Our wines have been hand selected with the help of our wine merchant Ellis Wharton Wines
SPARKLING WINE BY THE BOTTLE
Prosecco Spumante, Vispo Allegro, NV Italy £28.00 A light yellow colour, complex and delicate bouquet with fruity notes reminiscent of peach and green apple, there are also good secondary notes of acacia and lily. Fresh and light on the palate with balanced acidity
Fiori di Bosco Rosato Spumante £33.00 Refreshing, light apple and strawberry/raspberry summer fruit flavours. Deliciously sparkling wine with a delicate pink colour. Light in alcohol and wonderfully fresh and rejuvenating.
Knightor Brut, NV Cornwall £45.00 Pale lemon green in colour with a lively mousse that quickly settles to a steady stream of fine bubbles. Wonderful fresh, fruity, floral aromas are dominated by elderflower, honeysuckle, pear and peach. On the palate, this wine shows great vivacity, with good acidity balanced by delicate fruit flavours and a fine mousse, leading to a clean and crisp finish.
Louis Roederer, Brut Premier £62.50 From the maker of Cristal, a deliciously rich Champagne, with an overt fruitiness and nutty, yeasty notes. A long, complex and rewarding finish is a hallmark of the house style.
Bollinger, Special Cuvee £95.00 A hedonist’s dream from one of the great Champagne houses.
Julia Florista Branco, Vidigal, Portugal £19.00 From Vidigal, the Julia Florista White is a blend of Portuguese white grape varieties. Un-oaked and fermented in stainless steel tanks, retaining the fresh vibrancy of the grapes. Fresh, fruity aromas, tropical fruits and citrus standing out passion-fruit. Mineral is present.
Il Folle, Grillo, Sicily, Italy £22.00 This white wine is made from hand picked Grillo grapes from the hills surrounding the town of marsala in Sicily. This wine seduces the palate with elegant aromas of exotic flowers and tropical fruits. Expect pineapples, tangerines and a touch of citrus. Intense and vibrant, like Sicily!
Pharos, Rioja Blanco, Bodega Classica, Spain 375ml Carafe £14.00 Bottle £26.50 Delicious notes of ripe fruit, dates and bananas on the nose follow through to a fresh and fleshy, long and wonderfully balanced finish on the palate. This wine has seen some oak ageing, but this has been incredibly well managed here so it most definitely not of the old style white riojas that were massively over-oaked and extracted.
Domaine Astruc, d’A Viognier, S. France 375ml carafe £14.75 Bottle £28.00 Produced in the Limoux area of the Languedoc with 40% aged in French and American oak. This viognier has a pale gold colour with aromas of apricot, peach and pear. Rich and aromatic with a long lasting zesty finish.
Hen Pecked, Picpoul de Pinet, S. France Bottle £28.50 From vineyards overlooking the oyster beds of the southern French coast, Picpoul is a unique variety that gets its name from the tight grape clusters that drop their seeds and which the wandering chickens (poules) are all too ready to peck up. Hen-Pecked has a lifted nose of citrus fruit and white blossom. Vibrant on the palate with green apple freshness and a long, balanced finish.
Finca Quara, Torrontes, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina Bottle £29.50 A deliciously fruity and aromatic white. Classic aromas of nectarine, rose petal and honey blossom are all present on the nose and a honeyed texture on the palate leads to flavours of orange fruit, warm peach and summer flowers. A finely balanced and precise acidity keeps the wine fresh and lively.
Pirueta Albarino, Bodegas Gallegas, Rias Baixas, Spain Bottle £32.60 This is classic Albariño, citrus and floral aromas, with a touch of stone fruit. On the palate it displays a mouth-filling fruity character perfectly balanced with the vibrant zingy acidity. It’s easy to see why Albariño is now one of Cornwall’s favourite grape varieties.
Whitehaven, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 375ml carafe £17.40 Bottle £33.00 With aromas of grapefruit and white currants, hints of freshly crushed herbs, nettles and flint. The palate has freshness and clean fruit purity, with a finely balanced, refreshing acidity. It shows vibrant varietal aromas, making a powerful palate impression that is quintessential Marlborough.
Cinzia Bergaglio, Gavi di Tassarolo ‘La Fornace’, Piedmonte, Italy Bottle £35.00 Really fresh and floral, clean with a pleasant aftertaste of toasted almond and hints of apple and sage. Gavi can be drunk on its own or with a variety of seafood dishes.
Macon Uchizy, Domaine Talmard, Burgundy, France 375ml carafe £20.60 Bottle £39.00 This is classic white Burgundy from Macon. It is harvested so as to obtain a very fresh, precise wine. A style enhanced by fermentation and ageing sur lie in steel tanks. This is buttery and rewarding with a racy freshness that keeps it alive and vital to the long finish, notes of apple, conference pear, citrus and peach, beautifully balanced and incredibly moreish.
Domaine Daniel Dampt, Chablis 1er Cru Cotes de Lechet, Burgundy, France Bottle £49.50 This domaine produces a top quality, classic style of Chablis which is usually very soft and easy, however the quality of this vintage has enhanced its complexity resulting in a tremendous wine. Produced from two parcels – one 14 year old vines and the other 59 year old vines.
Boars Kloof, Pinotage Rose, SA £19.00 Made from 100% Pinotage grapes, harvested early while temperatures are still relatively low and then the juice is left on the skins until optimum flavour and colour has been obtained. The result of this careful process is an elegant Rosé bursting with flavours of fresh strawberries and ripe cherries, but without the cloying sweetness of an average rosé.
