Jonathan and Rachel Treloar own and run this small, highly-regarded vineyard and winery in the Roussillon, France’s most exciting wine region.
Our path was rather unusual. We lived and worked within 500m of the Twin Towers on September 11 2001 and witnessing that event made us rethink our life and provided the catalyst to make our dream a reality. On our 10 hectare estate we do all the work in the vineyards and winery ourselves. For us it is a labour of love to make the best wine possible at an accessible price, even if the quantities are very limited.
Our wines are regarded by Jancis Robinson MW, Britains most respected wine critic, as the best in the Roussillon, with eight of our wines currently ranking in her top fifteen.
In 2013 we were chosen as the Coup de Coeur (Favourite) Roussillon producer by La Revue du Vin de France, the country’s most influential wine magazine.
Domaine Treloar Le Secret 2012 is a Syrah-based wine with more oak influence than the Three Peaks, leading to a more intense blackberry fruit aroma and a hint of camp-fire. On the palate it is very well balanced but benefits from decanting for a couple of hours. The flavor is then a complex combination of dark berry fruit, grilled steak and charred wood. I advise storing it for up to 8 years to get the most out of the wine.