A Powerful Pomerol with a Gourmand BouquetChateau Trotanoy
was once named "Trop Ennui," a nickname referring to the challenging nature of its Pomerol
terroir. In 1953, the Moueix family
purchased the estate, which has, since then, become one of the appellation's top references. The vineyard extends over 7.2 hectares (17.8 acres), planted with 90% Merlot
and 10% Cabernet Franc
. The vines (35 years old on average) stretch their roots deep into a combination of gravel and clay soils on the plateau of Pomerol. The vineyards are managed sustainably and the soil tilled in four different ways. Vine growth management is adapted to the unique climatic conditions of each vintage. In the winter, the vines are thoroughly pruned. Throughout the growing season, the team carries out crop-thinning, de-leafing, and cluster stripping with the aim to reduce vine yields and help the grapes reach full maturity in time for the harvest. The fruit is first manually sorted and later optically sorted at the winery. They are vinified in thermoregulated vats of concrete, with gentle maceration and extraction. The wines are aged in French oak barrels, of which 50% are new, for 16-18 months.
The Chateau Trotanoy 2014
shows of a dark crimson color in the glass. After a few swirls, it reveals a gourmand bouquet full of potent black fruit, gravel and black truffly, along with earthy aromas and floral touches of lilac and honeysuckle. On the palate, this wine is medium-bodied with chewy tannins wrapped around a gorgeous red fruit core. Hints of black pepper and spice reveal themselves on the finish, which seems almost endless. To drink 2024-2055.