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Visiting a Winery Near Perpignan, Domaine Treloar – Love That Roussillon Episode 26

I visit Domaine Treloar’s winery and vineyard out by Perpignan way down south in the Roussillon.  We taste a rosé and a couple dry whites that show an interesting perspective on what we can do in the area.  This video will also appeal to our commenters who have been asking for some of the quirkier varietals like Macabeu and Carignan Blanc.

Jonathan Hesford and I taste a dry Muscat called One Block White which is pretty wild.  It smells a like Muscat, and you get a little lychee on the finish, but the wine’s got a real solid minerality throughout.  La Terre Promise is also very good even though I fail miserably to talk about it in the video.  The important thing to take away is that these are serious wines.  And I like the idea of winemakers innovating some grapes like Muscat that are known mostly for their contributions to sweet wines.

The wines:
The Rose of Treloar 2009, Domaine Treloar, VDP Cotes Catalanes
One Block White 2008, Domaine Treloar, VDP Cotes Catalanes
La Terre Promise, Domaine Treloar, VDP Cotes Catalanes

Varietals mentioned:
Macabeu
Grenache gris
Carignan blanc
Muscat
Syrah

Bruce Springsteen references made:
“La Terre Promise” is French for “The Promised Land” a classic from the Boss.

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Juliet Bruce-Jones, Master of Wine – Episode 4 Love that Languedoc

Juliet Bruce Jones, a Master of Wine, swings by the vineyard and presents three excellent wines. Two dry red wines and a sweet dessert wine. Obviously, all of them come from that good old Languedoc.

I guess my favorite part of this episode is when we guiltily start referring to the spit bucket as a blend of fine AOC wine. :D

As always, thank you for watching. New world, meet the Languedoc!

Wines tasted:
Domaine Perdiguier 2006, Vin de Pays Coteaux D’ensérune
La Jasse-Castel 2007, AOC Coteaux du Languedoc Montpeyroux
Domaine Barroubio 2007, Muscat de St-Jean de Minervois

See also:
Fishermen’s Friend lozenges
Master of Wine certification
Juliet Bruce-Jones, MW
Suivez Juliet on Twitter

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