Friday, May 18, 2018

In the press

If you’re after inspiration for new wines to try this month, why not go on recommendation from three of the UK’s top wine-writers. My press highlights this month include two shout outs for my Domaine Jones Grenache Noir - a ‘Star Buy’ in The Scotsman and a superb write up in  - and, also I'm super excited to be featured in Will Lyons' column in The Sunday Times Magazine.

Will Lyons, The Sunday Times Magazine, 22nd April 2018 
Will’s article sums up what we set out to prove at Domaine Jones – this little corner of the Mediterranean is a fantastic part of the world for making wine. And as Will says: ‘a new wave of talent and investment has created pockets of excellence’. Yes, we are making wines that can compete with the best from anywhere in the world and offer amazing value too. 
‘Ten years ago Katie Jones gave up a marketing job to set up her own winery in Fitou, west of Perpignan, learning along the way from the Australian wine consultant David Morrison. The wine is pretty good: medium-bodied and smooth, full of rich fruit favours. £14.50, The Wine Society. 

Hidden gems of France

Rose Murray Brown MW
***STAR BUY***
Domaine Jones Grenache Noir 2015 
(£12.50 The Wine Society 
‘Made by Englishwoman Katie Jones from 90-year-old vines grown on rugged schist soils in Maury on the edge of the Garrigue.  An astonishing vivid unoaked rendition of this peppery grape with lovely succulent ripe fruits, a wonderful wine to enjoy right now with a platter of charcuterie – not for the long haul: 14.5%’

An English Contribution to Southern France

Brian Elliot

'Leicestershire's Katie Jones is something of a legend creating fantastic and distinctive wine in a little-known corner of Languedoc - often having to overcome ultra-conservative local opposition to survive.

However, it all seems worth it when you encounter the inky depth of 2015 Domaine Jones Côtes Catalanes Grenache Noir (£12.50 at The Wine Society and 14.5%) and the elderberry and bramble fruit it embodies which leads into graphic centred minerality, hints of cocoa and vanilla all enlivened by an almost grapefruit based acidity.'