WINE LIST JUNE/JULY 2018 (BOTTLE/175ml GLASS - 125ml also available)

FIZZ

NV Le Arche | Prosecco Spumante | Veneto, Italy      £25 / £5.25
  Prosecco: easily the nation's favourite sparkling wine that surely needs no introduction from us.    

NV Ca’ di Rajo ‘Lemoss' | Glera Frizzante | Veneto, Italy      £28.00
  Prosecco: kind of…  Made in the traditional method; fermented in the bottle, unfiltered and left on the lees.    

2016 Ca' di Nocci 'Sottobosco' | Emilia Rosso Bio | Emilia-Romagna, Italy     £34.50
  Get some sparkling red wine in your life!  This Lambrusco-style cutie drinks like summer pudding in liquid form.    

2013 Davenport 'Limney Estate' | Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir | Sussex, UK     £41.50
  Ripe green apples and citrus abound in this seriously decent British fizz. Made in the Champagne method and aged for three years on lees.
       
WHITE     

2016 Carlotta | Catarratto | Sicily, Italy      £18 / £4.75
  Fresh & crisp with pleasant acidity - your easy house white.    

2017 Herdade do Esporão 'Pé Branco' | Antão Vaz, Arinto & Perrum | Alentejo, Portugal     £19
  An incredibly generous wine for such a modest price - zippy citrus & stone fruits with zero fuss. Solid!  

2017 Free Run Juice 'Samurai' | Chardonnay | South West Australia     £22.50 / £5.75
  Louche Aussie Chardonnay.  Ripe tropical fruits and no, this one isn't oaked to high heaven because we know you're not into that.  

2017 Domaine Beausejour 'Les Grenettes' | Touraine | Loire, France     £26.00 / £6.50
  Herbaceous, razor-sharp Sauvignon Blanc showing some nice tropicality for its northerly Loire location. So fresh, so clean.    

2016 Domaine la Colombette 'Aux Creux du Nid’ | Cabernet Blanc | Languedoc, France     £27
  A totally unique crossing of wild vines with Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling. Sherbert-y fruits with familiar grass and stone fruit typicity.    

2017 Ameztoi Txakoli de Getaria | Getariako Txakolina | Basque Country, Spain     £28.50 
  Razor-sharp traditional Basque wine you see poured from aloft in the bars of San Sebastien - lightly spritz-y and seriously refreshing.  

2016 Weingut Brand ‘Vom Berg’ | Riesling | Pfalz, Germany     £29.75 
  Clear-cut in a style comparable to the Mosel but with way more passion-fruit aroma and acidity that ups the drool-factor considerably. 

2017 Stefano Bellotti 'Bellotti Bianco' | Cortese | Piedmont, Italy     £31.50 / £7.75   
  'Semplicamente vino' in the truest sense - golden, nutty Cortese, fermented naturally in old acacia barrels and bottled with no additions.

2017 Bodegas Fulcro 'A Pedreira' Albariño | Rias Baixas, Spain     £35
  Mouth-watering white peach and linear, laser-beam acidity balanced by a compact body bursting with grapefruit and that quality oily texture.    

2015 I Custodi ‘Ante’ | Etna Bianco | Sicily, Italy     £37.50
  The volcanic terroir of Mount Etna produces distinctive wines; highly mineral-driven with depth and purity from extremely old vines.    

2013 Jean-Francois Ganevat 'Cuvée Oregane' | Côtes du Jura | Jura, France     £47
  If you know, then you know.  Fine Chardonnay & Savagnin blend that is topped-up to retain freshness over the traditional, oxidative style.     
       
ORANGE / SKIN CONTACT WHITE

2015 Alpha Box & Dice 'Golden Mullet Fury' | Semillon & Viognier | McLaren Vale, Australia     £33
  An audacious drop of juice that leaves little to the imagination - huge aromatics of dried apricots, almonds and an oily, pith-y texture. 

2016 Christelle Guibert 'Tierra del Itata' | Muscat | Itata, Chile     £34.50 / £8.50
  42-day skin-contact Muscat from 150 year-old vines! Clementine zest, ginger, lime cordial, succulent texture and a finish for days… 
       
       
PINK

2017 J.Mourat | Fiefs Vendéens | Loire, France     £25 / £6.35
  A refreshing rosé of Cabernet Franc & Pinot Noir from a small, forgotten part of the Loire.    

2016 Patrick Sullivan ‘Pink Pound’ | Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc & Gewürztraminer | Yarra Valley, Australia     £37.00
  A singular rosé that is heady with musky spices and perfume, ginger, clementine zest and the unexpected.    
       
