WINE LIST AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 (BOTTLE/175ml GLASS - 125ml 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
  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
  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
  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
  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.  

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.    

Domaine la Colombette 'Aux Creux du Nid’ | 2016 | 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.    

Ameztoi Txakoli de Getaria | 2017 | 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.  

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

Laurent Saillard 'Lucky You!' | 2017 | Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay | Loire, France     £34.50 / £8.45    
  Don't sleep on this one as it won't be here for long! Tropical Sauvignon and richness from the Chardonnay in perfect harmony… lucky us!  

Bodegas Fulcro 'A Pedreira' Albariño | 2017 | 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.    

I Custodi ‘Ante’ | 2015 | 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.    

Jean-Francois Ganevat 'Cuvée Oregane' | 2013 | 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

Alpha Box & Dice 'Golden Mullet Fury' | 2015 | Semillon & Viognier | McLaren Vale, Australia     £33 / £8.10
  An audacious drop of juice that leaves little to the imagination - huge aromatics of dried apricots, almonds and an oily, pith-y texture. 

Christelle Guibert 'Tierra del Itata' | 2016 | Muscat | Itata, Chile     £34.50 
  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
  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
  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.     

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

Domaine Cret des Garanches | 2016 | 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.

St. John ‘Claret’ | 2014 | 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.    

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

Eric Texier 'Chat Fou' | 2016 | 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...  

Luc Sébille 'Les Débonnaires' | 2015 | 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.

Orsi San Vito ‘Posca Rossa' | NV | Sangiovese, Barbera, Negretto & others | Emilia-Romagna, Italy     £34 / £8.25   
 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.   

Sandro Fay ‘Costa Bassa' Valtellina Superiore | 2015 | 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.

Ridge 'Lytton Springs' | 2015 | 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.    
       
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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 'Maule Masieri Bianco' | 2017 | Garganega & Trebbiano | Veneto, Italy     £57 
  A delicious, crisp, Soave-style 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 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.