Sunday 21st June, 8pm UK (9pm FR)
Treloar is owned and operated by Englishman Jonathan Hesford and his Kiwi wife, Rachel Treloar. Some of you may remember Rachel's visit to the shop last year, her Maori and Cornish ancestry is reflected in their name and logo.
In January 2006 they bought an ancient winery and several parcels of mature vines around the village of Trouillas in the Aspres region of the Roussillon in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
I first discovered these wines last year, we've already grown quite a following for the "Motus", an old vine Mourvedre (80%) blend which spends a year in barrel. A rich, savoury, complex, "wine-lovers wine" which pairs magnificently with roast lamb or game.
Then there's the Rescape Carignan (£16.50), a fresh, fruity style of old vine Carignan, with a small amount of Carbonic Maceration (think Beaujolais), brilliant lightly chilled.
We have two new wines from Treloar coming in this week, which we'll include in the tasting, along with the 2015 "Motus":
2019 "Daltonian" Muscat (£14, pictured left). This is a blend of 50% Muscat of Alexandria (with one week of skin-contact) and 50% Muscat Blanc a Petits Grains. Wild aromatics and a modest level of skin-contact make for blissful refreshment, also an excellent match to stronger flavours, cheese board anyone?
2017 One Block Grenache (£13), a ripe, fruity, smooth red, with a nice touch of spice, which will be going into next week's "Vinoramica Favourites" case. A great summer red to go with the barbeque, I'd say....
We'll be offering these three bottles (Muscat + Grenache + Motus) for £42 including free local delivery.
Deliveries on Friday and Saturday, with wines also available to pick up from the shop.