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VDP Bouches du Rhône Trévallon (Domaine de) Eloi Dürrbach 1999

  • Floral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:White
  • Organic
  • 13% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

A superb white wine from the South that is fresh and highly aromatic. More info

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 high-shoulder
  • Label: 1 good appearance, 1 very slightly stained label, 1 slightly damaged capsule
  • Country/Region: Provence
  • Appellation/Wine: VDP Bouches du Rhône
  • Producer/Owner: Eloi Dürrbach
  • More information....

VDP Bouches du Rhône Trévallon (Domaine de) Eloi Dürrbach serve at a temperature of 12°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Ecrevisse à la nage, Risotto aux asperges, Chèvre.

Lot presentation
VDP Bouches du Rhône Trévallon (Domaine de) Eloi Dürrbach

Cuvée presentation

Produced largely from the Roussane variety, with a touch of Chardonnay, this is an exceptional certified organic cuvée, produced in small quantities. It matures for 12 months in oak barrels and the resulting wine is phenomenal: a complex nose offers notes of honey, warm brioche and flowers leading into a seductively balanced palate with mineral freshness, spice and fruit. A white wine rewarding a few years in the cellar to reveal its full potential. With fabulous food pairing versatility to boot, this bottle is a storming success which cements the reputation of this domaine.

Information about domain Trévallon

Located on the northern slopes of the Alpilles, between Avignon and Arles, near St Rémy de Provence, Trévallon was acquired by René Dürrbach in 1955, the current owner's father. A painter and sculptor and friend of Picasso, Léger and Gleizes, he wanted to get away from the bustle of the Côte d'Azur and withdraw to a more peaceful environment. In 1973, at the age of 23, his son Eloi Dürrbach, who was studying architecture in Paris at the time, decided to come and live in the "mas" (a Provençal farm) at Trévallon, and to create a vineyard by dynamiting some of the hills surrounding the property. The first vines were planted in the winter of 1973 on an extraordinary site that combines garrigues with limestone rock. The vineyard consists of small plots that lie within a two kilometre radius of the winery. The vines are grown using natural, traditional methods, with no fertilizers or chemical weed control.
The vineyard consists of small plots that lie within a two kilometre radius of the winery. The vines are grown using natural, traditional methods, with no fertilizers or chemical weed control. For the red wines, Elöi Dürrbach chose an equal quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. A decision that resulted in the INAO (the official body that oversees AOC regulations) refusing to approve his wine as AOC Baux de Provence when the appellation was created in 1993. The reason given was that Cabernet Sauvignon was over-represented in the blend. However, it is this that gives the wine its special character: on the Alpilles terroir it brings spicy notes with aromas of cinnamon and pepper. The Syrah gives the wine richness and a silky, seductive character. Previously classified under Coteaux d'Aix, Trévallon's wines have been labelled as Vin de Pays des Bouches du Rhône since 1996.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 high-shoulder
  • Label: 1 good appearance, 1 very slightly stained label, 1 slightly damaged capsule
  • Origin: Private individual
  • Recoverable VAT: No
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: yes
  • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
  • Country/Region: Provence
  • Appellation/Wine: VDP Bouches du Rhône
  • Producer/Owner: Eloi Dürrbach
  • Vintage: 1999
  • Color: White
  • Service temperature: 12°
  • Viticulture: Organic 
  • Size (in ha): 2
  • Intensity: Rich
  • Dominant aroma: Floral
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: 45% Marsanne 45% Roussanne, 10% Chardonnay

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VDP Bouches du Rhône Trévallon (Domaine de) Eloi Dürrbach 1999

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