Domaine de Trévallon is situated in the village of Saint-Etienne-du-Grès. The soil is limestone and rock, all around this area which can be characterized as dry. The vineyards are in total 17 hectares
Eloi Dürrbach planted his first vineyard in 1973 with 15 hectares 50%-50% cabernet sauvignon and syrah, and 2 hectares with marsanne et roussane.
Cabernet sauvignon existed in the Provence before phylloxera. Like Chateau Palmer in the Bordeaux, blended with syrah it can produce excellent wines. The two grape varieties and the limestone terroir give Trevallon its unique character. The first wines where classified as Vin de Pays.
In 1996 Trévallon staerted to use new labels. They are the work of René Dürrbach, Eloi’s father, who died in 1999 aged 89. Painter and sculptor, he was the friend of a number of painters such as Albert Gleizes, a pioneer of cubism, Fernand Léger, Robert Delaunay and Pablo Picasso. Eloi states: "I entrusted him with 50 labels and he started drawing on them using coloured pencils, using his inspiration. Each year we choose a label which reflects the characteristics of the vintage".
Trevallon wines are of exceptional quality and can age for a long time. The 1990 is an exceptional example of great Trevallon.Read more