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05/02/2018 Featured on French TV
I was introduced to actor and comedian Francois-Xavier Demaison a few years ago through his father-in-law. We share the same life-changing experience of living in Manhattan on September 11 2001. He gave up his accountancy career to return to his passion for drama when I gave up IT to turn to winemaking. He is a big fan of our wines and the gastronomy of the Roussillon.The documentary was shown on the Voyage channel and featured in the regional newspaper.
A few weeks earlier Francois-Xavier was interviewed by French wine TV channel Tellement Soif where he tells of how we met and his enjoyment of our wines.
18/03/2014 Jancis Robinson's latest reviews places us among Roussillon's
Domaine Treloar is now the overall highest rated Roussillon wine producer on Jancis Robinson's site.
Here are the reviews, with kind permission. Read the full article by subscribing to Purple Pages.
Treloar, One Block Muscat 2011 IGP Côtes Catalanes 16 Drink 2013-2015
Restrained nose, attractive herbal and floral character on the palate. Dry but balanced. Soft, drinkable and not overly aromatic. (RH)
Treloar, One Block Muscat 2012 IGP Côtes Catalanes 16 Drink 2013-2015
Fresh and vibrant loads of floral character. Super bright fruit. Not at all soapy or overdone. Medium finish, with lovely purity. (RH)
Treloar, La Terre Promise 2012 IGP Côtes Catalanes 16.5 Drink 2014-2018
Single vineyard co-planted with Grenache Gris, then Macabeu, Grenache Blanc and Carignan Blanc. Barrel fermented. Creamy, rich and textural with a light butter note. Lovely peachy fruit. (RH) 13.5%
Treloar, Le Ciel Vide 2012 Côtes du Roussillon 16.5 Drink 2014-2018
Unoaked Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Really pure fruit and good substance on the mid-palate. A lighter style of Roussillon, but not at all thin. Refreshing with a chocolate and liquorice character and so, so drinkable. (RH) 14%
Treloar, One Block Grenache 2011 IGP Côtes Catalanes 17 Drink 2014-2022
Grenache and Lledoner Pelut (which is not permitted for AC Roussillon, hence its an IGP). Dark chocolate much blacker fruit than expected. Furry tannin, really aromatic and scented. Much more nuance than the typical voluminous Grenaches. (RH) 14.5%
Treloar, Three Peaks 2011 Côtes du Roussillon 17+ Drink 2013-2023
50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 30% Mourvèdre. Rich aniseed and liquorice character on the nose, with a really charming violet scent. Very fine tannins, fresh acid. Chocolate and spice. Dry tannins that would support ten years of bottle ageing easily. (RH) 14%
Treloar, Le Maudit 2011 Côtes du Roussillon 17 Drink 2014-2020
Based on Carignan. Really dense fruit with loads of juicy bramble flavour but really tamed tannins and great acid. Tender and yielding Carignan at its softest. Charming floral lift and super acid that really refreshes the finish. (RH) 14%
Treloar, Motus 2011 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2014-2016
Based on Mourvèdre. Wow creamy and sweet and soft, with gorgeous fruit purity. American oak aged (preferred to French to give a sweeter element and preserve the fruit). Long and fine. Smooth and succulent texture. Lovely tension between the tannin and acid. (RH)
Treloar, Tahi 2006 Côtes du Roussillon 16.5 Drink 2013-2020
Majority Syrah, plus Grenache and Mourvèdre. Chocolate, black cherry, really softened tannins, dry and smooth on the palate. Spicy finish. Really charming. (RH)
Treloar, Tahi 2007 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2012-2020
Meaty and floral such lovely development and open fragrance. Loads of acid still really bright and perky on the palate. Furry tannins on the finish. Hale and hearty. (RH)
Treloar, Tahi 2008 Côtes du Roussillon 17.5 Drink 2015-2026
Meat, liquorice, chocolate. Violet perfume on the mid-palate. Still very formative, with plenty of tannic grip, but soft and plump enough to go down very smoothly. (RH)
Treloar, Tahi 2009 Côtes du Roussillon 18 Drink 2017-2027
Creamy texture. Really vibrant fruit black bramble character with a touch of menthol and some gamey character too. Drying tannins on the finish this needs plenty of time. Gorgeous smoke and flint note. (RH)
Treloar 2012 Muscat de Rivesaltes 16+ Drink 2013-2018
Rich, opulent, thick and beautifully scented. Really clean and fresh none of the harshness and fire that you can get with this style. Sophisticated, even! (RH)
14/02/2014 Tahi named one of the top Roussillon wines of the past 5 years
La Revue du Vin de France, probably the most respected wine magazine in
the country has listed their best 80 red Catalan wine, including Roussillon
but also Priorat, Montsant and the rest of Spanish Catalunya.
