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Sparkling Wine/Champagne

Champagne and most other sparkling wine is usually made from three grapes. Chardonnay also responsible for many of the world’s best white wines, Pinot Noir the great red grape of Burgundy and Pinot Meunier another red grape. The fact that the winemaking process then magically produces a white sparkling wine when two of the grapes are red adds wonderfully to the mystic of the world’s favourite celebration wine! Vintage Champagne is only produced in a few select years when the grapes are of good enough quality to produce arguably the best sparkling wine on the planet.

Sparkling Wine

1.     LE COLTURE, Brut Rosé NV £30.00
        Le Colture Vineyards, Valdobbiadene, Italy

2.     CLOVER HILL, Brut, 2007 £45.00
        Taltarni Vineyards, Pipers River, Tasmania

3.     SYLVOZ, Prosecco, Brut NV £35.50  
        Le Colture Vineyards, Valdobbiadene, Italy


Champagne

4. DELAMOTTE, Brut NV £45.00

5. VEUVE CLICQUOT, Brut NV £55.00

6. DEUTZ ROSÉ. Brut NV £65.50

7. BOLLINGER, A.C *1976 £185.00

 

Chardonnay

Responsible for some of the worlds very best white wines such as Chablis, and White Burgundy. Matthew Jukes author of the UK’s biggest selling wine publication The Wine List 2005, describes it thus, “Ranging in style from fairly colourless, neutral and characterless to wildly exotic, rich and golden – you can detect honey, butter, freshly baked patisserie, hazelnuts, butterscotch, orange blossom and fresh meadow flowers in full-on Chardonnays.”

10. VIÑA MAR RESERVA, 2010 £26.50
Casablanca Valley, Chile
11. THE LANE, Unwooded Chardonnay, 2009 £30.00
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
14. MÂCON UCHIZY, Domaine Talmard, 2010/2011 £34.00 Burgundy, France
15. CHABLIS, Vincent Dampt, 2011 £37.50
Burgundy, France
16. RULLY “Les Villeranges”, Domaine Faiveley, 2007 £45.50
Burgundy, France
17. CHABLIS PREMIER CRU ”Vaucopins”, Domaine Grossot, 2009 £52.00
Burgundy, France
 

Sauvignon Blanc

“The aroma of Sauvignon Blanc is very distinctive, having a sharp, grassy, green fruit character, often reminiscent of gooseberries. As well as being dry most Sauvignon Blanc’s are very high in acidity. “
Jonathan Pedley, Master of Wine.
New Zealand and the Loire region of France arguably produce the finest examples, however increasingly outstanding examples can now be sourced from Chile and South Africa. 

20. MANTEL BLANCO, Álvarez Y Díez, 2011 £27.00 Valladolid, Rueda, Spain
21. ERADUS, Eradus Wines, 2011 £34.00 Awatere Valley, Marlborough, New Zealand
22. LANDS END, 2011 £37.50 Elim, Cape Agulhas, South Africa
23. SANCERRE, Domaine Chaumeau-Ballard, 2011 £40.00 Loire, France
24. POUILLY FUMÉ, La Chaumiennes, A & E Figeat, 2011 £42.00 Loire, France

 

Chenin Blanc

This French grape is used to produce a number of different styles of wine in the Loire valley. It is the principal white grape of South Africa where some outstanding dry whites made from this grape can be found.
29. ORIGINAL, Raats Family Wines, 2011/2012 £21.50
Stellenbosch, South Africa
30. VOUVRAY, La Cuvee de Fondraux, 2009/2010 £39.00
Domaine Champalou, Loire, France
31. SAVENNIÈRES, Clos du Papillon, Domaine Des Baumard, 2004/2006 £45.50
Loire, France

Viognier

In the best examples, Viognier offers a mind-blowing perfume of peach kernels, wild honey and apricot blossom, followed by an ample, curvaceous body with plenty of charm and a lingering dry aftertaste.
Matthew Jukes
32. TERRE DE LUMIERE, 2011/2012 £25.00           Languedoc, France
33. D’ARENBERG, The Last Ditch, Viognier, 2008 £35.00
Barossa Valley, South Australia

34. STELLA BELLA, Viognier, 2010 £48.50
Margaret River, Western Australia


Blended White Wines and other Varietals

Many winemakers make white wines from a blend of different grapes, where the sum of the parts is greater than the components.                      

