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|Blend:||45% Grenache, 24% Cinsault, 15% Clairette, 10% Mourvèdre, 6% Syrah|
|Producer:||Château de Trinquevedel|
|Vineyard:||Average of 32 years, 27 ha|
|Soil:||Sand, Marl, Limestone, Clay with quartz|
|Aging:||Wine is aged in enamel-lined, stainless-steel cuves for 6 to 9 months|
Guillaume Demoulin is the fourth generation of his family to farm the vineyards of Château de Trinquevedel. His great-grandfather, Eugène, bought the 18th century château in 1936—a decision that coincided with the establishment of Tavel’s A.O.C that same year. Guillaume, with the help of his wife, Céline, farms thirty-two hectares that are situated in the hills of the Montagne Noire. Their stony vineyards resemble those of the famous Châteauneuf, comprised of sand and galets roulés. The climate and sun exposure produce grapes with tremendous concentration and power. The rosés of Château de Trinquevedel consistently enjoy aromas of ripe, red berries with notes of the ubiquitous spicy garrigue.
A good doctor prescribed the wine of Nuits-Saint-Georges to the Sun King, Louis XIV, when he suffered an unknown maladie. When the king’s health was restored the tasty remedy enjoyed a vogue at court. Lord, send me a doctor like that!
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