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Château Trillol Grenache Carignan Syrah
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Château Trillol Grenache Carignan Syrah 2014

Corbières, Languedoc, South of France, FranceCorbières is high up in the mountains, in the foothills of the Pyrenees, around 450m. The Sichel family took over the property 30 years ago, when there were 15 producers in the valley. Today they are the only one. Low yields, low mechanism, and the challenging conditions to work the steep hills contributed to farmers looking elsewhere than this, dry, arid, windy climate, which is a real shame. Lovely dark plum, crushed cassis, stones, herbal arid scrub from the grenache, carignan, syrah. Very expressive, with the iron-clay / rocky soils coming through, carried by the lift of the altitude. Very late to harvest due to conditions, but holds acidity and texture beautifully. This delicate wine spends one year in barrel, but very little new wood, to maintain the freshness. Drinking very well now, with classic bistro fare.Tasted: 29 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 27.00 private wine shops Producer: Chateau TrillolDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Grenache - Carignan - SyrahCSPC: 761643UPC: 3394150043275