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Wine List 2016 - Summer Isles Hotel
SUMMER ISLES HOTEL 2016
~ CHAMPAGNE ~
Synonymous of course with celebration and luxury, Champagne is France’s most successful wine, selling 322 million bottles in 2012 alone - 141 million of
those to the UK ! Despite attempts to replicate its distinctive flavours and textures, Champagne remains unique, its style linked to the Champagne region’s
cool climate and chalky soils, production methods and grape varieties. While much Champagne is a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier
grapes, bottles labelled Blanc de Blancs are 100% Chardonnay. The two Pinot grapes are also responsible for the delicate colour of pink Champagne. Most
Champagne wines are non-vintage (NV), a blend of wines from several years providing consistency and depth of flavour. In exceptional conditions, singlevintage Champagne may be produced, the greatest of which, from Champagne’s prized grand cru vineyards, are as age-worthy and complex as fine white
Burgundy.
22
DELAMOTTE LE MESNIL, Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger
NV
24
MARQUIS DE BONNIÈRES, Brut, Épernay
NV
18
VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN, Brut
NV
6
5
BOLLINGER ROSÉ, Brut
VEUVE CLICQUOT PONSARDIN, Vintage Brut
NV
2002
17
POL ROGER, Vintage Brut
8
PERRIER-JOUËT, La Belle Epoque
2000
1999
1002
R de RUINART Brut Half Bottle
NV
1004
KRUG, Brut Rose Half Bottle
NV
£58.00
£59.00
£79.00
£129.00
£119.00
£107.00
£240.00
£47.00
£180.00
~ SPARKLING WINE ~
19
PROSECCO SYLVOZ, DOC Treviso Le Colture Brut
NV
13
PROSECCO ROSÉ, Prosecco Le Colture Brut
NV
20
GRIBBLE BRIDGE, Sparkling Biddenden Vineyards, England
2009
21
RIDGEVIEW, Brut, Cavendish, England
2008
£34.00
£37.00
£49.00
£48.00
~ RED BORDEAUX ~
Bordeaux is divided by the rivers Garonne and Dordogne and, after their confluence, the Gironde. The western side, the Left Bank, is home to the great
names of the Médoc, Graves and Sauternes whilst to the east, the Right Bank, houses Blaye, Bourg, Fronsac and more famously Pomerol and Saint-Emilion.
The two sides offer contrasting geological landscapes. The Left Bank is gravel-based over limestone, forcing the vines to struggle for survival. Centuries of
alluvial deposits, sand, silt, mud and gravel have been offloaded in linear terraces, the foundations of the Left Bank. Here Cabernet Sauvignon is the
dominant varietal. On the Right Bank, limestone generally rises to the surface. One exception is Pomerol which is gravelly and, famously, has a buttonhole of
clay at its highest point – home to Pétrus. This side of the river favours Merlot in the driving seat with, generally, Cabernet Franc in the blend. The
topography is also very different between the banks.
Appreciative exaltations are more likely to be inspired by the Châteaux of the Médoc than its geographical beauty. On the other hand the Right Bank lacks
the masonry but does have a very pretty, much more interesting landscape. The area of land between the two rivers is the Entre-Deux-Mers, an appellation for
white wines. The red wines produced are labelled as Bordeaux, Bordeaux Supérieur and, from a tiny appellation towards the north-west, Graves de Vayres. A
number of vineyards, on the southern edge of the land mass looking towards the Graves and Bordeaux, over the Garonne, make up the Premières Côtes de
Bordeaux– a source of some really good value red wines. In the extreme south east of the Entre-Deux-Mers, facing Barsac, there are a number of communes
producing dessert wines; Cadillac, Loupiac and Sainte-Croix-du-Mont. The Bordeaux climate generally is maritime, and therefore extremely changeable.
Weather fronts follow either bank and can affect one or other or both so there can be very genuine variation within any one vintage.
