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Renegade of Provence
Eloi Dürrbach believed Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon made a compelling duo in a very particular pocket of Provence. Through the decades, he's proved this slice in Les Alpilles (or the Little Alps) can produce some of the very most celebrated wines in France. These are Grand Cru level wines in all but name, with pricing that’s a welcome reminder of its humble origins.
The Trévallon estate covers 17 hectares of almond and olive trees and vines, of which nearly all are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
The whole cluster-fermented reds age in large, old foudre, a critical element in giving this wine its tremendous clarity and brightness. While the gravel of Bordeaux is home to the greatest Cabernet Sauvignon, and the granite of northern Rhone to the greatest Syrah, Eloi knows here on limestone that the sum of the parts achieves something far greater than each possesses on their own.
These are magnificent wines that call to mind the dark graphite and tobacco-inflected wines of Pauillac, the black olive and violet of Côte Rôtie, and a seductive quality that reminds me each time of the treasure trove of older Burgundy that lined Eloi's personal cellar.
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