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Telephone: 0118 972 2215    Mobile: 07970 861114    Email: gavin@purplefoot.co.uk


WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON THE DESIGN OF A NEW WEBSITE

In the meantime, here is our latest updated wine list  -
"new wines, old favourites, special offers"

NEW WINES ARE IN GREEN

SPECIAL OFFERS ARE IN RED

V = Vegetarian    V+ = Vegan   O = Organic

This is not our entire range, so please let us know if you'd like something that is not on the list, we'll be happy to supply it for you.  Please note we have now added our "other drinks" to include a superb Gin and Rude Mechanicals Pilsner & Pale Ale.

To place an order please call or email us (details above)



BIN ENDS

 

SPARKLING

12  x  Taittinger Brut Reserve, Champagne    **HALF BOTTLES**    List £25.99    Bin End £20.80

02  x  Moet et Chandon Brut Imperial, Champagne    List £41.99    Bin End £36.00

WHITE

17  x  Chateau Bonnet Bordeaux Blanc, France    List £15.99    Bin End £12.90

ROSÉ

03  x  Côtes de Thau Rosé, France    List £11.95    Bin End £10.45

RED

05  x  McManis Cabernet Sauvignon, California    List £14.70    Bin End £11.99

05  x  Ontannon Rioja Reserva, Spain    List £16.70    Bin End £14.20

02  x  Côtes du Rhône ‘Sainte Cosme’, France    **MAGNUMS**    List £30.00    Bin End £25.00

03  x  Amarone Classico Riserva, Italy    List £29.25    Bin End £25.50

01  x  Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir, New Zealand    List £38.50    Bin End £31.50

SHERRY / DESSERT

01  x  Classic Amontillado Sherry, Spain    List £17.99    Bin End £14.80

01  x  Vino Santo Crociani, Italy    List £33.25    Bin End £27.00

SPIRITS

06  x  Old Salt Rum, England    List £27.60    Bin End £23.90

06  x  Glen’s Vodka, Scotaland    **LITRE BOTTLES**    List £24.00    Bin End £20.00


SPARKLING WINE & CHAMPAGNE

 

Sparkling Wine

 

20cl MINI Bottles of Prosecco (IL CAGGIO)  Rosé    £3.65   

Handy 'pocket-sized' bottles of fabulous fizz! For a full description please refer to the bottle-size below. (11%)

 

B & G Sparkling Brut       £9.75               

An entry-level sparkler that punches well above its weight. Order this delicious fizz, chill it down and have a party! Intense and perfumed, the palate is dominated by fruity aromas of peach and apricot with citrus notes. An elegant and well-balanced wine with a long finish. (11%)

 

Le Dolci Colline Prosecco Brut (V+)     £10.20    (MINI 20cl @ £3.60)

Fresh and gently fruity fizz from northeast Italy (Veneto) with citrus and green apple aromas. Delicate and lively on the palate with ripe, lightly grapey fruit, zesty acidity and a clean, refreshing finish. (11.5%)

 

Il Caggio Prosecco Brut  **Highly Recommended**     £10.25  

Small and lively bubbles burst onto the tongue. A smooth mousse and subtle wild apples and pear fruits exude from the palate with a refreshing lift on the palate - this is classy Prosecco! (11%)


Le Dolci Colline Prosecco Brut Rosé (V+)     £10.55

A fresh and delicately fruity Prosecco Rose with red berry and floral aromas. Lively on the palate with ripe strawberry and raspberry notes and a clean, refreshing finish. (11.5%)

 

Lunetta Prosecco Rosé   £10.65     (MINI 20cl @ £3.70)

A fresh and dry sparkling rosé with persistent mousse, beautifully salmon pink in colour. Red berry characters on the nose and palate leading to a fresh, delicate and incisive finish. (11%)


Il Caggio Prosecco Rosé (V+)    £10.85    SPECIAL OFFER    £9.55  

A crisp bouquet, with aromas and flavours of raspberry, strawberry and floral notes. Dry, soft and well-balanced with a lingering finish. Delicious! (11%)

 

