WINE LIST

We have over 70 Wines on our diverse, inspiring Wine list including Organic, Bio-dynamic & Natural Wines.

Bubbles (125ml/Bottle)

 

Saumur Brut ‘L’Esprit Nature’ Méthode Traditionnelle Sans Soufre – Loire, France………9/33            

A sparkling Chenin with honey and bright acidity. Fresh, crisp and pure on the finish.


Davenport Limney Organic Sparkling 2013 – Sussex, England
………10/48

English sparkling wine made in the traditional method to rival many a Champagne.           

 
Veuve Corbin Brut NV – Loire, France………28            

An attractive light fizz, nutty freshness and dry finish.                                                      

 
Angelo Bortolin Prosecco Valdobedenne DOCG – Piemonte, Italy………30              

Subtle, creamy, and almost velvet. Prosecco at its very best!

 
Alpha Box & Dice Zaptung Glera – McLaren Vale, Australia………38

This Prosecco-style wine is a fresh, dry thirst quencher – perfect to sip in the sun.

 
Taittinger Brut Reserve NV – Champagne, France………55            

Renowned for its golden yellow colour, fine mousse, light and delicate nose, depth and elegance.

 

*****

 

Rose Wines (125ml/175ml/Bottle)

 
 

Saint Louis de Coteaux Provence Rose 2016 – Provence, France………5/7/27

A gorgeous Provence rose with dry strawberry fruits and a mouth-watering finish.

 
Croix D’or Pinot Noir Rose 2016 – Loire, France………25

Salmon pink Pinot rosé, similar in style to a Sancerre rosé.


Casa Berger Pale Sorbet Rose 2016 – Penedes, Spain
………29

Delightful and delicate. White-fleshed fruit, apples and pears, grapefruit and strawberries.

 

*****

 

Orange/Natural/Skin Contact Wines (125ml/Bottle)

 

Chateau La Terriere Regnie Nature 2016 – Beaujolais, France………36

Low intervention, organic and pure expression of Gamay. 


Ciello, Cantine Rallo, Terre Siciliane “BAGLIO” 2016 – Sicily, Italy
………7.5/38

All the tannic structure and body that distinguishes orange wines from white but thoroughly approachable, downright easy drinking form.                                                                                


Kindeli Blanco – 2016 – Nelson, New Zealand
………48

Sauvignon and Pinot Blanc are skilfully blended to produce a wonderful natural wine that is nothing less than curious deliciousness.


Intelligo Elementis Skin Contact Chenin 2015 – Swartland, South Africa
………55

Truly interesting wine from Swartland. Aromas of cider apples, fleshy pears, sweet grape skins and

spices such as ginger, cumin and coriander.

 

*****

 

White Wines (125ml/175ml/Bottle)

 

 Willowglen Gewurztraminer Riesling 2015 – Riverina, Australia………4/6/21

Rosewater Traminer characters complemented by the Riesling adding a citrus freshness.

 

Vila Nova Vinho Verde 2017 – Vinho Verde, Portugal………4.3/6.5/24

Floral, citrus aromas lead on to a palate with more, bright citrus acidity and a lingering finish.

 

Akemi Oaked Blanco Rioja 2014 – Rioja, Spain………5.5/8/29

Subtle floral hints and a voluptuous mouthfeel, tropical fruit, grapefruit, white pepper and toast.

 

Domaine De La Pepiere, Marc Olliver Muscadet 2016 – Loire, France………6/9.5/34

Lovely little Muscadet – Lemony on the palate with crunchy apple, shell notes and minerality.


Agricola Punica Vermentino Samas IGT 2016 – Sardinia, Italy
………6.5/9.9/36

The typical bouquet of tropical fruit and citrus notes with a distinguish Mediterranean flavour.

 

Seresin Estate Pinot Gris 2015 – Marlborough, New Zealand………7/10.5/39

Full-bodied with glorious fruit and spice notes. Finely balanced, with a long complex finish.

 

Le Sentier Dans Les Vignes Blanc 2016 – Gascony, France………19

A zingy white. Beautifully aromatic – basil leaves, lemons and limes and a hint of tropical pineapple.

 

False Bay Wild Yeast Chenin 2017 – Western Cape, South Africa………20

The long wild yeast ferment provides bready aromas and additional complexity to the wine.

