WINE LIST JANUARY / FEBRUARY 2018 (BOTTLE/175ml GLASS)

FIZZ

Le Arche | NV | Prosecco Spumante | Veneto, Italy - £22.45 / £5.10
Prosecco: easily the nation's favourite sparkling wine that surely needs no introduction from us.

Casa Coste Piane 'Prosecco di Valdobbiadene' | NV | Prosecco Frizzante | Veneto, Italy - £30.50
Prosecco: but not as you know it!  This one is the real deal - made in the traditional method, unfiltered and left on the lees.

Orsi San Vito 'Sui Lieviti' | 2014 | Pignoletto Frizzante | Emilia-Romagna, Italy - £33.50
Savoury and saline, this rustic Pignoletto gets its fizz from a secondary fermentation in bottle. Rugged, hazy refreshment. .

Ca' di Nocci 'Sottobosco' | 2015 | Grasparossa, Lambrusco di Montericco & others | Emilia-Romagna, Italy - £34
Get some sparkling red wine in your life.  This Lambrusco-style cutie drinks like summer pudding in liquid form.

Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve | 2013 | 'Champagne' blend | Kent, UK - £44.50
Green fruit clarity carefully balanced with mellow strawberry notes coming through from the pinot noir.

WHITE 

Carlotta | 2016 | Catarratto | Sicily, Italy - £16.00 / £4.10
Fresh & crisp with pleasant acidity - your easy house white.

Percheron | 2017 | Chenin Blanc & Viognier | Swartland, South Africa - £19.50
Candied nectarine and blossom kept in check by a linear note from the Chenin.

Free Run Juice 'Samurai' | 2016 | Chardonnay | South Australia - £21.50 / £5.50
Easy-going Aussie Chardonnay.  Rich, ripe fruits and a balanced creaminess that doesn't knock your head off with oak.    

Pierre Luneau Papin Folle Blanche du Pays Nantais | 2016 |  Loire, France - £23.00 
Folle Blanche is the unsung grape of Muscadet - pure, clean as a whistle and incredible with fish. Like drinking from an oyster shell!      

Loxarel 'Cora' | 2016 | Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc & Xarel·lo | Catalonia, Spain - £24.50 / £6.20
Penedès blend that has us dreaming of Barcelona terraces… Its got that aromatic peachy, honeysuckle nose and a long, zippy citrus finish.  

Domaine Beausejour 'Les Grenettes' | 2016 | Touraine | Loire, France - £25.50 / £6.45 
Herbaceous, razor-sharp Sauvignon Blanc showing some nice tropical ripeness. So fresh, so clean.

Accadia 'Consono' | 2016 | Verdicchio | Marche, Italy - £26 / £6.50
Grassy green Marche banger; crisp, mineral and with a note of something like walnut leaving a pleasingly bitter back end.      

Jurtschitsch 'Terassen' | 2016 | Grüner Veltliner | Kamptal, Austria - £29.50 
Crisp and razor sharp with taut, compact grapefruit and that hallmark dash of white pepper spice.    

Bodegas Fulcro 'Finca a Pedreira' | 2016 | Albariño | Rias Baixas, Spain - £33.00
Mouth-watering white peach and high levels of crisp acidity, balanced by a structured full body that heaves with fruit.     

Arianna Occhipinti ‘SP68’ | 2016 | Albanello & Zibibbo | Sicily, Italy - £34.50
Exotic flowers and turmeric spice, white peach and deliciously clean salinity… a perfect expression of Sicily’s deep south.
 
Tom Shobbrook | 2016 | Riesling | Barossa Valley, Australia - £42
A pulpy, juice-bomb of a Riesling that bursts with energy.  Some depth from lees contact during its ceramic egg fermentation.  A beauty.

Jean-Francois Ganevat 'Cuvée de Garde' | 2013 | Côtes du Jura | Jura, France - £43.00
Fine Chardonnay & Savagnin blend from one of Jura's leading lights.  Oxidative, nutty and mature - almost a vin jaune.     
 

ORANGE 

Ca'Liptra 'Caliptra Bianco' | 2015 | Trebbiano | Marche, Italy - £31.50 / £7.75
Entry-level skin-contact with a light 5 day maceration. Heightened rose & marmalade aromatics with gentle tannins    

Ca' de Noci 'Notte di Luna' | 2014 | Malvasia, Moscato & Spergola | Emilia-Romagna, Italy - £37
Three aromatic white varietals that see a combined 10-day skin maceration to impart all manner of wild aromatics, fresh acidity and a firm grip on the palate.  Rose water, peaches, white pepper, lime cordial… and plenty more to investigate.  Killer.  

PINK

J.Mourat | 2016 | Fiefs Vendéens | Loire, France - £23.00 / £6.10
A refreshing rosé of Cabernet Franc & Pinot Noir from a small, forgotten part of the Loire.

