Domaine Madeloc, Collioure Blanc ‘Tremadoc’ 2020

£17.50 (75cl)

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SKU: ROMA0020B

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A blend of Grenache Gris, Vermentino and Roussanne, with a short stint in oak barrels. Situated on slopes leading down to the Mediterranean, the vines benefit all year round from cool sea breezes. The schist continually offers warmth to the base of the vines. The combination of these two factors ensures that the grapes ripen slowly but surely, all the while preventing them from over ripening. 'Tremadoc’ is made from a blend of the estate’s parcels. The harvest takes place in the morning to limit the oxidation of the must. The fermentation takes place in barrels at a low temperature. A regular stirring of the wines on lees during the maturation period, adds richness to the wine. The malolactic fermentation is blocked, in order for the wine to keep its fresh characteristics. 7-8 months in barrel, 10% new.

Tasting note

Golden color, acacia nose developing honey on the palate. This wine’s vivacity balances extremely well with its roundness.

About the producer

Madeloc is Pierre Gaillard’s estate in Collioure, supervised by his daughter Elise. This is a real paradise, with some of the vineyards ending directly at the Mediterranean. With a lot of granite and schist soil across the 29 hectares estate, the wines have a high level of minerality with subtle iodine notes. Pierre Gaillard had always been as fascinated by the rugged beauty of the Banyuls countryside as by the huge potential of the terroir. In 2002, he purchased the old estate of Pagès and worked closely with local growers Jean Baills and his son Mathieu, owners of their own 15ha vineyard in Banyuls. The combination of Baills’ knowledge of the terroir and Gaillard’s talents as a winemaker, as well as a well-equipped cellar, has resulted in a rejuvenation of both the vineyards and the wines.



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