La Sérénité Rosé “Cuvée L’Âme”, S. France £24.00 The trio of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan grapes blend together seemlessly here to make a beautiful pale rosé from the sunny slopes of Mediterranean vineyards. Lively yet silky with intense aromas of raspberry and blackberry.
Domaine de Valfont, Aix en Provence Rosé, S. France 375ml carafe £18.45 Bottle £35.00 The colour is the spirit of Provence, pale, crystalline and limpid. A pretty nose unveils floral aromas of bergamot and sweet jasmine as well as bouquets of exotic and red berry fruits, whilst the palate picks up notes of mango and lychee with a more savoury edge of peach-stone and citrus.
Le Serin Rouge, Aude, South of France £19.00 Gentle berry notes fill the nose whist the palate is ripe and juicy.
San Perito Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile £21.00 From the sun-drenched vineyards of Chile’s Central Valley comes this vibrant and tasty Cabernet Sauvignon. With blackcurrant fruit flavours, ripe round tannins and a smooth long finish. This is a great wine and a great price.
La Gavias, Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain 375ml carafe £12.65 Bottle £24.00 This wine is a classic Garnacha – aromas of crushed fresh cherries, luscious black cherry and raspberry, with just a hint of tannin to give substance. Very easy-drinking, and light enough to be enjoyed even on a hot day (should we get any!).
Rocheburg, Pinotage, Swartland, South Africa 375ml carafe £13.20 Bottle £25.00 The colour is an attractive bright ruby red with a purple rim, typical of a young Pinotage. The flavours of this unique South African cultivar are complex and exciting with ripe plum and fruitcake all beautifully integrated and then finished with subtle oak to for a lingering aftertaste.
Appassimento – Negroamaro, Malvasia Nero, Primitivo, Puglia, Italy Bottle £28.00 Appassimento refers to a process of drying out the grapes while on the vine.Here the Appassimento method is applied to the Negroamaro, Malvasia Nero, Merlot and Cabernet grapes from Puglia, South East Italy. Producing a wine that is full bodied and rich with lots of complex and fruity flavours with notes of ripe dark cherries, fresh herbs and vanilla.
Domaine du Moulin Camus, Gamay, Valet, Loire, FR Btl £29.00 This wine is made from 100% Gamay. it is soft and light with lovely red fruit, a mineral streak and only a touch of tannin. This would match well with lighter dishes and would go well with meatier fish. On a hot day it can be chilled, making it an excellent Summer wine.
Don Placero Rioja Crianza, Rioja, Spain Bottle £31.00 This Rioja Crianza, made from Tempranillo with a judicious touch of Mazuelo, displays enticing aromas of morello cherry and subtle vanilla. The palate is smooth and velvety thanks to 12 month’s maturation in a mixture of French and American oak followed by further ageing in bottle before release.
Zapa, Reserve Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina Bottle £35.00 100% Malbec from 70 year old vineyards in La Consulta, San Carlos, Uco Valley, Mendoza. Very deep ruby-red tones, brilliant and clean. On the nose, complex aromas of red fruits are combined with a touch of wood which enhances the presence of chocolate and vanilla. The texture is supple, with ripe tannins. Well balanced with good grip and acidity and long finish in the mouth.
Long Barn, Pinot Noir, California, USA 375ml carafe £18.45 Bottle £35.00 From California, this Long Barn Pinot Noir is a pale ruby red in colour with a soft nose of red cherries. On the palate, notes of bramble fruit and cherries combine with a subtle sweet spice character and a fresh acidity. Well structured with soft tannins and a silky mouthfeel, the fresh fruit flavours linger on the palate.
Vinedos de Los Vientos, Anarkia, Tannat, Uruguay Bottle £45.00 Made with 30% ageing in new French oak for 3 months this, using natural yeast and with no added sulphites, the producers from Vinedo del los Vientos have made a surprisingly complex wine. With scents of cacao beans and Asian spices. A powerful palate with hints of blackberry and delicate notes of toasty smokiness. It is backed with a long finish of intense dark fruit and firm, but polished tannins.
Les Terrasses de Tour Saint Christophe, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France Bottle £48.00 Aromas of blackberries, mushrooms and bark flow through to a palate with a medium body, fine-grained tannins and a fresh finish. A thoroughly delicious wine from Château Tour Saint Christophe.
SWEET & STICKY
Chateau Lauriga, Muscat de Rivesaltes, France £6.65 Exotic fruit mingled with citrus on the nose. The palate is round and delightfully sweet with pineapple and pear, locked in with citrus and floral notes, finishing round and clean with added sweetness and even more citrus fruit. An excellent sweet fortified wine that should not be overchilled.
Lustau East India Solera Sherry 100ml £7.05 A fantastic blend of dry oloroso and sweet PX sherries. Sweet and rich, reminiscent of raisins and crème brûlée . A perfect pairing for rich desserts and blue cheeses.
Alcyone Tannat, Uruguay 100ml £7.30 Purple in colour with a honey like texture. Nose of white flowers, vanilla, mint and white chocolate with a luxurious flavour on the palate. Amazing wine!
Akashi-Tai Junmai, Sparkling Sake, Japan 125ml £8.00 An innovative style of sake from Akashi-Tai, fusing traditional sake brewing methods and Champagne-style secondary fermentation techniques to create the sparkle. Light and refreshing, with citrus fruit flavours and floral hints. Crisp and with just a touch of sweetness, reminiscent of a number of popular Italian sparkling wine styles.
PORT 100ml Niepoort Ruby, DUM 100ml £6.00 Kopke 10year old Tawny 100ml £6.85