36. MUSCADET SERVE ET MAINE , Jean-François Guilbaud, 2011 £27.50 Loire, France
                     
37.      BLUE SLATE, Dr. Loosen, 2010/2011 £28.50
Riesling, Mosel Valley, Germany

38. TORRONTES, Vida Orgánica, La Agricola, 2011 £26.50
Mandoza Valley, Argentina

39. GRÜNER VELTLINER, Terrasen, Domäne Wachau, 2011 £33.00
Wachau, Austria

40. PINOT GRIGIO RESERVA, Trentino, 2010 £31.00
Dolomites, Italy

41. ALBARIÑO, Lagar de Bouza, 2011 £31.50
Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain

42. MOUNT CASS, Riesling, 2007 £35.50
Waipara Valley, New Zealand

43. SKILLOGALEE, Gewurztraminer ,  2009 £37.50
Clare Valley, South Australia

43a. ADAM RESERVE, Gewurztraminer, 2011 £43.50
Jean Baptiste Adam, Alsace, France

 


RED WINES

Merlot

“Merlot is a juicy grape, with supple smooth, silky, blackberry, plum, red wine gum and fruitcake flavours. As Merlot is usually oak aged, the fruit flavours are often accompanied by a touch of sweet wood-smoke barrel nuances.”                                                                                                                        Matthew Jukes
* Chile is making Carmènere it's own. "An old Bordeaux variety now virtually extinct in France. Widely used in Chile where until recently it was mistaken for Merlot." Not surprisingly it tastes similar to Merlot with an intriguing twist.                                                                                                            Hugh Johnson      

44.* ARAUCANO, Carmènere, 2011 £27.00
Domaine François Lurton, Colchagua Valley, Chile

45. BAIN’S KLOOF, Bain‘s Kloof Wines, 2010 £24.00
Breedekloof, South Africa

46. NOSTROS, Gran Reserva, 2011 £26.50
Central Valley, Chile

47. DELICATO, Delicato Vineyards, 2009 £28.50
Manteca, California, USA

48. SANTA EMA, Reserva D.O. Maipo Valley, 2009 £35.00
Chile     


Cabernet Sauvignon

“The great distinction of the wine it produces is that it has a very powerful and recognizable aroma of blackcurrants wherever it is grown and, if matured in newish oak, can smell of cedar, cigar boxes and sometimes, tobacco.”                                                                                                      Jancis Robinson

51. DOMAINE DE SAISSAC, 2010 £21.50
Languedoc, France     

52. VIÑA MAR DE CASABLANCA, 2010/2011 £24.00
D.O. Maipo Valley, Chile     

55. CHATEAU SAINT MICHELLE, 2008 £33.50
Columbia valley, Washington State, USA

56. THE COVER DRIVE, 2008 £38.50
Coonawarra, South Australia
57. JOHN RIDDOCH, 1993/1994 £76.00
Coonawarra, South Australia

Tempranillo (Rioja)

“The finest indigenous red wine grape of Spain. It provides rich, well-structured wines with good acidity and plenty of tannin and colour. The bouquet often exhibits an intense berry/black raspberry character with floral note.                                                                                                                           Robert Parker jnr
60. MANZANOS CRIANZA, Bodegas Finca Manzanos, 2008 £25.00
Rioja, Spain
61. LUIS CAÑAS, RESERVA, Bodegas luis Cañas, 2005/2006 £37.00
Rioja, Spain
62. LUIS CAÑAS GRAN RESERVA, Bodegas luis Cañas, 2005 £60.00
Rioja, Spain