Borgo Molino Valdobbiadene Extra Dry Prosecco (V+)     £14.55 

Pale straw in colour with fresh and vibrant citrus fruit and green apple on the nose and palate, and fine, persistent bubbles.  Beautifully classy fizz. (11.5%)

 

De Chanceny Crémant de Loire (V+)     £15.45        

Elegant and fresh bouquet with floral overtones. Rounded and elegant with a lovely aftertaste, full of fresh pears and peaches. (12.5%)

 

Blanquette de Limoux 'Le Moulin' Brut     £15.70   

This bone-dry blanquette has a tight and finely textured mousse. It shows great typicity with apple blossoms and honey on the nose with a bright, crisp and delicately nutty palate. A fantastic alternative to Champagne. (12%)

 

Crémant de Limoux 'La Rose No. 7' Brut Rosé   **NEW**    £17.85  

A seriously good sparkling Rosé  - multi award-winning! This beautifully balanced wine shows delicate soft stone fruit aromas, nuances of caramel and cream with a nice biscuity finish. (12%)

 

Henners Brut, East Sussex (V+)   **ENGLISH**     £31.70     

Benchmark quality which highlights the brilliance of the Henners vineyard and winemaking skills in East Sussex. The palate is fine with a lively and persistent mousse. Green apple and pear fruit character mix with a toasted brioche leesy flavour helping to provide a complex and moreish palate.  A beautiful sparkling wine. (12%) 

 

autifully crafted rosé from this highly regarded English sparkling wine producer. Classic English red berry fruit flavours including raspberry, redcurrant and rhubarb. A minimum of 18 months ageing on the lees brings a delicate creaminess to the wine. (12%) 

 

Champagne

 

Jacques Bardelot Brut   **TOP-NOTCH**     £24.50 

Top quality "House Champagne" and really great value for money. Delicate and discreet aromatics with a lively mousse and soft mouthfeel. A well-balanced Champagne with a delightful finish. Highly recommended. (13%)


Jacques Bardelot Brut Rosé  **TIP-TOP**     £27.45   

As above, but with colour, soft red summer fruits and freshness. A really lovely glass of Champagne. Rosé is obtained by an addition of 10% red wine Pinot Noir within the blend. It brings colour, soft red summer fruits and freshness to the Brut. (13%)


Veuve Deloynes Brut (V)  **NEW**     £27.95

Clean, fresh floral bouquet with a hint of hazelnut leading to a delicate yet refreshing citrus palate and a long balanced and rounded finish. (12%)

 

Henri Favre Brut Tradition  **NEW**     £30.50

Made from the classic Pinot Noir 60%, Pinot Meunier 30%, Chardonnay 10% this is fragrant and elegant with aromas of green apple and pear with a lively and delicate mousse. A really great way to celebrate with a glass or three. Delightful Champagne. (12%)

 

Taittinger Brut Réserve (V+)      £38.99     

Simply put, Taittinger Brut Reserve is classic, top quality and delicious! Dry, light and graceful with small fine bubbles. Fresh citrus fruit and subtle, weightier notes of peach and brioche combine to provide elegance in a glass. (12%)

 

Lombard Premier Cru Rosé (V+)      £43.95      

Pale salmon pink in colour with a fruity bouquet of red berries and summer fruits. The palate is dry with notes of fresh strawberries, raspberries and red cherries, typical characteristics of the Pinot Noir grape. The wine is beautifully balanced with a fresh acidity and a long fruit forward finish, the perfect rose Champagne for any occasion! (12%)

 

Veuve Clicquot Brut (V+)    £45.99

Well known for both its full-bodied style and its consistency, the success of this famous brand continues to grow and grow. (12%)

 

Bollinger Special Cuvée     £48.99

Matured for a minimum of three years, Special Cuvee is the quintessential expression of the Bollinger style.  On average 80% of the grapes come from Premier and Grand Crus in Champagne. (12%)

 

Laurent Perrier Brut Rosé (V+)    £69.99

Deep salmon pink colour enhanced by a long stream of fine bubbles. Clear fresh aromas with notes of raspberry, black cherry, and blackcurrant.(12%)

