Italian & Australian Wine Merchant Of the Year 2012/13/14/15/16


HOUSE SELECTION
 

We have kept faith, this year, with our selection of house wines, which have proved a real success. 
However, in this changing economic climate we have looked beyond the more traditional areas, 
especially in France, where prices are generally increasing faster than the rest of the world. 
We have decided, this year, to arrange our whites and reds by ascending order of intensity. Quite 
simply, the further down the list the richer and fuller bodied the wine….
There is no set time in each when a new vintage come to the market. We make every effort to make sure 
the vintage shown is the vintage we serve but this is not always possible. 

 

WHITE WINES
Italy White: Alpha Zeta ‘G’ Garganega 2017
This is the grape that makes all the very decent Soave so ideal for our restaurant. Zesty, fresh and extremely drinkable
Bottle: £17.95  175ml Glass: £4.95  250ml Glass: £6.50
France White: Les Vignes de L’Eglise, Vermentino, 2017
Another recent discovery, this time from southern France. Elegant and perfumed
Bottle: £18.95  175ml Glass: £5.75  250ml Glass: £6.95

 

RED WINES
Italy Red: Alpha Zeta ‘C’ Corvina 2017
The class grape that makes all decent Valpolicella.  Ripe red fruits and lively fresh acidity
Bottle: £17.95  175ml Glass: £4.95  250ml Glass: £6.50
Chile Red: Montes Classic Series Colchagua Merlot 2016
Round, soft and imminently quaffable, ripe plums from this leading quality producer in Chile 
Bottle: £19.95  175ml Glass: £5.95   250ml   Glass: £6.95

 

ROSÉ WINES
Italy Rose: Alpha Zeta ‘R’ Rosato 2017
Lovely rosé from the north of Italy, with summer fruit flavours and a pretty pink colour. Enjoy chilled: great as an 
aperitif, or with many light dishes, including cold terrines
Bottle: £18.95  175ml Glass: £5.75  250ml Glass: £6.95 

WHITE WINES
6.  2017 Vinho Verde, Quinta de Azevedo, Portugal  £24.95
Intense aromas of flowers, citrus and minerality with a slight fizz
7.  2017 Chablis ‘St Martin’, Laroche, France £39.95
Pristine aromas of pear, nectarine and apple followed by a delicate palate and long finish
8.  2017 Gavi di Gavi ‘Lugarara’, La Giustiniana, Italy £33.95
This single vineyard Gavi di Gavi has elegance and purity of fruit flavour rarely seen in Gavi
9.  2017 Quincy, Domaine des Ballandors, France  £34.95       
Quincy is upstream from Sancerre and produces a fresh, mineral style of Sauvignon Blanc
10.  2017 Pinot Grigio, Ponte del Diavolo, Italy  £29.95
Classic PG, light, scented, aromatic and mineral all spring to mind, second bottle anyone??
11.  2016 Adelaide Chardonnay, 16 Stops, South Australia  £27.95       
A refined style of Aussie Chardonnay, with subtle fruit character and just a whiff of oak
12.  2017 Organic/Vegan - Le Canon du Marechal Muscat/Viognier, Cazes, France  £26.95
A fine nose of peaches and flowers followed by a finely balanced light dry palate
13.  2017 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Tinpot Hut, New Zealand    £33.95 
This is one of Marlboroughs newest and hottest properties. Elegant and fresh
14.  2017 Organic/Vegan - Riesling ‘Watervale’, Mt Horrocks, Australia £37.95
One of the finest examples of Riesling in Australia, if not in the world. Amazing flavour and length
15.  2017 Albariño Martín Códax, Spain  £33.95       
The ultimate seafood vine, Albariño has lovely depth of flavour and is a fine match to lobster
16.  2017 Greco di Tufo, Vesevo, Italy  £29.95
Grown in Italy’s south, this wine has fascinating aromas of sage and lychee, nice length and balance
17.  2015 St Aubin 1er Cru ‘En Remilly’, Jean-Claude Boisset, France  £59.95
Stunning white burgundy, with complexity, finesse and elegance all wrapped up in lashings of character