Syrah/Shiraz & Blends

This grape’s wines, “tend to have a very dark colour, aromas of bramble and pepper, and on the palate can be quite chunky and full bodied.”
          Jonathan Pedley

71.      CÔTE DU RHÔNE, Vignobles Gonnet, 2010          £28.00
Côte du Rhône, France

72.      LIONHEART OF THE BAROSSA, Dandelion Vineyards , 2010          £30.00
Barossa Valley, South Australia

73. 38 PARCELLES, Famille Quiot, 2010/2011 £32.00
Côte de Ventoux, France

74. CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH, Domaine Lafage, 2009 £34.50
Côtes du Roussillon, France      

75. CROZES HERMITAGE, Etienne Barret, 2009/2010 £37.50
Côte du Rhône, France

76. GIGONDAS, Famille Quiot, 2006 £45.50
Côtes du Rhône, France

77.       THE MCRAE WOOD SHIRAZ, Jim Barry, 2005 £47.50
Clare Valley South Australia,

78. CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE, Château Beauchêne, 2009 £50.00
Côtes du Rhône, France

Malbec

Although Malbec's roots are in Bordeaux, its only existence in France today is in the Southern regions of Cahors and Cabardes, where it produces rich, tannic Bordeaux style wines. Malbec is now mostly planted in the Mendoza region of Argentina, where it produces deep coloured, full bodied wines.
79. CHAMUYO, Mendoza Vineyards, 2011 £22.50
Mendoza Valley, Argentina
80. RUCA MALEN, Bodega Ruca Malen, 2010 £34.00
Mendoza Valley, Argentina

 

Claret/Claret Style Blends

The auld alliance between Scotland and France was based on this world- renowned wine. It’s a blend that incorporates principally Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot’ but other grapes such as Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot are also used.
‘’A great Claret is the Queen of all natural wines and…the highest perfection of all wines that have ever been made. It is delicate and harmonious beyond all others.’’   Warner Allan – Knee Deep in Claret


81. SUTHERLAND, Cabernet sauvignon & Petit Verdot, 2008 £36.00
Thelema Vineyards, Elgin Region, South africa

82. PESSAC-LÉOGNAN, Château Haut-Bailly, 2008 £45.00
Bordeaux, France

83. FRANK PHÉLAN, Château Phélan Ségur, 2008 £50.00
Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

84. CHATEAU MUSAR, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault & Carignan, 2002 £54.50
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon

85. MEERLUST RUBICON, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005/2007 £63.50
Stellenbosch, South Africa

86. CHATEAU PHÉLAN SÉGUR, 2004 £85.00
Saint Estèphe, Bordeaux, France

87. CHATEAU BEAUSEJOUR, 1er Grand Cru, 1995 £105.00
St Emilion, Bordeaux, France

88. CHATEAU LYNCH BAGES, 5eme Cru, 1996 £120.00
Pauillac, Bordeaux, France

89. CHATEAU FIGEAC, 1er Cru, 1995 £110.00
St Emillion, Bordeaux, France


Hearty Italians

‘’From lush, deep red Chiantis to light, fruity Bardolinos, Italy produces some of the world's best red wine. Perfect to add extra luster to Italy's rich cuisine, Italian red wines offer variety, quality, and style.’’

90. Il PRINCIPE, Nero d’Avola, Cantine Rallo, 2011 £25.00
Sicily, Italy

91. BARBERA D’ALBA, Fratelli Levis, 2011 £27.00
Piedmont, Italy

92. VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO SUPERIORE, 2008 £29.50
Terre Di Cariano, Tuscany, Italy

93. SABAZIO, La Braccesca, 2007/2010 £32.00
Tuscany, Italy

94. CHIANTI CLASSICO, Terre di Prenzano, 2008 £35.00
Vigna Maggio, Tuscany, Italy

94a. BAROLO, 4 Vigne, Cascin Adelaide 2008 £60.00
Piedmonte, Italy

Pinot Noir

“The Red Burgundy grape capable of producing diviely scented, gorgeously fruity expressions of place but often unwilling to do so. Flavours found in young red Burgundies include raspberries, strawberries, cherries and violets and with time these evolve into a bouquet of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth.”
Jancis Robinson

