Wine List April 2014

Champagne & Sparkling

Champagne Bollinger La Grande Annee Brut 2004 – 12% abv
A delicate blush and old gold colours Its aromas are a testimony to the barrels it aged in: toasted bread and brandied fruit. Notes of exotic spices, rhubarb and stone fruit. Powerful yet soft bubbles; remarkable structure and length

Laurent Perrier NV Cuvee Rose – 12% abv
Made from 100% Pinot Noir, this is clean and wonderfully fresh with a suppleness on the palate and a lingering finish.

Bollinger Special Cuvee – 12% abv
A golden colour, distinctive of black grape varieties. Very fine bubbles. A beautiful aromatic complexity Ripe fruit and spicy aromas hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches to the palate. A subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity bubbles like velvet Pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut

Laurent Perrier NV Brut – 12% abv
Delicate yet complex, fresh and well-balanced with hints of citrus and white fruits. Pale gold in colour with a steady flow of fine and persistent bubbles

Champagne Piollot – 12% abv
A light golden yellow colour with a delicate bead of bubbles. This Champagne has a mature, floral nose of hawthorn fruit and notes of cherry plums. It is  straightforward and fresh in the mouth, it is really silky smooth. The full richness of the Pinot Noir shows through beautifully.  Full and well balanced with a good length. Ideal as an aperitif

Armance B Brut- France 11.5% abv
A bouquet of freshly made bread with hints of dried herbs and bread and honey, Armance is always delicate, very dry and vibrant.
Grape varieties – Chardonnay and Folle Blanche
£35 bottle £8.50 glass 125ml

Pinot Grigio Spumante Rosato, La Jara – Italy 10.5% abv
This organic genuine semi-sparkling Prosecco from La Jara is delightfully soft and easy with hints of apple and quince

La Jara ‘Baby’ Frizzante Bianco – 10.5% abv
Semi-sparkling, light in alcohol and wonderfully fresh. With a light apple and raspberry flavour. The wine combines the  delicacy of its scents with the freshness of the taste, intensified by the bubbles
Half Bottle £15

White Wine

Mauzac Sauvignon 2012 – France 12% abv
A nose of crisp green fruit flavours such as apples and pears; there are hints of gooseberry and elderflower coming from the Sauvignon. The finish is good and long a deliciously citrusy sauvignon
Bottle £19 Medium Glass £5.70 Large Glass £7.40

Piesporter Michelsberg Qba ‘Sonnenspiel’2010 – Germany 9% abv
A light, fresh, scented white wine. It has a hint of residual sweetness, balanced with
a clean bite of fruity acidity
Bottle £21 Medium Glass £6 Large Glass £7.80

Viognier Vina Edmara 2012 – Chile 14%abv
Full Viognier expression of apricots, pineapple, peaches and hints of citrus flowers which is carried through to the palate. Soft texture, well flavoured with a refreshing finish
Bottle £22 Medium Glass £6.10 Large Glass £8.00

Muscadet “Sur Lie” Les Gautronnieres’ Domaine Bonnet-Hateau 2012 – France 12% abv
A super-fresh, bone dry white with a delicate floral nose.   It is flavoursome and expressive, with minerality, fruit and perhaps a little aniseed. An exceptional wine and great value
Bottle £25 Medium Glass £6.60 Large Glass £8.60

Domain Cavalier Blanc 2012 – France12.6% abv
Rich straw in colour with gold reflections. Floral aromas and freshly cut straw on the nose. The flavours are of rich fruit with a pure and clean finish

Chenin Blanc, La Cotte Mill 2012 – South Africa 13% abv
This Chenin has a concentrated depth of flavour which is citrusy, rich and mouth coating. It has a good level of acidity and is fresh and floral on the nose

Pares Balta Blanc de Pacs 2011 – Spain 11.5%abv
Made by the team at Pares Balta has a lovely yellow lemon colour with light green tints. There is an intense aroma of pear and apple on the nose. In the mouth it is fresh and with a good acidity. This all results in a soft wine with an intense sensation of fruits and freshness on the finish

Vhino Verde ‘ Mica’ 2012 – Portugal 11% abv
This “Mica” is a stunning light and bright vinho verde which is a joy to drink. There is a lovely minerality to the wine in addition to the classic crisp, fruity acitidy typical of the Vhino Verdes

Piqpoul, L’Enfant Terrible’, Domaine la Grangette – France 12.5% abv
Notes of peach on the nose followed by a crisp yet full flavoured palate showing minerality and notes of green apple with a twist of lemon on the finish.

