I was interested to read Marcel’s review as my experience has been quite different. Yesterday I attended what must be my tenth vineyard tour and lunch at Domaine Treloar. At each visit Jonathan speaks off the cuff most interestingly and responds to visitors’ questions with equally interesting follow-up. Yesterday he took us round one of his more distant vineyards as, I think, a change for me. Every time I make the tour I gain an additional, intriguing slant on viticulture. Rachel’s lunches are excellent and imaginative home cooking. Jonathan’s tutored winetasting a delight.
The history and methods employed by Jonathan in the vineyard and winery are well described on the Domaine website so are not appropriate to this review. Nevertheless, the application of the principles of ‘sustainable viticulture’ are interesting to see and the contrast with neighbouring vineyards very revealing.
I have been laying down wine for thirty years or more and, although I would not class myself as a great connoisseur, I have more than a nodding acquaintance with wine. I came across Domaine Treloar shortly after I arrived to live in Pyrénées-Orientales in 2006. It happened to coincide with the Domaine’s first bottling and I was impressed by the quality of the wines. First impressions have been confirmed by the award of two stars from Guide Hachette and very favourable reviews from Jancis Robinson and others of that ilk. Not, I think, ordinary or uninteresting wines! Quite the opposite in fact.
I make a point of taking all my many summer visitors for a tour of Domaine Treloar and can recommend a visit and the wines to all, even those with only a passing interest in wine.
In summary, highly recommended.
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