Wine List 22/02/82015 Wines by the Glass All wines by the glass are also available in a 125ml measure 175ml 250ml Bottle White Pinot Grigio, Delle Venezie, Trento, Italy, 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Grande, Chile, 2013 Viognier, Baron de Badassiere, Vin de Pays d’Oc, 2013 £5.10 £5.40 £5.90 £7.10 £7.60 £8.30 £21.00 £22.50 £24.50 Red PE Tinto Heredade do Esporao, Portugal, 2012 Merlot, Embleme d’Argent, France, 2013 Shiraz, Ironbark, Australia, 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Caliterra Reserva, Chile, 2012 Gran Verosso Rosso Appassimento, Italy, 2013 £4.70 £5.50 £5.70 £6.30 £7.00 £6.70 £7.80 £8.10 £9.00 £10.00 £19.75 £23.00 £24.00 £26.50 £29.50 Rosé Blush, Pinot Grigio, Sanvigilio, Pavie, Italy, 2013 Cabernet Franc Rose, Terrain, France, 2013 £5.40 £6.00 £7.60 £8.60 £22.50 £25.50 Sparkling N.V. Champagne, Pol Roger,Brut Reserve, France NV Prosecco, Fiol, Treviso, Italy NV 125 ml £11 £7.50 Sweet Monbazillac Grange Neuve, France, 2009 Muscat de Rivesaltes, Domaine Cazes, France 2009 Noble late Harvest Tokaji Patricius, Katinka, Hungary 2012 Mount Horrocks ‘Cordon Cut’ Riesling, Australia 2013 100ml £6.00 £6.50 £8.50 £11.50 Fortified Quinta do Crasto, 2008 Colheita 2001, Krohn Taylors 10 Tawny Port Fino sherry, Fernando de Castillo Classic cream sherry, Fernando de Castillo 70ml £4.95 £5.50 £7.00 £3.50 £3.95 £65.00 £32.50 Sparkling Wines Prosecco, Fiol, Treviso, Italy NV £35.50 Fiol is the result of a group of young creatives attempting to capture the Italian way of life - the Mediterranean philosophy of loving life and what it's climate gives. A soft wine with slightly less bubbles than the average Prosecco. The colour is a pale salmon-pink, and on the nose there are bright notes of red berries and a hint of fresh herbs. On the palate the wine is balanced and creamy, with a crisp, delicate finish. Coates & Seely Brut Rose, Hampshire, United Kingdom NV £49.00 Taittinger, Brut Reserve, Champagne, France NV £55.00 Pol Roger, Brut Reserve, France N/V £65.00 Blush, Pinot Grigio, Sanvigilio, Pavie, Italy 2013 £22.50 Cabernet Franc, Terrain, France 2013 £25.50 Sancerre Rose, Domaine du Carrou, Dominique Roger, France 2012 £39.50 The chalk downlands of Hampshire have almost exactly the same soil structure as that of Champagne. An 18 point wine in Decanter magazine means that this is a far cry from English wines of a bygone era. It is simply delicious and surpasses many a Champagne. This is one of the lighter well-known Champagnes on the market, making it ideal in this environment. Terrific quaffing fizz, that becomes honeyed, and toasty with extended bottle age. Known as a ‘Chardonnay driven’ style, it has a wonderful, crisp attack with the Pinot Noir kicking in further down the line, leaving a clean, but nutty fresh flavour in the mouth. Pale gold with a very fine bead; flowery, delicately toasty aroma with fruit and complexity; creamy, beautifully balanced with a dry, harmonious finish. Rosé Wines Pale and interesting, subtle, light, refreshing red fruits Light cherry pink, pleasant refreshing finish Pale orange-pink. Lovely floral lift to the fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry, raspberry and orange zest. Densely packed and dry, with terrific inner-mouth verve and minerality. White Wines France Vermentino, Vignes de L’ Eglise,Vin de Pay d’Oc 2012 £19.50 Viognier, Baron de Badassiere, Vin de Pay d’Oc 2012 £24.50 Muscadet Sevre & Maine, Château du Poyet, Loire 2012 £29.00 Pinot Blanc, Trimbach, Alsace 2010 £32.00 Chablis 1er Cru, Les Lys, Domaine Bernard Defaix, Burgundy 2012 £45.00 Pouilly Fuissé Grande Reserve, Domaine des Maillettes, Burgundy 2011 £55.00 Condrieu, ‘Les Vallins’, Christophe Blanc, Rhône 2011 £62.00 Meursault – Charmes, Premier Cru, David Moret, Burgundy 2011 £75.00 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Champs - Gain, Francois Carillon, Burgundy 2009 £89.00 The Vermentino grapes come from selected vineyards in the Picpoul de Pinet region. Vermentino is valued for its ability to produce aromatic, flavoursome, fresh whites of excellent quality in