Chateau Trotanoy is located on one of the most beautiful parts of the plateau of Pomerol and was purchased in 1953 by Ets. Jean-Pierre Moueix. Like its renowned neighbours, Petrus, Lafleur and Le Pin, it makes stunningly rich and complex wines that will age for an eternity and are extremely difficult to acquire. Chateau Trotanoy’s vineyard was one of the few not to freeze in 1956 and today, it is comprised of very old vines, the average being close to 35 years. The vineyard at Trotanoy is planted 90% to Merlot and 10% to Cabernet Franc.
The Moueix family truly put the region of Pomerol on the map in the first half of the 20th. In 2008, Jean-Pierre stepped back from Petrus, which he had managed since 1970, leaving it in the hands of his brother, Jean-François. Now, among his many other interests, he is devoting more attention to Trotanoy, which he runs with his son, Edouard.