Ch. Trotte Vieille, St.-Émilion

Ch. Trotte Vieille, St.-Émilion - 2005

Item # 39874 750mL

Boasting not only one of the oldest estates in all of Bordeaux, but also some of its oldest pre-phylloxera vines, Ch. Trotte Vieille is named from a particularly curious old woman used to live here in its earliest days. On red clay-covered limestone soils, these deep-rooted old vines produce concentrated fruit. Pair this spicy, dry, medium-bodied red with grilled lamb ribs and herb sauce.

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