Debuting in 2020, Dom. des Trinités La Lumière is a full maceration wine made from beautiful fruit from and outstanding single vineyard. It is intense, mineral thrilling and utterly satisfying. Grab this limited production wine before all the plaudits start flooding in.
Soil and climate: The vines are planted on the highest vineyards of the steep north facing slopes in the beautiful foothills of the Cevennes mountains in an isolated position surrounded by nothing other than herbaceous shrub and woodland. The soil is a combination of schist and basalt boulders keeping a freshness and bright acidity in these deep rooting vines.
Harvest and vinification: All the grapes are handpicked 2 weeks after the grapes used in the Imaginaire from the highest point in the vineyard (350M) and provide a yield of between 15 and 20 hl/ha and undergo a rigorous triage both at the vineyard and the winery. The small 15kg crates of fruit are taken straight to the winery where they are put in to tanks and left on their skins for 21 days under a nap of Carbon Dioxide at 8°C before being gently pressed. After 48 hours of cold settling the juice is racked-off the grape solids, then allowed to ferment at low temperatures (12 - 14 degrees centigrade). A carbon dioxide nap is also used throughout the entire fermentation process to avoid excess oxidation. Wild ferment, no use of enzymes or any other fining products.
Tasting notes: A delicate white blossom, tangerine skin nose gives way to a rich, textured and multi-layered mouth feel, providing lush fruit with hints of lychee and grapefruit developing in to some green olive and almond on the finish.
A tiny production cuvee from the team at Gayda, Only 263 bottles filled from a tiny argilo-calcaire vineyard ''Los Blancassas' located in Opoul-Perillos in the Roussillon, planted to Carignan Blanc in 1903.
Even fruit from the oldest Carignan Blanc vines can come out a little skinny when vinfired white and used as a single varietal wine. This is a great effort, using the grape skins in fermentation and maceration.
The fruit sees 10 days whole-bunch skin contact (foot crushed to release some juice), 100% natural wild ferment with no additions. The temperature is kept low (around 12/14c to avoid too much extraction). One small pigeage each day.
It is then pressed and then bred for one year in a single used 228 litre barrel. 25ppm total sulfur added at gravity bottling.
Limited to 12 bottles for the UK. Grab one now!
Treloar's newest wine - a 100% Muscat fermented on its skins like a red wine.
So, technically an orange wine, although it's pale lemon and clear, so not what you would guess - by appearance or nose - to be an orange wine. And it smells extraordinarily of roses - not Gewurz-like rose, which has a candied, rose-petal-essence kind of character, but the smell that you would only know if you've been lucky enough to bury your nose in the blousy, intense-pink exuberance of the Gertrude Jekyll English rose. It's a fresh fresh old-fashioned rose smell. Kumquats on the palate, and dry ginger spice, and Asian pears and borage. Gentle, floral, but not loose. Soft but structured, like a feather: vane and quill. You can feel the tannins, gently pressing into the wine like a child's palm. A fabulous addition to the Treloar stable - full of foodie possibilities... It will be interesting to see how it ages. I may have massively underestimated the cellaring potential. GV ." Tamlyn Currin 16.5/20 jancisrobinson.com
Muscat a Petit Grain 50% and Muscat d;Alexandria 50% that spends one month in 'maceration' with its skins. Francois Xavier AKA 'FX'. FX worked with Tom Lubbe at Domaine Matassa for five years. He spent a further year with Domaine Danjou-Banessy. After such time this local lad set up in Espira to make his own wholly exciting wines which we are introducing the UK for the first time.
Dom. des Lampyres Luminescence 2021 Vin de France 10.5% alc
Muscat a Petit Grain 50% and Muscat d’Alexandria 50% all hand harvested. Muscat a Petit Grain saw whole bunch maceration for one month in stainless steel vats. The Muscat d'Alexandria saw maceration for one month in clay amphora. after being destemmed. The juices were each pressed to breeding in 5hl barrels and 10hl amphora for 8 months. A wonderful, unique and very interesting wine.
The only addition is 2 g/Hl of sulphites at bottling. Production 2000 Bottles. Bottled "with the moon" April 2022.