Chateau Trotte Vieille 2016

 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML)
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A intense and precise Saint-Emilion Grand Cru

The Chateau Trottevieille is a Saint Emilion First Grand Cru Classe red wine. The 10-hectare vineyard has vines that are about 50-years-old growing in reddish soil on limestone bedrock. The 2016 vintage goes through aging in new oak barrels for 12 to 18 months. The Chateau Trottevieille 2016 blend consists of 53% Cabernet Franc, 45% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Sauvignon.

At Chateau Trottevieille, the 2016 vintage had rather complex weather conditions. The winter was mild and rainy. It then gave way to a cold, wet spring. However, flowering could take place perfectly due to a period of good weather. The summer followed with very hot, dry conditions that caused the vines significant water stress. Fortunately, rain fell on the vineyard on September 13, which allowed the berries to finish ripening.

At the tasting, the Chateau Trottevieille 2016 develops intense floral aromas and empyreumatic notes. On the palate, the tannins are of great finesse and the acidity is well balanced. The fruit flavors and oak influence integrate well with each other. The Chateau Trottevielle 2016 is intense and offers precision until the finish.

Parker : 93-95 / 100
Wine Spectator : 92 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2016 Trottevieille is a blend of 45% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon and 53% Cabernet Franc picked on 6 October for the Merlot and 18 October for the Cabernets, one of the latest in recent years. The yield was 37 hectoliters per hectare, and it is matured entirely in new oak. The bouquet is quite intense, although personally I would have employed less new oak. However, it does open up nicely in the glass and imparts nuances such as orange blossom and incense aromas with time. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, well judged acidity, and here I feel the oak is simpatico with the fruit. It has a lovely grainy texture, great depth and maintains precision all the way through to the finish. This is a strong follow-up to the 2015 Trottevieille although it will require several years in bottle to subsume the oak.
BordeauxSaint-Emilion
Vineyard
Libournais

Alcohol
14

Dessert wine
No

J. Robinson
17

J. Suckling
98

Vinous - A. Galloni
NM94

Wine Spectator
92

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Emilion

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Trotte Vieille

Classification
1er grand cru classé "B"

Parker
93-95

Allergens
Contains sulfites