Château Trotanoy, Pomerol et Lalande-de-Pomerol. This illustrates that thought the name meant in Old French word too anoia "or" too boring "(when working the land) is located on one of the best exposed portions of the famous plateau of Pomerol and was acquired in 1953 by the firm Jean-Pierre Moueix, since operators. The soil mix - half of them serious based on clay and half deep black clay - on a bed of iron dross, giving the wine both power and depth and a complexity. The vineyard Chateau Trotanoy partly saved by the dramatic frosts of 1956, is approaching an average age of 35 years. It is cultivated in the traditional way (regular plowing, thinning, stripping) and picked up ideally in two or three afternoons. Fermentations take place in cement vats and the young wine is then aged in oak barrels, half of which is renewed annually. . Castle Trotanoy among the most sought after wines of the appellation and can be kept for decades in the great vintages. .
This wine has developed magnificently over the last 4-5 years. More backward, and possibly even more concentrated than the 1970 Petrus (as well as more tannic), this huge, old style, massive, thick, rich wine is crammed with concentrated, chocolatey, berry fruit, with a hint of leather, smoked meat, and licorice. The wine's opaque garnet color reveals no sign of amber. The nose is just beginning to open. The flavors are so concentrated that I am going to go out on a limb and say this may be the most concentrated Trotanoy made in the post-World War II era. I suspect this wine can still be purchased for a relatively good price. Owners should plan on drinking it between 2000-2030. One of the three greatest wines of the vintage, the 1970 Trotanoy is the finest wine made at this estate save for the extraordinary 1961 and 1945.