WHITE WINE

FRANCE

 

Domaine de Pajot 'Les Quatres Cepages' 2017, IGP Cotes de Gascogne, 11.5% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£8.50/75cl

                                                                  

Light and easy-drinking with fresh fruit salad and elderflower aromas  and characters .  The palate is zippy, fresh and full of flavour - but relatively light in alcohol.

 

'La Fleur Solitaire' 2016, AOP Côtes de Rhône, 13% 

 

£9.50/75cl

                                                                  

A subtle yet complex white made from traditional Rhône varietals.  Soft peach, spicy pear and honeyed aromas and flavours combine with mineral, savoury and nutty characters.

 

 

*NEW VINTAGE*

 Château Petit Roubié Picpoul de Pinet 2018, AOC Languedoc, France, 12.5% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£10.75/75cl

 

Bone dry with an attractive mineral quality, delicate peach and apricot fruit characters, and a distinctive salty citrus tang to the finish.  Brillant with seafood - especially shellfish.

 

 

Louis Michel Chablis 2016, AOC Chablis, 12.5% [Vegan]

 

£17.95/75cl                                                                                   

 

A mellow, rounded Chablis with delicious peach and apricot fruit flavours underpinned by classic mineral notes.

 

Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montmain 2015, AOC Chablis, 13% [Vegan]

 

£24.95/75cl                                                                                   

 

This elegant 1er Cru Chablis is full of ripe citrus and delicate floral aromas.  The palate is lively with citrus and green apple fruit characters supported by a chalky minerality.  The finish is long and refreshing.  

 

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Louis Michel Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2015, AOC Chablis, 13%

 

£27.95/75cl                                                                                   

 

The most prestigious and sought after of the Chablis 1er Crus, it is sometimes said that Montée de Tonnerre should be the eighth Grand Cru!  Vibrant yet restrained, with elegant mineral aromas, ripe fruit on the palate and a harmonious long finish.  Delicious now - but will become increasingly complex over the next 7-8 years.

 

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SPAIN

 

Ramón Bilbao Verdejo 2017, DO Rueda, 12.5%  

 

£9.95/75cl                                                                                                      

 

Intense and aromatic with tropical, citrus and stone fruit characters, plus hints of aniseed and fennel. 

 

 

*NEW* Muga Blanco 2016, Rioja DOC, 13% 

 

£11.25/75cl

 

This lively, modern Rioja is full of fresh fruit - crisp green apples, citrus and pineapple.  It is beautifully balanced with some complex toasty notes and a hint of vanilla from 3 months in French oak barrels.

 

ITALY

 

Umani Ronchi 'Villa Bianchi' 2017, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico DOC, 12% [Vegan]

 

£8.95/75cl                                                                                                    

 

Crisp and refreshing with aromas and flavours of citrus and pear, plus a subtle hint of almonds on the finish.

 

 

 San Marzano 'Il Pumo' Sauvignon-Malvasia 2017, IGP Salento, Italy, 12.5% [Vegan]

 

£9.75/75cl

 

Delicate floral notes combine with aromas of tropical fruit and a hint of citrus zest.  This lively, dry white blend from the 'heel' of southern Italy is bursting with ripe fruit flavours and is deliciously refreshing.

 

 

Umani Ronchi 'Golden Fleece' 2016, Terre di Chieti Pecorino IGT, 12.5% [Vegan]

 

£11.75/75cl

                                                                  

Expressive and aromatic with spicy peach, mango and citrus fruit characters, and a full rich palate with a touch of minerality.

AUSTRIA

 

Meinklang Grüner Veltliner 2016, Austria, 11%  [Organic & Vegan]

 

£12.00/75cl  

 

Full of green apple and zesty fruit flavours with a typical varietal white pepper finish.

ENGLAND

 

New Hall Vineyard Bacchus Reserve 2017, English Quality Wine, 10.5% [Vegan]

 

£11.95/75cl 

                                                                                                           

Bacchus is one of the most interesting grape varieties currently grown in the UK (in my opinion).  Light, clean and refreshing, it tastes a bit like Sauvignon Blanc – with aromatic citrus and gooseberry fruit (and a dash of elderflower cordial!).  

 

Lyme Bay 'Shoreline' 2015, English Regional Wine, 11%

 

£12.75/75cl

                                                                  

A deliciously refreshing yet complex blend of Bacchus, Pinot Noir, Reichenstener & Seyval Blanc with pineapple and citrus fruit flavours underpinned by elegant notes of nettle and lychee.

 

 

GERMANY

 

Dr Loosen Ürziger Würzgarten Riesling Kabinett 2014, Mosel, 7.5% [Vegan]

 

£13.50/75cl                                                                                      

 

Medium sweet – light in body (and alcohol) but with a rich mouthfeel, concentrated juicy tropical and zesty lemon fruit, and ‘a spicy acid tingle’.

 

 

LEBANON

 

Ixsir Altitudes Blanc 2015, Lebanon, 13%  

 

£14.95/75cl      

                                                                                                             

An unusual blend of the local Lebanese 'Obeidy' grape with Muscat and Viognier.  Very expressive – with exotic tropical fruit aromas, concentrated peach fruit flavours, a twist of grapefruit and a delicate hint of spicy white musk.

