Sancerre Domaine du Nozay, £35.00
Philippe de Benoist’s 15 ha of vineyards boast a high proportion of the prized Terres Blanches, the chalky soils rich in marine fossils which are linked to the distinctive flavours and textures of a great Sancerre. Heavenly herbaceous notes with an underlying rich, luxurious palate.
Half bottles £18.45
Muscadet de Sevre-et-Maine sur lie, Carte d’Or £24.50
Clean and crisp with “bone crushing” acidity – the perfect Muscadet. A classically dry and very refreshing white; delicious with shellfish.
Châteauneuf du Pape Blanc, Domaine de Beaurenard £55.00
In Châteauneuf, red accounts for 85% of production, so white is something of a rarity. Beaurenard is consistently one of the finest white producers and this blend of 30% Clairette, 20% Grenache Blanc, 25% Bourboulenc, 22% Roussanne and 3% Picpoul is delightfully aromatic, delicate and well-balanced. It is a rich mouthful of flavour.
Chablis Vincent Dampt £30.75
From one of the rising stars in Chablis, Vincent Dampt have only been in production since 2004. Crisp, elegant Chablis with stony minerality and a great richness. A perfect balance of delicacy and power
Half bottle £16.50
Fleurie, La Madone, Duboeuf £27.25
Fleurie, the queen of Beaujolais, lives up to its name with a floral array of aromas underpinned by soft summer fruits that warm the palate
Half bottle £15.85
Beaune, 1 er cru Teurons, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, Cote de Beaune £54.75
In 1990 David and Nicolas Trapet split from Domaine Trapet forming their own Domaine Rossignol-Trapet, where they now produce Burgundies with distinctive, individual style. High-density planting, low yields, strict selection and biodynamic disciplines (certified organic & bio-dynamic in 1997) are emphasised here, producing exceptional wines. From a 1.1Ha parcel of vines, the Teurons is a wonderfully feminine wine that shows a delightfully pure and ripe concentration of dark cherry fruit, spice, wild berries and violets with a mineral focus and fine length.
Montagne St. Emilion AOC, Château La Courolle £29.50
Montagne St-Emilion offers an excellent value insight into St-Emilion and Château La Courolle is a fine ambassador for the appellation. Château la Courolle is situated on the plateau of Montagne St-Emilion clay-limestone soil, similar to those of St-Emilion itself. Château La Courolle offers a wonderfully accessible entry to the St-Emilion style, at a good price.
The vineyard is planted at 6,000 vines per hectare with 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Montagne St-Emilion, at the very centre of the St-Emilion region, is steeped in the tradition of winemaking, the vignerons fiercely proud of its terroir and tradition.
Half bottles £16.00
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de Beaurenard £57.00
The estate’s flagship wine; outstandingly stylish Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Full-bodied with copious quantities of black fruits and spice, all of which are offset by smooth tannins and almost perfect balance.
Half bottle £30.00
Cotes de Rhone, Vignobles Gonnet £23.25
Notes of brambles and red fruits with spicy, peppery edges on a medium bodied wine, with a soft, structured palate