Château Larose Trintaudon dates back to 1719, but it wasn’t until 1838 when Henry Delaroze, Mayor of Saint-Laurent, planted a vineyard on a gravelly mound in a place called ‘Trintaudon’ that its winemaking history began...
The history remained the same as its sibling Larose Perganson, because it formed part of Jean-Pierre du Pontent’s, acquisitions in 1719, when he was Counselor to the King of France. During the subsequent years, the property fell victim to phylloxera and neglect and it wasn’t until 1963, when Professor Emile Peynaud was brought in to replant the vineyards, that the Château achieved the reputation that it has today.
Nestled between the communes of Saint-Julien-de-Beychevelle and Pauillac, the 190 hectare vineyard of Château Larose Trintaudon is planted upon one of the oldest layers of Médoc gravel, called the ‘Pyrenean layer‘. Situated on the borders of the Pauillac and Saint-Julien Appellations, it benefits from very similar growing conditions as its neighbour Château Latour. The soil is mainly composed of fine and sandy gravels on top of a ‘clay-based‘ limestone soil.
The vines are, on average, 28 years old with a planting density of 6,600 vines per hectare.
The team green harvests every Spring to ensure that grape bunches hang separately, allowing air to circulate around each one, and to control yields which are equivalent to 40 hl per hectare.
The 2008 vintage was challenging due to the difficult climatic conditions and the quality depended on knowing when to pick the grapes and vigorous sorting. The 2008 vintage had the latest picking date in the last 25 years, beginning on October 6.
The wine, a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, was fermented in stainless steel to retain the primary fruit aromas and then aged in oak for 12 to 14 months of which 25% was new, adding complexity and roundness to this structured and elegant vintage.
Château Larose Trintaudon 2008 is a classic Bordeaux, with cassis, blackberries, fine oak and integrated tannins. It is ready for drinking now, but will also keep for a few years.
60% Cabernet Sauvignon
|Consultant Winemaker||Christophe Coupez|
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