 

Taittinger Brut Réserve (V+)  **MAGNUMS**     £89.99

A beautiful way to celebrate in a BIG way!  Our favourite. (12%)

 

 

ARGENTINA

 

White

 

Pascual Toso Chardonnay  (V+)      £12.50
Ripe, green apple, pineapple and mango fruit aromas. Fresh, racy acidity. Judicious toast and a nice, lengthy finish. Lightly oaked. Perfect with seafood, poultry in delicate sauce, risottos.  (12.5%)


Alpataco Chardonnay  (V)      £14.70
This lightly oaked Chardonnay is a golden yellow in colour with hints of green. Strong citrus aroma on the nose which also comes through on the palate with notes tropical and stone fruits and a flinty streak. This is a cracker of a wine, not dissimilar to a quality French Burgundy but with a bit more upfront fruit. Delicious!  (13.5%)


Red

 

Finca Vista Malbec  (V+)      £8.60
Deliciously fruity with notes of blackberry, plum and black cherry. The light oak ageing gives soft and supple tannins and a long, full finish. (13%)

Steak Maker Malbec  (V+)      £8.75
As you would expect, the perfect accompaniment to a great steak! Notes of blackberry, plum and fresh cherries and a hint of dark chocolate. Soft, well integrated tannins come from time spent on oak. (13%)

Sierra Alta Malbec   (V+)      £8.99    **NEW**
A vibrant and juicy Malbec made from grapes grown at high altitude in Mendoza. Flavours of black cherry, ripe plum and hints of chocolate over supple tannin. Well balanced, with sweet tannins and a velvety finish.  (13.5%)

Finca del Alta Malbec  (V+)      £9.40
Medium to fill bodied red with a pleasurable palate of ripe red fruit flavours and an elegant touch of smokiness and vanilla from contact with oak.  (13.5%)

Para Dos Malbec       £9.75    **NEW**
The wine has aromas of spice and black pepper with undertones of chocolate and cherry characters. A soft easy drinking wine which, nonetheless, carries a punch. It is well balanced with a good length and long finish.  (13%)

Don Aparo Malbec   (V)      £9.99
Colourful and lightly perfumed with big, juicy blackberry flavours, and overtones of plum and black cherry. A popular red offering great value for money.  (14%)

Tesoro de los Andes Malbec Bonarda  (V+)      £10.15
The nose offers an appealing, mixed spice, bramble fruit followed by dark, damson and savoury overtones on the palate. The finish is smooth, rounded and nicely balanced.  (13%)

Pablo y Walter Malbec  (V+)      £11.25
A really pure expression of Malbec, deep red almost purple in colour and wonderfully aromatic with lifted violet, red currant and cassis notes. Muy, muy fantasticó – richly bloody, vibrant, Latin and velveteen.  (14%)

Kaiken Malbec  (V+)      £11.90    **NEW**
A very approachable and easy drinking red delivering all the flavour you expect from a juicy Malbec. On the nose, plum and blackberry aromas are complemented by notes of chocolate and spice. The palate is very fresh with soft and ripe tannins. (14%)

Pascual Toso Estate Malbec  (V+)      £12.99    **NEW**
Lovely deep garnet in colour, with aromas of red berries and hints of mint and spices on the nose. The full-bodied and smooth Malbec grape is a perfect partner to steak, roast beef and game pie. (13.5%)

Pascual Toso Estate Cabernet Sauvignon  (V+)      £12.99
Rich and deep, with aromas of blackberry and currants. A rich palate follows on from the nose, with a long, smoky finish. Matches very well with roast rack of lamb or ratatouille. (14%)

Pascual Toso Limited Edition Malbec  (V+)      £14.95    **NEW**
90 Points - Robert Parker. Aromas of plums and a palate of blackberries and plummy fruit. Rich and long with smoky oak and vanilla. Delicious served with rib of beef or strong cheeses. Highly recommended. (14%)