the sunny climate of the South of France. The name of the wine refers to the Badassière vineyard which lies near the small town of Pomerols. In the 18th century, the vineyard belonged to Baron Charles Emmanuel, a colourful character who was rumoured to be the illegitimate son of King Louis XV. This region benefits from a sunny, warm climate which encourages ripe, fruity flavours in the wines, while the coastal breezes help retain freshness and aromatics. Influenced by the Atlantic just to the west, this quintessential Muscadet offers clear cut, racy fruit, with a gunflinty note on the nose, zingy acidity and long minerally finish. Unquestionably one of the greatest names in Alsace, the Trimbach family based in the picturesque town of Ribeauville have been making wines since 1626!! This Pinot Blanc considered a benchmark for quality, consistency and style is traditionally dry and matches many light dishes. It is no accident that Trimbach wines are listed in every Michelin 3 Star restaurants in France. Inviting aroma's of white flowers and wet stone minerality exude from the nose. Crisp acidity is accompanied by a lovely weight and richness on the palate. This Lys is linear, pure, elegant and refined. A classic Chablis. Traditionally regarded as the best of the white Maconnais Burgundies, floral, fruity, rich generous stuff, with tantalising soft undertones of pear and vanilla, I think you’ll notice its aristocratic credentials. Grown on steep, granite based terraces that slope down towards the Rhone, Condrieu is the world’s finest spot for producing world class Viognier, with a sumptuous apricot and peach fruit underscored by a fresh mineral imprint Focused, angular Meursault with lovely acidity and minerals. Light bodied, lean mid palate with fresh apricots and moderate finish Aromas of white flowers, citrus, and white peach appear on the nose. The palate is round with fresh acidity and minerality that lingers on the finish. Italy La Segreta, Planeta, Sicily 2012 £25.50 Puiattino, Pinot Grigio, Giovanni Puiatti, Friuli 2011 £27.00 Soave, Leonildo Pieropan, Veneto 2012 £32.00 Langhe Arneis, Ascheri 2011 £34.00 Gavi di Gavi Lugarara, La Giustiniana, Piemonte, 2012 £35.00 2013 £30.00 Planeta is the icon winery in Sicily today. Their wines are scooping awards with every vintage and this delightful fruit driven number personifies their approach to sunshine winemaking perfectly. Vibrant and aromatic with notes of citrus fruits, lychee, pineapple and peach complemented by hints of minerals, herbs and mint. Full and dry, smooth and supple with balancing acidity and a long, minty finish. 100% Pinot Grigio. Pale in colour, with fresh grassy notes and hints of green apples. The palate has a touch of honeyed richness but is fresh and steely, making it a wonderful aperitif The Pieropan family have become internationally renowned for their award winning Soave’s. The Soave Pieropan is a blend of 90% Garganega and 10% Trebbiano di Soave giving the wine a classic Soave character of white flowers and almonds. One of the most talked about white varieties in the world at the moment. Often described as white Barolo, this wine comes from vineyards neighbouring the great red wines of Piemonte. Crisp, robust, but also lingering and savoury, this is one of my favourite food whites. Elegant and rare, there are only two dozen or so significant producers of this wine left in the world today. The 2011 vintage in Gavi di Gavi created wines more perfumed than previous years. 