Château du Trignon – Gigondas 2007 – Appellation Gigondas Contrôlée
Tasting Notes : Brilliant garnet red with dark purple reflections. Toast, mocha, garrigue and a flirtation of cloves. Fresh and powerful on the palate, but also perfectly harmonious. Each note is graciously blended with the other. Poetry in motion. Complex structure and then a delicate oaky finish. Gilbert et Gaillard Guide 2013, Note : 90/100, (Sept. 18, 2012). Also chosen as one of the 100 best French wines at Prowein 2012.
Production Notes: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre. Also three different terroirs: Sapphire glass and sandstone, Alluvium with shattered stones, Soft clay and limestone. Partial de-stemming followed by a vatting time of 3 – 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation and proportional maturing in oak.
Pair With: Dishes flavored with truffles. Lamb. Red meats in traditional French sauces.
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.
A family dynasty. What’s more, Famille Quiot,who has been making French wines since 1748, is a veritable and authentic French wine dynasty. The family represents a marriage union (1975) of two heirs, Jérôme and Geneviève, to families Quiot and Houchart, each with long and successful winemaking histories in both Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Provence. They have continued the legacy, now aided by their two children, with exports totaling 95% of their annual 1.2 million bottle production. Famille Quiot is one of the largest, by volume, and oldest family and privately held, winemaking operations in Southern France.
Their vineyards and domains, centered in the Southern parts of France, represent vast vineyard acreage and grape holdings: Châteauneuf-du-Pape (110 Ha. total), Côtes du Ventoux (14 Ha.), Côtes du Rhône (70 Ha.) and Provence (80 Ha.). All together their landholdings represent 300 hectares, spread out over 25 appellations. The house signature is a blending of tradition with modernism.
Château du Trignon – Famille Quiot – Châteauneuf-du-Pape famillequiot.com