95. VIÑA MAR DE CASABLANCA, 2011 £28.50
D.O. Maipo Valley, Chile     

96. DOMAINE de VALMOISSINE, Louis Latour, 2009/2010 £31.00
Côteaux du Verdon, France

97. LAFORET BOURGOGNE, Joseph Drouhin, 2009 £36.50
Burgundy, France

98. UNRAVELLED, Carrick Vineyards, 2010 £41.00
Central Otago, New Zealand

99. CHOREY LES BEAUNE, Joseph Drouhin, 2008/2009 £48.50
Burgundy, France

100. NUITS SAINT GEORGES, Le Petit Arlot, 2009 £60.00
Domaine de L’Arlot, Burgundy, France

101. POMMARD, Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau, 2008 £60.00
Burgundy, France

Pinotage

This grape is a cross of Cinsault, a grape used mostly for blending in the Rhone, and Pinot Noir, the great red grape of Burgundy. It is grown almost exclusively in South Africa. Abraham Izak Perold a Professor at Stellenbosch University successfully crossed the varieties in 1925. 

"Pinotage is an earthy, spicy, deeply coloured grape with tobacco and plums on the nose,crushed blackberry fruit on the palate and a hearty, full, savoury finish."
Matthew Jukes

110. RHEBOKSKLOOF, 2010/2011 £29.50
Paarl, South Africa
111. SPRINGFONTEIN, 2007 £35.50
Walker Bay, South Africa

Gamay

One of the distinct features of wines made from Gamay grapes is its fruity flavour, scent, and strong likeness to Pinot Noir. When you smell this wine, you will get the scent of cherries, pears, bananas and oddly enough bubblegum. It also has a hint of wood in the scent because it is aged in oak casks.

120. BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGE, Joseph Drouhin, 2010/2011 £30.00
Beaujolais, France
121. FLEURIE, Clos des Quatre Vents, 2010 £34.50
Georges du bœuf, Beaujolais, France
122. BROUILLY, Vieilles Vignes, 2011 £38.50
Marcel Joubert, Beaujolais, France


Blended Red Wines and other Varietals

131. GNARLY HEAD, Old Vine Zinfandel, 2006 £25.50
Manteca, California, USA
133. STEP ROAD, Sangiovese, 2006 £28.50 Langhorne Creek, South Australia
134. CERAVOLO, Petit Verdot, 2008 £32.50
Adelaide Plains, South Australia
135. ARINTO, Quinta de Chocapalha, 2007 £35.50
Aldeia Galega Da Merceana, Lisbon, Portugal

 

Half Bottles

Champagne

LOUIS ROEDERER, Champagne, France, NV £42.00

Whites

SAUVIGNON BLANC, Sherwood Estate Winery, Marlborough, NZ, 2011/2012 £16.50


CHARDONNAY, Mâcon Solutré, Maison Auvigue, Burgundy, France, 2011 £18.50


SOAVE, Guerrieri Rizzardi, Italy, 2009 £18.00


RIESLING, Trimbach, Alsace, France, 2010 £23.50


Reds

MERLOT, Santa Ema, Chile, 2010 £12.00


CÔTE DU RHÔNE Réserve, Domaine Perrin, Côte du Rhône, France, 2010 £17.00


CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Katnook, Coonawarra, Australia, 2009 £22.50


Dessert Wines


Hse. CASA SILVA, Late Harvest Gewürztraminer-Semillon,2011 (37.5cl)                          £21.50  
           Cosecha Valley, Chile 

Hse. CERAVOLO, The Raconteur, Dessert Shiraz, 2008, (37.5cl)                                         £36.00         
         Adelaide Plains, South Australia 

