Wine List 2012/13

 

WHITE        

Bottle 125ml 175ml
La Brouette Blanc Producteurs Plaimont IGP Cotes de Gascogne, France 2012 £16.00 £3.00 £4.25

A blend of Colombard  and Ugni Blanc from Gascony, South West France. Fermented at low temperatures, to maximise primary fruit flavours, this has aromas of lemon, green apple and hints of stone fruit. The palate is vibrant and zesty with Gascony’s hallmark fine acidity and refreshing citrus finish. This is an infinitely versatile dry white – appetizing on its own but with the class to partner food. 

 

     
Chardonnay Prieure de la Garrigue VdP des Cotes Catalanes, France 2010  £18.00 £3.25 £4.75
Stone fruit, vanilla spice and peach aromas are enhanced by the creamy, juicy, ripe fruit on the palate.  A super fresh, easy drinking wine!      
       
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc Heywood Estate, SE Australia 2011 £18.00 £3.25 £4.75
Ripe peach, green apple and lemon zest, provide mouth filling flavours.  Crisp, dry citrusy fruit palate with good mineral acidity, leaves the palate clean and fresh.      
       
Fiano Masseria Bianca, IGT Salento, Italy 2010  £22.00 £3.75 £5.50
This thirst-quenching white wine displays aromas of nectarines, honeysuckle, almonds and tropical fruit, together with floral notes. The palate is rich, round and warm, with a twist on the finish that makes it just delicious.      
       
Chenin Blanc Old Vines, Stellenbosch, S. Africa 2010 £24.00 £3.75 £5.50
Pale gold in colour. The nose is rich and complex with warm peachy notes, white flowers, almond and marzipan. The palate is highly textured with layers of ripe pear, cream and wet stone and there is a pure acidity to lift on the finish.      
       
Sauvignon Blanc Mont de Joie IGP Loire, France 2011  £25.00 £4.50 £6.50
Bright pale gold colour.  Aromas and flavours of subtle citrus/pear and gooseberry, with some flinty, earthy minerality. The palate is fresh and lively with a rich, concentrated mid-palate, incisive minerally acidity and impressive length.       
       
Pinot Grigio La Tunella, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy 2011  £26.00 £4.50 £6.50
An intense, fresh bouquet of acacia blossom and ripe tropical fruit, with subtle brioche notes and flavours of peaches and cream on the palate. This wine is elegant and full-bodied with rare length - not your average Pinot Grigio!       
       
Sauvignon Blanc Ana, Marlborough, New Zealand 2011  £27.00 £4.50 £6.50
Pale lemon with green flashes. An intense blend of asparagus and cut grass on the nose. The palate is beautifully balanced and fresh with good fruit flavours, herbaceous notes and a stoney minerality. The finish is long and rich.      
       
Chablis Domaine Vincent Dampt, France 2011  £29.00 £5.00 £7.00
Pale golden colour and a youthful citrus nose with spring blossom nuances. The palate is fresh and harmonious, with nicely focused fruit character and a lingering stony texture on the finish.      
       
       

RED

     
La Brouette Rouge Celliers Jean d'Alibert IGP Pays d'Oc 2011 £16.00 £3.00 £4.25
A blend of Carignan, Grenache and Merlot from Languedoc-Roussillon, this has vibrant red fruit and spices on the nose. Mouth-watering and structured on the palate, with silky tannins, ripe fruit, and a long lasting finish.      
       
Cabernet Sauvignon Rosario,San Pedro, Chile 2011 £18.00 £3.25 £4.75
Dark ruby colour. Aromas of red fruits, berries, dark cherries and cassis mix here with sweet vanilla and coconut notes. This is a medium-bodied wine, ripe yet fresh, with soft tannins and a good, long finish.      
       
Syrah Cuvee La Jonction IGP Pays d'Oc, France 2011  £19.00 £3.50 £4.95
A classic grape of the northern Rhone, deep in colour with spicy, peppery fruits, ripe and full on the palate, smooth and full-bodied.       
       
Tempranillo Laguna de la Nava, Reserva Bodegas Navarro, Spain 2007 £22.00 £3.75 £5.50
A Reserva wine must legally see a minimum of 36 months in cask or bottle with minimum 12 months in cask. This wine spent 12 months in French (60%) and American (40%) oak barriques before bottling to add body and  spice, with a  further 2 years bottle ageing to soften tannins and  add complexity. Spicy plum and damson fruit aromas on the nose, with toffee, sweet spice and bramble fruit on the palate.       
       
Malbec Chamuyo Mendoza Vineyards, Argentina 2011  £24.00 £3.75 £5.50
This Malbec is bright cherry red with a violet hue. It shows intense aromas of ripe, red summer fruit, herbs and dark chocolate. The palate is medium-bodied, rounded yet fresh with soft, supple tannins.      
       
Minervois Chateau Moureau, France 2011  £25.00 £4.50 £6.50
Deep ruby colour, spicy peppery nose with hints of cherries and perfumed fruits. Leather and herbs on a concentrated palate, to a long finish with soft ripe tannins.      
       
Merlot Bain's Kloof, Breede River, S. Africa 2009  £26.00 £4.50 £6.50
An elegant wine that shows strong varietal character with rich, intense aromas of cherries, plums and dark spices. Flavours of ripe summer fruits, liquorice and chocolate are rounded off by well balanced, smooth tannins.      
       
Claret Corney & Barrow, Maison Sichel, France 2009 £27.00 £4.50 £6.50
Predominantly Merlot-based, and aged in vats rather than barrels, this is a classic young Bordeaux style with dark cherry and autumnal fruit, supported by a well-integrated structure.      
       
Pinot Noir Reserva Vina Mar, Casablanca, Chile 2011  £29.00 £5.00 £7.00
Purple-pink in colour with a bright nose of spicy ripe plum and cherry. Finely structured and elegant on the palate, with juicy, forest fruit and cinnamon spice flavours.      
       
       

ROSE  

     
La Brouette Rose Producteurs Plaimont IGP Comte Tolosan 2012 £17.00 £3.25 £4.50
A blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat, this has a raspberry pink colour, with intense and bright summer berry characters. The palate is ripe, soft and juicy, but retains delicacy and finesse thanks to refreshing acidity.       
       
Merlot Nelson Estate, Paarl, S. Africa 2012 £24.00 £4.25 £6.50
Soft, baby pink in colour and a pretty, perfumed nose showing notes of red berries and cream. The palate is well balanced with fresh ripe fruit, a creamy texture and good structure.       
       
       

SPARKLING & CHAMPAGNE

     
Prosecco DOC Treviso Le Colture Brut, Veneto, Italy NV  £26.00 £4.95  
Pale straw in colour with a delicate, fine mousse. The wine shows aromas and flavours of orchard fruit, citrus, almonds and white flowers, with a soft mousse and beautiful complexity of flavour on the palate. The perfect aperitif wine and ideal for celebrations!      
       
Delamotte Brut Le Mesnil-sur-Oger NV £39.00 £6.95  
Blended from 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier, this is marked by it,s pleasant freshness, it's fullness and clean, fruity finish. A lovely light gold colour, with great purity on the nose, along with notes of citrus, white flowers, lemon peel and moss.