2021 Wine List
Champagne & Crémant
TERRES SECRETES, CRÉMANT DE BOURGOGNE
POL ROGER BRUT
R’ BY RUINART
BILLECART SALMON BRUT
RUINART BLANC DE BLANCS
FORGET BRIMONT ROSÉ
LAURENT PERRIER ROSÉ
BILLECART SALMON ROSÉ
Dry & Crisp
GAVI DOCG, TUFFOLO, 2019 – Italy
CHABLIS 1ER CRU, LA SERVIN, 2018 – France
PINOT GRIGIO, BELLA MODELLA, 2019 – Italy
MUSCADET SUR LIE, LES HAUTS PEMOINS, 2020 – France
MARLBOROUGH SAUVINGNON BLANC, PETAL & STEM, 2019 – N.Z.
SANCERRE BLANC, HUBERT BROCHARD, 2020 – France
PICPOUL DE PINET, ORNEZON, 2019 – France
Aromatic & Off Dry
ALSACE RIESLING, MAX RICHTER ZEPPELIN, 2019 – France
GROS MANSENG, AMPLITUDE TARIQUET, 2018 – France
VOUVRAY, DOMAINE DU VAUFUGET, 2018 – France
Medium & Fruity
MONTSABLE CHARDONNAY, PAYS D’OC, 2019 – France
PINOT GRIS, ROARING MEG, MOUNT DIFFICULTY 2019 – N.Z.
MACON LUGNY, LOUIS LATOUR, 2019 – France
ALBARINIO, SENORIAL ROBALINO, 2019 – Spain
TEMPRANILLO BLANCO, BODEGAS TARON, 2019 – Spain
COTES DE PROVENCE, CHATEAU ROUTAS, 2019/20 – France
PINOT GRIGIO BLUSH, BELLA MODELLA, 2019 – Italy
SANCERRE ROSE, HUBERT BROCHARD 2018 – France
COTES DE PROVENCE, DOMAINE OTT, 2019 – France
Light & Fruity
MONTSABLE PINOT NOIR, PAYS D’OC, 2019 – France
PINOT NOIR, ROARING MEG, MOUNT DIFFICULTY, 2018 – N.Z.
GAMAY, CAVE DE FLURIE, 2019 – France
BARBERA D’ALBA, PATRIZI, 2018 – Italy
COTE DU RHONE, ROGER SABON, 2019 – France
MERLOT, FONCALIEU, 2018 – France
ZINFANDEL PRIMITIVO, ZENSA, 2019 – Italy
BAROLO, FLORI ARALDICA, – Italy
MALBEC, CAMARDA, 2020 – Argentina
BORDEAUX, CHATEAU MONTLAU, 2016 – France
RIOJA RESERVA, BODEGAS NAVAJAS, 2013 – Spain
SYRAH, CARABINIERS IGP, MOON APOGE, 2018 – France
ST EMILION GRAND CRU, CHATEAU DE FONBEL, 2016 – France
SHIRAZ, BOTHAM 81, 2017 – Australia
MUSCAT BEAUMES DE VENISE DOMAINE DURBAN – France
SAUTERNES CHATEAU ANDOYSE DU HAYOT – France
Curious Wines of particular intrigue…
In selecting our ‘curious wines’, our mission was simple. To find wines which are out of the ordinary, incredibly interesting and above all dangerously delicious. Feel free to ask the team for their recommendation.
SAUVIGNON GRIS, CASA SILVA, ‘COOL COAST’, 2019 (R) – Chile
From the cool foothills of the Andes, bordering the coast, the Paredones produces this delicious unusual grape. High aromatic intensity and enticing floral notes lead to a refreshing acidity, and herbaceous and citrus flavours with a slight hint of salinity at the end.
SEMILLION, MOTHER ROCK, 2019 (O) (VG) (MI) (BIO) – South Africa
Zesty, with white stones and white stone fruits, some herbal hints too – a bit funk but a whole lot of fun. A thirst-quenching apéritif, light and energetic – yet a powerful, intensity of fruit and minerality abounds.
CIELLO BIANCO, CATARRATTO, 2018 (O) – Italy
Ciello Bianco Catarrato, organic, hazy, unfiltered, fruity. 5 out of 5 on the funky scale, this little natural white wine has bags of fresh tropical fruits, lemon pith, grapefruit and southern olive oil texture. A really exotic wine, with verve and intrigue, but without forsaking enjoyment and deliciousness.
UNICO ZELO ‘ESOTERICO’, 2019 (O) (VG) – Australia
Not exactly a white wine, nor a red, it is best described as an Orange or Amber wine. There is no preconceived idea of what this wine should taste like, the key driver is pure drinkability, mouthwatering acidity and ‘say hello!’ tannins. An excellent food partner!
SYRAH GAMAY, LA BOHEME, ACT FOUR, 2017 (R) – Australia
A unique Australian red wine blend from Yarra Valley using grapes that are wild fermented with 10 months cask maturation before release. A gently aromatic nose of red fruits and dry herbs with some earthy, mineral complexity precede a supple, textural palate bringing cherry-like fruits, earth and forest notes with lots of spice and perky acidity.
GARNACHA, SYRAH, EL RISCO CATALAYUD, BOBAL, 2019, (VG) (MI) – Spain
Pronounced plum, raspberry and herbs. Complex notes of spice and leather. Medium body with fine ripe tannins. Wild berries give way to a smooth spicy finish.
MIXED BLEND, BLANK BOTTLE, MASTER OF NONE, 2020 (MI) – South Africa
With an intriguing blend of Chenin Blanc, Cinsault, Grenache Noir, Palomino & Pinot Noir, this is Blank Bottles’ answer to Cru Beaujolais…. Super bright and juicy, bursting with wild strawberry, cherry and with an earthy, smoky undercurrent. Can be served slightly chilled… the perfect summer red.
(VG) – VEGAN
Most winemakers will use animal products such as egg white to help clarify wines. Vegan wines are basically wines that have not come into contact with anything derived from an animal or dairy source.
(MI) – MINIMAL INTERVENTION
In its purest form, minimal intervention means winemaking that doesn’t add or remove anything in the wine making progress — it’s about letting the fruit and the land give expression to the wine.
(R) – RARE GRAPE VARIETY OR BLEND
Put quite simply, this is a grape variety or blend that you don’t normally see. As such it is curious in its own right and well worth exploring.
(O) – ORGANIC
Organic wine is basically wine made with grapes grown without the use of any synthetic chemical product to help preserve the health of both customers as well as the planet. The restricted use of sulphates also plays a big part, leaving you with as clean and hangover-free a wine as possible.
(BIO) – BIODYNAMIC
In short, Biodynamic farming seeks sustainability or leaving the land in as good or better shape as they found it for future generations. The idea is to create a self-sustaining system where animals graze on the land and natural planting and picking cycles are used. Some Biodynamic practices are pretty strange, like burying a cow horn (never a bull horn…for some reason) in the field over winter, but we’ll let you Google that yourself…
If you have a particular preference of wine not on this list, we can order anything in for you from our suppliers. Please call us to do so. You may also bring in your own wine but please note that we charge £40 corkage for both of these options.