RED

2016 Allamanda | Sangiovese | Puglia, Italy     £18 / £4.75
  Soft, plummy fruits and gentle spice - your obliging house red.    

NV Bodegas Milenium 'Vina Mariposa' | Tempranillo & Garnacha | Galicia, Spain     £19
  No-nonsense tinto for the table. Like a jar of cherry jam that's just a little bit scorched, it's spicy, easy… oh, you need another bottle.    

2017 Free Run Juice 'Samurai' | Shiraz | South West Australia     £22.50 / £5.75
  Aussie Shiraz showing some uncharacteristic restraint!  The grapes retaining their freshness and given time in old oak to soften the edges.     

2016 Francesco Mocavero 'Primitivo di Salento' | Primitivo | Puglia, Italy     £26
  A full-bodied, robust mouthful, chock-full of jammy black fruits that despite the weight are still fresh and alive. 

2016 Domaine Cret des Garanches | Brouilly | Beaujolais, France     £27 / £6.75  
  Red wine shouldn't be chilled you say? Au contraire, mon ami! Pretty, peppery little Beauj' that's shouting 'summer' rather audibly.

2014 St. John ‘Claret’ | Bordeaux Supérieur | Bordeaux, France     £28.50 (MAGNUM £62)
  A rich Claret of rare quality at the price.  Masterfully extracted baked fruits and maturation time in toasted oak barrels balanced to perfection.    

2016 Judith Beck | Zweigelt | Burgenland, Austria     £29 / £7.25
  Fresh, juicy Swartland blend balancing red fruit with notes of black olive and spice. Extremely slurpable; available chilled.    

2016 Eric Texier 'Chat Fou' | Côtes du Rhône | Rhone, France     £31 / £7.50
  They call Texier the 'Crazy Cat' because he does things his own way. Co-ferment white grapes in your Rhone red? Oh Eric, you feline genius...  

2015 Luc Sébille 'Les Débonnaires' | Cabernet Franc | Loire, France     £33
  One of our all-time favourites! Silky smooth and herbaceous with notes of raspberry and cherry , finishing with savoury, bitter chocolate.

2015 Sandro Fay ‘Costa Bassa' Valtellina Superiore | Nebbiolo | Lombardy, Italy     £35.50
  You'll often see us get misty-eyed about the alpine wines of Valtellina… Nuanced, elegant Nebbiolo grown at high altitude - like nothing else we know.

2015 Cascina Tavijn ‘Bandita' | Barbera | Piedmont, Italy     £36
  Supple and soft, cut through with a lick of wild acidity and something animal at its core. Wonderfully raw; full of perfume and red fruits.     

2015 Ridge 'Lytton Springs' | Zinfandel field blend | Sonoma, California     £47.50
  A typically huge and impeccable big-hitter from one of the Golden State's most superlative vineyards.  Like being enveloped in baked fruits and vanilla.    
       
SWEET   

NV Nuy 'Rooi' | Red Muscadel | Worcester, South Africa    75ml glass £3.75 / 750ml bottle £30
 Classic Cape dessert wine.  Low-alcohol fermentation fortified with brandy to a warming 16.5%  

2005 Staffelter Hof 'Kröv Kirchlay' | Riesling Auslese | Mosel, Germany 75ml glass £4.55 / 750ml bottle £43.50
  Luscious sweet Riesling with some years under its belt, melding lemon meringue pie with those trademark kerosene aromas that come with age.    

2013 Ezio Cerruti 'Sol' | Moscato | Piedmont, Italy    50ml glass £5.85 / 375ml bottle £40.50
  Glorious passito-style wine, where the grapes are left to dry on the vines after the shoots are cut.  Bright, golden and floral.    
       
MAGNUMS (Are there a few of you? A magnum holds twelve glasses)     

 RED 2015 Clos du Tue-Boeuf 'Rouillon' Cheverny | Loire, France     £70.50
  Smoky, elegant blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.  Something floral and something wild and animal too.  Served at cellar temperature.    

ORANGE 2014 Nino Barraco Zibibbo | Sicily, Italy     £83.00
  A bone dry, intensely aromatic wine left in contact with its skins for 15 days. Heady with citrus, spice, and wild flowers.     

WHITE 2015 Cantina Giardino 'Vino Bianco' Coda di Volpe & Greco | Campania, Italy     £68.50
  A wild, turbid wine only produced in magnum. The type of thing you would drink in the vineyard when taking a break from harvest.