MEDOC
121
CHÂTEAU DUTRUCH GRAND POUJEAUX, Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc
2010
2101
CHÂTEAU DE LAMARQUE, Cru Bourgeois, Haut-Médoc, Magnum
2001
131
141
135
CHÂTEAU CALON-SÉGUR, 3e Cru Classé, St-Estèphe
CHÂTEAU COS d'ESTOURNEL, 2e Cru Classé, St-Estèphe
CHÂTEAU LA LAGUNE, 3e Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc
1999
1999
1982
241
CHÂTEAU BEL-AIR, Fût de Chêne, Graves de Vayres
2006
221
CHÂTEAU LES RICARDS, Côtes de Blaye
2006
231
DOMAINE DE L'AURAGE, Côtes de Castillon
2005
223
CHÂTEAU BEL-AIR LA ROYERE, Côtes de Blaye
2005
225
CHÂTEAU LA GRANDE MAYE, Côtes de Castillon
2004
£39.00
£41.00
£59.00
£76.00
£37.00
211
CHÂTEAU CHEVAL BLANC, 1er Grand Cru Classé
2003
£410.00
£55.00
£94.00
£129.00
£175.00
£160.00
COTES DE BORDEAUX and FRONSAC
ST-ÉMILION
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209
LE DÔME, Grand Cru Classé
1998
2175
CHÂTEAU LE TERTRE ROTEBOEUF, Grand Cru Magnum
1995
267
DOMAINE TRIGANT DE BOISSET
2005
255
CHÂTEAU TRIGANT DE BOISSET
2004
277
CHÂTEAU GAZIN
2003
283
CHÂTEAU LA GRAVE à POMEROL
2001
273
CHÂTEAU CERTAN GIRAUD
1998
275
CHÂTEAU CERTAN DE MAY
1997
£320.00
£310.00
POMEROL
£74.00
£58.00
£125.00
£151.00
£110.00
£145.00
~ DRY WHITE BORDEAUX ~
108
PAVILLON BLANC du CHÂTEAU MARGAUX, Margaux
2006
110
CHÂTEAU LAVILLE HAUT-BRION, Pessac-Léognan
2004
£230.00
£242.00
~ RED BURGUNDY ~
Burgundy’s complexity and tremendous diversity are the result of geological accident. Centuries ago, faulting tore the great valley apart, easing the passage
of the nearby Saône River. The slope thus formed is irregular and intricate making for a complex and rich tapestry of terroirs with which to create stunning
wines. Burgundy begins in Chablis, isolated some 80 miles north of the rest of the region with its very individual terroir . The region then extends over some
180 miles of varied, spectacular countryside, as far as Lyon in the south, via the Côte de Nuits, Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, the Mâconnais and
Beaujolais. Travelling south, the differences in slopes, altitudes, soils and aspects are obvious and impressive. Many of the villages house extraordinarily fine
estates, producing wines of world renown, yet all so very different, even before producers have had their input.
Happily there is one relatively simple element here - its grape varieties. Essentially Pinot Noir is responsible for most of the red wines, with the exception of
Beaujolais, and Chardonnay produces the whites. Gamay is king in the Beaujolais and Aligoté is an additional white varietal. Aligoté has some notoriety as
the inspiration for the ubiquitous kir. Its racy acidity in the past clamoured for something to counter it – and the local Crème de Cassis found favour. There is
some wonderful, characterful Aligoté to be found today, special enough in Bouzeron to have warranted its own appellation.
CÔTE DE NUITS
329
CHAPELLE-CHAMBERTIN, Grand Cru, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet
2004
337
MAZOYÈRES-CHAMBERTIN, Grand Cru, Domaine Taupenot-Merme
2004
339
CLOS DE VOUGEOT Grand Cru, Château de la Tour
2004
349
CHAMBOLLE-MUSIGNY LES AMOUREUSES, 1er Cru Dom Comte Georges de Vogüé
2004
313
FIXIN, Domaine Méo-Camuzet Frère & Soeur
2003
325
NUITS ST GEORGES, 1er Cru CLOS DE LA MARÉCHALE, Faiveley
2002
345
LE CHAMBERTIN, Grand Cru Domaine Trapet
2002
333
NUITS-ST-GEORGES, 1er Cru CLOS DES FORETS ST GEORGES, Domaine de l'Arlot
2001
343
CHAMBERTIN, Grand Cru Domaine Trapet
2001
347
CHAMBOLLE MUSIGNY, Domaine Comte Georges de Vogue
1990
341
CHARMES CHAMBERTIN, Grand Cru, Domaine Taupenot Merme,
1983
£118.00
£143.00
£158.00
£420.00
£69.00
£110.00
£342.00
£138.00
£285.00
£329.00
£240.00
~ RED BURGUNDY ~
Burgundy wines - classification system
Given the diversity and complexity outlined, it is perhaps no surprise that the system of classification is also complicated – not helped by the odd spelling
anomaly.
Grand Cru : This is the top category and these bear a single vineyard name – eg. Le Montrachet.
Premiers Cru : First growth, in this case the second level, bearing the commune name followed by the vineyard name – eg. Puligny–Montrachet (the
commune) 1er Cru Les Pucelles.
