Head Sommelier Guillaume Kaczmar has only recently joined us but already has a solid idea of how the wines and wine service will be going forward. Following on from his predecessors and the interest L'Ortolan has always had in unconventional but authentic wines, Guillaume intends to carry on in the same tradition.
' We try very hard to source most of our wines and produce from honest people who work hard, respecting the environment they are living and working in, giving the best of themselves to get a lot more in return.
It is with great pleasure and excitement that we will be promoting the '>Real Wine Fair' event, an independent festival taking place in London every year in April, showcasing wines from all around the planet, gathered around the same spirit of minimal intervention and respect for nature.
Throughout the month of April you will find at L'Ortolan, in addition to the numbers of organic, biodynamic and natural wines, two organic wines poured by the glass, pairing our Chef's set menu, from my region of origin, the South West of France.
Both organic, one dry white from the very south on the edge of the Pyrenean mountains, Jurancon, Clos Lapeyre, produced with the intriguing indigenous varietal 'Gros Manseng'.
And the other one full bodied red, Luc de Conti, Chateau Tour des Gendres La Gloire de mon Pere, from the Dordogne region with a traditional blend of Malbec, Cabernet and Merlot.
I am looking forward to meeting you here at L'Ortolan to tell you more about the wines.'
Guillaume Kaczmar, Head Sommelier
The Real Wine Lunch is available throughout April
£37 per person, includes a 3 course lunch with Chef's appetiser and pre-dessert and a glass of organic wine.
See the menu and book online here.