violet hue and black core. Excellent fruit, blackcurrants, dark berries, minerality and mild spices, complex approach freshness and depth. On the palate very well structured fresh fruit, elegant with great length. Best Trottevieille ever tasted en primeur arguably? 97

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