A blend of premier crus will be called by the commune, followed by Premier Cru – eg. Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru.
Villages : Commune wines simply bear the villages name, though a specific parcel (lieu-dit) is permitted – eg. Puligny-Montrachet Les Meix.
Bourgogne : The generic appellation is a catch-all but here the exact origins and producers give the clue. Examplesmight include Domaine Leflaive, Domaine
Matrot, Olivier Leflaive, Domaine Patrick Javillier and Domaine Trapet.
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
365
BOURGOGNE ROUGE, Cuvée Margot, Olivier Leflaive
361
BOURGOGNE PINOT NOIR, Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau
381
VOLNAY, Domaine Cyrot-Buthiau
2011
2011/12
2004
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£45.00
£40.00
£68.00
377
MONTHÉLIE, Domaine Pierre Matrot
2004
385
VOLNAY, Domaine D'Angerville
2004
393
VOLNAY 1er Cru FREMIET, Domaine D'Angerville
2004
2361
VOLNAY 1er Cru CHAMPANS, Marquis D'Angerville, Magnum
2003
389
BEAUNE, 1er Cru COUCHERIAS, Domaine Labet
2001
415
LE CORTON, Grand Cru, Domaine Bonneau du Martray
2001
409
VOLNAY, 1er Cru LES TAILLEPIEDS, Domaine D'Angerville
1997
399
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET ROUGE, 1er Cru MORGEOT, Domaine Gagnard
1993
£59.00
£69.00
£83.00
£189.00
£82.00
£195.00
£145.00
£130.00
421
MERCUREY DOMAINE LES MONTOTS, Domaine A et P de Villaine
2008
£55.00
435
BROUILLY VIELLES VIGNES, Marcel Joubert
2011
437
FLEURIE, GRAND-PRE, Domaine Lathuiliere Gravallon
2013
£37.00
£40.00
CÔTE CHALONNAISE
BEAUJOLAIS
~ WHITE BURGUNDY ~
CHABLIS
Chablis is one of the world’s great white wines. Achieving such greatness however cannot be taken for granted in Chablis, whose cool, northerly French
location places untold demands on grape-growers. Yet greatness is achievable in the right hands and if nature is kind, Chablis can produce wines of
staggering beauty and poise. But what makes Chablis Chablis? Styles vary according to quality level, site, and winemaking, however all Chablis wines share
a sole grape variety – Chardonnay – and a common aromatic and textural palette. May-blossom, greengage, apples/pears, gunflint – all are typical Chablis
notes, as are creamy, tangy textures, developing depth with age. Yet possibly the single most defining factor of Chablis is the steely minerality at its core, an
almost intangible quality said to result from Chablis’ fossilized Kimmeridgian limestone soils.
304
CHABLIS, Les Deux Rives Olivier Leflaive
324
CHABLIS, 1er Cru Fourchaume Olivier Leflaive
2010/11
2011
320
CHABLIS, Grand Cru BOUGROS, Maison Dampt
2012
332
MARSANNAY BLANC, Domaine Joseph Roty (Gevrey Chambertin)
2007
338
NUITS-ST-GEORGES BLANC, 1er Cru CLOS DE L'ARLOT, Domaine de l'Arlot
2007
354
POUILLY-FUISSÉ, Moulin du Pont
2013
1340
346
340
MÂCON SOLUTRE, Maison Auvigue, Half Bottle
RULLY RABOURCE 1ER CRU VAUVRY, Olivier Leflaive
MÂCON-SOLUTRE, Maison Auvigue
2012
2011
2010
360
BOURGOGNE BLANC, LES SÉTILLES, Olivier Leflaive
2012
390
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET VILLAGE, LES BLANCHOTS, Olivier Leflaive
2011
364
AUXEY-DURESSES, La Macabrée, Olivier Laflaive
2011
392
396
398
CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET, Domaine Bachelet-Ramonet
MEURSAULT, Domaine Henri Darnat
PULIGNY-MONTRACHET VILLAGE, LES MEIX, Olivier Leflaive
2011
2010
2010
366
BOURGOGNE ALIGOTE BOUZERON, Domaine A and P De Villaine
2009
420
MEURSAULT, 1er Cru SOUS LE DOS D'ANE, Domaine Leflaive
2007
424
PULIGNY MONTRACHET, 1er Cru LES PUCELLES, Domaine Leflaive
2003
£44.00
£64.00
£105.00
CÔTE DE NUITS
£58.00
£145.00
CÔTE CHALONNAISE and MACÔNNAIS
£55.00
£19.00
£61.00
£36.00
CÔTE DE BEAUNE
£40.00
£74.00
£57.00
£83.00
£84.00
£99.00
£45.00
£155.00
£175.00
~ CÔTES DU RHÔNE ~
France’s Rhône valley produces some of the world’s most sumptuous wines, both white and red. In fact the Rhône wine region comprises two discrete
vineyard areas whose landscapes, soils, climates and even grapes vary significantly, resulting in distinctly different wine styles. The northern Rhône’s
