This Syrah blend with soft black fruits and spice has been shaped by the sunbaked rocky soils of the unmistakable and very definate Faugeres terroir. A herbal, spicy bouquet is followed by youthful red cherries and supple mineral character derived from the schist rich soils. One of our greatest value wines.
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
A big favourite of ours for a decade from one of our handful of world-class Roussillon growers.
"It says Mourvèdre on the front label but it's actually only 75% of that rich, spicy variety, apparently, plus 20% Syrah and 5% Grenache. Yield was only 20 hl/ha on pebbly clay-limestone at 150–200 m in the middle of the Aspres cru. Aged for 12 months in American oak barriques (20% new). Total SO2 47 mg/l. The back label says 14% but the tech spec says 13.4% alcohol.
Deep healthy crimson. Headily scented ripe blackberry cordial (Mourvèdre all right!). Admirably fresh palate with a lightness of touch. Gentle, approachable fruit with an interesting undertow. Racy. (Which is good!) A certain meatiness in Mourvèdre vein but not excessively warm and alcoholic. Quite long. A very pleasing whole." 16.5/20 Tamlyn Currin jancisrobinson.com
Serious quality. Beautiful wine. Named after the Bruce Springteen song "Promised Land". A wild-ferment wine made from Macabeu, Grenache gris and Carignan blanc. Fermented and aged on lees in barrels for 9 months. It has a complex nose of river stones, quince and buttered toast. The palate combines flavours of pears and citrus with a long, spicy finish. Just brilliant. Top marks.
Joyous, juicy, charming and delightful wine from Treloar.
"Blend of 50% 75-year-old vines on clay limestone in Aspres and 50% 40-year-old vines on black schist at Força Réal. 15 hl/ha. 50% carbonic maceration. Aged for 12 months in old French casks. Total sulphur dioxide less than 40 mg/l. Just 2,000 bottles made.
Pale to mid crimson. Jonathan Hesford of Treloar recommended chilling this to 15 °C, which I did. Meaty nose. Then very sweet, round charming palate. Is this archetypal glou glou? Seems a bit more serious than that. There is some Carignan grip here but no shortage of fruit. A breezy, super-fruity wine. Far from complex but super-charming. This would make a summer holiday lunch go with a swing. And would presumably be lapped up in the right Paris wine bar..." Tamlyn Currin 16/20 jancisrobinson.com
Mineral, taught. Fine and long. One of the unsung whites of the Roussilloin. A blend of Grenache Gris, Grenache Blanc, Carignan Gris and Carignan Blanc. Outstanding wine. Ages gracefully for 10++ years. Beautiful vineyards that are beautifully worked.
A blend of Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Mauzac. Traditional method. Exclusively hand-picked with immediate pneumatic pressing. Initial fermentation takes place in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats. After assemblage a second fermentaion takes place in bottle. The wines are 'forgotten' in the cellars for 5 years. Then this Grande Cuvée is finally revealed - showing incredible freshness and great delicacy. The wine is dosed at only 5g/l. Coming in at 12% alc.
The wine is rich and complex with a beautiful golden colour with fine and very delicate bubbles. Rich caramel tones interwoven with crystalised fruit with fine vanilla and a whiff of gingerbread on the nose. The palate is delightfully youthful with accompanying citrus notes with orange oil and zest. A remarkable and truly special Cremant de Limoux. A special sparkling wine.
A blend of 60% Chardonnay, 30% Chenin Blanc and 10% Mauzac, this is a bright and lively white, with attractive aromas of white flower, clover, pear flesh and lightly grilled peach. The medium-weight palate is remarkably balanced, with ample acidity to lift the ripe apple, pear and citrus flavors, finishing with a kiss of sweet spice.
Deep purple, almost opaque in colour with an expressive nose of black fruits, pepper, cinnamon, spice and violets. A seductive palate of dark hedgerow fruits, very open and welcoming with an explosion of fruit and spice. Mineral undertones.
Glorious old vine Mourvedre from a top Saint Chinian producer. Mourvedre cannot be used 100% and be called Saint Chinian, so this is a Vin de France.Luxurious and long, vibrant fruit, great balance and ripeness. Amazing value
This Roboul cuvée exudes fruit aromas in abundance with blackberries, blueberries, pomegranates and also garrigue notes. On the palate it's juicy, greedy, the material is fleshy and velvety. There is a perfect balance between alcohol and acidity and we end with a striking freshness! It's a marvelous entry!
