Wine List


 

    White Wines

                       
            
1.     Les Terrasses –  Vin de Pays des Côteaux de l’Ardèche                                                               £20.00
         Fresh, zesty and aromatic, a blend of Sauvignon & Grenache Blanc
         with very clean, pure fruit flavours hinting at kiwi fruit, lime and gooseberry.
         Available by the glass    125ml:£4.00       175ml:£5.00        250ml:£7.00
 
2.     Pinot Grigio delle Venezie –  Folonari, IGT Veneto, Italy                                                        £23.00
         Light, dry and very fresh, with hints of whitecurrant and pear.
         Very much a grape of the moment!
         Available by the glass    125ml:£5.50       175ml:£6.50        250ml:£8.50
 
3.     Picpoul de Pinet                                                                                                                                    £24.50
         Côteaux de Languedoc, Domaine Saint Peyre
         The grape is the Picpoul and the village it comes from is Pinet! 
         Soft, fragrant and almost smokey with a delicious rich hint of almonds.
 
4.     Chardonnay                                                                                                                                           £25.50
         Domaine St Hilaire, Montagnac, IGP Pays d‘Oc, France
         Unoaked, dry and elegant, a light wine with soft peachy fruit, and a hint
         of spice.
 
5.     Dry Riesling                                                                                                                                           £27.00
         Louis Guntrum, Rheinhessen, Germany
         A real gem. Incredibly intense, dry with a refreshing lime zest quality,
         and a wonderfully long, hint of acacia honey on the finish. 
 
6.     Gros Manseng, Cotes de Gascogne                                                                                               £28.00
         Domaine de Cassagnoles, IGP Cotes de Gascogne, France
         Gros Manseng is a Basque grape variety that is now making a name for itself
         in Gascony in Southwest France. This wine is crisp yet complex, overlaid with an
         gorgeous acacia/pink grapefruit bouquet. On the palate there are hints
         of greengage and grapefruit, with a touch of lime, and a superb long, rich finish.           
         Olivier’s Star Recommendation!
 
7.      Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie                                                                                           £30.00
          Domaine de la Brettonière, Le Landreau, LoireValley
          The perfect wine to go with shellfish –
          Fresh and zingy with a definitive minerality. Seriously good wine!
 
8.     Sauvignon Blanc, “Green Lip”                                                                                                       £33.00
          Jackson Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand
          Lovely gooseberry fruit with an intense tropical backdrop, and great depth,
          from one of the most respected wineries in New Zealand.
 
9.     Chablis                                                                                                                                                    £34.00
         Domaine Pinson
         Classic Chablis, with a steely fruitiness, combined with a clean
         crisp freshness, generous weight, and the famous mineral edge.
 
10.   Sancerre (Cuvee des Mages)                                                                                                            £35.00
         Domaine Serge Laporte, Chavignol, Loire Valley
         Cuvée des Mages is only made in very good years. A combination of soil
         types (chalky and pebble, from two special vineyard sites) and the age
         of the vines ensures a ‘special cuvée’ Sauvignon Blanc with fantastic complexity,
         great purity of fruit and near-perfect balance. 
 
11.   Pouilly Fumé, Villa Paulus                                                                                                                £37.00
        Domaine Masson Blondelet, Loire Valley
        An elegant Sauvignon wine with terrific depth, and the slight smokey richness
        of fruit for which Pouilly Fumé is famed.
12.   Gewurztraminer                                                                                                                                   £38.00
         Domaine Henry Fuchs, Ribeauvillé , Alsace
         Very exotic, grapey nose, with a lush sensual palate with overtones of lychees
          and rose petal. Medium sweet. Perfect with smoked meat and fish, and spiced dishes.
 
13.   Puligny Montrachet                                                                                 
         Jean-Louis Chavy, Burgundy, France                                                                                              £50.00
        What to say? One of the most sought after Montrachet producers, offering
        the magical combination of vivid stone fruit, nutty richness, and mineral
        structure. Exquisite.

 

     Red Wines

 
14.    Les Terrasses Rouge                                                                                                                            £20.00
          Vin de Pays des Côteaux de l’Ardèche
          Forthright and fruity, a blend of Merlot & Grenache
          with a lovely depth of flavour – a very ‘gulpable’ red!
          Available by the glass     125ml:£4.50      175ml:£5.50   250ml:£7.50
 
15.   Rioja, Tempranillo                                                                                                                               £24.50
        Hacienda Lopez de Haro, Rioja Alta, Spain
         A traditional style Rioja: packed with ripe fruit and very little oak.
         Dense and juicy, with a spicy complexity.
         Available by the glass    125ml:£5.50     175ml:£6.50     250ml:£9.00
 
16.   Slowine Merlot                                                                                                                                      £26.50
         Overberg, South Africa                                                                                                  
         Named in honour of the slow food movement (the antithesis of “fast food”)
          Andries Berger has created a luscious, ripe yet serious Merlot, with hint                         
          of chocolate, violets and ripe black cherry fruit, and a smoky, long finish.
 