reputation is founded on the holy trinity of appellations contrôlées Condrieu, Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie. The exotic, perfumed white Viognier grape and
dark, peppery Syrah hold court here, while in the hot, sunny south, generous-hearted Grenache reigns supreme in wines brimming with baked damson fruit
and warm spice. Solo or blended with Syrah, Mourvèdre and other local grapes, Grenache reaches its apogee in Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
RED CÔTES DU RHÔNE
CÔTES DU RHONE AND CÔTES DU RHÔNE VILLAGES
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503
CÔTES-DU-RHÔNE RÉSERVE, Domaine Perrin
2012
561
VACQUEYRAS Les Cristins VIEILLES VIGNES, Domaine Perrin
2012
517
COUDOULET DE BEAUCASTEL ROUGE, Château de Beaucastel
2010
521
CROZES-HERMITAGE LE MILLEPERTUIS, Maison Guyot
2012
527
HERMITAGE, E Guigal
2003
525
L'HERMITAGE, GRANDES BASTIDES,Tardieu Laurent
2002
531
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, Grande Réserve Château Beauchêne
2011
543
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, Chante le Merle Bosquet de Papes
2006
541
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, Château de Beaucastel
2006
545
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE, BARBE RAC, Chapoutier
1997
559
CORNAS, VIEILLES VIGNES, Tardieu-Laurent
2004
557
CORNAS, Grandes Bastides Tardieu-Laurent
2002
569
CÔTE-RÔTIE, Tardieu-Laurent
2007
567
CÔTE-RÔTIE, René Rostaing
2006
£34.00
£49.00
£55.00
HERMITAGE AND CROZES-HERMITAGE
£44.00
£128.00
£114.00
CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-PAPE
£64.00
£117.00
£162.00
£134.00
CORNAS
£135.00
£95.00
COTE ROTIE
£115.00
£105.00
WHITE CÔTES DU RHONE
CÔTES DU RHONE
502
COUDOULET BLANC, Château de Beaucastel
2011
504
ROUSANNE VIELLES VIGNES, Château de Beaucastel, Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc
2007
£78.00
£278.00
CONDRIEU
510
CONDRIEU, LES TERRASSES DU PALAT, Domaine Francois Villard
2008
£85.00
512
CONDRIEU, Les Vins de Vienne
2006
£118.00
~ LOIRE ~
The Loire Valley has much to tempt wine lovers, boasting arguably the most extraordinarily diverse range of wines of any single world wine region.
France’s longest river, the Loire rises in the Massif Central and empties into the Atlantic at Nantes, its meanderings creating a huge variety of terroirs ,
microclimates, grapes, and stylistic traditions too. The Loire vineyards cover four main areas: the ‘ Central Vineyards’ comprising A-list wine villages
Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé; Touraine; Anjou-Saumur and finally the Pays Nantais. From crisp, saline Muscadet to peachy Vouvray and zesty Touraine
Sauvignon; from the honeyed Chenin of Bonnezeaux to lush raspberry Cabernet Franc; beguiling smoky Pouilly-Fumé and elegant, grassy Sancerre... the
Loire just has it all.
LOIRE RED
ANJOU-SAUMUR, TOURAINE
575
ST-NICOLAS-DE-BOURGUEIL, Les Graviers Domaine du Bourg
2012
577
BOURGUEIL, Domaine de la Butte
2009
£37.00
£78.00
579
SANCERRE ROUGE, Chaumeau Balland
2012/13
£42.00
2003
£98.00
2013
£42.00
HAUTE LOIRE
LOIRE WHITE
TOURAINE and ANJOU SAUMUR
526
COULÉE-DE-SERRANT, SAVENNIÈRES, Nicolas Joly
532
SANCERRE, Domaine de la Grande Maison Chaumeau-Balland
HAUTE LOIRE
~ ALSACE ~
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France’s Alsace wine region focuses on dry white wines, as well as occassional late harvest sweet wines called vendange tardive or sélection de grains
nobles (made from botrytised grapes). Alsace’s powerful wines have much to do with its dry, sunny conditions, a factor of the protective Vosges mountains,
whose foothills also boast mineral-rich soils and slopes perfect for high quality viticulture, with superior sites classified as grand cru. Alsace’s best
appellation wines are made from single grapes Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Muscat or Gewurztraminer, and can be labelled by grape variety, exceptional in
France.
