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Château Trotte Vieille

The estate is located in Saint-Emilion in the area of the same name (Bordeaux). It is one of the oldest estates in this area, the first mention of wine production dates from 1453. The original name is said to be derived from an old lady who was said to have regularly walked nearby at that time, to get news (La Trotte Vieille = walk old woman). The property was acquired in 1949 by Marcel Borie (1892-1958), the then boss of Borie-Manoux (see the family history there in detail).

In 2102, the 3.5 hectares of vines were also owned by Borie-Manoux Château Bergat incorporated. The expanded operation was confirmed in 2012 as "Premier Grand Cru Classé B". The vineyards now cover a total of 13.5 hectares of vineyards and are planted with the varieties Merlot (55%), Cabernet Franc (40%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%). Some rows are over 100 years old, some vines are already 150 years old. The long-lived red wine is aged between 12 and 18 months in up to 100% new barriques. The second wine is called "La Vieille Dame de Trotte Vieille".

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