Our wines have been hand selected with the help of our wine merchant Ellis Wharton Wines
SPARKLING WINE & CHAMPAGNE
Prosecco Spumante, Vispo Alegro, NV, Italy £29.00 Pale light yello 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.
Pauletts Trillians Sparkling Red NV, Clare Valley, AU £38.00 This extraordinary speciality red sparkling wine is based on a cool climate Cabernet Shiraz blend from vines situated on the Trillians Hills in Clare Valley. It is a deep ruby colour with a lively mousse yet the savoury and plum aromas and subtle tannins give a lasting impression of elegance and well balanced restraint. Spice, plums & berries
Knightor Brut, NV, Cornwall VG £52.00 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 & peach. On the palate showing great vivacity, with good acidity balanced by delicate fruit flavours and a fine mousse, leading to a clean crisp finish.
Louis Roederer, Brut Premier, NV, France Half Bottle £38.00 Full Bottle £62.50 From the maker of Cristal, a deliciously rich Champagne, with an overt fruitiness and nutty, yeasty notes. A long, complex & rewarding finish is a hallmark of the house style.
Bollinger, Special Cuvée, NV France £95.00 A hedonist’s dream from one of the great Champagne houses.
Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV £120.00 The world famous Laurent Perrier Rosé is as much a beacon of style as the Ritz, Tiffany & Co. or Chanel No.5! Cellared for four years to add complexity, and presented in a curvaceous, 17th century style bottle, this is sparkling rosé at its finest. Soft red fruits with a fine creamy mousse and bright citrus finish.
Julia Florista Branco, Vidigal, Portugal £21.00 From Vidigal, the Julia Florista White is a blend of Portuguese white grape varieties. Unoaked 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 ORGANIC £24.00 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!
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 £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.
Avezedo, Vinho Verde Loureiro/Alvarinho, Portugal V £29.00 This wine is clear and bright with youthful hues. It has intense aromas of fresh citrus fruit, ripe mango, nectarine and grapefruit zest. Refreshing on the palate with aromatic citrus notes and a lively acidity. This wine has a balanced and crisp finish.
Finca Quara, Torrontes, Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina VG 375ml Carafe £16.00 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.
Sauvignon Blanc, Allan Scott, Marlborough, NZ VG £33.00 Tropical flavours on the nose, with grapefruit and a slight herbaceousness tempered by a nice minerality. The tropical notes, particularly passionfruit follow through to the palate, a hint of nettles with slight gooseberry characters. All finished off with a good structure, balanced acidity and excellent length.
Pirueta Albarino, Bodgeas Gallegas, Rias Baixas, Spain £34.50 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.
Gavi di Tassarolo DOCG “La Fornace”, Cinzia Bergaglio, Piedmont, Italy £37.00 This fresh and floral white is made from the Cortese di Gavi grape. It has a wonderfully complex nose and palate of toasted almonds with hints of apple and sage. While remaining refreshingly light there’s a touch of creaminess to the body which gives extra interest.
Macon Uchizy, Domaine Talmard, Burgundy, France 375ml carafe £21.00 Bottle £40.00 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.
Trevannion, Knightor, Cornwall VG £41.00 A pale green wine, it has intense perfumed aromas of rose petal, lychee and citrus zest. The palate does not disappoint, showing superb complexity of flavour, citrusy with a characteristic spiciness to finish.
The Foundry, Grenache Blanc, Stellenbosch, S. Africa £43.00 This scented white has notes of seville orange zest, grapefruit, white flowers and hazelnuts with a palate which is rich and dense but taut with delicious, zingy minerality.
Rafael Palacios, `Louro Do Bolo` Valdeorras Godello, Spain VG, ORGANIC £46.00 A blend of (mostly) Godello with a little Treixadura it shows intense aromas of ripe red apple, apricots, honeysuckle, lemon peel and hints of creaminess on both the nose and palate. It’s well balanced, elegant ripe and has a refreshing saline backbone. Stunning!
Domaine Gerard Thomas et Filles, Saint Aubin Blanc ‘Champ Tirant’, Burgundy, France £56.00 For a simple, village white this has tremendous power, energy and freshness. Before you even sniff this just looks so pure and bright with a delicate but ripe colouring. Ripe citrus and fresh peach aromas while on the palate there`s just a touch of caramel richness vanilla creaminess to go with delicate lemon and lime flavours. Beautifully rounded and balanced there’s a good persistence of flavour right through to the finish. A delightful white Côte de Beaune Burgundy with real power and freshness.
Amoranza, Garnacha RoSé, Old Castile, Spain £21.00 Amoranza harnesses the fruit of prime vineyard sites to great effect. A vibrant and fruity Garnacha rose, dressed to impress with its raspberry, apple and citrus notes. Mouthwatering when chilled.…
La Sérénité Rosé “Cuvée L’Âme”, S. France £25.00 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.
AIX Provence Rosé, Maison Saint Aix, France Bottle £38.00 Magnum £76.00 A fragrant and well balanced wine, AIX Rosé 2019 is a hypnotising salmon pink colour. The nose is fresh and fragrant, delicate yet youthful and offers classy notes of watermelon, strawberries and flowers. Fermented between a cool 11 and 13 degrees celsius, AIX Rosé is elegant, generous and tasty and the perfect wine to drink all day long.
