Trotanoy is located in Libourne, Pomerol - one kilometer west
Vineyards: 27 acres
producing 3,500 cases. Average age of the vines is 35 years.
Famous growth of Pomerol
aging: Fermented in lined cement vats. Aged in oak barrels,
of which one-third to one-half are new each year, for 20-24
months. Clarified with five egg whites per barrel. No filtration.
History: Once known
as "Trop Ennuie" owned by the Girauds, they changed the name
to "Trotanoy". they felt "Trop Ennuie" did not have the necessary
panache to compete commercially with wines from the Medoc and
Graves. Since 1953, Chateau Trotanoy has been owned by the firm
of Jean-Pierre Moueix. The wines are vinified and handled in
exactly the same way as Petrus, except that only one-third to
one-half of the barrels used each year at Trotanoy are new.
rich intense full bodied. Usually needs a full decade of cellaring.
of the great wines of Pomerol and Bordeaux.
The quality equivalent of a first growth.
with all red meats and game.