WINE LIST OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2018
(£BOTTLE/£175ml GLASS - 125ml & 500ml also available)


FIZZ

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

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

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

Davenport 'Limney Estate' | 2013 | Chardonnay, Auxerrois, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Noir | Sussex, UK   £41.50 / X
  Ripe green apples and citrus abound in this seriously decent British fizz. Made in the Champagne method and aged for three years on lees.
       
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Carlotta | 2017 | Catarratto | Sicily, Italy    £18 / £4.75
  Fresh & crisp with pleasant acidity - your easy house white.    

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

Free Run Juice 'Samurai' | 2017 | 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. 

St. John | 2017 | Picpoul de Pinet | Languedoc, France   £24.50 / £6.30
  If you put your ear to the glass you'll hear this lean, lemon-y white crying out for fish. "Fish! Fish!" - well, don't keep it waiting

Vinessens 'Tragolargo' Bianco | 2017 | Moscatel & Merseguera | Alicante, Spain   £25.50 / X
​  Scorched and aromatic, with a light skin-maceration lending some grip amongst the pithy orange blossom and honeysuckle

Vinnaturo × Dionisio de Nova | Airen & Macabeo | Castilla la Mancha, Spain    X / £6.50 
Big on the pears here, both fresh and in confectionary pear drop form. Chuggable Valdepenjas vino blanco aged in amphora and served from a 1.5ltr bag

Domaine Beausejour 'Les Grenettes' | 2017 | 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.    

La Biancara 'Masieri' | 2017 | Garganega & Trebbiano | Veneto, Italy   £29.00 / X 
  Wonderfully pulpy and peachy Soave-style wine with a hazy character and a soft, rounded structure. Expressive, honest and authentic. Magnums available.

Léon Boesch 'La Cabane' | 2016 | Pinot Blanc | Alsace, France   £31.50 / X 
  Quality dry Alsatian white showing real presicion in the acidity - flawlessly clean, with stone fruit ripeness and a subtle flash of ginger

Tenuta Dettori 'Renosu Bianco' | 2017 | Vermentino, Monica & Pascale | Sardinia, Italy   £32.50 / £7.90
  Fleshy, ripe, off-dry Sardinian white with loads of honeyed apricot, tropical guava and a hit of ocean surf

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

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

Domaine des Marnes Blanches 'En Quatre Vis'  | Côtes-du-Jura | Jura, France   £40.00 / X 
Serious Jura Savagnin from 70-year old vines made in the non-oxidative 'ouillé' style. Complex stewed citrus cut through with bright acidity   
       
ORANGE / SKIN CONTACT WHITE

Lammidia 'Ceci N´Est Pas Un Bianchetto'  | Trebbiano, Montonico & Pecorino | Abruzzo, Italy   £33.00 / X
​  Wild and unruly blend of white grapes in a cloudy, unfiltered state; the Trebbiano pressed directly, the Montonico & Pecorino on skins

Christelle Guibert 'Tierra del Itata' | 2016 | 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

St. John 'Beausoleil Rosé' | 2017 | Cotes de Thau | Languedoc, France   £25 / £6.40
  Breezy summertime rosé of Grenache.  Summer fruits of rasberry & strawberry with something nice and peachy in there too.  Can do no wrong.     

Brendan Tracey 'Rue de la Soif' | 2017 | Pineau d'Aunis | Loire, France   £32 / X
  The more unruly flipside to our rosé offering.  Think pink grapefruit juice, tart raspberries and a dusting of prickly white pepper.  A banger.    
       
RED

Allamanda | 2017 | Sangiovese | Puglia, Italy   £18 / £4.75
  Soft, plummy fruits and gentle spice - your obliging house red.    

Bodegas Milenium 'Vina Mariposa' | NV | Tempranillo & Garnacha | Galicia, Spain   £19 / X
  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.    

Free Run Juice 'Samurai' | 2017 | 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. 

Bodegas Kepe | 2016 | Bobal & Tempranillo | Valencia, Spain   £23.50 / £6
  Black berries and a lightly raisined nose with cherry, herbal aromatic notes and freshness coming through from the Bobal  

Francesco Mocavero 'Primitivo di Salento' | 2015 | Primitivo | Puglia, Italy   £26 / X
  A full-bodied, robust mouthful, chock-full of jammy black fruits that despite the weight are still fresh and alive. 

Vinnaturo × Les Tetes | 2016 | Cabernet Franc | Loire, France   X / £6.50 
  Crunchy, youthful Cab Franc from Bourgueil & Touraine with plenty of cranberry fruits and juicy acidity, served from a 1.5ltr bag

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

Judith Beck | 2016 | Zweigelt | Burgenland, Austria   £29 / X 
  Plenty of violet and cherry to keep the Pinot-seekers sated, it's also dusty and spicy and mouthwateringly delicious. Drink Austrian today!

Mas de l'Escarida 'Lo Ravi' | 2017 | Cabernet Sauvignon & Grenache | Ardeche, France   £30.50 / £7.45 
Fruit-driven, perfumed and incredibly drinkable. The perfect wine for the table, hailing from a massively underrated outpost of the Northern Rhone

Orsi San Vito ‘Posca Rossa' | NV | Sangiovese, Barbera, Negretto & others | Emilia-Romagna, Italy   £34 / X   
 The NV here stands for non-vintage; this is Federico's 'perpetual cuvee' - a big, fruity, rustic blend of grapes from 4 separate biodynamic vintages.   

Boulevard Napoléon | 2013 | Carignan | Languedoc, France   £34.50 / £8.25
  A powerful red for these autumnal days made from older, low-yielding vines.  Supple fruits and spice with a tailnote of garrigue - the wild herbs that grow amongst the vines

Lamoresca 'Nerocapitano' | 2017 | Frappato | Sicily, Italy   £37.00 / X 
Frappato is one of the lighter Sicilian varietals, here producing a crunchy red stacked with candied notes of strawberry, raspberry and a flash of wild mint

Ridge 'Lytton Springs' | 2015 | Zinfandel field blend | Sonoma, California   £48.50 / X
  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.    
       
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Nuy 'Rooi' | NV | 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%  

Staffelter Hof 'Kröv Kirchlay' | 2005 | 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.    

Ezio Cerruti 'Sol' | 2013 | 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)     

WHITE La Biancara 'Masieri' | 2017 | Garganega & Trebbiano | Veneto, Italy   £57 
 Wonderfully pulpy and peachy Soave-style wine in a large-format bottle at a crazy-good price point. Something for everyone here - open with friends!
        
ORANGE Farnea 'Birbo Più' | 2016 | Malvasia, Tocai & Moscato | Veneto, Italy   £76  
  A wild fermentation of Malvasia & Tocai that drinks a little like a peach iced tea... the twist is a blend of Moscato from a separate vinification. Big aromatics!  

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

RED Clos du Tue-Boeuf 'Rouillon' | 2015 | 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.