100% Carignan Gris that was raised in older barrels. It offers that classic cold steel-like character I always find in Carignan Gris, as well as plenty of citrus blossom and apple fruit, hints of oak and a medium-bodied, crisp profile
Natural, biodynamic and vegan. 50% each Grenache and Carignan from old vines, made without filtering or fining. Red fruit, cherries, juicy with a slightly earthy quality, almost carob-esque. Great drinking.
Natural Petit Verdot raised in amphora by vigneron Simon Bertschinger. The winery is based in Fos, but the vineyards are just south pf Faugeres in the clay foothills. Simon is doing some remarkabke stuff with some interesting grape varieties. Bright and vigourous but with dpeth and focus. Brilliant wine.
70 % Sangiovese, 30% Syrah, is amongst the very best in the Languedoc. Intense color, pretty aromas of white flowers. With a nice roundness, this wine will accompany your grilled fish, garnished summer salads, crustaceans etc.
The medium-ruby colored IGP Pays D'Oc Les Zazous (100% Pinot Noir) offers a pretty, elegant style as well as attractive notes of dried cherries, dusty soil and spice. It's charming, has no hard edges and a clean finish, all of which make it ideal for drinking over the coming couple of years.
Pale colour with aromas of strawberries and cream. Summer fruits, fresh lively style with crisp acidity, creaminess and a well balanced finish. The Flying Solo range flies in the face of convention, shunning international varieties in favour of the typical Mediterranean Grenache grape which forms its backbone, blended Cinsault. It celebrates the intrepid ‘Aéropostale’ pilots who risked life and limb to ensure postal deliveries in the 1920s
Soft pink tones and a floral bouquet belie the nuance and subtley of this delicious rosé. Harvested from La Liviniere plantings of Mourvedre, Cinsault and Grenache. Certified Organic and aged on lees for three months.
Beautifully clear with green reflections. Intense nose of apricot, vine peach and rose. Very aromatic and floral. Powerful and generous on the palate with a remarkable finish, persistent, fresh and fruity.
The soil, composed of chalky ‘terres blanches’, is ideal for the Viognier grape. Control of yields via optimal management of nutrition and de-budding. It spends 4 months in stainless steel vats. Batonnage on the lees to accentuate the plumpness on the palate.
100% Mauzac from one parcel at 300 m on a plateau of Eocene molasse (marl, sandstone, schist, pebbles). In final year of conversion to organic certification, natural cover cropping. Yields 32 hl/ha. 60-year-old vines. Hand-sorted, only best free-run juice used. Fermented and aged in seasoned oak barrels with occasional bâtonnage. RS 0 g/l, TA 3.39 g/l, pH 3.29.
Entirely handpicked in the morning, cooled and directly pressed and fermented separately in stainless steel. Pinot Noir macerated briefly to give light salmon color.Second fermentation in bottle for 18 months in temperature controlled cellars.
One of our best selling Rosés and it is easy to tell why when you open a bottle. The Trilogy in question are Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault, each of which brings its character to the whole. It's light, fruity, well balanced and easy to drink, so what are you waiting for?
Pretty aromas of yellow fruits such as peaches, citrus & pineapple with hints of linden and chamomile. The palate is lively, fruity and well-balanced, with good length. 10% oak gives a lightly toasted bread finish.
This wine boasts a lovely deep ruby-red colour and a concentrated bouquet revealing notes of ripe fruit and mild spices. It is a well-structured wine, fleshy on the palate and with hints of liquorice to finish.
La Bastille Rouge is a blend of Carignan and Merlot grapes and offers a fruity palate with a spicy finish. A good introduction to French reds it is well suited to red meat dishes but can be enjoyed on its own.
A wonderful, natural Rose. Produced from very old vines of Cinsault, Grenache and Mourvedre (40/40/20) on ancient schist soils In Faugeres. Deep in colour, and with good presence, but certainly not a heavy style. Bright, clear red fruits with some spice and nice interest. That wonderful mineral freshness rounds things off nicely. Very complete and drinking nicely (this is a style that always benifits from the extra year in bottle). A complete bargain at the new release Spring 2021 offer price too.
This is our own labelled house wine and one of our best sellers. Typically juicy, with lots of delicious red fruits, a lick of oak adding some vanilla, and soft tannins at the finish. Every mouthful is so enjoyable.