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Texture to relaunch wine list

Published:  08 September, 2011

London restaurant, Texture is to relaunch its wine list this month by introducing more Riesling and Pinot Noir to bring it in line with its modern European cooking.

As chef patron, Agnar Sverrisson's menu has developed, since launching in 2007, co-founder and master sommelier Xavier Rousset has observed the obvious harmony between many of his dishes and white Riesling and red Pinot Noir.

Widely considered to produce some of the best wines world, these grape varieties will have a strong presence on the new Texture wine list which will include around 80 bottles of each from producers from all over the world.

Rousset has worked closely with Texture head sommelier, Erica Laler to source the best Rieslings and Pinot Noirs available from central Otago to Mosel including some rare and old vintages.

Although Xavier and Erica have worked hard to continually evolve the Texture wine list, this will be the most significant adjustment since the restaurant opened four years ago.

The aim of Rousset and Sverrisson is to create a restaurant at which food and wine shared centre stage; Sverrisson's Modern European menu combines excellent British produce with ingredients from his native Iceland and Rousset and Laler's wine list seeks to balance interesting producers with accessible choices.

The pair's vision has added a Michelin Star to its list of awards in 2010. I