Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2011

Posted in 2011, Organic, Saint Emilion Gd Cru

Château Trapaud 2011

Third year of organic conversion

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Awarded Silver Medal at the Concours Agricole Général 2013

Managing Director and Cellar Master: Béatrice Larribière Head of cultivation: Mohamed Lahlou Oenologist: Stéphane Toutoundji

Volume:

12.000 bottles – 400 magnums – 1000 half-bottles

Cultivation:

  • 15 ha of surface under vine
  • Predominantly clay-limestone soils
  • Undergoing organic conversion since May 2009
  • Double Guyot pruning
  • De-budding, de-leafing and thinning (”green harvests”)
  • Harvesting began on the 23rd of September 2011
  • Mechanical harvesting followed by manual sorting on a sorting table

Planting ratio:

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Vinification:

  • Traditional method with temperature controlled vats
  • 28 day maceration period in temperature controlled vats
  • Ageing:
    • 75% of production volume aged for 12 months in French oak barrels
    • 25% in vats
  • No fining in the blending process
  • Cross-flow filtration before bottling
  • Bottled on the 5th,6th and 7th of June 2013

Technical tasting information:

  • Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2011
  • 14.5% abv
  • This vintage is complex yet retains a smooth attack. Fruity, toasty notes.
  • Requires decanting
  • Silver Medal at the Concours Agricole de Paris 2013
  • Undergoing organic conversion since May 2009

Béatrice’s verdict: «a well-built wine, fine tannins, should be uncorked on a nice piece of beef for example. Can age over 10 years.»

  Technical informations Chateau Trapaud-us-2011 (518.2 KiB, 571 hits)

Awards and prizes:

We take part in many tastings in national and international competitions.
Professional juries put our vintages in competitions with the achievements of our colleagues.
The awards obtained are gratifying because they are the proof that our work is completed.

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