WHITE ALSACE
550
PINOT BLANC-AUXERROIS, Cave de Cleebourg
2012
£29.00
2013
£34.00
2011
£36.00
~ VINS DE PAYS ~
VINS DE PAYS BLANC
576
MONT DE JOIE, SAUVIGNON BLANC, Henri Bourgeois, VdP du Val de Loire
578
CHÂTEAU LEOUBE ROSE, AC Cotes de Provence
VINS DE PAYS ROSE
~ ITALY ~
It is hard to imagine a more exciting or varied wine-producing country than Italy. With a vibrant winemaking history spanning over 2,000 years, and
vineyards stretching from the Alps through the Appenine mountains to Sicily, the Italian peninsula is home to an enormous range of climates, topographies
and soil types hosting hundreds of distinctive grapes unique to Italy. It is hardly surprising then, that Italy’s wine range is so diverse, spanning all colours and
styles, from dry to sweet, still wine to sparkling wine, and everything in between. Enshrined in tradition, linked inextricably to Italy’s rich cultural heritage
and regional cuisine, Italian wine is fundamental to Italian lifestyle, and it is impossible to resist either. While not all wines are as famous or revered as
Barolo, Chianti, Brunello or Amarone, Italy remains the ultimate destination for food and wine lovers everywhere.
RED ITALY
PIEDMONT
701
BARBERA d'ALBA, Josetta Saffirio
705
BAROLO, Cannubi Boschis E. Pira
2008/09
725
II PINO DI BISERNO, Tenuta di Biserno
715
CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA, Castello di Monna Lisa, Vignamaggio
721
LE CUPOLE IGT, Tenuta di Trinoro
2006
723
AVVOLTORE IGT, Moris Farms
2006
717
MORELLINO DI SCANSANO, Riserva, Moris Farms
2005
£85.00
£55.00
£65.00
£77.00
£61.00
2713
SOUTHERN ITALY AND SICILY
PASSOPISCIARO IGT, Sicilia (Andrea Franchetti) Magnum
2006
£145.00
751
VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO RIPASSO, Cecilia Beretta
2013
£39.00
2013
£37.00
2013
£37.00
1999
£46.00
£142.00
TUSCANY
2007
2006/08
VENETO
WHITE ITALY
FRIULI and VENETO
724
FRIULANO BIANCO SUPERIORE, La Tunella
710
GAVI DI GAVI, Fratelli Antonio e Raimondo
PIEDMONT
~ SPAIN ~
Spanish wine has never been so exciting, as a new generation of dynamic wine producers pushes the boundaries. Moving away from bulk production that
blighted its reputation, Spain is now focusing on quality and regional style. Rioja is no longer the lone jewel in Spain’s crown, nor is the Tempranillo grape
the only darling of Spanish winemakers, for today there is a dizzying array of wine regions, wine styles and grape varieties in the fray. Recent years have
seen Ribera del Duero and Priorat become virtual cults, while wine regions like Toro, Bierzo and Jumilla make wines with character and class. Even Sherry
(Jerez in Spanish) is rejuvenating its image. Exit Spain’s dull, oxidized white wines, enter zesty Verdejo (from Rueda), peachy and refreshing Albariño
(Rias Baixas)!
