2007 Domaine Troullier L’Imprevue

Imported By European Cellars

Country

France

Region

Languedoc-Roussillon


Appellation

Côtes Catalanes

Soil Type

Schist


Varietal(s)

  • 50% Grenache Blanc
  • 50% Grenache Gris

Winemaker

Gilles Troullier


X Biodynamic

Wine Tech Sheet

Wine Review

The Troullier 2007 L’Imprevue displays a more alkaline, mineral aspect than does its 2010 counterpart; and I could understand if somebody were to turn up their nose and suggest “fishbowl with algae” at the first whiff. But by persisting, they will be rewarded with fine, high-toned evocations of diverse citrus rind and fresh juices such as go on to mark a luscious as well as vivacious palate. There is a crunchy sense of myriad fresh greens here that lends uncanny refreshment and invigoration, as well as a peppery, positively herbal pungency akin to some fine Tuscan olive oil; though a subtly chalky suffusion replaces the stony, crystalline impingements that characterized the 2010. If ever there were a salad of a white wine this is it – but who could have imagined that the wine one would be tempted to so-describe was going to already be nearly a half dozen years old?! The sheer juiciness and salinity to the finish set my salivary glands spasmodically pumping. There are no other wines like these old Grenache Gris or mixed Grenache whites from Roussillon anywhere in the world. This one should merit attention through at least 2017. -Wine Advocate


Wine Notes

Vineyard: A one hectare vineyard. Age of Vines: 80+ year old vines. Aging: 8 months in neutral French oak. L’Imprevue – The Unexpected: Gilles purchased this vineyard in the winter, thinking it was Grenache Noir vines but come spring was surprised to find it was in fact white varieties

Wine Producer

Domaine Troullier

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