Our wines have been hand selected with the help of our wine merchant Ellis Wharton Wines
SPARKLING WINE BY THE BOTTLE
Prosecco Spumante, Tenuta Ca’ Bolani, NV Italy £25.00
This superb prosecco is harmoniously pleasant, with musk, a spritz of sweet almond and fresh apple. With a creamy mousse texture filling the palate, it’s a big step above most.
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.
Bernard Robert Reserve Brut, Voigny, France £53.00 A blend of the principal Champagne region grape varieties, this vintage is a winey, perfectly balanced and richly structured Champagne which also offers a refreshing acidity. Le nez (smell), complex and delicate, reveals notes of red and white fruits, of flowers and a touch of butter. La bouche (in the mouth), a sparkle which leaves place to a long, straight and pleasurable finish.
Julia Florista Branco, Vidigal, Portugal £19.00 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 £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!
Pagus Nova, Verdejo, Rueda, Spain 375ml carafe £13.70 Bottle £26.00 Pagus Nova is located in Rueda, north-central Spain, a region which vies with Galicia to qualify as the country’s classic white wine region. Here the Verdejo grape is king, producing zesty, dry white wines that share many of the characteristics of good Sauvignon Blanc. Pale yellow straw colour, very clean and bright. On the nose notes of tropical and stone fruits. Very fruity and intense on the palate, with volume, soft and creamy. Nice entry and balanced acidity.
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 375ml carafe £15.00 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 375ml carafe £15.55 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.
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.
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 375ml carafe £26.05 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 carafeafe £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 375ml carafe £14.80 Bottle £28.00 Appassimento refers to a process of drying out the grapes while on the vine.
Don Placero Rioja Crianza, Rioja, Spain 375ml carafe £16.35 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 375ml carafe £18.45 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.
Les Terrasses de Tour Saint Christophe, St. Emilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux, France 375ml carafe £25.30 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.