Baglio Antico, Catarrato, Ciello, Sicily, Italy £39.50 VG, Organic, Natural Rich and full, crammed with pear skin & orange rind, fragrant wild herbs and ginger, but thoroughly approachable, downright easy drinking. The wine is unfiltered and has an encouragingly hazy appearance, excellent natural wine at a great price.
Le Serin Rouge, Aude, South of France £21.00 Gentle berry notes fill the nose whist the palate is ripe and juicy.
San Perito Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile £23.00 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.
Cantarello, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, DOC, Italy 375mlCarafe £13.00 Bottle £25.00 Deep, intense red colour with violet highlights with a pleasant and fruity bouquet. Dry and round on the palate the finish is full-bodied with soft tannins and good acidity.
Emiliana Adobe Reserva Carmenere, Valle de Colchagua, Chile VG, ORGANIC Bottle £27.00 This Carménère, which has been adopted as Chile’s national grape, is a deep bodied red wine with aromas of chimichurri spice, capsicum, black pepper and juicy mulberries. Jammy on the palate with ripe plums, green herbs and toasty vanilla spice.
Appassimento – Negroamaro, Malvasia Nero, Primitivo, Puglia, Italy £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, rich and complex. Lots of complex and fruity flavours with notes of ripe dark cherries, fresh herbs and vanilla.
Domaine du Moulin Camus, Gamay, Loire, France £30.50 This wine is made from 100% Gamay. It is soft and light with lovely red fruit such as morello cherries & victoria plums, 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.
The Liberator, The Francophile, Syrah, Stellenbosch, S.Africa 375ml Carafe £16.00 Bottle £30.00 Full of vibrant red-black fruit and with an aromatic nose reminiscent of Saint-Joseph lilies, the result is a thrilling young red that is free of the constraints and manipulated flavour profile that come with barrel-ageing. This is a very pure and naked example of the Syrah grape.
Los Haroldos Roble, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina Bottle £34.00 Magnum £68.00 Ripe red fruits, smoke and chocolate all show on the forward and intense nose. The palate has elegant tannins and subtle acidity that all underpin the brambly fruit, sweet smoke and hint of meatiness.
Long Barn, Pinot Noir, California, USA £39.00 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.
Jean-Marc Burgaud, Beaujolais Villages, Les Vignes de Lantignie, France VG £39.50 This Beaujolais Village is a masterclass in balance. An attractive deep ruby in the glass, the nose boasts bright aromas of crunchy red fruits and violets. On the palate, the wine has a superb structure, with grainy tannins, concentrated red fruit flavours and excellent acidity lifting the finish.
Vinedos de Los Vientos, Anarkia, Tannat. Uruguay £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 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. VG
Les Terrasses de Tour Saint Christophe, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France £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.
Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block, Swartland, S.A. V Bottle £54.00 Magnum £108.00 It’s seriously plush, packed with dark berry fruit. Think plums, blackberries, blueberries and cherries. And yes, chocolate. Smooth, supple, with really fine tannins, made for food.
Principiano Ferdinando, Barolo del Commune di Serralunga d’Alba, Piemonte, Italy VG, ORGANIC £62.50 A garnet-red in colour with orange hues. Scents of raspberries, rose petal and dark ripe cherry. On the palate, full-bodied and generous with a velvety mouthfeel leading to a lingering finish suggesting sweet spices and a hint of vanilla.
Chateau Lauriga, Muscat de Rivesaltes, France £6.75 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 fortified wine that should not be overchilled.
Lustau East India Solera Sherry £7.10 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 cheese.
Alcyone Tannat, Uruguay VG £10.40 Alcyone’ was a Greek demi goddess. The wine has a honey like texture, with aromas of winter flowers, Madagascan vanilla bean, white cacao souffle and dark cherries. It’s savoury with a long finish. A great match for chocolate and chocolate desserts. Sam’s favourite!
Akashi-Tai Junmai Ginjo, Sparkling Sake, Japan 300ml £36.00 Made using the traditional method, as used in Champagne, this is light, refreshing and reminiscent of Moscato d’Asti. It has a lovely mellow citrus, melon flavour with slight sweetness. Equally delicious as an aperitif.
Late Harvest Riesling, Allan Scott, NZ £9.40 This luscious dessert wines has aromas of apples, lemon and honeycomb and a tantalising suggestion of caramel and peach.Though the palate is rich, there is a strong citrussy acidity and perhaps a little saffron. As it ages, this is developing more honeyed intensity.
The Liberator Episode 9, The Bishop of Norwich, Stellenbosch, South Africa £9.00 A port but not a port. The Bishop of Norwich is another ‘Episode’ from The Liberator, who spends his time travelling South Africa ‘rescuing’ wines from being blended away or being disposed of and with huge and popular success!
Aged for 8 years in barrel this LBV style wine is now drinking superbly and offers classic ‘port’ characteristics of blackberries, cherries, fruit cake and ginger. A typically British initiative, the tradition of ‘passing the Port’ dates back centuries and comes with its own particular etiquette. If someone is seen to be failing in their duties of passing the port, the breach is brought to their attention by enquiring, ‘Do you know the Bishop of Norwich?’ For those who know the true meaning of this euphemism, it serves as a timely reminder, while for those who don’t, they are politely informed ‘He’s a terribly good chap, but he always forgets to pass the Port…’
PORT Niepoort Ruby, DUM 100ml £8.80 Kopke 10year old Tawny 100ml £7.00