Wine List

Sparkling Wines

“I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it – unless I’m thirsty.”

Lily Bollinger

Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Extra Dry, Col de Salici, Veneto, Italy £30.95

A delightful Prosecco: soft textured, clean as a whistle, with green apple fruit, floral notes and a delicate finish.

Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé, Perle d’Or, Louis Bouillot, Burgundy, France £35.50

Louis Bouillot has a long history in the production of Sparkling Burgundy wines according to the “méthode champenoise” and has now established itself as a specialist in top quality Crémant de Bourgogne. The mousse is very refined with glorious red fruits on the palate.

Champagne Guy de Chassey, Brut, NV, £45.00

From 11Ha of prime site vineyards in one of the 17 recognised Grand Cru villages in Champagne, Louvois in the Montagne de Reims is delightful village that produces exceptional fruit that has a significant influence on the top prestige cuvees of the Grande Marques … Fourth generation winemakers, the de Chasseys craft a very stylish ‘pinot noir dominated’ champagne of outstanding quality.

Half btls £25.00

Champagne Laurent Perrier, Brut NV £55.00

While champagne shows the character of a specific harvest, non-vintage brut exemplifies the style of a particular House. Freshness, elegance and balance, all of which are typical of Laurent-Perrier’s wines, are found in the Brut L-P year after year. The dominant grape variety is Chardonnay and its proportion is unusually high for a non-vintage champagne blend, being double the average

Grill Wines

Specially chosen to suit red meat in all their guises, the wines all deliver good tannins (savoury and gamey), medium to full bodied weight and real character. Le Soraie is a great “Super-Venetian” wine that oozes fresh red fruits and turns out remarkably well with beef & lamb. Malbec from the foothills surrounding Mendoza continues to be hugely successful with red meat and we like Perrin’s Cotes du Rhone and Cecilia Beretta’s Ripasso for more sweet fruit and fresh, lively acidity that tend to work more with the ‘fattier’ cuts.

Malbec, Chamuyo, Mendoza, Argentina £21.00

A lovely, lush and rounded Malbec that with its simple yet chunky dark fruit flavours pretty much cries out for beef under all its’ guises. The young, dynamic team behind Chamuyo believe in expressing the grape’s gutsy, bright and fleshy fruit characters.

  1. Cotes du Rhone, Domaine Perrin, Southern Rhone, France £26.00

A blend of Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre, this is a beautifully balanced and refined wine. Medium bodied with a core of silky strawberry & blackberry flavours surrounded by layers of white pepper, wild herbs and tobacco

Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, Cecilia Beretta, Veneto, Italy £29.50

Ripasso is an ancient wine making technique used for centuries in Valpolicella wineries and now become very popular among wine enthusiasts. Ripasso, sometimes also called double fermentation, is a method used to give more structure, body and flavours to the basic valpolicella wine

Malbec, Ruca Malen, Mendoza, Argentina £29.50

A vibrant and fragrant wine brimming with ripe, red cherry and plummy aromas with flashes of spicy liquorice. Full and well-structured on the palate, with elegant, soft tannins and ripe black fruit, balanced by a spicy oak and a delicate vanilla and chocolate tail.

Soraie, Cecilia Beretta, Veneto, Italy £27.50

Warm and comforting bottle of wine produced using the classic Venetian process of appassimento using both indigenous (corvina & croatina) and international (merlot & cabernet) grapes. Red fruits, plums, coffee and spice with a dusting of cocoa and black pepper flows effortlessly to crunchy, ripe fruit on a fresh, medium-bodied palate and length of silky fruit purity.

House Wines

La Brouette

Producteurs Plaimont & Celliers de Jean d’Alibert, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France

Two excellent co-operatives producing supple, fresh, fruit forward ‘benchmark’ wines bursting with southern French character and attitude. Our white is a blend of Ugni Blanc & Colombard from the Gascogne region, light, vibrant, clean and crisp. The red is sourced from the heart of the Languedoc and combines soft, fragrant very approachable Merlot fruit with a grippy, bitter cherry infused structure from the Tannat grape. The rosé is a crisp, elegant ‘Provence styled’ Cabernet/Gamay blend with medium bodied, summer fruits and a clean, dry and herb-infused finish.

