It was back on a cold January day that a team of our top sommeliers headed over to France to blend the first ever D&D wines. Now, nine months later, we are THRILLED to introduce you to…
LES TROIS BISES & LES GAMINS!
Made in the south of the Rhône valley, not far from Avignon, you will soon find them in all of our restaurants and wine shops.
Our lovely white is called Les Trois Bises, which means ‘three kisses’. We came up with the name after messing up on the the local custom to greet with three kisses rather than two. Oh, and because there are three marvellous grapes in the blend – Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Viognier. After a good sniff, we’re getting pear, candied fruits and pastry on the nose and the same again when we taste it. We think it’s fresh, rich and well balanced – unlike the folk who came up with the blend…
The red is called ‘Les Gamins’, named after the crazy ‘kids’ who blended it. There’s 60% Grenache Noir, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre in the bottle. It’s deep purple in colour and has lots of ripe, black fruit and spice aromas on the nose. To taste, it’s all rich raspberry, black cherry and raisin flavours. Elegant and smooth.
“Who were the talented ‘Gamins’ behind these wines?” we hear you ask. Take a bow Ben Van de Meutter of Butlers Wharf Chop House; Alexis Meszoly, D&D Wine manager; Benoit Allauzen of South Place Hotel; Olivier Marie of Coq d’Argent.
[Label design by the immensely talented Maria Raymondsdotter]