 

ROSÉ WINES
18.  2017 Rosato, A Mano, Italy £25.95 
Bright magenta in colour, this is a serious rose, with loads of lively fruit and a smooth finish
19.  2015 Rosé, Kim Crawford, New Zealand  £29.95
We welcome back an old favourite. Rounded and soft with a generous fruit dimension 

RED WINES
20.  2017 Organic/Vegan - Monastrell, Castaño, Spain   £24.95
Ripe red-fruits on the nose and palate – finely balanced acidity
21.  2017 Valpolicella, Allegrini, Italy £29.95
Simply stunning, light and perfumed on the nose, balanced and long on the palate
22.   2017 ‘Punto Final’ Malbec Clasico, Bodega Renacer, Argentina £30.95     
Ripe and concentrated flavours of plum and spice, good length and soft tannins make this a 2 -bottle wine
23.  2016 Marlborough Pinot Noir, Delta Vineyard, New Zealand £39.95
A newcomer to Marlborough, Delta has turned some heads with this cracking debut release
24.  2016 Chianti, Mediceo, Tuscany, Italy £26.95
Another favourite of ours from a recent tasting, Mediceo Chianti offers a real Tuscan wine at an unreal price!
25.  2017 Papa Figos Tinto, Casa Ferreirinha, Portugal £27.95 
Intense aromas, red fruits and apricot, smooth tannins and menthol tones
26.  2015 Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz, Willunga 100, South Australia, £29.95 
A fresh and easy drinking blend from South Australia. Ideal with most dishes
27.   2013 Rioja Reserva, Izadi, Spain, £34.95         
A modern style Rioja which exudes deep red strawberry fruits. A strong favourite of ours
28.  2015 ‘Closerie de Vaudieu’ Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Château de Vaudieu, France £39.95
A fine example of this famous appellation. Spicy, generous but with a firm backbone
29.   2015 Chianti Classico, Isole e Olena, Tuscany, Italy £39.95
Despite being quite young for a Chianti, this wine drinks superbly and is great with steaks
30.  2013 Barolo, Massolino, Italy £54.95
Brooding and intense, Barolo is not called ‘the king of wines and the wine of kings’ for nothing…
31.  2015 ‘A’ Amarone, Alpha Zeta, Italy £59.95
This is a great example of quality Amarone from Italy’s Veneto region. Made from dried grapes it carries an intensity 
and fruit dimension unique to this style

SPARKLING WINE
32.  NV Mendoza Brut, Bianchi, Argentina £22.95           
Fresh, bubbly and very quaffing. An ideal aperitif!

 

CHAMPAGNE
33.  NV Grande Réserve, Devaux, France £44.95
Aged for 36 months on lees to give complexity and finesse, a truly tasty champers
34.  2008 Collection D Millésimé, Devaux, France £69.95
Stepping into the major league, this wine has real depth of flavour and is great with seafood
35.  NV Cuvée Rosé, Devaux, France £59.95
And why not? Rosé fizz is all the rage, not just because it’s pink, but because it’s damn tasty

 

DESSERT WINE
36.   2015 Sauternes, Château Delmond, France (75cl) £42.95 125ml Glass £7.95
Lovely complexity and richness on the palate yet clean and refreshing on the finish
37.   2017 Cordon Cut Riesling, Mt. Horrocks, Australia (37.5cl) £34.95  125ml Glass £12.95
This Australian icon is at home amongst the great sweet wines of the world. A must-try!
38.   2014 ‘La Beryl Blanc’, Fairview, South Africa (50cl) £29.95 125ml Glass £7.95 
Made from late harvested Chenin Blanc grapes, La Beryl has nice richness and complexity

 

HALF BOTTLES
 

WHITE WINES
7H.   2017 Chablis ‘St Martin’, Laroche, France (37.5cl) £22.95

 

RED WINES
21H.  2017 Valpolicella, Allegrini, Italy (37.5cl) £15.95

 

PROSECCO 
39.  NV Ca’ di Alte, Spumante Extra Dry DOC (20cl) £8.95