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With only 7.5 hectares under vine, the harvest at Chateau Trotanoy is often finished in a mere two days. The varietal distribution--90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc--is typical of Pomerol. These wines are some of the most aromatically complex, fascinating and refined reds in the appellation. Beneath their velvety texture and expressive aromas of ripe fruits, iron, game, nuts, spices and minerals is a supple but serious tannic structure that requires at least five to ten years of bottle aging. Today, Trotanoy is owned by the Moueix family, also owners of Pomerol giant, Chateau Petrus.