100% unoaked Cortese oozes a lively green apple and pear character with a great finish of good Gavi. Spain Albariño, Martin Codax, Rias Baixas On the nose, the wine shows a great complexity marked by intense fruity aromas of fresh grapefruit, apricot and melon. In the mouth combines fruity flavours and freshness with a rounded acidity, resulting in a balanced wine that boasts an opulent taste with elegant aromas. Germany ‘Generations' Riesling Feinherb, Axel Pauly, Mosel, Germany 2012 £34.00 Bright yellow in colour, the ‘Generations‘ Riesling is aromatic on the nose with notes of peach, honey and ripe apple. The palate is round and fairly full in body with excellent intensity of stone fruit and mineral character. The fresh acidity balances the off-dry finish to give an appealing, harmonious wine that is firm in structure yet with plenty of flavour too. Tri-nations Petit Chenin, Ken Forrester, South Africa 2013 £25.50 Pinot Gris, Willunga 100, Adelaide Hills, South Australia 2011 £29.00 Sauvignon Blanc, Elephant Hill, Marlborough, New Zealand 2013 £35.00 Chardonnay, Migliarina, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2011 £32.00 Forrester is becoming an iconic winemaker that takes great inspiration from the wines of the Loire and has been described as singlehandedly leading the wine industry in making quality Chenin Blancs. This wine is harvested by hand and bottled early allowing intensely fresh fruit flavours like pineapple & quince and matching it with a good acidity. Pinot Gris loves the cooler climate of the Adelaide Hills, the outcome is a wine that is delicate whilst also delightfully invigorating. If you like Pinot Grigio and fancy something slightly different then this one is for you. Tinpot Hut for us at The Pot Kiln beautifully sums up what New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc is all about. It’s the aromas of citrus blossom, lemon verbena and pink grapefruit that make this a firm favourite on our list. A buttery chardonnay perfectly suited to white meats with rich sauces. This is somewhat of a treat to have on our list as only 3509 bottles were made. Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Mangan Vineyard’, Cullen, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2010 £41.50 Dr. Kevin Cullen planted the first experimental vines in Margaret River in 1966. Since then Cullen have become a world leading wine producing family whilst also being certified biodynamic, organic and Australia’s first carbon neutral winery. The Sauv part of the blend is aged in new French oak barriques for 5 months whilst the Sem part was fermented in stainless steel to retain freshness. The oak provides added depth but remains unobtrusive and well-balanced. The Americas Sauvignon Blanc, Sierra Grande, Chile 2013 £22.50 Oregon Pinot Gris, Firesteed, Oregon, USA 2010 £37.00 Full of tingling aromatics, typical of the grape variety, bursting with exotic tropical fruit flavours, yet retaining freshness through its natural racy acidity Firesteed is now one of the leading wineries in the Oregon area. This Pinot Gris blend combines delicate floral notes with rich silky tropical fruit. It is dry with a certain minerality and stone fruit character with texture before a long persistent finish. Dijon Clones Chardonnay, Pine Ridge, Napa Valley, California, USA 2009 £52.00 This is American Chardonnay all over. It is marvelously rich with spice, vanilla and fruit flavours. This is largely due to the vineyards location on the southernmost part of the Napa Valley meaning the maritime influence is a key factor contributing to a slow and even rate of maturity of the fruit prior to hand-harvesting. Red Wines France Merlot, Embleme d’Argent, Languedoc 2013 £23.00 Merlot, Domaine L’Estagenere, Vin De Pays, France 2012 £30.00 Dense, dark red with purple hints. Aromas of berry fruits, cherries and plums. A soft and easy drinking wine with plenty notes of plums and berries. Deep purple-red. Complex aromas of black fruits, cherry, pepper, spices and violet. Opulent flavours of blackcurrant, leather, lilac and spices. Powerful, generous, concentrated and long. Chinon tradition, Pierre Sourdais, Loire 2011 £32.00 Cahors, Château de Chambert, Malbec 2008 £33.50 Cotes du Rhone Villages, Chusclan, Les Genets, Syrah, Rhone 2012 £34.00 Soft and supple with juicy fruit flavours, this mouth filling wine has ripe tannins and an elegant finish, a remarkable Chinon. Exceptional wine made from 100% pure Malbec on limestone hillsides south of the River Lot, this has a deep, almost black cherry colour. Slightly tobaccoey, with fruit more redolent of figs/prunes and a touch of menthol and spice on the finish. Garnet red colour. An