Meet the Maker Dinner Series – Delatite Wines

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Lutèce Bistro & Romain Bapst welcomes vigneron David Ritchie

for a Dinner on Thursday 8th September 2016

Specialising in cool climate wine, Delatite’s winery & vineyards are on rolling hills at the base of Mt Buller in north-east Victoria.

It was established in 1968 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie & since 2007 by their son Ritchie. Our approach to winemaking has been forged from the family’s history of working with the land in Victoria for over 170 years. We’re committed to producing outstanding wines and to biodynamic principles that leave the environment in a better state than when we started.

In late 2007 Robert and Vivienne’s son David continues the family tradition. He’s always understood that this site is special and all of Delatite’s wines truly are a product of the terroir of the vineyard.

The ripening period over the last 30 years has been characterized by warm days and cold nights – late varieties such as Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon were picked between mid-April and late May. However, that seems to have all changed since 2002!

The last few vintages have been both early & mixed-up with late varieties often ripening around the same time as Pinot noir. This is reflected in the increased flavour, colour, & depth in our red wines since 2004 but has meant shorter, more intense vintages.

Delatite is best known for its aromatic whites that have won many trophies and medals over the years, as well as receiving great reviews around the world.

To compliment Delatite wines, Romain Bapst & Chef de Cuisine Qian Cao are celebrating Romain’s 45 years behind the stove

Here’s just a taste of what is in store for the night: Duck confit, duck foie gras, Paimpol beans & pork cheek terrine, rhubarb chutney, Moreton Bay bug tail & coral trout “Boudin”& the last of the season Manjimup black truffle, Rangers Valley Wagyu beef shin is braised 72 hours “Bourgeoise” style & the Caramelised Gala apple “Tatin”.

When: Thursday 8th September at 6.30pm for 7pm

The 4 course dinner & matching Delatite wines 98.0 per person

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For reservations: 07 3161 1858 or