Domaine de Trévallon’s flagship wine. Cellar it for up to 5 years to enjoy its full potential. More info
IGP Alpilles Trévallon (Domaine de) Eloi Dürrbach serve at a temperature of 17°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Perdreau rôti aux airelles, Trappe d'Echourgnac (fromage affiné à la liqueur de noix), Tarte au chocolat et noisettes caramélisées.
This wine is produced from a blend of equal parts of Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Trévallon’s red wines are matured for over two years, the wine is fined with fresh egg whites and isn’t filtered before bottling. The nose is intense, opening out with aromas of morello cherries and raspberry, as well as notes of cocoa. After decanting, the wine starts to reveal spiced notes (pepper, cinnamon). The palate is direct, with the same aromas as on the nose. Tannins are silky and refined, with a nice fresh finish.
On the northern slope of the Alpilles mountains between Avignon and Arles; and located near St Rémy de Provence, the Trévallon domain was acquired in 1955 by René Dürrbach, father of the current owner. He was a painter and sculptor; and friend of Picasso, Léger and Gleizes; but sought to leave the hustle and bustle of the French Riviera to retire in a more peaceful part of France. In 1973, at the age of 23, his son Eloi Dürrbach, then an architecture student in Paris, decided to settle in a traditional mas farmhouse that is now part of the Trévallon domaine. He created the vineyard by blasting part of the hills that surround the estate. The first vines were planted during the winter of 1973, on the unusual site made up of scrubland and limestone rocks. The vineyard is made up of small parcels located within a two-kilometre radius of the cellar. The vines are grown in the most natural and traditional way possible, free from insecticides, fertilisers, and chemical herbicides. For the production of red wines, Eloï Durbach has opted for an equal distribution of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. This decision has resulted in the INAO (the official body that oversees designations), to refuse his wines AOC Baux de Provence status, when the appellation was created in 1993. They argued that the Cabernet Sauvignon dominated the blend. However, there is no doubt that this is what gives the wine its distinctive character: on the Alpilles terroir, it brings spicy notes, with aromas of cinnamon and pepper. The Syrah brings mellowness and a silky, seductive character to the wine. Once classified as Coteaux d'Aix, Trévallon wines have been labelled Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône since 1996.
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