aromatic nose with fruity aromas of wild fruits, blackberry, blueberry and spice. A very well structured wine, with well-integrated tannins, smooth and delicate but contains plenty of power and great balance Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Les Ursulines, Jean-Claude Boisset 2012 £40.00 Crozes-Hermitage, David Reynaud, Rhône 2012 £42.00 St Aubin 1er Cru Sentier Du Clou, Domain Larue, Cote du Beaune 2012 £49.00 Intense red colour, with ruby reflections. The open nose shows notes of red fruits, with a touch of spice and vanilla. Very complex on the palate, with elegant tannins, excellent red fruit intensity that is typical of good Pinot Noir and great length. Deep dark red in colour, this wine is intense with black berries, cocoa and mouthwatering liquorice. Pure and refreshing with very elegant tannins and a lingering mineral and lifted finish. Bright ruby red. Delicate fruit aromas with a touch of vanilla. Flavours of raspberries, strawberries. Medium bodied with a silky texture. 100% Pinot Noir, a rather wonderful wine Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Domaine A-F Gros, Burgundy, France 2011 £52.00 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Closerie de Vaudieu, Rhône 2010 £59.00 Côte-Rotie, La Madiniere, DomaineYves Cuilleron, Rhône 2011 £75.00 Pommard, 1er Cru Les Fremiers, Domaine Lucien Biollot, Burgundy 2011 £78.00 Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru La Combe aux Moines, Domaine Dominique Gallouis, Burgundy 2009 £110.00 The wine has a vibrant medium to pale ruby colour, with perfumed red soft fruits and slightly smoky aromas on the nose. The palate is ethereal – it has light to mid weight with sweet red fruit flavours and a lovely soft supple texture. The wine manages to be both mouth-wateringly fresh and possess surprising richness. There is a delightful balance between the wine’s alcohol, fruit and fresh acidity. There is a long clean finish. This wine sets the tone superbly for the whole A–F Gros range. Deep ruby red in colour, with a black cherry core. This wine has lively berry fruits on the nose, with a touch of liquorice and a hint of black pepper. The 2010 is full of fruit, juicy and round with ripe tannnins that gently support the cherry, cassis and herb character on the finish. From predominantly schistose soils in the north of the appellation, this is a wine which combines beautiful tapenade/violet aromatics with a very serious palate, with firm, well-bred tannins cloaking the fruit, and adding a fine architectural framework. 100% Pinot Noir. Succulent berry fruit and slight vegetal flavours gives way to silky soft tannins and excellent depth and concentration. This wine presents an intense deep ruby red colour. It has lovely aromas of cocoa and plum on the nose with a hint of black pepper.Powerful, yet very elegant, it is a superb example of a well made Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru which will age beautifully for the next twenty years. Italy Gran Verosso, Rosso, Appassimento, Italy, 2013 £29.50 ‘Vigneto Bucerchiale` Chianti Rufina Riserva, Selvapiana, Tuscany, 2012 £35.00 Dolcetto d’Alba, G.D. Vaira, Piemonte 2012 £37.50 Brunello di Montalcino, Poggio San Polo, Tuscany 2008 £74.00 PE Tinto, Heredade do Esporao, Alentejo, Portugal 2012 £19.75 Vina Zorzal, Vinicola Corellana, Navarra, Spain 2011 £25.00 ‘4’ Quatros Castas, Heredade do Esporao, Alentejo, Portugal 2011 £31.00 100% Merlot, a big wine! Intense purple colour, full bodied and powerful. Excellent with grilled meats and game Rufina is the smallest of the Chianti zones but also one of the most special. The cool breeze blowing down the Sieve Valley gives the best wines a finesse that few in Chianti Classico can match. The robust tannins and the long, fine finish are the hallmark of the Selvapiana wines. This is a cracking example of the Piedmont varietal Dolcetto. Varja’s wines are characterised by pristine flavours and defined perfumes. There are vineyards are located 400m above sea level in the commune of Barolo. This Brunello remains a fine example of the modern