Domain description :
A few steps from Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, on the northern slope of the Alpilles is the Domain Trévallon, in the municipality of Saint-Etienne-du-Grès.Ici, limestone outcrops everywhere ... It is omnipresent and shaping this sèche.Autour harsh land and the old farmhouse, the vineyard extends into the living nature and preserved 17 hectares. Many efforts are then made to integrate the vineyard to the mesmerizing landscape of scrub, oaks, olive and almond trees. Rocks are blasted, soil worked towards and rock chips mixed with terre.Eloi Dürrbach plant the first vines in the Alpilles in 1973. 15 ha red compounds in equal units of Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz and 2 ha consisting mainly of white marsanne and Roussanne. In 1950, Jacqueline and Rene Dürrbach fall under the charm of Alpilles and buy Mas Chabert, then in 1960 the adjoining property, Trévallon.En walking through the scrub his father already confided to Eloi that this land would be good vin.L'aventure of Trévallon, Eloi and Floriane Dürrbach lead the public for over 30 years! Him in the vineyards and in the cellar, Floriane with him to the field. Then obviously the special bond to this land, in this story, and Antoine grow Ostiane to work in field.
Description of the appellation :
Necessarily accompanied by a geographical definition, this term refers to wines linked to a territory, but whose relationship to the land is less strong than for wines from appellations of origin. In addition, the production conditions are more flexible than for AOC, even if a specification précit loads governs the municipalities concerned, grape varieties and wine types.
Description of the region :
Second wine region in France after Bordeaux, the Rhone region is one of the oldest in the country. The vineyard is divided into two zones: the northern Rhone Valley and the southern Rhone valley. Other areas furthest part of the region: Vivarais Luberon, through the Diois. The Bordeaux region can produce red, white and rosé, of all kinds: dry, soft, natural and sparkling. However, the red wines are produced in this region (representing 80% of production). At the heart of the southern area is the Grenache grape that made the red wines "solar". However, the vagaries of climate forcing growers to use the assembly technique to balance their wines. Some additional varieties: Syrah, Cinsault, Mourvèdre and Carignan. For white wines, the grape varieties used are: bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Roussanne, piquepoul, Maccabeo, Marsanne, Vermentino or Picardan. Rosé wines from the same grape varieties as the red wines. In the northern area, for red wines, the syrah grape variety predominates. For white wines, the grape varieties used are: Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. The designations are the Rhone region are numerous: Cote du Rhone, Cotes du Rhone-Villages, communal AOC (Condrieu, lirac, Côte-Rôtie, Chateauneuf du Pape, etc.) and AOC independent (luberon, ventoux, grignan les adhémar ...).