 

Ciello Bianco Catarratto 2017 – Sicily, Itay………23

Almost chalky and opaque this is a great unfiltered organic Catarratto.

 

Pe Mo Pecorino Terre Di Chieti IGP 2016 – Abruzzo, Italy………25

Very fresh, zinging with lively citrus acidity, notes of tropical fruits and minerality.

 

Parra Jimenez Verdejo 2017 – La Mancha, Spain………26

A clean, fresh Verdejo from the Parra Brothers. Pioneers in Spanish Biodynamic wine making.

 

Chateau De La Mirande Picpoul 2017 – Languedoc, France………27

Delicious Picpoul, with savoury brininess, a hint of white flowers and easy drinking.                              

 

Sepp Gruner Veltliner 2015 – Kremstal, Austria………28

Aromas of pear, kiwi, apricot & white spice. Stone fruit flavours and mineral and citrus finish.

 

Petit Bernat Blanco 2016 – Do Pla de Bages, Spain………30

Clean, fresh nose. White fruit and peach accompanied by touches of citrus & tropical fruits.

 

Cline Cellars North Coast Viognier 2017 – California, USA………31

Wonderfully fragrant- stone fruits, jasmine and honeysuckle. Richness, finesse and refreshing acidity.

 

Highfield Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – Marlborough, New Zealand………32

Bursting with tropical aromas of passionfruit and nectarine. Hints of nettle, tomato leaf and herbs.

 

Rag & Bone Riesling 2017 – Eden Valley, Australia………33

Just a cracking Eden Valley Riesling. Dry, textural, limey – everything you want from an Aussie Riesling.


Mád Dry Furmint, St Tamás 2015 – Tokaji, Hungary
………35

Want to be a bit different? Somewhere between Loire Chenin and Chablis in style.


Cave De Ribeauville Pinot Blanc 2016 – Alsace, France
………37

Floral, with a rich, ripe and fruity fresh palate, medium body and dry nutty finish.

 

Sokol Evolution White – Oregon, USA………40

A blend of nine different grape varieties combined to produce an off-dry style and refreshing wine.


Donnhoff Riesling Qba Trocken 2016 – Nahe, Germany
………42

Lively citrus and mineral nose. On the palate, good crisp fruit and the right amount of acid to balance.


White Pinot Noir, Albourne Estate 2016 – Sussex, England
………45

Clean, fresh with good acidity. Minerality and crisp fruit on the palate. Excellent length and finish.


Domaine Du Corps De Garde, Ghislaine & Jean-Hughes Goisot – Burgundy, France
………48

Bourgogne Aligote 2015

Sliced pear and mint aromas with a fresh crisp palate from this second white of Burgundy.


Domaine Bouchié-Chatellier Pouilly-Fumé ‘Premier Millésimé’ 2016 – Loire, France
………50

Herbaceous aromas balanced by concentrated green fruit and crisp citrus acidity and some richness.


Domaine du Pélican, Arbois Chardonnay 2014 – Jura, France
………55

Fresh, young, organic and juicy, very appealing and enticing.


Arbois Vin Jaune 2010 (62cl) – Jura, France
………72

A Yellow wine. Savagnin grape producing fine flavours, spicy notes and freshness.


Vallet-Freres Meursault Premier Cru 2011 – Burgundy, France
………78

A very fine white burgundy from one of the best vineyards in Meursault.

 

*****

 

Red Wines (125ml/175ml/Bottle)

 

 Vina Mues Tempranillio 2016 – Rioja, Spain………4/5.75/20

Sweet damson, soft plum and red berry fruit. Young vine Tempranillo from declassified Rioja vines.


Barbera da Vine 2016 – Piemonte, Italy
………4.5/6/24

A lovely light, juicy red with soft tannins and a savoury spiciness, make this an approachable wine.


Alamina, Feteasca Neagra – 2015 – Viile Timisului, Romania
………4.5/7/26

The fantastic local Feteasca Neagra, which is full of dark fruits and wonderful minerality.


Bodegas Cecchin Carignan 2015 – Mendoza, Argentina
………6/9/33

Organic Carignan from old vines. Earthy-red with good freshness and a sprinkling of herbs. Stunning!

