Tasting Notes : Dark berries, cherry, blackberry, hint of groseilles rouge (red currant), licorice, bay and fine spices. Cattail touch of leather. Smooth and suave, then good, full structure with harmonious tannins on the palate. Decanter 01/2011, Note : 3 étoiles – 3 stars , 2011-01-29
Production Notes: Grape varieties are Grenache and Mourvèdre. Total de-stemming. Twenty days in vat. Then aged in vats and wine tanks. Interesting to know that its two growing soils are alluvial terraces with rolled pebbles and the other sandy with a little limestone referred to locally as “white sapphire glass.”
Pair With: Bbq beef skewer warm salad; grilled red meats; duck.
Château du Trignon has a long history dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries when it was a mixed use traditional Provençal farm, replete with livestock. In 2007 the Famille Quiot bought the property smitten with its Dentelles de Montmirail. They added 10 hectares of Vacqueyras and 2 hectares of Beaumes de Venise Muscat. They have continued to contribute to the improvements on the land and winemaking facilities started by the Roux Family who acquired the Château in 1896 and worked the vineyards for 5 generations thereafter. In the last 50 years the Château du Trignon bore witness to the construction of a gravity winery, air-conditioning of the cellars and additional grape varieties planted on the land.