WINE LIST MARCH/APRIL 2018 (BOTTLE/175ml GLASS)

FIZZ

Le Arche | Prosecco Spumante | Veneto, Italy      £24.50 / £5.15
  Prosecco: easily the nation's favourite sparkling wine that surely needs no introduction from us.    

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.    

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.    

Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve | 'Champagne' blend | Kent, UK     £45.50
  Green fruit clarity carefully balanced with mellow strawberry notes coming through from the pinot noir.    
       
WHITE     

Carlotta | Catarratto | Sicily, Italy      £17.50 / £4.55
  Fresh & crisp with pleasant acidity - your easy house white.    

Poggio Anima ‘Gabriel’ | Pecorino | Abruzzo, Italy     £19.95 / £5.35
  Spotlessly fresh with clusters of candied nectarine dancing around in the background.    

St. John ‘Blanc’ | Côtes de Gascogne | South West France     £22.00
  Wonderful table wine using a big blend of grapes from the south; the Petit Manseng lending some tropical flesh.    

Valli Unite ‘Ottavio Rube’ Bianco | Cortese & Timorasso | Piedmont, Italy     £24.50
  Cortese is the grape of Gavi, but here it sees a very different expression. Ripe and fleshy stone fruits veering towards tart green plum.    

Domaine Beausejour 'Les Grenettes' | Touraine | Loire, France     £26.00 / £6.55
  Herbaceous, razor-sharp Sauvignon Blanc showing some nice tropicality for its northerly Loire location. So fresh, so clean.    

Domaine la Colombette 'Aux Creux du Nid’ | Cabernet Blanc | Languedoc, France     £26.50
  A totally unique crossing of wild vines with Sauvignon Blanc & Riesling. Sherbert-y fruits with familiar grass and stone fruit typicity.    

Niepoort Drink Me ‘KALi’ | Douro Branco | Douro, Portugal     £28.50 / £7.05
  Myriad indigenous grapes meld together to bring a complex blend of lime, blossom and a bit of barrique-aged creaminess to the festa.    

Weingut Brand ‘Vom Berg’ | Riesling | Pfalz, Germany     £29.75 / £7.35
  Clear-cut in a style comparable to the Mosel but with way more passion-fruit aroma and acidity that ups the drool-factor considerably.     

Bodegas Fulcro 'Finca a Pedreira' Albariño | Rias Baixas, Spain     £33.50
  Mouth-watering white peach and linear, lazer-beam acidity balanced by a compact body bursting with grapefruit and that quality oily texture.    

Intellego | Chenin Blanc | Swartland, South Africa     £35.00
  Super-ripe, buttery Chenin from exposed bush vines that soak up the heat. Bruised apple fruits but retaining a zing of sherbet lemon.    

I Custodi ‘Ante’ | Etna Bianco | Sicily, Italy     £37.25
  The volcanic terroir of Mount Etna produces distinctive wines; highly mineral-driven with depth and purity from extremely old vines.    

Jean-Francois Ganevat 'Cuvée Oregane' | Côtes du Jura | Jura, France     £47.00
  If you know, then you know.  Fine Chardonnay & Savagnin blend that is topped-up to retain freshness over the traditional, oxidative style.     
       
ORANGE

Ca'Liptra 'Caliptra Bianco' | Trebbiano | Marche, Italy     £32.00
  Entry-point skin-contact with a light 5 day maceration. Heightened rose & marmalade aromatics with gentle tannins.    

Podere Santa Maria ‘Toscana Bianco’ | Ansonica | Tuscany, Italy     £34.00 / £8.20
  A wine all about the play between the bold tannins and the heat from a warm 2016 vintage. Saline, structured and totally unique!    
       
       
PINK

J.Mourat | Fiefs Vendéens | Loire, France     £23.50 / £6.20
  A refreshing rosé of Cabernet Franc & Pinot Noir from a small, forgotten part of the Loire.    

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

Allamanda | Sangiovese | Puglia, Italy     £17.50 / £4.55
  Soft, plummy fruits and gentle spice - your obliging house red.    

Château Clement Termes 'Les Petits Clément' | Duras & Merlot | Southwest France     £19.95
  Simple, fruity everyday table wine from the Gaillac region of Southern France.  Plums, black berries and tart red cherry.    

 Free Run Juice 'Samurai' | Shiraz | South West Australia     £22.50 / £5.60
  Aussie Shiraz showing some uncharacteristic restraint!  The grapes retaining their freshness and given time in old oak to soften the edges.     

Francesco Mocavero 'Primitivo di Salento' | Primitivo | Puglia, Italy     £26.00
  A full-bodied, robust mouthful, chock-full of jammy black fruits that despite the weight are still fresh and alive.      

St. John ‘Claret’ | Bordeaux Supérieur | Bordeaux, France     £28.00 / £6.85
  A rich Claret of rare quality at the price.  Masterfully extracted baked fruits and maturation time in toasted oak barrels balanced to perfection.    

Intellego 'Kedungu' | Syrah, Cinsault & Mourvèdre | Swartland, South Africa     £29.00 / £7.05
  Fresh, juicy Swartland blend balancing red fruit with notes of black olive and spice. Extremely slurpable; available chilled.    

Château de Roquefort ‘Gueule de Loup’ | Bouches du Rhône | Provence, France     £29.50
  Dark, spicy blend of Grenache, Cab Sauv & Cinsault with juicy, tart acidity for when you’re thirsty like the wolf...    

Barranco Oscuro 'Varetúo' | Tempranillo | Granada, Spain     £32.25
  Atypical Tempranillo stylings from the South of Spain, hailing from a unique microclimate 1300m above sea level. Fruit-driven and lip-smacking.    

Luc Sébille 'Les Débonnaires' | Cabernet Franc | Loire, France £33.00 / £8.05
One of our all-time favourites! Silky smooth and herbaceous with notes of raspberry and cherry , finishing with savoury, bitter chocolate.

Cascina Tavijn ‘Bandita' | Barbera | Piedmont, Italy     £35.75
  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.    

Patrick Bouju ‘Môl' | Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Gamay & Pinot Noir | Auvergne, France     £37.00
  Psychedelic mega-blend from this volcanic shaman of the Auvergne.  Môl is dark as the night and bursts with deep, intense black fruits.     

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   

Myn van Oorsprong | Red Muscadel | Nuy, South Africa    75ml £3.75 ~
  Classic Cape dessert wine.  Low fermentation fortified up to a warming 16.5%    

Staffelter Hof 'Kröv Kirchlay' | Riesling Auslese | Mosel, Germany (750ml bottle)   75ml £4.55 / £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' | Moscato | Piedmont, Italy (375ml bottle)   50ml £5.85 / £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 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 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 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.