17     Montepulciano D’abruzzo                                                                                                              £27.00
          ModA’, Talamonte Estate, Marches, Italy
         The wine is aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.
          This is a gorgeous chunky, yet smooth, velvety red with lashings of dense fruit,
          backed up by full, but soft tannins and a long spicy finish.
18.   Malbec “Vineyard Selection”                                                                                                           £28.00
         Altivo, Mendoza, Argentina
         Bold flavours of damsons and raisins with hints of redcurrants burst onto the
         palate. Full-bodied but soft and very approachable, with a characteristic chocolate
         note on the finish.
 
19.   Massaya Classic Red                                                                                                                           £30.00
         Ghosn, Brunier & Hebrard, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
         A partnership between the Lebanese Ghosn brothers, and two French
         Winemaking dynasties, based in St Emilion and Chateauneuf du Pape.
         The Classic Red manages to be smooth and very soft yet dry, spicy and complex.
         Olivier’s Star Recommendation!
 
20.   Fleurie                                                                                                                                                     £32.00  
          
 Clos de la Chapelle des Bois, Beaujolais, France                                                                     
          A classic Fleurie with excellent silky fruit, penetrating concentration and the
          tell-tale iris and chocolate nose that Fernad Verpoix’ wines often show
 
21.   Tindall Pinot noir                                                                                                                               £35.00
         Tindall Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand
         Cranberry, red cherry and plum fruit aromas abound; elegant with hints of vanilla.
 
22.   Chateauneuf du Pape                                                                                                                        £55.00
         Domaine La Roquete, Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone
         A domaine which has rocketed into the first division in the last five years or so.
 Not filtered or fined, (a blend of 70% Grenache, 20% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre)
 voluptuously textured and very rich – a return to classic, full-bodied, Chäteauneuf-du-Pape.

 

      Rosé Wines

 
23.   Les Terrasses,  Rosé,  (SYRAH/GRENACHE)                                                                        £20.00
         Les Vignerons Ardechois, Ardeche, France
         Crisp, fresh and deliciously dry, with hints of violets and a soft berry finish.
         Available by the glass    125ml:£4.50      175ml:£5.50         250ml:£7.50
 
24.   Anjou Rosé                                                                                                                                           £24.00
         Domaine des Essarts, Loire Valley, France
This is deliciously fresh, sweet, with a clean strawberry fruit, and
         creamy finish that is perfectly balanced.
 
25.   Beaujolais Rosé, “Chateau de Grandmont”                                                                                £28.00
         Chateau de grandmont,Blace,Beaujolais,France
         This is a ripe and rounded Rosé, pale pink with a zesty strawberry like fruit & well balanced acidity

      Half Bottles

 
       

        White Wines

       
H1.   Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie                                                                                            £20.00
          Domaine de la Brettonière, Le Landreau, LoireValley
          The perfect wine to go with shellfish –
          Fresh and zingy with a definitive minerality. Seriously good wine
H2.   Chablis                                                                                                                                                   £22.00         
  Domaine Pinson
          Classic Chablis, with a steely fruitiness, combined with a clean
          crisp freshness, generous weight, and the famous mineral edge.

       Red Wine

 

H4.  Muga Reserva Rioja,                                                                                                                        £25.00  
          Bodegas Muga, Rioja Alta, Spain
          From one of Rioja’s finest houses, rich and powerful, yet elegant, with
          Ripe damson fruit, and soft vanilla oak.     

     Champagne & Sparkling Wines

 

31.   Prosecco,  N.V.                                                                                                                                       £35.00
        Borgo del Col Alto, Veneto, Italy
        Lively ‘up front’ flavours of apples, pears, almonds and freshly baked bread with
        a light, honeyed finish, and a superb soft foamy mousse.
 
32.   J.M. Gremillet, Brut, N.V                                                                                                                  £45.00
        Aube, Champagne, France                                                Half Bottle:                                           £28.00  
        Beautifully balanced “growers” Champagne from a tiny winery, dedicated to
        Quality!
 
33.   Veuve Clicquot, Yellow Label, Brut, N.V.                                                                                   £65.00
         Epernay, Champagne, France
         Our favorite of the “grand marques” Harmonious and elegant, with delicious
         white peach fruit flavours, and a superb mousse.

    Dessert Wine

 

34.   Moscatel de la Marina                                             per glass (50ml)                                             £  4.00
        Bodegas Enrique Mendoza, Alicante, Spain
        On the nose, the fresh Moscatel (Muscat) character (musk and orange blossom)
        combines with honey and balsamic aromas. On the palate, it is light but surprisingly
        pervasive with a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity. This wine will be
        the perfect match for most desserts, lemon tart in particular.  15%abv
 
35.   Chateau Vari                                                                 Half Bottle:                                                  £22.00
         Monbazillac, France                                                                
         This delicious dessert wine is a blend of late harvest Sauvignon Blanc,
         Semillon and Muscadelle. It is distinctly orange-tinted in colour and displays
         juicy flavours of peach with hints of toffee and spice.