Gauchezco Reserve Malbec  (V+)      £21.75      MAGNUM - £43.40
Deep red with violet overlays, with an elegant and complex style where notes of plum, raspberry, violets and vanilla invade the nose.  (14%)

Gauchezco ORO Malbec  (V+)      £44.30
A sumptuous sip of cassis and cherry followed by layers of chocolate, dulce de leche and coffee on the palate.  A big red, excellent with steak.  (14.5%)



 AUSTRALIA

 

White

 

The Landings Chardonnay Semillon  (V)     £7.95    **NEW**
A slightly different blend than before with Semillon replacing the Colombard. These grapes have been blended to create a very refreshing white wine with lively citrus fruit characteristics and crisp, fresh acidity.  (11%)

Beyond the River Chardonnay  (V+)     £8.45     
A fresh, rich wine full of tropical fruit flavours such as pineapple, pears and melon.  (11%)

Soldier's Block Chardonnay  (V+)     £9.25
Crisp, textural and fleshy. An elegant and easy drinking wine. This vibrant Chardonnay exhibits lifted fruit character, bright tangerine fleshiness, textural mouthfeel, a bright palate and a long and foodie finish. The judicious blend of oaked Chardonnay adds palate weight and texture without overwhelming the fruit.  (12.5%)

The Last Stand Chardonnay  (V+)     £9.40
Phenomenally good Aussie Chardonnay at this entry level price. Refreshingly unoaked, citrus and white peach flavours combine with a zesty fresh acidity and a clean, bright finish.  (12%)

Hidden Sea Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £11.35    **NEW**
Crisp and refreshing with tropical fruits, lime zest and white pear. A beautifully fresh Sauvignon with a decent length  (12%)

Lost Weekend Chardonnay  (V+)     £12.99    **NEW**
A lovely bouquet of honeydew melon is followed by flavours of lime, nectarines and fresh lemon. Crisp acidity with slight notes of brioche and creaminess on the finish.  (12.5%)

Rag & Bone Riesling     £14.80    SPECIAL OFFER    £11.99
A floral nose of jasmine, lime zest, waxed lemons over crushed marble. The palate is bright, taut and citrussy, the note of citrus oils adding to the palate weight. Its crisp but has plenty of body and a long, nervy finish. Excellent chilli prawns, green Thai curry, fish and chicken.  (12%)


Red

 

The Landings Shiraz Cabernet  (V+)     £7.95
Blackcurrant and plum fruit flavours on the palate together with a tantalising hint of spice and soft yet integrated tannins.  (11%)

Beyond the River Shiraz  (V+)     £8.45
A full-bodied and smooth wine enriched with ripe black fruit flavours. A big seller.  (13.5%)

Soldier's Block Shiraz  (V+)     £9.25
Soft supple Victorian Shiraz, dangerously moreish by the glass. Bright, aromatic and juicy on the nose with just a touch of naughty bacon fat. True to the varietal, the tiny proportion of Malbec in this blend gives a flowery perfume.  (14%)

The Last Stand Shiraz  (V+)     £9.40
Warm, soft and lusciously lush this is smooth black and sultry with a salty finish. Premium quality fruit and mature vines have produced a wine with great balance, length and fruit intensity. This attractively fruity Shiraz in a cooler-climate style has concentrated mulberry and soft plummy fruit flavours and smooth savoury tannins. Drink with grilled lamb chops, barbecued chicken and spicy sausages.  (14%)

Unfinished Business Pinot Noir  (V+)     £12.99    **NEW**
Floral notes of lavender followed by red berries – think strawberries and fresh raspberries. A hint of spice and wild brambly notes add an extra layer of complexity. We really like this!  (13.5%)

Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz  (V+)     £14.95    **NEW**
Intense crimson with youthful purple hues. Generous, mouth-filling sweet blackberries, raspberries and plums cover the palate with lashings of spice. Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolatey nuances continue throughout the lengthy palate with a youthful finish. Fabulous quality red – Delicious!  (14.5%)