style of wine making that is going on in the area – rich and cedary with fine-grained tannins and excellent length. Spain, Portugal & Austria Attractive and youthful ruby colour. Aromas include notes of dark cherries and blueberries. On the palate the wine is dry, clean, well structured with good acidity and a good concentration on the finish. Blackcurrant, fruit peel, jam and raspberries, herbal notes and nice rich tannins and juicy structure. We also really like it slightly chilled. Delightful with pasta, vegetable dishes, cured sausages, cold cuts or grilled meat. Deep concentrated bright red colour. The bouquet is subtle with notes of black fruits and a hint of spice. A blend of Alicante Bouschet, Aragones, Touriga Franca & Touriga Nacional. On the palate the wine displays lovely generosity of red fruits with velvety texture and a firm sophisticated structure. Cuatro Pasos Mencia, Bierzo, Spain 2011 £32.00 Rioja Tobia ‘Selection’, Crianza, Spain 2010 33.00 Alvaro Castro Outeiro, Portugal 2010 £35.00 L'Expressio del Priorat, L'Expressio del Priorat, Cataluna, Spain 2012 £39.50 Rioja Vega Reserva, Bodegas, Muerza, Spain 2008 £42.00 Fresh, juicy and mineral Mencia, the hottest red grape in Spain right now. Mouth-wateringly moreish, bursting with red fruit. Fantastic with game birds. Intense red cherry with hints of garnet. Elegant aromas of red fruits, sloes with spicy notes, liquorice, toffee and chocolate Structured and round on the palate. Fruit lingers with a woody finish This is a very fruity wine with some of the Dão minerality lending it structure. There are red-fruit flavors, with notes of coffee and herb. Its tannins are balanced, and its acidity lends a juicy aftertaste L’Expressio del Priorat is a new label from Mas La Mola, made from native varieties of Garnatxa, Syrah and Carignano with a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to add complexity. Half of the wine was aged in oak to round the texture but not to impart any oak flavours. The result is a wine with a silky texture perfectly suited to enjoy with any roasted meats. Ripe cherry or garnet red. Complex and intense aromas of leather, tobacco and spicy wood notes. Mature, ripe and well structured wine with velvety and well balanced finish. Koenigsegg ‘Premium’ Zweigelt, Schloss Halbturn, Austria 2008 £49.00 Ruby red colour. On the nose the wine displays typical aromas of cherries. Palate shows fine acidity and velvety tannins accompanied by ripe notes of red fruits. This wine works beautifully with wild fowl and game Finca LA Garriga, Castillo Perelada, Spain 2008 £50.00 Deep cherry red with a violet edge. Wild red fruit aroma perfectly combines with fine spicy notes. Fresh and lively with enveloping tannins. A wine of marked personality, made from 100% old vine Samsò, the local name for Cariñena/Carignan, from a 40ha vineyard where the vines are over 50 years old. The Americas Malbec Cabernet Sauvignon, Finca Los Prados, Argentina 2012 £21.50 Cabernet Sauvignon, Caliterra Reserva, Chile 2012 £26.50 Malbec, Manos Negras, Argentina 2011 £32.00 The Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon harmonise perfectly to make a fruity, well balanced wine that will match with most red meats and roasted dishes. Malbec is hugely popular at the moment and this one, in my opinion, is greatly enhanced by having the blend. Deep, lively ruby colour. Intense blackcurrant fruit, cherries, plums and dark chocolate on the nose. On the palate it displays good concentration, round tannins and a pleasant finish. Opaque ruby colour. The nose is youthful with pure and well defined notes of black fruits and hints of violets. The palate is dry and exhibits wonderful juicy fruit, sophisticated tannins and an attractive savoury finish. Sonoma County Zinfandel, Seghesio, California, USA 2010 £48.50 Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafaro, Napa Valley, California, USA 2007 £65.00 Shiraz, Ironbark, Australia 2013 £24.00 Shiraz, Thelema, South Africa 2010 £34.00 Cleef’s Reserve Collection, Shiraz-Mourvedre-Viognier, South Africa 2013 £35.00 Segheiso Zinfandels