Tim and Dominique’s aim is to find interesting wines from a wide range of wine-growing areas. They are prejudiced in favour of small producers and against big brands and believe that their greatest successes with clients often involves introducing wine lovers to something new.
The Old World sections such as Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Rhône red wines can be relied upon to include quite a few mature bottles that have been cellared at Hambleton for many years.
Wine is my true passion. My greatest enjoyment is to spend time with Aaron finding the perfect food and wine combinations which I can then recommend to our diners. My perfect combination? Merryfield Farm duck with a 2012 Petalos Mencia – why? – so subtle, really Burgundian with hints of blood orange
Recent introduction of the Coravin system has enabled Dominique to offer a wide range of fine wines by the glass. This has worked well for clients who want to drink a little of the best. He usually offers by the glass, using this system, mature Bordeaux and Burgundy (red and white) as well as some top New World Wines and Yquem.
Wine Offers - Spring 2018
Summer Wine Offer 2018
All wines for collection only at Hambleton Hall or Hart’s, Nottingham.
Prices include VAT
NV Champagne René Beaudouin, Nogent L’Abbesse
Our “House” Champagne is made from a pure Chardonnay formula which out-tastes all but the best “ Grandes Marques”. It is crisp, dry and elegant with enough age to have discarded the greenness of younger wines.
£272 for 12 bottles
A pair of excellent everyday wines from South Africa
2017 Simon and the Huguenots
This Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend from Stellenbosch is put together by our local friend MW Richard Kelley. It has a delicious fresh sauvignon character, rounded out with the judicious addition of the rounder and fatter Semillon.
£106 for 12 bottles
2015 Francophile Syrah
Made from 100% Syrah from the Western Cape. This wine achieves a style closer to Crozes Hermitage in the Northern Rhône than a beefier Australian Shiraz, combining delicious black fruits with rosemary and earthy notes.
£103 for 12 bottles
2015 “Silene” Damiano Ciolli, Olevano Romano
We picked up this wine in a recent blind tasting and loved it for its aromatic character suggestive of mulberries and pimento, and light/medium body.
It is made from a grape variety called “Cesanese” which is grown only in Lazio south of Rome where Damiano Ciolli has been pushing the quality potential of this varietal.
£102 for 6 bottles
2014 Château Bernadotte, Haut Medoc
This is a big property in the Haut Medoc largely on gravelly soils. The blend is mainly Cabernet Sauvignon (63%) and Merlot (35%).
We enjoyed the wine for drinking now although it could obviously keep for 5 years or more.
It is a classy claret with finesse as well as fruit.
£95 for 6 bottles
2015 Chinon Rouge, Le Logis de la Bouchardiere
Young Cabernet Franc red with an abundance of red fruit character.
Can be served chilled for a summer lunch or at room temperature in more typically British weather.
£66 for 6 bottles
2016 Montrose Prestige Rosé Cotes du Thongue
This delicious Rosé is made quite close to the the Picpoul below, near Pezenas. The grapes used are Grenache (70%) Rolle /Vermentino (25%)
and Syrah (5%).
The winery is very modern and the result spot on. A fresh, aromatic apéritif which also goes very well with a number of fish or poultry dishes.
£74 for 6 bottles
2016 Picpoul de Pinet, Felines Jourdan
At last fashion is catching up with this excellent white grown near the sea between Marseilles and Spain. The aroma is citrus and floral; the flavour dry
fresh and fruity. We have listed this wine for twenty years and it hits the spot
in every vintage.
£120 for 12 bottles