Trois Origines St. Emilion Bordeaux, Complete Guide

Trois Origines

Learn everything about Chateau Trois Origines St. Emilion, Bordeaux with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on the vineyards, and winemaking. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Trois Origines from St. Emilion is a Bordeaux wine owned in part by Stephane Derenoncourt, along with
Julien Lavenu and Simon Blanchard. Trois Origines made it’s debut in 2005. The short-lived venture lasted only lasted five vintages. After 2009, further production of Trois Origines wine ceased.

Trois Origines Vineyards, Terroir, Grapes, Winemaking

The Right Bank vineyards used for the grape source for Trois Origines are in good company. The vines are located just outside the village of St. Emilion as they are close to Chateau La Gomerie and Chateau Rol Valentin.

The vineyard 1.6-hectare vineyard has a terroir of clay, limestone, and gravel-based soils. To produce the wine of Trois Origines, the grapes are whole berry fermented. Malolactic fermentation takes place in French oak barrels and the wine is aged in an average range of 35% to 50% new, French oak barrels.

The wine of Trois Origines is produced from an average blend of 80% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. However, production no longer continues. 2009 marked the last vintage for Trois Origines. On average, the small production of the wine was close to, but less than 500 cases per year.

Serving and Decanting Trois Origines with Wine and Food Pairings

Trois Origines is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift. Young vintages can be decanted for up to 1 hour. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment. Trois Origines is best paired with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Trois Origines is also good when matched with Asian dishes, rich fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.

It was a fun little wine while it lasted, even though it was only for a few, short years.

Trois Origines Wine Tasting Notes

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2009 Trois Origines  (St. Émilion Grand Cru) 88

2009 Trois Origines opens with minerals, dark pit fruit, and fennel. Soft and fleshy, the wine finishes with dark berry flavors. 87-89 Pts

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2005 Trois Origines  (St. Émilion) 91

Owned in part by Stephane Derenoncourt, with under 500 cases of this stylish, 90% Merlot dominated wine produced, this will be hard to find. The bright profile and sexy style seem to suggest it will drink well young 91 Points

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