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RED SPAIN
RIOJA
615
RIOJA CRIANZA, Bodegas Zugober
2010
609
LA CUEVA DEL CONTADOR, RIOJA RESERVA, Benjamin Romeo
2006
607
LA CUEVA DEL CONTADOR, RIOJA RESERVA, Benjamin Romeo
2001
673
RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, COTO DE IMAZ, El Coto Rioja
2001
603
RIOJA GRAN RESERVA, Belezos Benjamin Romeo
1998
2601
RIOJA RESERVA, Muga, Magnum
1994
£34.00
£148.00
£120.00
£59.00
£68.00
£140.00
619
625
CASTILLA Y LEON
TEMPRANILLO MIROS (Organic), Ribera Del Duero
HACIENDA MONASTERIO, Ribera del Duero
2006
2006
£37.00
£77.00
633
FINCA DOFÍ, Alvaro Palacios
2003
635
MONCERBAL, Descendientes de J Palacios
2001
631
CORULLÓN, Descendientes de J Palacios
1999
£84.00
£98.00
£67.00
637
TEMPRANILLO RESERVA, LAGUNA DE LA NAVA, Valdepenas
2009
£32.00
£53.00
£98.00
CATALUNYA
CASTILLA LA MANCHA
WHITE SPAIN
RIOJA
606
PREDICADOR BLANCO, RIOJA, Benjamin Romeo
2009
608
QUE BONITA CACARAEBA, Benjamin Romeo
2008
600
VIURA-VERDEJO-SAUVIGNON, Rueda Blanco, Vina Garedo
MACIZO, Benjamin Romeo, Catalunya
CASTILLA Y LEON
602
2013
2008
£29.00
£46.00
~ PORTUGAL ~
RED PORTUGAL
643
CHOCAPALHA RESERVA, Estremadura, Lisbon
2005
647
PINTAS CHARACTER, Wine & Soul, Douro
2004
641
ESCOLHA, Quinta do Covela
2003
£45.00
£90.00
£39.00
~ GERMANY ~
WHITE GERMANY
RHINE & MOSEL
640
GRAACHER HIMMELREICH, Riesling Spatlese, Joh Jos Prum
2011
628
WEHLENER SONNENUHR, Riesling Auslese, Joh Jos Prum
2011
632
ERBACHER MARCOBRUNN RIESLING KABINETT, Schloss Schonborn
2009
638
HATTENHEIMER PFAFFENBERG, Riesling Spatlese, Jubilee Label, Schloss Schonborn
2008
£69.00
£88.00
£36.00
£46.00
2011
£49.00
~ AUSTRIA ~
AUSTRIA WHITE
650
GRUNER VELTLINER, Loiserberg, Weingut Jurtschitsch
~ LEBANON ~
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LEBANON RED
681
HOCHAR RED, Pere et Fils
2009
683
CHATEAU MUSAR, Bekaa Valley
2005
1681
CHATEAU MUSAR RED Half Bottle
2007
£39.00
£69.00
£34.00
~ UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ~
North America has been producing wine for over 300 years and is now the fourth largest wine producer in the world. While many consumers associate North
American wine with California (where indeed most is produced), it may surprise you to discover that a winery exists in every US state. The style and quality
of North American wines varies dramatically according to region, climate, geography, soils, grape varieties used, and – importantly – the producer behind the
wine. North America’s principal wine regions, from a qualitative and quantitative perspective, are arguably California, Oregon and Washington, whose best
wines – based often on traditional European grape varieties – can rival the finesse and complexity of the world’s most acclaimed wines.
RED AMERICA
NAPA VALLEY
811
SYRAH, Hyde de Villaine
2006
817
HDV BELLE COUSINE, Hyde de Villaine
2006
807
MERLOT, Shafer
2005
821
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Benchland Select Cakebread Cellars
2004
815
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Cakebread Cellars
2003
805
TABLAS CREEK RESERVE CUVEE, Chateau de Beaucastel
1999
819
MERLOT, Duckhorn Vineyards
1999
803
MERLOT, Azalea Springs
1997
809
CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Cain Five
1996
£89.00
£106.00
£83.00
£168.00
£99.00
£72.00
£108.00
£74.00
£88.00
831
SYRAH, LAS COLINAS, Radio-Coteau, Sonoma Coast
2006
£64.00
£77.00
£68.00
£92.00
MENDOCINO and SONOMA
WHITE AMERICA
NAPA VALLEY
804
DE LA GUERRA CHARDONNAY, Hyde de Villaine
2008
802
CHARDONNAY, Cakebread Cellars
2006
806
RÉSERVE CHARDONNAY, Cakebread Cellars
2005
~ ARGENTINA ~
Argentina is now one of the world’s most exciting wine-producing countries. Important both in quantity and in the quality and style of its wines, Argentina
has much to tempt wine consumers of all palates and pockets. Its juicy, soft-textured, everyday-drinking wines made from European varieties such as
Chardonnay, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are widely consumed both in Argentina and abroad. Yet Argentina’s finest wines are modern classics,
their answer to the finesse of France’s traditional fine wine regions of Burgundy and Bordeaux, yet without (as yet!) the price tag. Such aspirational
winemaking has much to do with Argentina’s rich European cultural heritage, along with its unique geography and economic background.
