Learn About Ch. Trignon
The area of Trignon is documented as a wine-growing region as far back as 1594. Purchased in 1895 by Joseph Roux, the Chateau de Trignon property, which has cultivated many different crops including wine grapes, has never stopped growing. In 1956 a new cellar was built. There they would pioneer the southern Rhone's vinification process of partial carbonic maceration. This process is what gives Chateau du Trignon wines their unique character and seductive fruit.
Learn About Cotes du Rhone
A Cote of Many Grapes
The appellation of Cotes du Rhone encompasses much of the land of the area, not to mention much of the wine - over two-thirds of the wine produced here is of the Cotes-du-Rhone appellation. Wines here need only be from the Cotes de Rhone geographic area (which is fairly large) and consist of one or more of the 22 varieties permitted. Being such a wide...
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Learn About Rhone Red Blends
The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...
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