Les Fruits Rudy Chardonnay 2019
Rudy is a good name though one that is less common in our current landscape of naming kids after Game Of Thrones characters or obscure flowers, but don't take this wine on its old school name, this is fresh, bright, exciting white wine, cool and reserved, lightly saline, just a splash of green apple, a whiff of floral things. It's a stunner. Equal parts gluggable refreshing and fancy pants.
Les Fruits is a formidable range of wines produced by award winning sommelier turned wine importer/distributor Tim Stock. He lives and breathes these wines each year, returning to his Adelaide roots regularly and for long periods to get the wines off vine and in bottle.
Les Fruits Peu de Peau 2019
2.5 weeks on skins transforms this already fragrant and frisky sauvignon blanc into something else all together. A bit of grip with a rounded-out mouthfeel. Tropical fruits like guava and pawpaw come together with creamier textures of banana and mango. We are here for it!
Les Fruits Gonzo 2019
Always one of winemaker Tim Stock's freshest and most exhilarating red wines, bright and fragrant, crunchy textured, just a few grades up the evolutionary scale from rose and right on the money for the words 'light fresh red'. We love this take on cinsault and grenache. Les Fruits is such a rising star.
Les Fruits Voix des Raisins Rosé 2019
Light and fresh. Mainly pinot noir, mainly save but a splash of cinsault. Half kept on skins with the other direct pressed. Savoury and delicious. Perfect for sitting in a sunny windowsill watching the world go by.
Les Fruits Occitan Red 2017
Biodynamically farmed Languedoc-style blend of grenache, syrah, mourvedre and carignan. Definitely has that whole-bunchy, fleshy persona with dusty dried red fruits and berries. There are shades of anise, white pepper and garrigue, as well as cupboard spices, too. It’s textural and rustic, perfect with charcuterie or with a nice little chill all on its own.
Les Fruits Collines Pinot Noir 2019
The winemaker just quipped to us 'Collines, you know that's hills in French?', and we nodded sagely... This comes from the Adelaide Hills, maybe a clue, but we shan't be so literal. Non! This is a stunning pinot, light weight but flavoursome, cinched with fine, sandy tannins, sits on the cusp of ripe cherry fruitiness with a splash of mushroomy earthiness in the mix. Pretty, delicious. Pretty delicious. Go on.