Tasting Notes: Nose is full of fruit aromas. After some aging its mineral notes develop (soils are combination of pebbles, gravel, limestone and gravelly soils). Violet, ginger bread and lime tea flavors show themselves. Full-bodied, buttered toast on the palate.
Production Notes: In a land where wines are blends by custom, here is a 100% Viognier and from the prestigious Côtes du Rhône. Grapes are harvested early in the morning to benefit from freshness. Juice is protected from any aeration to avoid oxidation. Pneumatic pressure, cold settling at 4° and 18°C slow fermentation in a stainless steel vat. No malolactic fermentation. SILVER MEDAL VIOGNIER 2011 International Wine and Spirits Competition 2012, 2012-05-22
Pair With: Duck á l’Orange; Seasoned popcorn (yes, no kidding!). Also dishes with mushrooms like risotto. It’s advisable to hang onto the bottle for 2-3 years before opening.
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.