RED ARGENTINA
841
PETIT VERDOT, Bodega Ruca Malen
2012
859
FINCA ALTAMIRA, Achaval-Ferrer
2007
853
AFINCADO CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Terrazas
2003
£37.00
£135.00
£63.00
840
ORGANIC CHARDONNAY, Fairtrade Santa Florentina, Famatina Valley
2013
£29.00
846
GRAN LURTON CORTE FRIULANO, Bodega Francois Lurton
2011
£38.00
2011/13
£34.00
WHITE ARGENTINA
~ CHILE ~
RED CHILE
867
PINOT NOIR RESERVA, Bodegas Vina Mar, Casablanca
WHITE CHILE
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864
CHARDONNAY RESERVA, Bodegas Vina Mar, Casablanca
2013
860
CHARDONNAY, El Campesino, Central Valley
2009
£30.00
£25.00
~ SOUTH AFRICA ~
South Africa is one of the world’s most exciting wine-producing regions today. Post-Apartheid, the South African wine industry is in renaissance, supported
by investment and a dynamic new generation of winemakers keen to push quality boundaries and develop new vineyards and wine styles. Yet South Africa’s
wine production dates back to the 1600s, when the Dutch East India trading company established a provisions station in Cape Town and planted vineyards
for wine and grapes. Strategic in trading terms, the Cape’s location has proved key to its wine styles too, for the winelands here are buffeted continually by
cooling ocean breezes, tempering the intense heat at this latitude and giving near-perfect conditions for high quality grapes. South Africa’s wine profile
reflects these conditions, melding its exuberant sunshine flavours with the elegance more typical of cooler-climate European wines.
RED SOUTH AFRICA
STELLENBOSCH
891
ENGLEBRECHT ELS BORDEAUX BLEND, Ernie Els Winery
2006
889
RUST -EN -VREDE, Stellenbosch
2004
£99.00
£95.00
895
CABERNET SAUVIGNON - SHIRAZ, The Goose Expression
2007
£138.00
899
MONT DU TOIT, Stefan du Toit
2003
£52.00
2009
£67.00
LANGKLOOF VALLEY
WELLINGTON
WHITE SOUTH AFRICA
STELLENBOSCH
878
CHARDONNAY, Meerlust Estate
~ AUSTRALIA ~
Australia was the first of the ‘new world’ wine producing countries to understand how to appeal to modern wine drinkers, with its inexpensive, easydrinking, wine styles. Its innovative strategy of producing and labelling wines according to grape variety proved highly popular and saw Australia steal
valuable market share from traditional producing countries France, Italy and Spain. However there is more to Aussie wine than fruit bombs (however
appealing!) The astonishing array of high quality, characterful wines now emerging from Australia’s diverse wine regions is testament to the efforts of its
talented viticulturalists and winemakers and their pursuit of quality and finesse.
RED AUSTRALIA
ADELAIDE HILLS
915
REUNION SHIRAZ, The Lane
917
MERLOT, Pyramid Hill Estate
2007
£83.00
2009
£39.00
2008
£32.00
2010
£63.00
£125.00
£33.00
£45.00
NEW SOUTH WALES
WHITE - AUSTRALIA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
920
CHARDONNAY, Xanadu, Margaret River
924
CHARDONNAY, Yering Station Village, Yarra Valley
918
RG CHARDONNAY, The Lane
2009
910
UNWOODED CHARDONNAY, The Lane
2008
914
GATHERING SAUVIGNON-SEMILLON, The Lane
2008
YARRA VALLEY
ADELAIDE HILLS
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~ NEW ZEALAND ~
New Zealand’s wines have soared in popularity in recent years, with jet-set Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc as the most popular. While New Zealand’s signature
Sauvignon style continues to impress, there is far more here to tempt wine lovers. Delicious white wines include mouth-watering Riesling, while New
Zealand Chardonnay can rival France’s top white Burgundy. Red wines like the silky Pinot Noir are also attracting attention from the world’s toughest wine
critics. The Marlborough wine region is renowned for its sassy Sauvignons, yet there are many other New Zealand wine regions now causing a stir, from
Auckland in the North Island to Central Otago in the South. Yet despite such varietal and regional diversity, New Zealand’s wines display a common theme,
marrying exuberant ‘new world’ flavour with stylish ‘old world’ elegance.