Les Vins de La Brouette Bottle 1/2 litre 250ml glass 125ml glass

La Brouette Blanc – Dry white £17.50 £11.95 £7.55 £4.00

Producteurs Plaimont, Cotes de Gascogne

La Brouette Rouge – Medium-bodied red £17.50 £11.95 £7.55 £4.00

Celliers Jean d’Alibert, VdP d’Oc

La Brouette Rose – Medium rosé £18.50 £12.75 £8.05 £4.05

Producteurs Plaimont, VdP du Comte Tolosan,

Dessert Wine

Monbazillac, Chateau Septy 375ml bottle £19.55

Monbazillac is the biggest sweet wine appellation in the world, with five communes planted on north-facing slopes along the Dordogne River. The microclimate promotes the development of noble rot, and keeps acidity levels bracing enough to cut through the sugar. Château Septy is a blend of mainly Semillon topped up with Sauvignon & Muscadelle, – a fine balance of sweetness and acidity with a rich concentration of sweet, ripe fruit with a nervy, citrus zing on the palate.

France

Whites

Picpoul de Pinet, Morin-Langaran, Languedoc £21.95

Picpoul is a fascinating little grape variety that comfortably thrives in its homeland of the Basin de Thau producing the Languedoc’s answer to Muscadet. Bright and scintillatingly dry and fruity.

Sancerre Domaine du Nozay, Loire (organic) £35.50

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 btls £18.45

Macon Chaintré, Dominique Cornin, Burgundy (organic) £25.50

Bottled for our main wine supplier, Corney & Barrow by the excellent Macon producer, Dominique Cornin. Fine White Burgundian characters with fresh, ripe, fruit-forward Maconnais structure.

Chablis Vincent Dampt, Burgundy £32.00

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 btls £17.00

Rosé

Luberon Rosé, Perrin, Southern Rhone £22.50

Made by Perrins of the famous Chateauneuf du Pape estate, Chateau de Beaucastel. A classic, medium bodied Carignan/Cinsault blend showing good colour with lively cherry and strawberry fruit characters with a clean, fresh palate.

France

Reds

  1. Cotes du Rhone, Domaine Perrin, Southern Rhone £26.00

A blend of Grenache, Syrah & Mourvedre, this is a beautifully balanced and refined wine. Medium bodied with a core of silky strawberry & blackberry flavours surrounded by layers of white pepper, wild herbs and tobacco. Half Btls £15.00

  1. Montagne St. Emilion, Château La Courolle, Bordeaux £29.95

  2. Montagne St-Emilion offers an excellent value insight into St-Emilion and Château La

  3. Courolle is a fine ambassador for the appellation. The Guimberteau family has been involved

  4. in wine production for over a century, the main grape in the blend is Merlot producing a

  5. wonderfully accessible wine oozing the great terroir of the region.

  6. Half btls £16.50

  7. Beaune, Beaune Clos du Dessus des Marconnets Domaine Pierre Labet, Burgundy £55.00

Francois Labet farms all the family vineyards organically affording them all the same care and attention that he has given to the highly acclaimed Chateau de la Tour in Clos du Vougeot. The wine from the 2012 vintage oozes class and elegance with an underlying muscle that singles this domaine as one of the rising stars in the region.

Haut-Medoc, Chateau Dutruch Grand Poujeaux, Bordeaux £47.50

A 30Ha estate producing very fine Claret for the short to mid-term drinking. Regarded by many as one of the top Cru Bourgeois, the vineyards are planted with mainly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot (with a touch of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc). This is a stylish, blackcurrant and plum infused wine laced with tobacco, herbs and firm, mocca tinged tannins.

Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvee Tradition Vignobles Gonnet, Southern Rhone £55.00

The Gonnet family estate in Châteauneuf-du-Pape was developed by Etienne Gonnet in the 1950s. Run today by Etienne’s sons, Jean and Michel Gonnet, the estate’s credentials could not be more impressive: thirty hectares of vineyards running up to Le Crau (arguably the most revered vineyard plot in the entire Châteauneuf-du-Pape appellation); sunny south/south-east facing slopes; clay-limestone soils littered with prized, heat-reflecting galets roulés (pudding stones); and low-yielding 110-year-old vines. Fresh and aromatic bursting with velvety red fruits underpinned with a fabulously rich and muscular structure.

Rest of the world

White

Fiano, Masseria Bianca, Puglia, Italy £20.00

The fiano grape is more famous for the stylish, complex wines of the Naples region where on the slopes of Vesuvius, they have crafted the Fiano di Avellino wine for centuries. It is one of Italy’s oldest grapes. Over to the heel on the east coast of southern Italy, Salento is producing fresher, more ‘up-front fruit’ examples that capture the variety’s delicious stone fruit, herbal and almondy notes to great effect.