We are very pleased to see Tahi mentioned twice in the list. Bothe the 2007 and 2009 vintages feature high up in the ranking, amongst famous long-standing Roussillon estates like Domaine Gauby and Gardies as well as Torres' icon Priorat wines Mas la Plana and Grans Muralles.
21/05/2013 I said it was a good year
La Revue du Vin de France is probably the most respected wine mazine in France. In March, their reviewer visited me one Sunday morning and spent a hour discussing the vineyards and my winemaking. We tasted a number of wines together, including some of the 2012 vintage, still in tank and barrel, as well as some current releases. Today I was both stunned and pleased to read that they named us one of their two favourite Roussillon wineries in their review of the vintage. It's a great feeling to be recognised by the French wine media as well as the international critics and I hope will go a long way to helping French wine lovers discover our wines.
29/06/2012 A Song for Domaine Treloar
Last year John Storey visited us with some friends. It turns out he comes from Barnsley too and is a folk singer/songwriter, now based in Harrogate. He was inspired by the history of how Domaine Treloar came to be and wrote a song about it called "One Block Away".
Click here to learn more about John Storey and his music.
15/05/2012 Tahi wins Prestige Wine Competition
The "Prestige Wines of the Languedoc" competition, organised by Sud de France, was aimed at finding the best 40 wines made in the region from producers of the very highest quality. Each winery was restricted to only submitting their top 3 wines, which were tasted blind by a panel of British experts including Stephen Spurrier, Rosemary George MW and Julia Harding MW. The Tahi 2007 was selected ahead of many of the region's superstar wines from far more famous producers. I'm very pleased to have my "baby" recognised at this level from only the second vintage.
14/02 2011 Critical Reviews in the UK and France
This month Le Secret was listed among the 50 best Syrah wines in the world under £25 by Decanter Magazine and selected by Rosemary George MW.
30/12/2010 Three Peaks again chosen as the best value wine from the Roussillon
The most important wine website in Germany www.wein-plus.de has tasted, rated and reviewed all the Roussillon wines that are sold in Germany. The Three Peaks was awarded the highest rating for all wines under 10€.
17/10/2010 Article in Mana magazine
Mana is a very attractive Maori culture magazine in New Zealand. In issue 96 they have published an article about us. The text starts with "What's a wine with a Maori name doing in France?"
It's a great article and will hopefully make some enterprising New Zealand wine importer realise that Treloar is not just another hard-to-sell Languedoc wine.
28/5/10 Fabulous reviews from Jancis Robinson
Jancis lists us among her favourite 30 producers in the whole of the Languedoc-Roussillon. Not bad considering there are 3000 of us to choose from.
At Vinisud we had the pleasure of meeting the exuberent Tamlyn Currin who is part of Jancis's small but highly talented tasting and writing team.
Jancis has now published her article on "Strangers in the Languedoc" (subscribers only) which features Domaine Treloar. It tells our story much better than I have ever managed to do and the critical reviews of our wines are still making me blush. Click here for the tasting notes.
1/3/10 One Block wins Gold Medal
Our One Block Grenache was entered in the Berlin Wine Trophy by our German importer Rindchen's Weinkontor and came away with a gold medal. Not having known that the wine was even in the competition, we are naturally pleased with the news.
14/1/10 Three Peaks - The Best Value wine in the Region
Gerhart Eichelmanns, a highly-respected German wine journalist has listed our Three Peaks as the best value-for-money wine out of 1500 Roussillon wines tasted during his exhaustive tour of the region. The notes are published in "Mondo 57".
6/1/10 Love That Roussillon
Over the holidays we had the pleasure of welcoming Ryan O'Connor. Ryan wears two hats. He's the winemaker of O'Vineyards in the Cotes de la Malpere and the author and director of Love That Languedoc, a video blog of the wines and winemakers of the Languedoc-Roussillon. We had a good old chat while tasting the new Rose and my white wines. Move over Oz Clarke, I think we have a new on-screen wine personality! Watch the video here.