Summer Wine List 2014
NV Champagne René Beaudouin
Our house Champagne goes from strength to strength. It’s a “Blanc de Blanc” which combines elegance and freshness with a little age and biscuit quality and none of the green unbalanced acidity that spoils many lesser wines.
£257.00 per case of 12 including VAT
2013 Whispering Angel
Sacha Lichine has created a wildly fashionable Rosé in Château D’Esclans and its little brother Whispering Angel. Lichine is a Bordelais who with his consultant oenologist Patrick Leon has created benchmark Provencal Rosé. The wine has lightness and freshness with a very appetising floral nose and palate. Grape varieties are Grenache, Vermentino, Cinsault, Syrah and Tibouren.
£96.00 for 6 bottles including VAT
2012 Alvarinho Quinta do Gomariz
Having fallen in love with Spanish Albarino wines some 20 years ago, I have found the quality of Galician Albarino has dropped and price increased over the last 5 years. This Portugese version is made in the Vinho Verde region of Portugal adjacent to Galicial on Granite soils and delivers the freshness, racy quality and minerality of the best wines from this variety.
£86.00 per case of 6 including VAT
2013 Domaine de Ménard Cuvée Marine
This wine comes from Gascony and has won a number of medals. The grape varieties include Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc and Gros Manseng. The wine is aromatic and refreshing and provides delicious summer drinking at a fair price.
£55.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
2008 Château Coucheroy, Pessac Leognan
We are always on the look out for agreeable claret at a fair price and found this Graves wine from André Lurton fits the bill well. It is ripe round and ready with a hint of the gravelly profile of the appellation.
£90.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
2011 Espelt Old Vines Cariñena
This wine is from Emporda an area of stoney terraces inland from Costa Brava resorts such as Cadaques and Roses. Made from very old vines of the variety known by the French as “Carignan” the wine is dense and spicy, full of dark fruits but with a smooth tannic profile.
£59.00 per 6 bottles including VAT
2012 “I Muri” Negroamaro, Vigneti del Salento, Puglia
This wine is made in Puglia (Italy’s ankle) from the Negroamaro grape (old bush vines) and has a wonderfully ripe and rich style with concentration of dark fruits. The wine is big but supple and combines power with lightness, only 13% alcohol.
£60.00 per 6 bottles including VAT