Château Trillol Blanc 2017, Corbières

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Château Trillol Blanc is a rarity, just a few hectares produce the Roussanne and Maccabeu that create this subtle combination on the palate of bright, floral freshness and remarkable length.
Type:
Vintage:
2017
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
80% Roussanne, 20% Maccabeu
Style:
Dry
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
France
Body:
Rich, rounded and fully flavoured
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Cork
£16.99
 

Château Trillol

Owned by the Sichel family since 1990, Château Trillol is perched high up in the foothills of the Pyrenees at an altitude of 400 metres (1,312ft) in the AOC Corbières winegrowing region. The Sichel family has undertaken a long-term project of expansion and replanting and the estate now boasts 40 hectares of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan in two distinct terroirs, Termenès and Quéribus.

Tasting Notes

A limpid, brilliant pale gold with greenish tints. The bouquet is floral – lemon verbena evolving to ripe pear. The attack is as supple as ever, beautifully fresh and with a hint of minerality. The aromas evolve to suggest white-blossomed fruit, with a slightly buttery flavour. A fresh, very elegant wine, finely structured.

Food Matches

Perfect with any fish, but particularly good with sushi

Vinification

As soon as they arrive at the winery, the grapes are separated from the stems and rapidly pressed to conserve their freshness. Slow fermentation (2-3 weeks) at very low temperature (8°C) after gentle pressing and cold-settling. The wine is aged in vats on the fine lees for 3 months. The lees are stirred up ever week.