littlefrench. Wine Collection
A delicious selection of red, white and sparkling wines lovingly sourced and handpicked for you by the littlefrench team. Critically acclaimed Bristol-based chef, Freddy Bird is the driving force behind littlefrench who creates mouth-watering award-winning dishes for all to enjoy.
Ontanon Tempranillo Blanco
In 1988, a Rioja winemaker found a bunch of white grapes growing amongst the Tempranillo vines in his Murillo de Rio Leza estate in Rioja Baja. After several years of investigation, the Consejo Regulador of Rioja accepted that this was a natural mutation of the usually red Tempranillo grape and approved it as a variety to be grown DOCa Rioja. It is thought that just one generation separates the white and red versions of the grape – similar to white mutations of both Pinot Noir and Garnacha. The grapes are sourced from vineyards at around 600m altitude and are harvested in early October – picked in the early morning and taken immediately to the winery. There they are slowly pressed to extract the must, and the seeds are separated from the must to maintain optimal aromas and flavours during the fermentation process. This occurs over a period of 14 days at controlled temperature. Following fermentation the juice spends 2
A good match for poultry, risotto and roasted vegetable dishes.
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about freddy bird
Obsessed with great tasting food, Freddy Bird trained at Ballymaloe before landing roles at London-based Michelin Star Restaurants. Freddy then returned to Bristol to open numerous restaurants and has won awards based on his distinct style of cookery.
A delicious selection of red, white and sparkling wines lovingly sourced and handpicked for you by the littlefrench team.