The name for Chateau Trottevieille comes from an old, local story. According to legend, there was a woman used to live at the property who was very interesting in the goings-on in Bordeaux. She used to go down to the crossroads where the stagecoaches travelling to and from Bordeaux would stop. As she was often seen rushing after the coaches, she developed the nickname ‘la trotte vieille’. And from that, the name for Chateau Trottevielle was born. Today, Chateau Trottevieille is part of the Borie-Manoux group and is committed to the principles of sustainable viticulture. The estate extends over ten hectares in Saint Emilion. The varietals planted are divided as 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon. Some of the vines are even pre-Phylloxera and more than 140 years old.
The vintage of 2014 will go down in history as the year of the Indian summer. Cool temperatures and generally wet conditions dominated the year from winter to August. While these cool temperatures provided a steady growth and a good acidity level for the fruit, there were many concerns over the lack of sunshine. However, the now famous Indian summer came along in September, bringing with it ample sun and heat . The berries were able to ripen perfectly, and were picked at their optimum maturity.