102. MAROM MERLOT, 2006                                £20.50 Hochwertiger Qualitatswein, Romania

103. SEDIENER, Cabernet Sauvignon, Aurum 2005                        £23.50
Hochwertiger Qualitatswein, Romania

106. TROCKENBEEREN AUSLESE, 1989 (50cl) £40.50 Rhein, Germany, Rudolf Muller selection

108. ROYAL TOKAJI COMPANY, 1995 (50cl) £43.50
5 Puttanyas Aszu, Hungary

109. HOBBS OF BAROSSA RANGES, 2004 (37.5cl) £56.00
Single Vineyard Viognier, Angston, South Australia

 

BIO DYNAMIC WINES

Biodynamics is an agricultural system first developed by Austrian philosopher Rudolf Steiner at the start of the 20th century. It is based on organic farming, but goes beyond the obvious avoidance of chemicals and synthetic treatments, to a much more holistic and philosophical regard for the land. Some of its tenets cannot easily be explained, including farming by a calendar that respects the earth's magnetic fields and the rhythms of the sun, moon, planets and stars, and working with preparations that seem almost mediaeval: infusions or herbs and minerals, some, indeed, packed inside cow horns and buried underground.


Whites


201. NATIVA RESERVA, Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 £24.00
           Central Valley, Chile
202. LE CANON DU MARÉCHAL BLANC, Muscat – Viognier, 2011 £30.00
            Domaine Cazes, Languedoc, France
202. PINOT GRIS ”Calcaire”, 2006 £45.00
            Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Alsace, France
203. RIESLING ”HERRENWEG”, 2004 £50.00
            Domaine Zind Humbrecht, Alsace, France
205. MEURSAULT “Les Tessons”, 2002 £68.00
            Pierre Morey, Burgundy, France

 

Reds

210. CORBIÈRES, Syrah-Grenache-Carignan, 2011 £25.00
            Domaine Gilles Louvet, Languedoc, France
208. LE CANON DU MARÉCHAL ROUGE, Syrah-Merlot, 2012 £30.00
            Domaine Cazes, Languedoc, France
208. TWENTY MILE BENCH, Pinot Noir,  2008 £65.00
            Le Clos Jordanne, Niagara Penninsula, Canada

 

House Wines

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PROSECCO

SYLVOZ, Prosecco, Brut NV £35.50 £6.00 £12.00
Le Colture Vineyards, Valdobbiadene, Italy


Whites

SAUVIGNON BLANC, Nostros Reserva, 2012 £19.50 £3.75 £7.50
Casablanca Valley, Chile
CHARDONNAY, Led Grenadiers, 2012                       £23.00                       £4.00 £8.00                                                                           Côte de Thongue, France       
PINOT GRIGIO, Luna, 2011/2012 £19.50 £3.75 £7.50
Cecilia Beretta, Veneto, Italy
             
Rose

NELSON ESTATE, Rose, 2011 £24.00 £4.00 £8.00
Paarl, South Africa
 

Reds

RIOJA, MANZANOS
Bodegas Finca Manzanos, 2012 £19.50 £3.75 £7.50
Rioja, Spain

SHIRAZ, THE OPPORTUNIST, 2011      £19.50           £3.75          £7.50
Barossa Valley, South Australia

CHATEAU LA CROIX ST BENOIT, 2009 £24.00 £4.00 £8.00
Cubzac les ponts, Bordeaux, France
 
Dessert Wines
CASA SILVA, LATE HARVEST, Semillon Gewurztraminer, 2011           £6.50                  £13.00          Cosecha Valley, Chile
RIVESALTES AMBRÉ, 2000                               £12.00                  £24.00                                                                               Domaine Cazes, Languedoc, France                        
CERAVOLO, The Raconteur, Dessert Shiraz, 2008                                    £12.00                  £24.00          Adelaide Plains, South Australia

 

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