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Terre Des Dames La Dame 2019

14% abv

Vol- 75cl

A pure and intense red wine – gourmand, fresh, easy to drink. A typical Languedoc for its fruit and concentration. Atypical however for its freshness and soft tannins.

The wine is currenlty a blend of 50% Grenache, 30% Carignan, 20% Syrah. The Carignan is from 70 Year Old vines, the Grenache around 25 years old and the Syrah not far behind. Yields 32 hl/ha. As with all of the wines this is 100% harvested and selected by hand. Manual harvest and selection of the grapes – harvest only early in the morning; starting at 05.00h with headlamps which has helped improve the freshness of the red wines.

Vinification in Nomblot concrete tanks– two delestages the first days, followed by daily pump-overs. Over time, Lidewij appreciates more of a soft, natural way of winemaking. Due to the pureness after selection, she can allow a long period of skin contact, up to three, sometimes even four weeks. The wine is hardly pressed anymore, instead the squeeze of the pneumatic press is kept to a minimum, do a few rounds of draining and stop there. Everything to preserve the freshness of the wine and to avoid harsh tannins. Aging in concrete tanks for eighteen months, then blending and further aging in tank. No barrel ageing.

What is particularly pleasing in this 2019 vintage is the open, flattering nose, red fruits – it’s remarkable freshness.
Jancis Robinson: ‘so juicy and easy to drink, but with an ‘underlying seriousness’.

£15.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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Lidewij van Wilgen, a successful marketing executive in The Netherlands, started a new life in 2002 when she moved with her 3 young daughters to become a winemaker in the Languedoc. The vineyards were restored, the wine cellar renovated and the main house rebuilt. Now she is one of the ‘Leading Ladies of Languedoc’ and is highly regarded by Jancis Robinson and many other wine writers. Certified organic principles are applied to both viticulture and vinification, her naturally irrigated 14-hectare vineyard being a mix of clay, limestone, flint and fossilized oyster shells.

Reference #:
17131
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Carignan/e (Mazuelo), Grenache (Garnacha/Cannonau), Shiraz / Syrah
Organic
Yes
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
Yes
Vegetarian
Yes
Sparkling
No

What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.

And can we change order.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41