Les Hauts de Trintaudon
Les Hauts de Trintaudon

Les Hauts de Trintaudon 2014

Red Wine

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Item# 11557-14

Appellation

The Haut-Médoc is a sub-appellation within the larger Médoc appellation on the left bank of Bordeaux. Situated between the Gironde estuary that runs down to the city of Bordeaux and the Atlantic coast, this is the home of some of Bordeaux’s famous chateaux. The six famous communes of the Médoc are contained within its boundaries: Margaux, Moulis, Listrac, St Julien, Pauillac and St Estèphe. The vineyard land that lies outside of these communes is classified as the Haut-Médoc; the result being that you can often find well-known Cru Bourgeois chateaux alongside the Cru Classé chateaux in the same appellation.

Estate

The massive 190 hectare vineyard of Chateau Larose Trintaudon is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot. The estate is one of the largest in the entire Bordeaux region. The terroir is a blend of sand, clay and limestone soil. Some of the vines are located next to Pauillac. In fact, Chateau Latour purchased a parcel of vines from the estate several years ago that was located in the Pauillac appellation. The vines are on average close to 30 years of age. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 6,600 vines per hectare. The vineyards of Chateau Larose Trintaudon are farmed with an effort to use self sustaining farming techniques.

History

Chateau Larose Trintaudon's vineyards were first planted in 1838. The beautiful chateau was built in 1870 by the owner at the time, Comte Ernest de Lahens. During the late 1800’s, the property was even larger than it is today as Ernest de Lahens was able to increase the size of their vineyards to 345 hectares of vines.