La Terre Promise

This wine is named after Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Promised Land”, which brings together two concepts which shaped Domaine Treloar. That there is an ideal place for each person and that you will only achieve your dreams through hard work and determination.

Character

A dry white wine made from Grenache gris 50%, Macabeu 30% and Carignan blanc 20%. Fermented in barrel with wild yeasts to give complexity.

The nose is subtle with hints of pears and river stones.  The complex layers of flavours only appear after several seconds in the mouth. (It is not a quaffer!). Quince, wax and a smoky minerality. Serve only lightly chilled. Improves with a little aeration and decanting.

Food Matches

It’s a versatile wine that sits equally well with salads, white meats, vegetarian dishes and cheeses. Goes particularly well with dishes involving garlic and tomato, such as Boullabaise or Chicken Parmegiano.

Production

  • Vineyard : Sustainably farmed stony clay/limestone.
  • Old vines planted between 1955 and 1980. Yield 21 hl/ha
  • Hand-picked and sorted. Transported in small caissettes.
  • No acidification, chaptelisation, enzymes or yeasts added
  • Fermented in 225lt barriques at 23 °C for 2 weeks.
  • Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel. Stirred on lees for 6 weeks.
  • Unfined but filtered at bottling in the following spring
  • Bottled in Ecova environmentally-friendly, lightweight bottles and sealed with DIAM natural corks to prevent cork-taint.
  • 1200 bottles made 

Latest Reviews

Jancis Robinson 17.5/20 VVGV (2013)
Jancis Robinson 16.5++/20 (2009), Robert Parker 91/100 (2010)

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