Trouillard Cuvee du Fondateur
Champagne Trouillard
France - Champagne   

A tribute to Lucien Trouillard, Cuvée du Fondateur is produced in exceptional years only.

With a minimum of 4 years of aging, this vintage cuvee is a symbol of excellence. It has a beautiful golden and bright yellow color. The nose is intense with floral aromas, honey and a wisp of vanilla. The palate is elegantly full with ripe white peach flavors and toasty overtones but balanced with a lively freshness, and delicacy on the long finish.

Wine Type
100% Chardonnay
Grapes are hand-harvested in the fall, then pressed immediately. Only the first press is used. Vinification in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. Part of the wines is stored in the new air-conditioned facility and the other part in the cellars that are dug into the plaster. After aging, a manual (70%) and automatic (30%) remuage occures. Aged a minimum of 48 months.

A decadent partner to foie gras!

Reviews and News

2010 Champagne Trouillard Cuvée du Fondateur - 90 PTS - WE

2010 Champagne Trouillard Cuvée du Fondateur - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"After 10 years, this Champagne is soft, just hinting at minerality from the Chardonnay. Orange zest and a floral touch give the wine a fine balance, the toastiness of maturity just a balancing hint. Drink now. - Roger Voss"

- Wine Enthusiast (December 2020), 90 pts


2008 Champagne Trouillard Cuvée du Fondateur - 94 PTS - IWR

2008 Champagne Trouillard Cuvée du Fondateur - 94 PTS - IWR

i winereview logo"This vintage Blanc de Blancs from the outstanding 2008 vintage provides lively, precise aromas of lemon meringue pie, honeysuckle and chalky minerals. The palate is equally intense with beautifully delineated ripe citrus and hints of cling peach and baked apple. While hedonistically rich and richly textured, the wine is light on its feet, finishing with excellent clarity and luscious lemony extract. 100% Chardonnay with 7 g/L RS. 8+ years on the lees."

- I-WineReview (Champagne: Diversity and Change, January 2020), 94 pts


Producer Information: Champagne Trouillard

The Trouillard family has been part of the Champagne business in Epernay since the 19th century with Lucien Trouillard, the founder, showing an interest in Champagne at an early age. ...
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