Appolot Family, new provider
A little anecdote before proceeding to the presentation of the Appollot Family.
Claude, on a trip to France, being in Saint-Émilion, visits the
vineyard of Clos Trimoulet and met Mr. Appollot who
in the conversation tells him that his company cannot
quantitatively provide the SAQ and this is the main reason for
which we do not find its wines in Quebec. Well, Claudius
having joined the VCA team, thirteen years later, the Clos
Trimoulet and Château Chevalier Saint-Georges are now
available in Quebec.
The Appollot family has been running Clos Trimoulet for six generations
Today, the reins of the company are entrusted to Joël and Alain
which perpetuate the tradition and the exploitation of the vineyards.
Le Clos Trimoulet is located in the heart of the Saint-Émilion appellation
while Château Chevalier Saint-Georges is located in
the Montagne-Saint-Émilion appellation. These wines are certified Haute
Environmental Value (HVE) for two years, demonstrating their
concern for the respect of the environment
Clos trimoulet, Saint-Émilion grand cru appellation, comes from a
terroir with clayey and sandy soils which gives it structure,
longevity and finesse and makes it a wine for laying down.
Blend of Merlot (80%) Cabernet Franc (10%) and Cabernet grape varieties
Sauvignon (10%), the wine is aged in oak barrels, 50% of which are
new and bottled at the property from 18 months.
Château Chevalier Saint-Georges, appellation
Montagne-Saint-Émilion, has a grape variety of 90% Merlot and 10%
Cabernet. Vinified and aged similarly to Clos Trimoulet, it is however a
wine with a different character and personality and this due to
exposure of the vineyard and its clay soil.