Patrick Sullivan ‘Pink Pound’ | 2016 | Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc & Gewürztraminer | Yarra Valley, Australia - £36.50
A singular rosé that is heady with musky spices and perfume.  Ginger and clementine zest and the unexpected.

RED 

Allamanda | 2016 | Sangiovese | Puglia, Italy -  £16.00/ £4.10
Soft, plummy fruits and gentle spice - your obliging house red.

Château Clement Termes 'Les Petits Clément ' | 2016 | Duras & Merlot | Southwest France - £19.50 / £5.10
Simple, fruity everyday table wine from the Gaillac region of Southern France.  Plums, black berries and tart red cherry.    

Poggio Anima 'Samael' | 2015 | Montepulciano d'Abruzzo | Abruzzo, Italy - £21.50  
An intense ruby wine showing loads of dark jammy fruit and liquorice with a pleasingly rounded tannic structure; smooth and deep.      

Viña Ilusión | 2016 | Rioja | Rioja, Spain - £23.50 / £6
Un-oaked, organic, 'Joven'-style Rioja using Tempranillo & Garnacha. A breezy, fresh take on the quintessential Spanish red.

Francesco Mocavero 'Primitivo di Salento' | 2016 | Primitivo | Puglia, Italy - £25.50 / £6.45
A full-bodied, robust mouthful, chock-full of black fruits that despite the weight are still fresh and alive.  The perfect wine for these cold nights.      

Éric Texier 'Chat Fou' | 2016 | Côtes-du-Rhône | Rhône, France - £29.00 
'Crazy cat' CDR in a fresher, lighter style achieved through a co-fermentation of Grenache and, surprisingly, a white grape: Clairette.      

Niepoort 'Dao Rótulo' | 2015 | Touriga Nacional (& others) | Dao, Portugal - £30
Elegant, perfumed Portuguese blend from the mouth of the river Dao. Inky and concentrated with balsamic acidity and a very subtle menthol lift.  

Pacina 'Il Secondo' | 2014 | Sangiovese | Tuscany, Italy - £30.00  
Rustic, unpolished Sangiovese from the heart of Chianti that chooses to eschew the DOCG altogether.  A true, honest taste of this famed region.    

Luc Sébille 'Les Débonnaires' | 2015 | Cabernet Franc | Loire, France -  £32.50 /  £7.95
A de-classified Chinon that took us 4 years to track down! Silky smooth and herbaceous with notes of raspberry and cherry. The ultimate table wine.

Tom Shobbrook 'Clarott' by Tommy Ruff | 2016 | Merlot & Shiraz | Barossa Valley, Australia - £35
A playful take on classic Bordeaux with all the black and red fruit character turned up full whack - Aussie style 

Ar.Pe.Pe. 'Rosso di Valtellina' | 2015 | Nebbiolo | Lombardy, Italy - £36.50
A unique expression of the grape owing to its high-altitude location; pale as a Burgundy with notes of cherry and tar.    

Ridge 'Lytton Springs' | 2012 | Zinfandel field blend | Sonoma, California - £45.50
A typically huge and impeccable big-hitter from one of the Golden State's most superlative vineyards.  

SWEET 


Myn van Oorsprong | Red Muscadel | Nuy, South Africa - 75ml £3.70
Classic Cape dessert wine.  Low fermentation fortified up to a warming 16.5%

Staffelter Hof 'Dhron Hofberger' | 2005 | Riesling Spätlese | Mosel, Germany - 75ml £4.50 / £38
Luscious sweet Riesling with some years under its belt, melding lemon meringue pie with those trademark kerosene aromas that come with age.

Mauro Vergano 'Luli' | Moscato |Piemonte, Italy - 50ml £5.80 / £52.50
A play on the classic dark Chinato, here made with a white grape: Moscato. Vanilla, citrus and wild herbs.

Mauro Vergano 'Chinato' | Nebbiolo | Piemonte, Italy - 50ml £5.80 / £52.50
The ultimate Piedmontese digestif, an intesely aromatic fortified Nebbiolo. Drink with something chocolate-y.

MAGNUMS (Are there a few of you? A magnum holds twelve glasses) 

RED Clos du Tue-Boeuf 'Rouillon' | 2015 | Cheverny | Loire, France - £69.50
Smoky, elegant blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.  Something floral and something wild and animal too.  Served at cellar temperature.    

WHITE Cantina Giardino 'Vino Bianco' | 2015 | Coda di Volpe & Greco | Campania, Italy - £67.50
A wild, turbid wine only produced in magnum. The type of thing you would drink in the vineyard when taking a break from harvest.  

ORANGE Nino Barraco | 2014 | Zibibbo | Sicily, Italy - £82.00
A bone dry, intensely aromatic wine left in contact with its skins for 15 days. Heady with citrus, spice, and wild flowers.