The Good Luck Club Cabernet Sauvignon     £ 15.99    **NEW**
There is an abundance of blackberry and cassis fruit with a naughtiness of creamy oak that marries on the palate for a bold pastiche of old vine Barossa Cabernet. It's a big glass of juicy theatre. It's lovely with steak tartare and seared tuna, rich meat casseroles and a chunk of crunchy hard cheese. (14.5%)


 

AUSTRIA

 

White

 

Classic 'Organic' Gruner Veltliner, Sepp Moser (V+, O)   **NEW**    £14.15

Delicate aromas of pear, kiwi, apricot and white spice. On the palate stone fruit flavours and white pepper lead on to a gently textured, mineral and citrus finish. Really very versatile, it will pair well with many dishes from Moroccan tagines to lighter south east Asian dishes. (12%)

 

 

CHILE

 

White

 

Brisa Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £8.30
Aromas of grapefruit, green apple and pineapple that intermingle with notes of white flowers, jasmine and orange blossom. On the palate, it is fresh and fruity with well-balanced acidity and a pleasant finish. (13%)

Las Condes Chardonnay  (V+)     £8.45    **NEW**
A medium bodied white wine with delicate lemon and stone fruit aromas on the nose. Flavours of peach and apricot, as well as notes of tropical fruits and vanilla come through on the palate. A medium bodied and well balanced wine, with great intensity and a smooth, creamy mouth-feel on the finish. (12.5%)

Las Condes Sauvignon Blanc   (V+)     £8.45    **NEW**
This Sauvignon Blanc is a fruit forward wine, with strong citrus, floral and herbaceous notes such as lemon, grapefruit and elderflower. Made in a dry and crisp style, this wine has an elegant minerality to it, with a refreshing finish on the palate.  (11.5%)

Sierra Grande Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £8.60
A fresh and crisp wine with ripe citrus fruit. Packed with lime zest, lemon and kiwi fruit flavours. Think of cool glacial streams and enjoy the refreshing, racy acidity on the finish. Quaff with fish and chips, grilled fish and seafood. (12.5%)

The Myth of Moto Nui Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £9.99    **NEW**
Bright, aromatic and crisply textural. The Myth of Motu Nui is a delightfully aromatic Sauvignon Blanc as rich as the myths that inspire the name. A classy Sauvignon Blanc, with a pungency and aromatic profile redolent of New Zealand’s Marlborough region on the other side of the Pacific Rim.  (12.5%)

Adobe Reserva Organic Chardonnay  (V+, O)     £10.20
Unoaked, sun kissed Chardonnay made from organically grown grapes. A clear, bright pale yellow in colour, with refreshing citrus aromas of grapefruit and lime that intermingle with subtle tropical fruit aromas, especially pineapple. This is a hugely moreish classically varietal organic Chardonnay with great purity. (13.5%)

Adobe Reserva Organic Gewurztraminer  (V+, O)     £10.20
Eminently drinkable Gewürz, a delightful partner with Asian cuisine. The nose is immediately suggestive of jasmine, lychee, and honey notes, over a palate rich with citrus peel, lemongrass, apricot and mandarin orange. Classically varietal Gewürztraminer filled with new world joy. It is excellent paired with sushi, sashimi and ginger to offset the wasabi heat - A Thai fighting delight!  (13.5%)

Adobe Reserva Organic Sauvignon Blanc  (V+, O)     £10.20
Varietally authentic with a nose of broken bay leaf, citrus zest a touch of grapefruit. A gentle, textural palate with bright citrus acidity and green apple. (13%)

Adobe Reserva Organic Viognier  (V+, O)     £10.20
A delicious spicy and aromatic Organic Viognier. Fresh bright and aromatic with aromas of honeysuckle and jasmine. It has a palate that includes white peach in both skin and texture, with notes of white leaf tea and fresh apricot fruit.  (13.5%)


Red

 

Brisa Merlot  (V+)     £8.30
Intense aromas of red fruits and plums, overlaid with notes of oak. Fruity on the palate with rounded tannins and a delicious acidity, which makes for a long, delightful finish with plenty of mature fruits.  (13%)

