Château Trotanoy

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Château Trotanoy, archaically Trop Ennuie, is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol. The winery is located on the Right Bank of the Bordeaux wine region, in the commune of Pomerol in the department Gironde. As all wine produced in this appellation, Château Trotanoy is unclassified, but the estate is estimated among the great growths of the region.[1]

History[edit]

In the 18th century when owned by the pioneering Giraud family, the estate enjoyed a good reputation under the name Trop Ennuie, a name indicating that cultivating the soil was difficult.[2] In the early 20th century Jean-Jacques Moueix, nephew of Jean-Pierre Moueix, gave the estate its present name.[2]

As Château Pétrus, Trotanoy is in the portfolio of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, and its wine said to be made in a similar style to Pétrus.[2][3]

Production[edit]

The vineyard area extends 7.2 hectares with the grape varieties of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The annual production averages 25,000 bottles of the Grand vin Château Trotanoy.

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ Lichine, Alexis (1967). Alexis Lichine's Encyclopedia of Wines and Spirits. London: Cassell & Company Ltd. p. 602. 
  2. ^ a b c Peppercorn, David (2003). Bordeaux. London: Mitchell Beazley. pp. 529–530. ISBN 1-84000-927-6. 
  3. ^ Siudut, John, Wine Spectator (2007-10-24). "Spotlight On: Château Trotanoy 1990, 1995 and 1998".