Gavi DOCG, Cascina Del Melo, 2012 – Italy 13% abv
This is a fresh and citrusy Gavi, with some warmer fruity notes and minerality. Almost green in colour its intense aroma is of elderflowers, citrus and toffee. Dry full and soft in the mouth with a delicious, vital, citrus flavour

Riesling, Woollaston 2009 – New Zealand %12 abv
Citrus blossom and fragrant, while lily aromas intermingle on the nose. Lime and mandarin characters make the first impression on the palate and marry with a juicy acidity and subtle sweetness to give a refined, elegant finish

Viognier , Château De Campuget 1753, Vin du Pays du Gard 2012 – France 13.5% abv
Delicious peachy and apricot fruit, fresh and long tasting

Sauvignon Blanc, Saint Clair Marlborough 2013 – New Zealand 13% abv
A full, crisp and powerful wine showing intense flavours of passionfruit and blackcurrant, with underlying gooseberry tones. This wine has full yet elegant palate, subtle minerality and a well balanced long, lingering finish

Cotes Du Rhône Blanc La Becassone, Domaine André Brunel 2011- France 13% abv
Based on the typical white Rhone variety of Roussanne this is a creamy, full flavoured wine with spicy, mineral notes and a fresh finish

Chardonnay, Hess Select Monterey California 2011 – USA 13.5% abv
Aromas of pear and citrus, highlighting lemon and lime, are followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavours. Medium bodied and refreshing, a subtle oak toast balances acidity, resulting in a wine crafted in a modern, fruit-forward

Sancerre, Domaine Serge Laloue 2009 – Loire %14.5 abv
Intense bouquet with lovely complexity with citrus notes opening up to floral scents and a hint of rhubarb. Full flavoured and classically styled Sancerre with fresh minerality and spice sustained through to the long finish

Chablis 1er Cru Montmains, Domaine Jean Goulley 2010 – France 12.5% abv
Good weight with a clean, pronounced mineral character on the nose and palate. Classic Chablis

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Solitude 2012 – France 13.5% abv
Citrus tones combined with minerality; long powerful and full-flavored.

Chassagne Montrachet Villages, ‘les Folatières’ Domaine René Monnier, 2010 – France 13.5% abv
This Burgundy is an elegant and generous wine with apricot and mineral notes on the nose and palate. A refined and very fine wine with a lingering finish

Far Niente Chardonnay California 2012 – USA 14.5% abv
A classically structured wine that is both lush and round on the palate while displaying intensity of fruit and spicy oak aromas with a long and clean finish

Rosé Wine

Rioja Rosado Pálido – Rioja 13 % abv
Delicately pink in colour, it has a beautifully refined floral nose. It’s acidity is well balanced with good structure and this gives it a delightful fresh, clean, finish. It is an ideal choice to accompany summer dishes or as an aperitif

Ros De Pacs Pares Balta , Penedes – Spain 12.5% abv
Cherry and rose color. Delicate on the nose with notes of red fruit like raspberry and cherry. In the mouth it is light and fresh. Interesting balance between the acidity level and the light sweetness of the residual sugar
Bottle £25 Medium Glass £6.60 Large Glass £8.60

Sancerre Rosé, Christian Dauny 2011 – France 12.5% abv
This elegant pale pink rosé, made from the pinot noir grape is full of class and finesse. It is light and refreshing yet has extraordinary depths

Red Wine

Le Montalus Rouge 2012 – France 12.5% abv
The ripe fruits from the merlot work perfectly together with the peppery notes of the shiraz to produce this really smooth drinkable wine
Bottle £19 Medium Glass £5.70 Large Glass £7.40

Negroamaro ‘Il Pumo’, San Marzano, 2013 – Italy 13.5% abv
A well-structured wine with an intense bouquet, sweet plummy fruit complemented by spice with notes of coffee followed by velvety tannins and a smooth finish
Bottle £22 Medium Glass £6.10 Large Glass £8.00

Pinot Noir Reserva, Carmen – Chile 13.8% abv
Spicy black cherry and wild berry fruit that is complemented by cedary oak and minerally dry leaf notes. Delicate and savoury with ripe strawberry and a hint of anise. A medium bodied and juicy wine with a beautifully balanced finish
Bottle £24 Medium Glass £6.45 Large Glass £8.40

The Black Shiraz, Berton Vineyards 2012 – Australia 14.5% abv
An expresso of a wine! Strong, purple black and intense
Bottle £25 Medium Glass £6.60 Large Glass £8.60