Las Condes Cabernet Sauvignon  (V+)     £8.45    **NEW**
This excellent value wine exudes aromas of dark rich fruit and dried peppers. The palate is fruity and warming with notes of blackberries, cassis and chocolate/mocha hints. This is a smooth and rounded medium- to full-bodied wine that would partner roast beef or lamb to perfection. (13%)

Las Condes Carmenère  (V+)     £8.45    **NEW**
A great introduction into Chilean Carmenère. Bright ruby red in colour with ripe red fruited aromas combined with subtle spice and pepper notes. The palate is medium bodied with good structure, silky ripe tannins and a very persistent finish. Perfect on its own or paired with red meat dishes. (13%)

Las Condes Merlot  (V+)     £8.45    **NEW**
This has clean and intense aromas of ripe red fruits especially plums, cherries and strawberries accompanied with cinnamon notes. The palate offers these same flavours and confirms a well-balanced wine with soft tannins and a pleasant finish.  (13%)

Sierra Grande Merlot  (V+)     £8.60
Juicy and fresh Chilean Merlot. Aromas of plums and cherries mixed with peppery spice and a touch of tobacco leaf. The palate is juicy and fresh with soft red fruits and a hint of green pepper. A really easy drinking Merlot.  (13.5%)

Adobe Reserva Organic Cabernet Sauvignon  (V+, O)     £10.20
Classic varietal Cabernet from Chile's pioneering organic producer. Attractive aromas of blackberry accompanied by spicy notes. The palate is concentrated and smooth with vibrant plum, red fruit and a delicate herbal note. Tannins are ripe and provide welcome grip and structure.  (13.5%)

Adobe Reserva Organic Carmenère  (V+, O)     £10.20
Classically varietal, organic Carmenère that is dark and deeply juicy. Packed with dark pastille fruit, this classic Carmenère is aromatic of star anise, hoy sin and salt beef, over a palate that is dark and textural but always juicy. Hugely generous red that demands a second bottle.  (13.5%)

Adobe Reserva Organic Pinot Noir  (V+, O)     £10.20
Earthily aromatic with a bright wild strawberry appeal. Gentle notes of juniper and black pepper. With a palate reminiscent of red cherries and chocolate. After fermentation is finished, 10% of the blend is aged for 6 months in French oak to give more complexity to the wine. Try with seared tuna, pink lamb and roast veg.  (13.5%)

Vistamar Single Vineyard Carmenère  (V+)     £11.85    **NEW**
The nose is full of intense black fruit and blackberry flavours with notes of herbs and spices such as cinnamon and cloves. The palate is rich in fresh red fruit flavours with notes of tobacco and white pepper.  (13.5%)

Novas Gran Reserva Organic Cabernet Sauvignon  (V+, O)     £12.25    **NEW**
Classic fruit driven Cab sourced from some of the only organic vineyards in the Maule Valley. The nose is intense, with a pronounced presence of blackcurrant backed up with notes of cherries and strawberries as well as hint of chocolate. Medium bodied and well balanced with ripe black fruits, smooth tannins and refreshing acidity, resulting in a juicy and approachable Cabernet.  (13.5%)

Vistamar Gran Reserva Syrah Cabernet  (V+)     £15.99
This wine is a deep, intense red colour with highlights of violet. There is a mixture of aromas of red and black fruits, together with spices such as rosemary and cedar and notes of caramel, chocolate and mocha. The finish is rich and juicy, with long persistence.  (14%)
 


Dessert

 

Vistamar Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £7.70
In a convenient half-bottle, this is an outstanding dessert wine and excellent value for money. Citrus aromas lead onto a fruity palate. Flavours of pears, green apples and fresh pineapple produce a fruity, balanced and elegant dessert wine.  (13.5%)

 

 

FRANCE (French Regional)

 

White

 

Maison de Vigneron Sec  (V+)     £7.99
An immensely enjoyable and fresh white wine. Made from quality grapes selected from the Pays des Côtes de Gascogne, this is a deliciously fresh wine with a very aromatic nose; zesty citrus, passionfruit and hints of stone fruit. The palate has lots of ripe nectarine and pink grapefruit, balanced with a refreshing lime acidity.  (11%)

