Pomerol - Chateau Trotanoy
Château Trotanoy, archaically Trop Ennuie, is a Bordeaux wine from the appellation Pomerol.
In the 18th century when owned by the pioneering Giraud family, the estate enjoyed a good reputation under the name Trop Ennuie, ("too annoying" in medieval French) a name indicating that cultivating the soil was difficult. In the early 20th century Jean-Jacques Moueix, nephew of Jean-Pierre Moueix, gave the estate its present name. It was purchased in 1953 by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix. As Château Pétrus, Trotanoy is in the portfolio of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix, and its wine said to be made in a similar style to Pétrus.
The vineyard area extends 7.2 hectares with the grape varieties of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. The fascinating soil diversity - half gravel mixed with clay and half deep black clay - with the presence of “machefer” or iron pan in the subsoil, brings power and depth as well as complexity to the wine.
The annual production averages 25,000 bottles of the Grand vin Château Trotanoy. When ready, this wine shows enormous complexity and concentration and belongs to the most sought-after Pomerols. It can easily be kept 25 years or more in great vintages.