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

Swartland Winery Founders Chenin Blanc 2017, Western Cape, 12.5% 

 

£8.50/75cl

                                                                  

Zesty and vibrant with aromas of ripe passion fruit, guava and pineapple.  The palate is well-balanced with crisp tropical fruit flavours and a refreshing minerality.

 

 

Jordan ‘Nine Yards’ Chardonnay 2013, Stellenbosch, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£23.75/75cl

                                                                                                                

This multiple award winning flagship wine from the Jordan Estate is an intensely rich and full-bodied Chardonnay with complex layers of flavour.  Spicy cloves, butterscotch, citrus peel and mineral characters combine with a rich mouthfeel and subtly balanced toasty French oak.

 

 

CHILE

 

Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2016, D.O. Casablanca Valley, 13.5%

 

£9.75/75cl 

                                                            

Vibrant and full of pure passionfruit flavours with a subtle underlying minerality, plus an incredibly long finish which just keeps on going and going ........ !

 

*NEW* Novas Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2016, Casablanca, 13.5% [Organic & Vegan] 

 

£10.95/75cl

 

This rich, food friendly Chardonnay is full of fruity apricot, pineapple and peach fruit flavours and aromas, with a hint of hazelnut from the judicious use of lightly toasted oak.  The palate is deliciously creamy and textured with a refreshing minerality and a clean finish.

 

AUSTRALIA

 

*NEW* Mad Fish Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2017, Western Australia, 12% 

 

£10.25/75cl

 

Aromatic and zesty with lovely fresh fruit characters - melon, pear, passionfruit and citrus - and a crisp, clean finish.

 

 

Stefano Lubiana ‘Primavera’ Chardonnay 2015, Tasmania, 13% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£18.95/75cl 

                                                              

Wow - I fell in love with this wine from the very first sip!  Elegant and well-structured with vibrant citrus characters, a juicy acidity and beautifully integrated nuances of smoky oak.  Utterly delicious!

NEW ZEALAND

 

Yealands Estate Land Made Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, 12.5%

 

£9.95/75cl

                                                                                 

Brimming with ripe, zingy tropical fruit and underpinned by subtle notes of fresh herbs.  Vibrant and beautifully balanced, with a long, crisp mineral finish.

 

Walnut Block Wines ‘Collectables’ Sauvignon Blanc 2017, Marlborough, 12.5% [Organic & Vegan]

 

£11.95/75cl 

                                                              

A classically flavoured Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – with good concentration of zesty citrus, ripe tropical fruit and subtle herbaceous characters.  Vibrant and beautifully balanced, with a refreshingly crisp dry finish.

 

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, 13% [Vegan]

 

£12.50/75cl

                                                                                 

Rich yet refreshing, with multiple layers of flavour - citrus, tropical and herbal.  The palate is textured and elegant with a distinctive mineral finish.

 

Yealands Estate Single Vineyard Pinot Gris 2016, Awatere Valley, Marlborough, 13.5% [Vegan]

 

£12.95/75cl

                                                                                 

This vibrant Pinot Gris is full-bodied and luscious, yet deliciously dry.  It is packed full of ripe pear and melon characters, with a subtle hint of ginger and supported by a lovely mineral acidity. 

 

Urlar Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Gladstone, 13% [Organic]   

 

£12.95/75cl    

                                                                                                        

Subtle yet distinctive aromas and flavours of gooseberry, lime, passionfruit and freshly crushed herbs abound.  Elegant and restrained, but with a touch of richness to the palate from a small percentage of oak fermentation.

 

 

 

*NEW* Yealands Estate Single Vineyard P.G.R. 2018, New Zealand, 12.5% [Vegan]

 

£13.50/75cl

 

A unique, slightly 'off-dry- blend of Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewurztraminer that is complex and full of flavour, but still zippy and fresh!  It is brimming with lychee, pear and lime fruit characters with a touch of ginger. Blended specifically to complement spicy food - and especially the asian fusion cuisine that is so popular in NZ - it also pairs exceptionally well with your Friday night curry!

 

 

*NEW* Saint Clair 'Origin' Viognier 2017, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, 12.5% [Vegan]

 

£13.75/75cl  

 

A beautifully elegant Viognier with distinctive varietal aromas of peach and apricot and a delicate note of honeysuckle.  The palate has a lovely freshness with lots more ripe stone fruit flavours and a hint of coconut on the finish.

 

U.S.A.

 

Columbia Crest Grand Chardonnay 2015, Columbia Valley, 13.5%

 

£11.75/75cl

                                                                  

Mouthwatering aromas of apples, melon and crème brulée are complemented on the palate by creamy, buttery notes and a beautifully balanced acidity. 

 

Bogle Vineyards Viognier 2016, Clarksburg, 14.5%

 

£14.95/75cl

                                                                  

Unusually elegant for a Californian Viognier!  100% fermentation in stainless steel has preserved the luscious varietal aromas of fresh apricot and peach, as well as the more delicate notes of honeysuckle and orange blosssom.  Dry with an intriguing touch of spice and a refreshing mineral backbone.  

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