Bellefontaine Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £8.99
Classic, well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc from southern France. This wine possesses fine aromatics, a pure citrus fruit expression, with herbaceous aromas and crisp green apples on the palate. Fresh acidity, varietal character and above all, a clean, persistent finish.  (12%)

Bellefontaine Chardonnay  (V+)     £9.25
From the sun-drenched vineyards of the Languedoc, this unoaked Chardonnay is light on its feet yet packed with a zesty citrus twist. Very pure and bright, with an attractive nose of white flowers, warm hay and ripe lemon aromas. Zesty acidity is nicely complemented by the richness and peach notes on the palate with a hint of pear.  (13%)

Les Oliviers Chardonnay  (V+)     £9.25    **NEW**
A zesty, great value Chardonnay. Smooth and refined with an underlying twist of freshness and supple, soft, ripe, fruit flavours on the palate, finishing with a squeeze of pithy citrus and candied pineapple.  (12%)

Pierre Chainier Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £9.99    SPECIAL OFFER    £8.99
Good value, accessible and easy drinking French Sauvignon Blanc. Zesty and bright with grapefruit notes and a pleasingly long finish. Great to drink just as it is, but would work with young goats’ cheese, seafood and salads with a vinegarette dressing.  (12.5%)

Les Volets Chardonnay  (V+)     £10.15    
Bright acidity gives way to green apple and brioche notes. Older oak barrels have added texture and given a toasted hazelnut twist. For those looking for a high quality Chardonnay, this punches well above its weight. Honestly, as good as many Macon Villages that we’ve tried. Great value wine.  (12.5%)

Domaine Vedilhan Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £10.20
A richly flavoured yet very proper Sauvignon Blanc from a single Domaine in the south of France. A wonderfully sunny style of Sauvignon Blanc, broad and quite tropical with delicate smoky notes, ripe citrus acidity and a richly-textured finish.  (11.5%)

Domaine Vedilhan Viognier  (V+)     £10.20
A well balanced expression of French Viognier. Honeysuckle on the nose; richly textured and nicely balanced with flavours of apricots and a satisfying delicate bitterness on the finish. Delicious with Thai or fusion food, or meats cooked in creamy or fruity sauces.  (13%)

La Lisse Soie d'Ivoire Chenin Blanc  (V+)     £10.40    **NEW**
“Soft, ivory silk” by name, this Chenin Blanc from the South of France is silky on the palate too. Gently citrussy and herbal aromas lead to a densely fruity, peachy palate with great texture and a clean, lifted finish.  (13%)

Picpoul de Pinet Selection     £11.15
Delicately perfumed, ripe melon fruit on the nose. The palate is weighty and ripe but remains fresh and saline. A crowd pleaser but a very well made one. (13%)

La Mechanique du Vin Vermentino  (V+)     £11.25    SPECIAL OFFER    £9.99
Deliciously rounded, fruity and dry. Aromas of apple, citrus, ripe peach and white flower notes.  The palate has all the fruits - dry and refreshing, but with a lovely rounded creaminess.  Balancing acidity in a long lingering finish. 100% Vermentino, aged for 4 months on its fine lees with regular stirring before bottling. Perfect as an aperitif or with chicken, an avocado salad or fresh fish.  (12.5%)

Picpoul de Pinet Duc de Morny  (V)     £11.45    **NEW**
A fine, elegant and incredibly fruity Picpoul with a very long finish. Gently perfumed, ripe melon fruit on the nose. The palate is ripe but retains excellent freshness, balanced by a touch of white pepper spice that is very typical of its grape variety. Deliciously long, the finish shows bright fruit and a clean, saline/mineral edge.  (12.5%)

Maison Jafellin Chardonnay  (V+)     £11.95    **NEW**
From the highly respected Burgundy specialist, based in the heart of Beaune, this comes from 100% Chardonnay sourced from the South of France and Burgundy. Vinified in stainless steel, the bouquet is clean and offers floral aromas followed with green apple and nectarine notes. This wine is dry and very fresh. Good balance between fruit, acidity and roundness. Long and pleasant finish. As good as many entry-level Chablis!  (12.5%)

