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Chateau du Trignon Vacqueyras 2011 750ML

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Product Description

A full-bodied blend of Grenache and Syrah from the outstanding 2011 vintage, the Chateau du Trignon delivers ripe red fruit aromas with a silky, ripe texture. Crafted by the Quiot family, they can trace their winemaking roots in the Southern Rhone back to 1748. With vines planted throughout Chateauneuf du Pape and the Southern Rhone, Jeb Dunnuck from the Wine Advocate calls the Trignon, “rock-solid, a good value, balanced, very well made.” The best way to describe this Rhone red is like drinking like a baby Chateauneuf du Pape for under $15. That’s how great this wine is for the price!

Rating
“Cherry, dark berries and lavender on the fragrant nose. Fleshy and concentrated yet lively, offering silky blackberry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of white pepper. Finishes juicy and smooth, with supple tannins and very good spicy persistence.” Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media 90 Points

“The 2011 Vacqueyras Chateau Du Trignon is a rock-solid blend of Grenache and Syrah that was aged in a combination of tank and old foudre. Representing a good value, it offers plenty of spice-laced dark fruit, leather, pepper and earthy notes to go with a medium-bodied, nicely concentrated profile on the palate. Balanced, very well made and certainly delicious, it should be enjoyed over the coming handful of years.” The Wine Advocate

Wine maker notes
The Chateau du Trignon was first established in 1896. Since then five generations have focused the land on viticulture, and expanded the estate across a number of neighboring appellations: Gigondas, Rasteau, Sablet and Cotes du Rhone. In 2007, the estate was sold to winemaker Jerome Quiot, who also owns Domaine du Vieux Lazaret and Domaine Duclaux in Chateauneuf du Pape. Over the last ten years, the Quiot’s have added 10 hectares of Vacqueyras vineyards, which makes up the main components of this elegant red.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 14.5%
The history of French wine, spans a period of at least 2600 years dating to the founding of Massalia in the 6th century BC by Phocaeans with the possibility that viticulture existed much earlier. The Romans did much to spread viticulture across the land they knew as Gaul, encouraging the planting of vines in areas that would become the well known wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Alsace, Champagne, Languedoc, Loire Valley and the Rhone.

Over the course of its history, the French wine industry would be influenced and driven by the commercial interests of the lucrative English market and Dutch traders. Prior to the French Revolution, the Catholic Church was one of France’s largest vineyard owners-wielding considerable influence in regions such as Champagne and Burgundy where the concept of terroir first took root. Aided by these external and internal influences, the French wine industry has been the pole bearer for the world wine industry for most of its history with many of its wines considered the benchmark for their particular style. The late 20th and early 21st century brought considerable change—earmarked by a changing global market and competition from other European wine regions such as Italy and Spain as well as emerging New World wine producers such as California, Australia and South America.