6x La Grange Tiphaine Ad Libitum 2013



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A hugely popular wine when we stocked it last year, both in the restaurant and in the wine shop, where it sold out in less than a week.

‘Ad Libitum’ (Latin: ‘at one’s pleasure’) from La Grange Tiphaine in Touraine, Loire is a soft and fruity blend of 38% Cot (Malbec), 24% Cabernet Franc and 38% Gamay, which gives a full and voluptuous fruit - fresh berries, low tannin - the blend perfectly balancing the caramelisation of roast meats and grilled poultry.

Very popular with London sommeliers, Ad Libitum is currently featured on dozens of top restaurant wine lists, including l’Atelier de Joel Robuchon, Chez Bruce, The Glasshouse and Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley.

It is paired with the Barbary Duck on the Gauthier Soho Spring tasting menu.

Ad Libitum is good to drink now or lay down for to 2 to 5 years. Can be served cool. Open 30 mins before serving.

About the maker: At the end of the 19th century, Alphonse Delecheneau created this domain of 11 hectares.

The business was passed down from father to son and in 2002, Damien Delecheneau, the current winemaker, took over the reigns of his ancestors’ pride and joy. He used his knowledge of wine that he had learnt in Bordeaux, Burgundy and also in Napa Valley and Stellenbosch, to produce high quality award-winning wines. 

Damien cultivates his vines organically avoiding chemicals and additives. The production of the vineyard is split between the famous Chenin grape base white wine Montlouis and the relatively unknown Touraine-Amboise, an appellation that was made official in 1954.

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