 
Raisins Gaulois VDT 2016 – Beaujolais, France………6.5/10/35

Declassified Beaujolais that is packed with dried cranberry and red currant fruit.

 
Dom Petit Métris Clos de Midion, Anjou Villages (non filtré) 2015 – Loire, France………6.9/10/41

Deeply coloured with loads of crunchy red fruit with a typical Cabernet Franc ‘crackle’.

 
Le Sentier Dans Les Vignes Rouge 2016 – Vaucluse, France………19

Rhône style red with rich spiced fruit aromas, round fruit and gentle tannins. Very moreish!


Terre Alvare Negromaro 2016 – Puglia, Italy
………21

Fruit driven, good acidity and soft tannins leave you wanting more.

 
Alianca Foral Douro 2016 – Douro, Portugal………23

Ripe plum, blackberry, and raisin, with liquorice and warm spice. Dark plum flavours, pepper and spice.


La Chapelle de Marin Côtes du Rhône 2017 – Rhone, France
………25

Ripe, characterful and smooth tannins. All you want from a Cotes du Rhone, lush, easy to drink.


Pablo Y Walter Malbec 2017 – Mendoza, Argentina
………27

A pure expression of Malbec, bright red & juicy, rich chocolate flavours with a lick of oak.

 
Savoir-Faire d’Autrefois, Pays d’Oc 2015 – Languedoc, France………28

Wonderful Mourvedre grape that is luxuriant yet sleek and supple with a sultry temperament.

 
Caliterra Tributo Carmenere 2015 – Colchagua, Chile………29

Feels intense right from the beginning. A stand-out Chilean wine with soft and silky tannins.

 
Tenuta Il Bosco Bonarda DOC 2016 – Oltrepo Pavese, Italy………31

Semi-sparkling red. Smooth and elegant wine. Ripe, intensely juicy and a pleasing character.


Franz Weninger 2014 – Burgenland, Austria
………32

Full of ripe cherry aromas, delicate herb spices and balanced tannins from this organic Austrian red.


Clos Mont Blanc Pinot Noir 2016 – Conca de Barbera, Spain
………34

Plum, jam, sweet tannins and lively cherry colour make this a brilliant expression from Spain.


El Cabronet Cabernt Sauvignon 2013 – Penedes, Spain
.………37

Catalonian Cabernet cracker! Raspberry and vanilla with a fruity, fresh and silky palate.


Coste Di Moro Lunaria Montepulciano 2013 – Abruzzo, Italy
………38

Full bodied with concentrated black fruit, chewy tannins and a long, fruity finish.


Intellego Kedungu Red Blend 2016 – Swartland, South Africa
………39            

Brilliant little organic red – Swartland meets Rhone/Provence. Up front and refreshing!

 
Alpha Box & Dice Dead Wine Makers Society Dolcetto 2015 – McLaren Vale, Australia………43

Utterly moreish red from A&B that leads to a palate of ripe bitter cherries with gentle leafy tannins.


Seresin ‘Leah’ Pinot Noir 2015 – Marlborough, New Zealand
………45

Outstanding wine! An elegant and understated style with immediate appeal and structure.


Scheid, District 7, Pinot Noir 2015 – Monterey County CA, USA
.………47

Black cherry, raspberry and strawberry. A touch of vanilla and a long, silky finish. Elegant!


Château Pineraie ‘Cuvée Authentique’, Cahors 2011 – Cahors, France
.………49

Rich, milky fudge notes from ageing in oak. Rural, complex and complete – a delicious wine.


Valenciso Rioja Reserva 2010 – Rioja, Spain
………53

Beautifully crafted and far from ostentatious, blending the best of tradition with fine modern practice.


Chateau Initial de Desmirail Margaux 2012 – Bordeaux, France
………78

Black berries and toasted aromas on the nose with silky texture and fresh tannins on the palate.


Marchesi di Grésy Barbaresco Martinenga 2009 – Piemonte, Italy
………99

Light mahogany in colour with an orange rim. Fresh, elegant nose showing floral notes, woodland berries, sour cherry, dried orange peel and clove. The palate is layered with bright red fruit and darker spices of cigar box, cocoa and burnt coal. A fine wine elegantly balanced with great length and complexity.

 

Vintages subject to change.

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