Cherries and Violets: 2016 Domaine de Trévallon

Posted on: 02/12/19 8:25 PM


The 2016 Domaine de Trévallon – easily one of Southern Frances’s most iconic and important estates ­­– is solid gold.

But is that really of any surprise?

It shouldn’t be. We’re talking about one of the most noble “Grand Crus” of Provence, born from one France’s most successful and critically acclaimed vintages in recent memory. Talk about track record, Trévallon has been a must have since the mid-seventies. You can’t speak about Provence with the top restaurateurs and sommeliers across France and not hear about this intoxicatingly unique wine from such inimitable terroir.

Haunting perfumed cherries, fresh lively raspberries, violets, pepper with silky tannins and 2016’s signature rush of tension and energy, this is gorgeous wine. Famous for their aging in the cellar (many people are currently raving about the 1990’s) we’re deeply excited to stash this gem away. $52, for this pedigree of grapes and terroir, is bordering illogical. How many times in Burgundy or Bordeaux will you find a red wine of this class with this price tag? It’s an easy answer: You won’t.


2016 Domaine de Trévallon

More About the Wine

Born from the northern slopes of Provence’s Alpilles, the domaine’s vines are planted into the hillsides’ steep, chalky, brilliantly hard white limestone. It’s always a curious sight when you see them for the first time: the mountains are white enough as if they are covered in snow.

A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Syrah, everything at Trévallon is done according to rigid tradition. This means hand harvest, no destemming, no inoculation of yeast, no use of new oak, no added nutrients or enzymes, fining with fresh egg whites and zero filtration

2016 is a must have vintage for French wine collectors, and brilliant introduction for newcomers to this very special and unique estate.

Posted in Daily Flash By Tim Sellon