Pinot Grigio, La Tunella , Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy £24.50

A Pinot Grigio with depth, elegance and a real freshness from this forward thinking, ‘boutique’ winery in one of Italy’s classic regions. Acacia blossom and ripe tropical fruit with a mouthfilling brioche/citrussy palate.

Half btls £16.00

Buiten Blanc, Buitenverwachting, Constantia, South Africa £24.00

An iconic wine in the Cape winelands, the Sauvignon Blanc based blend offers a variation of fruit characters including ripe gooseberries, green peppers, green melon and hints of tropical fruit.

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico, Andrea Ceci, Marche, Italy £24.50

From the best (Classico) sub-zone within the Castelli di Jesi area; low yields and late harvesting of the grapes give great richness to this classic wine; quite full, with aromas of apricot, grapefruit and peach, this has a crisp and elegant flavour with honey and rosemary lingering in the tail.

Sauvignon Blanc, Lofthouse, Marlborough, New Zealand £27.50

Text book Kiwi Sauvignon bursting with very attractive Marlborough varietal characters of tomato leaf, tropical fruit, nettle & pea pod flavours with fresh, citrus acidity that continue to charm today’s palate.

Gavi di Gavi “La Meirana”, Piedmont, Italy £35.50

Pure and elegant, delicate and zingily crisp with pears, camomile, Granny Fox apples and anise mixing happily with soft almonds, floral aromas a touch of spice and honey. Truly a delightful wine!

Rest of the World

Tempranillo, Mas Oliveras, Catalunya, Spain £19.50

Soft and approachable Tempranillo from the historic, family-run Bodegas Roqueta in the Catalunyan Pyrenees

Malbec, Chamuyo, Mendoza, Argentina £21.00

A lovely, lush and rounded Malbec that with its simple yet chunky dark fruit flavours pretty much cries out for beef under all its’ guises. The young, dynamic team behind Chamuyo believe in expressing the grape’s gutsy, bright and fleshy fruit characters.

Pinot Noir Reserva, Vina Mar, Casablanca Valley, Chile £25.00

Situated 80 kilometres west of Santiago, the Casablanca Valley emerges between hills and

mountains less than 400 metres above sea level, preceding the Andes range and less than 25

miles from the Pacific Ocean. This location now has a confirmed reputation for the

production of quality Chilean wines.Very aromatic, fresh and succulent red fruit on the palate

with a clean, well-structured finish.

Gran Hacienda Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Rita, Maipo Valley, Chile £22.50

Quite big-bodied & elegant red which is ripe, round & soft with very appealing blackcurrant fruit & mint aromas, the flavour is big-bodied, powerful and gently chewy, lingering well after the final sup.

Half btls £12.50

Rioja Reserva, Belezos, Bodegas Zugober, Spain £32.00

Classically styled Rioja from Tempranillo sourced in the Rioja Alta. This wine possesses a fine and opulent nose of red fruits, studded with black cherries and spice that dominates on a warm palate of rich fruits and intense tannins.

Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore, Cecilia Beretta, Veneto, Italy £29.50

Ripasso is an ancient wine making technique used for centuries in Valpolicella wineries and now become very popular among wine enthusiasts. Ripasso, sometimes also called double fermentation, is a method used to give more structure, body and flavours to the basic valpolicella wine.

Barossa Shiraz/Viognier, Yalumba, South Australia £27.50

The nose displays generous floral notes from Viognier, combined with dark fruits, black cherries and red spices of the Shiraz. The palate is silky smooth, soft and supple, yet complex. Exotic spices, musk, dark chocolate and cherry flavours combine with a soft layered texture to produce a stylish wine.

Malbec, Ruca Malen, Mendoza, Argentina £29.50

A vibrant and fragrant wine brimming with ripe, red cherry and plummy aromas with flashes of spicy liquorice. Full and well-structured on the palate, with elegant, soft tannins and ripe black fruit, balanced by a spicy oak and a delicate vanilla and chocolate tail.

Amarone “Costasera”, Masi, Veneto, Italy £70.00

Big and powerful, Masi have made this wine for 50 years. Clean and intense aromas, with the notes of cherries-in-alcohol and prunes; then come berry fruit and leather notes. The flavour is very intense for its alcohol and structure, aromas of cooked cherries, cinnamon and vanilla. It has an impressively long finish of chocolate, leather, almond and spice.