Ben says

★ Good Wine “Aromas of orange blossom, wood apple and nectarine are an exciting start to any white wine. Normally I can smell alcohol of a Grenache white a mile-off, but this one seems to be handled quite well (despite being nearly 15%). The palate is mainly creamy and yoghurty, but above it is ripe and full fruit. The alcohol catches on the palate while it was pleasantly hidden on the nose. Nevertheless there’s grippiness and structure to the wine that I quite like.”
Tremadoc Blanc Collioure


60% Grenache Gris, 30% Vermentino and 10% Roussanne with 14.5% abv. Hand-harvested parcel by parcel and then vinified separately with regular lees stirring. Aged 8 months in mature barrels. Blended and bottled following maturation.

Grown in: Coullioure, Roussillon, FRANCE.

Food Pairing

This is a punchy wine, so I’d go for a sweet and mustardy roasted pork loin and crushed, roasted potatoes. Be liberal with rosemary and sage – and stuffing.

Disclosure & Price

Tasted at the Beckford Bottle Shop annual tasting.

£20.80 Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath.

Reviewed and tasted: 5 November 2022

Ben Franks Wine Tasting Note Producer Profile

About the Producer

Domaine Madeloc is located in the sub region of Banyuls sur Mer in Roussillon. It is headed up by winemaker Pierre Gaillard who grew up amongst these very same vines and has previously worked at Guigal. Alongside his daughter Elise, they manage 18.5 hectares of mountainous and coastal vineyards.