Nero D’Avola -2012 – Italy 13.5% abv
100% Nero d’Avola, half of the vintage will be matured in oak and blended back in with the other half. This makes for a hearty win with softened tannins, displaying summer fruits of raspberry and blackcurrant

Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Perez Cruz 2011 – Chile 13.5% abv
Intense blackcurrants and eucalyptus on the nose, jammy fruits on the palate, velvety smooth tannins with a long, intense finish

Rioja Crianza “Majister Bibendi” 2009 – Spain 14% abv
The Crianza is lightly oaked, it is refreshing in its lightness. It’s a lovely ruby red in colour, very clean with an aroma of ripe red fruit with a background of cinnamon and spices. Balanced and full of flavour

Cabernet Franc, “Marigny Neuf” 2011 – Loire 13% abv
Endowed with its red fruit which is perfectly ripe but still with a fresh accent, it is underlined by a delicate oaky touch. In the mouth, you are bombarded with massive tannins that are superbly supple and soft which lead on to a very elegant finish..

Pinot Noir , Saint Clair 2011 – New Zealand 14% abv
A luscious, medium bodied wine with a round soft full palate, well balanced acidity, supple tannins and lingering flavours

Pic Saint Loup, Château de Lascaux 2010 – France 14% abv
Lovely and dark and impenetrable crimson in colour. Silky powerful tannins, a powerful elegant wine tasting of summer fruits

Crozes-Hermitage Rouge, ‘Inspiration’ Domain de la Ville Rouge 2010 – Rhône 13% abv
Made from 100% Syrah grapes, 40% of the wine is aged in oak barrels, giving a rich, spicy wine with complex aromas of pepper, violets, baked earth and herbs. On the palate, there are firm, ripe tannins and a velvety mouth-feel

Morgon ‘Vielles Vignes’ Dom de la Bonne Tonne 2010 – France %12.5abv
A  delicate and subtle wine with lots going on. A balanced medium-light bodied wine with a firm ending. The wine has good length, with salty minerality, herbs and a tiny hint of bitterness

“Penny Black”, Post House Stellenbosch 2010 -, South Africa 15% abv
Big flavours abound in the Post House, Penny Black; yet they remain complex and multi layered. Expect chocolate flavours, spice and blackcurrant from this unusually natural red. This very full-bodied dark red explodes with spice, liquorice, blueberry and fruitcake flavours. The Penny Black is hugely powerful: you won’t forget it in a hurry

St Emilion Grand Cru Classe, Château Fleur de Lisse, 2009 – France 12.5% abv
Smooth, ripe and rish with red berry and earthy notes through to a balanced and lingering finish

Amarone Della Valpolicella, Tedeschi 2009 – Italy %15abv
Ripe red cherry and strawberry fruits on the nose with good structure and concentration and an elegant entry on the palate with a lingering finish

Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Chateau Fortia 2007 – France 15% abv
Traditional but modern style of Chateauneuf du Pape showing plenty of liquorice and spice with fine tannins and a lovely purity of Syrah fruit through to a long and sustained finish

Nuits Saint Georges, Domain Chantal Lescure 2009 ~ France 13% abv
This red Burgundy wows with red and black fruit scent and mellow, full flavours. This wine from the village of Nuits-St-Georges in the Cote de Beaune wine region is robust and elegant

Margaux, Château Cantenac Brown, Brio de Cantenac 2009 - France 13% abv
This wine is velvety and smooth with classic cedar and some chocolate hints

Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Pierre Naigeon 2010 – France 12% abv
Expressive blackberry fruit, quite ripe and juicy but combined with characteristic complex and earthy Gevrey terroir flavours. Lovely depth and concentration

Dessert Wine

Elysium Black Muscat, Quady 2011– California 15% abv
Rich berry flavour and a crystalline aroma of rose petals and lychees.
£24 £6.70 100ml glass

Essensia Orange Muscat, Quady 2010 – California %15 abc
Vibrant orange in colour, this wine delivers sweet oranges and apricots on the palate. Bittersweet orange marmalade balanced with a fine citric acidity
£24 £6.70 100ml glass

Vat 5 Botrytis Semillon, Deen De Bortoli 2008 – Australia 10.5% abv
Organic. Gorgeous nose of orange blossom and honey, full of unctuous tropical fruit flavours balanced with refreshing acidity
£25 £6.95 100ml glass

Noble Riesling, Saint Clair Awatere Valley Reserve, 2009 – New Zealand %12.5 abv
The palate shows luscious pear and stone fruit with a hint of beeswax and a long lingering honey and lemon zest finish
£32 £7.95 100ml glass