Below is the selection of exceptional De La Terre wines,
chosen to beautifully compliment the night's menu
Almost pinot noir-like in intensity and appearance. A vibrant crimson/garnet hue. Elegant aroma of restrained berry fruit with light spice notes and a subtle oak presence. A gentle attack of ripe, clean fruit and silky tannins. Generous mid-palate depth moving through to a clean, lingering finish.
Grand Reserve Tannat 2015
Very dark magenta of vibrant hue and massive intensity.
A totally unique fruit profile on the nose with hints of blackberry/blueberry and an underlying earthiness with nicely integrated French oak supporting the fruit. With bottle age, the primary fruit gives way to earthiness and increased complexity.
A burst of black cherry fruit in the attack building to a huge flavour concentration in the mid-palate. Despite the very high concentration of tannins, they are supple, fine and powdery in quality – “an iron fist in a velvet glove”. The wine has huge length
Res Viognier 2014
A fresh pale straw colour. As a young wine, the nose is somewhat tight and minerally with fruit sitting nascent in the background. With bottle-age, fruit aromatics of dried apricot and citrus alongside the minerality and complexity from the old French oak and yeast influences. A solid attack of vibrant fruit with a seam of fresh acidity keeping the structure tight and focussed as it moves through to the long and persistent finish. The slightly ‘smoky’ oak influence will continue to integrate as it ages. Unlike the nose, the palate shows clear expression of the more-typical Viognier flavours – stonefruit, pear, etc. The limestone influence in this wine is immediately evident.
Noble Viognier 2015
Golden yellow when young with a slow evolution to a more golden yellow with time in the bottle. Hugely powerful aroma. Raisin, honey, apricot, lychee. The nose is primarily about concentration but the key is the clean, fresh aromas - not too heavy. Very full and concentrated ‘attack’ with a luscious mid-palate and real length. Like with the nose, the aim here is to keep this wine fresh and not too heavy/cloying. There is a seam of acidity that runs alongside the fruit to retain freshness and balance. Power and balance - that’s what this wine’s all about.