Purchased by Jean-Pierre Moueix in 1953, Château Trotanoy was considered one of the premier crus of Pomerol as of the eighteenth century. Since 2009, a selection of gravel-based parcels on the north-eastern part of the estate have been dedicated to Espérance de Trotanoy, a wine that is fruit-forward and approachable after just a few years of cellaring, but that maintains the depth, complexity, and incredible concentration of flavor that are so characteristic of Trotanoy’s unique terroir.
Produced in a fascinating with a incredible soil diversity that brings power, depth and complexity to this wines.
Espérance de Trotanoy, which is produced in limited quantities and only in certain years, is vinified in small concrete vats and aged in French oak barrels.
A second wine of the famous Chateau Trontany, property of the Moueix family. The first vintage made is 2009, with only few hundred cases of production. There is nothing secondary in the quality, a rich, complex and delicious wine.
Winemaking: In thermo-regulated concrete and stainless-steel vats Gentle & controlled maceration & extraction, 16-18 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
A blend of 90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc
A lot of luxury wine isn`t that pleasant to drink, but Trotanoy is an exceptional property and L`Esperance is a fabulous, approachable, top class right bank Bordeaux. It is aromatic, chock-full of Merlot floral character as well as ripe plum and the first hint of some sexy new oak. On the palate the wine is limpid and caresses the palate and here you really do get a luxury texture and intensity of fruit. Really super stuff.