Château Trotanoy

Château Trotanoy is one of the most coveted wines in the world. From a soil composed of black clay and gravel, this quality product represents the richness of the Pomerol terroir. This preserved traditional viticulture offers luxury wine lovers unique sensations of good taste.

Château de Trotanoy ‘s history of glory dates back to the 18th century, when the estate was acquired by the Giraud family. At the time, it was marketed under an Old French name meaning “Too Bored”. The pejorative name had to be changed to Trotanoy. An initiative that contributed to the success of a product considered from the 19th century onwards to be one of the greatest successes of the Pomerol vineyards. Ownership of the winery now belongs to the Jean Pierre Moueix group. It is managed by the Société Civile du Château Trotanoy.

Château Trotanoy production

The Château Trotanoy estate now covers some 7.2 hectares.

The grapes are vinified using traditional methods. Malolactic fermentation is also used to prepare red wines. The latter’s production is, in fact, labelled AOC Pomerol. An award that testifies to the quality of products from this rich terroir.

It’s worth mentioning that the estate produces two varieties of wine: Château Trotanoy and Espérance de Trotanoy.

Château Trotanoy grape varieties

This cuvée, matured under wood, is composed of two essential grape varieties: 90% Merlet Noir and 10% Cabernet Franc Noir.

Merlot Noir

This is a grape variety of French origin grown precisely in Bordeaux. This type of grape is used exclusively for wine production. It is therefore rare to find this variety in the markets. This grape variety stands out mainly for its medium- to small-sized bunches and grapes in Bordeaux. Merlet Noir is very present. It accounts for over 60% of black grape varieties . This figure could rise to 80% in Pomerol.

Cabernet Franc noir

A member of the carmernet family, Cabernet Franc Noir is a famous Bordeaux grape variety. It is recognized by specialists as one of the most important grape varieties in the region, accounting for 13% of all black grape varieties planted.

The best vintages of Château Trotanoy

As mentioned above, Château Trotanoy wines are in great demand on the French and international markets. Among the great successes from this estate are the vintages of 1982 and 2005. Those of 1928, 1953, 1985, 1986, 1989 and 2000 are regarded by specialists as exceptional years.

As for the crus du siècle, they are attributed to the years 1929, 1945, 1961, 1990 and 2009.

The Château Trotanoy estate is listed in the top Pomerol crus classification as a “Premiers Grands Crus” . This recognition by experts in the trade is based on the quality of the products offered to consumers of excellent wines. Just like other Pomerol wines, such as Eglise Clinet, La Conseillante or even Petrus.