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Terre Des Dames La Diva 2018

14% abv

Vol- 75cl

La Diva is a deep, wild, supple red with an attractive complexity that improves with aging. Aged in barrel (big volume, finest quality French oak) for at least 12 months.

The originality of this wine comes from its blend: Syrah 45%, and Grenache 23% (from the estate’s top AOC plots) along with 16 % Alicante coming from 100-years old vines, giving no more than 15 hl/ha.

Winemaker note:
“But the magic ingredient is probably the Alicante Henri Bouchet – a very old goblet-pruned vine, estimated age between 80 and 100 years, yields only 15 hl/ha. When fully ripe, the grape is like blackberry marmelade– too intense on its own, but superb in a blend. The Grenache comes from our oldest plot of Grenache (1975), planted on a hill, surrounded by trees and wild scrubland. All dry grown vineyards, harvest and sorting as for the other wines all by hand. Gentle and respectful vinification.
Long skin-contact; around three, sometimes four weeks, the hand selection strongly lowering the risk of rise in volatility.

Directly after the pressing (very soft, as for la Dame) the Syrah and the Allicante are aged in barrels.
With time, we have abandoned all our Bordeaux barrels because we considered the wood too predominant. We now exclusively use large volume Burgundy barrels of 500 and 600 liters (Damy, Meursault) of a very discreet and delicate quality, allowing a slight oxygenation and the development of opulence without any predominance of wood. Time in barrel: one year. Then another year in concrete vats before the final blending.

La Diva is a more intense wine with more character – but it retains the typical freshness of the estate. All its scents of garrigue, thyme and rosemary seem to come together best in this cuvée.

‘Vin de France’ because of the presence of Alicante – the plots are all classified AOP, yields only 25 hl/ha.

883 cases made

£19.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Out of stock. Contact us for availability.

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 #:
15733
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Alicante Bouschet, 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