WHITE NEW ZEALAND
MARLBOROUGH
952
ANA SAUVIGNON BLANC, Michiel Eradus
2013
956
RIESLING, Lofthouse Estate
2010
970
CHARDONNAY, Muddy Water
2009
972
JAMES HARDWICK RIESLING, Muddy Water
2012
£34.00
£35.00
WAIPARA
£49.00
£42.00
~ DESSERT WINES & PORTS ~
DESSERT WINES
48
CANE CUT, Xanadu Half Bottle
2010
52
NOBLE LATE HARVEST SEMILLON, Nelson Estate Half Bottle
2008
55
NOANS, La Tunella 50cl Bottle
2008
50
CHÂTEAU SEPTY, Monbazillac Half Bottle
2007
64
ICEWINE, Inniskillin Riesling, Half Bottle
2006
53
CHÂTEAU BRIATTE, Sauternes Half Bottle
2005
61
VIN SANTO DEL CHIANTO CLASSICO, Vignamaggio Half Bottle
2002
65
PASSOPISCIARO SLURP, Sicily Half Bottle
NV
49
DOLCE, Passopisiaro, Sicily Half Bottle
NV
68
SAN EMILIO PEDRO XIMINEZ, Solera Reserva Emilio Lustau
NV
46
VIDAL ICE WINE, Peller Estate, Canada
2010
47
T NOBLE HARVEST, Ken Forrester
2009
56
MUSCAT DE BEAUMES DE VENISE, Domaine Perrin
2009
54
T NOBLE HARVEST, Ken Forrester
2008
60
ROYAL TOKAJI, Company Blue Label 5 Puttonyos
2007
58
RASTEAU VIN DOUX NATUREL, Vieilles Vignes, Tardieu-Laurent
2006
69
TARAGA RESERVA, Marsala Superiore Riserva, Cantine Florio
2001
62
CRU BARREJATS, Barsac
1997
57
MUSCAT DE RIVESALTES, Ambre Hors d'Age, Arnaud de Villaine
1982
66
HATTENHEIMER RIESLING, Beerenauslese
1976
£42.00
£28.00
£44.00
£17.00
£140.00
£30.00
£59.00
£148.00
£98.00
£49.00
£52.00
£60.00
£49.00
£62.00
£57.00
£54.00
£32.00
£66.00
£52.00
£151.00
PORT & MADEIRA
70
HENRIQUES & HENRIQUES 15 Year old BUAL Madeira 50cl
NV
71
GRAHAMS LBV, LATE BOTTLED VINTAGE PORT
2009
72
CORNEY & BARROW 10 YEAR OLD TAWNY PORT
NV
75
TAYLOR'S, VINTAGE
1992
76
DOW'S, VINTAGE
1970
£84.00
£49.00
£48.00
£195.00
£275.00
Dinner Wines by the Glass 2016
DinnerWinesbytheGlass2016
WhiteWine
MontdeJoie,SauvignonBlanc,2014
GavidiGavi,AntonioeRaimondo,2014
AnaSauvignonBlanc,MichielEradus,2015
RheingauRiesling,SchlossSchönborn,2013
MacônSolutre,MaisonAuvigue,2013
175ml glass
£8.50
£8.50
£8.50
£8.75
£9.50
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£34.00
£37.00
£34.00
£37.00
£36.00
BourgogneBlanc,LesSetilles,OlivierLeflaive,2013
Sancerre,DomaineDeLaGrandeMaison,2014
PetitChablis,DomaineMillet,2014
£9.75
£9.75
£9.75
£40.00
£42.00
£39.00
RedWine
PinotNoirReserva,BodegasVinaMar2013
RiojaCrianza,Belezos,BodegasZugober,2012
Pinotage,Rhebokskloof,2013
MontagneSt-Émilion,ChâteauLaCourolle,2013
SancerreRouge,Chaumeau-Balland,2014
ValpolicellaClassicoRipasso,2013CeciliaBeretta
BourgognePinotNoir,DomaineCyrot-Buthiau,2013
£10.00
£34.00
£36.00
£38.00
£40.00
£42.00
£39.00
£40.00
Monbazillac,ChâteauSepty,2010
£7.25
£36.00
£8.50
£8.50
£8.75
£9.50
£9.75
£9.75
HOUSEWINESFORBAR
SauvignonBlanc,Rosario,2015
Chardonnay,ElCampesino2013
Viognier,PuertasAntigus,2014
PinotGrigio,Montevento,2014
£19.75
£19.75
£20.50
£21.50
LaBrouette,Rosé,2014
£19.75
Merlot,PanulEstate,2014
Carmenere,CasaFelipe2014
Tempranillo,MasOliveras,2014
£19.75
£20.50
£21.50
£22.50
Malbec,Chamuyo,2015
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