have been scooping up awards left, right and centre. Nevertheless, Segheiso is still firmly in family hands. This is their hallmark. An approachable, ripe and juicy Zin. Just south of the prestigious Stag’s Leap appellation, this is prime Cab Sav territory with Napa’s signature hot days and cool nights contributing to making flavourful and ripe grapes. Nevertheless, only 610 cases were made meaning that this is a highly sort after wine with a whoppingly rich palate that has the concentration of fruit that you would expect from the Yanks. Tri-nations Deep, purple coloured wine. The bouquet displays aromas of blackberries and blueberries with a subtle hint of dark chocolate and spice. Sweet plums and varietal fruit palate layered with complex black berry flavours with lingering oak sweetness. Wonderful with beef or venison. One of South Africa’s best wineries, Thelema produces amazing, delicious wine that is both complex and subtle all at the same time. This is a combination of red fruits & black with a little hint of white pepper. If you don’t want something that’s going to knock you on the floor but you do want something of pure quality this is for you. Ruby colour. Complex plummy, spicy red fruit aromas on the nose. Savoury and blackberry notes on the palate; touches of honeysuckle fruit from the Viognier are well integrated with the oak tannins to give the wine a long, velvety finish. Pinot Noir, Sanctuary, Marlborough, New Zealand 2013 £36.00 Cliff Edge Shiraz, Mount Langi Ghiran, Australia 2007 £36.50 Vibrant medium ruby red. Everything that a Marlborough Pinot Noir should be, juicy but focused fruit character with a spicy perfumed nose. If ever there was a big robust example of Shiraz, then this is it. Brilliant with some of our more ooomphy dishes like beef cheeks. Plump and fruity with pepper, spices and pulled together by smart oak. If you like Aussie wines with Aussie characteristics, then try it. Peter Max` Pinot Noir, Crystallum, Walker Bay, South Africa 2012 £45.00 Elephant Hill Syrah, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand 2012 £45.00 The Finlayson brothers who set up Crystallum have a fine winemaking pedigree being sons of the South African wine pioneer Peter Finlayson. Production of Crystallum is currently tiny with the focus on producing a sophisticated wine whilst being totally environmentally sustainable even the winery is made out of straw bales! Very deep ruby colour. The bouquet is intense and inviting displaying aromas of boysenberry, dark chocolate, smoked meat and pronounced notes of black pepper. Ripe, juicy black fruits, sweet and inviting spices, ensuring a great balance and length. Grenache ‘The Experiment’, Penny’s Hill, Mclaren Vale, Australia 2011 £48.00 Ruby red. A vibrant nose showing red cherry and strawberry with hints of white pepper, anise and savoury spice. Flavoursome and intense, displaying red fruits and fresh cherries. Fine, savoury tannins provide structure and balance leading to a long and generous finish. Classique Bordeaux Blend, Eikendal, Stellenbosh, South Africa 2010 £48.00 Rich garnet red. Sweet, ripe black and red fruits followed up with spice and earthy, mineral characters. Generous aromas of dark fruits and nutty mocha with ripe, concentrated fruits on the palate and a velvety, balanced finish. Coonawarra Cabernet/Merlot, Balnaves, South Australia 2009 £49.50 `Nine Popes` Barossa Valley, Charles Melton, South Australia 2010 £59.50 This is Bordeaux blend with an Ozzie accent. The 28% Merlot provides the flesh whilst the remaining 72% Cabernet gives its’ trademark blackcurrant character. This is a wine that screams out for roasted game. Charles Melton’s wines were in 1984, when they were first produced, styled on those from the Rhone but are now considered leading examples of the varieties in their own right. The name ‘Nine Popes’ is itself a pun on the Rhone’s Châteauneuf-du-Pape. ‘Nine Popes’ has a very complex spicey nose with a touch of cedar and liquorice. This is big scale red wine perfect with venison.
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