Owned by the Sichel family since 1990, Château Trillol is perched high up in the foothills of the Pyrenees at an altitude of 400 metres (1,312ft) in the AOC Corbières winegrowing region. The mysterious Cathar castles close by, with their thousand years of history, add to the majesty of this outstanding, unspoiled natural environment.
Down in the valley, the picturesque and magnificently restored village of Cucugnan was made famous by Alphonse Daudet’s well-known story, Le Curé de Cucugnan (The Priest of Cucugnan). A unique place to visit!
The Sichel family has undertaken a long-term project of expansion and replanting and the estate now boasts 40 hectares of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan in two distinct terroirs, Termenès and Quéribus.
The altitude of the vines (1,312ft and 656ft) means that the grapes ripen slowly, giving them time to absorb the peppery aromas of the neighbouring garrigue scrubland, and to develop length and complexity around a magnificently balanced structure.
Label Pays Cathare.
My grandfather fell in love with this place nearly 30 years ago. Everything here appealed to him: the terroir, the beauty of the place, its history, its authenticity – and the bold idea of making outstanding wines. My father and uncles have pursued his dream.
I love opening a bottle of Trillol to share with my friends.