On Saturday, April 23, 2022, the Castéja family and the Château TrotteVieille team had the pleasure of gathering 150 guests as part of Primeurs 2021 and the inauguration of the new installations at Château TrotteVieille.
Upon their arrival, the guests were able to discover the Château TrotteVieille in a new light : outside and inside ; the building with the fermenting room, the tasting room and the wine-tasting cellar has been enlarged and completely renovated. A new cellar has been built under the terrace of the Chateau and the exteriors have also been reorganized.
The new GalileOak spherical vat had its effect on the guests. In addition to having a special shape, it has a 360° rotation system that will allow the Very Old Vines of TrotteVieille a very smooth winemaking.
After having had starry-eyes, the guests were able to taste the 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021 vintages in Primeur.
Then, the Castéja family, the Château team and the guests gathered for a glass of champagne from Veuve Clicquot 2012, a desire of Philippe Castéja to honour the ladies during this evening, in reference to the Old Lady of TrotteVieille.
Philippe Castéja delivered a speech in which he shared his love, and that of his Family, for TrotteVieille «Our Family’s relationship with TrotteVieille is a long love story» and presented his story and in particular the firm favourite of his grandfather, Marcel Borie, in 1947 for the Château TrotteVieille, which marked the beginning of this great love story. The Chateau team was brought to light at the end of his speech.
Following the speech, beautiful bottles were served during a dinner placed : Chateau TrotteVieille 2015 and 1961, 2000 and 1959, 1983 and 1949 and the Very Old Vines of Chateau TrotteVieille 2018. The gourmet menu, prepared by the Michelin-starred Chef Christian Le Squer of the famous restaurant le V in Paris, perfectly accompanied the wines of the Château and enhanced this striking so called « TrotteVieille style ».
The opening night of the new installations at Château TrotteVieille was rich in discovery both visually and in taste.