Le Versant Viognier  (V+)     £12.45
This full-bodied and flavoursome varietal wine from the Languedoc is classic Viognier, with appealing flavours of apricot and floral citrus and a delicate hint of oak. A lovely fresh acidity closes the deal. Enhanced on the palate with rich stone fruits and a long lingering finish. Great with Asian-style cooking.  (13.5%)


Rosé

 

Maison de Vigneron Rosé (V+)     £8.85
This well-balanced, textural, dry yet fruity rosé is packed with delicious leafy blackcurrant flavours, with crunchy acidity on the finish. Serve chilled on its own or with antipasti, salads, grilled vegetables, fish or meat.  (11.5%)

Pasquiers Grenache Cinsault Rosé     £8.99
This luscious and textural blend is very much a food wine; tangy red berry flavours provided by Grenache meld with spice from Cinsault before the dry and fresh finish.  (12%)

Bellefontaine Grenache Rosé  (V+)     £8.99
Pale raspberry pink with appealing, soft, berry aromas. Smooth, round and juicy this is an easy-drinking, vivaciously fruity rosé with a refreshing dry finish.  (12.5%)

Gris Marin Rosé  (V+)     £10.70    SPECIAL OFFER    £9.95  
An enchantingly pale, copper coloured rosé -even more sophisticated looking than its chic cousins from Provence. Lovely weight and texture across the length of the palate.  (13.5%)
 
Rosé d'Anjou (Medium-Dry)  (V+)     £10.99
Pale strawberry pink in colour, this wine has delicate summer pudding aromas and a round, medium-dry palate with balancing and refreshing acidity.  (11.5%)

Diamarine Provence Rosé  (V+)     £11.60    SPECIAL OFFER    £10.45
Pale pink, very expressive on the nose. Deliciously tangy on the palate with fresh fruit and citrus peel aromas leading to a very elegant finish.  (13%)

Saint Louis de Provence Rosé     £12.50
Our biggest selling Rosé! Pale pink, dry in style with aromatic rose petals on the nose. Notes of cranberry and strawberry fruits on the palate with a mouth-watering finish.  (13%)

Domaine de la Vieille Tour Rosé  (V, O)     £14.60  
A perfect pale pink that screams Provence and it’s organic too! Delicate wild ripe strawberries and a smattering of white pepper with sweet Grenache fruit to follow. Clean and well balanced with good depth.  (12.5%)
 
Chateau Montaud Cotes de Provence Rosé  (V+)     £14.99    SPECIAL OFFER    £13.50
Classic Provence rosé, expressive and aromatic, blending fresh cherries and floral notes alongside more exotic fruits then finishing with a soft round palate packed with peach and raspberry.

Cuvee Edalise Provence Rosé  (V+)     £15.35     MAGNUM  £34.40
An elegant, beautifully presented Provence Rosé. Delightfully crisp and refreshing as Provence Rosé should be, and pale, salmon pink. Notes of white peaches, redcurrants and nectarine. Provence Rosé is a fantastic food wine  - fresh seafood is the natural partner, but serve with more robust dishes such as onion and feta cheese tart or Tuna Nicoise.  (12.5%)

Whispering Angel Provence Rosé  (V+)     £19.99    
Enjoyed by Provence Rosé lovers the world over, Whispering Angel is iconic. Perfectly pale pink in the glass, it’s made from red grapes including grenache, cinsault and vermentino and is loved for its rich red berry ripeness, floral notes and smooth, bone-dry finish. It can be drunk with everything from seafood to salad but is a dream all on its own, ideally served cold on a sunny day.  (13%)


Red

 

Maison de Vigneron Rouge  (V+)     £8.55    **NEW**
Characterful and generous red from the south of France. Instant first impressions are of a classic southern French red; friendly and warming, raspberry and damson fruit, typical of Grenache, are sprinkled with the darker fruit and spice of Syrah.  (13%)

Bellefontaine Cabernet Sauvignon  (V+)     £8.99
Classically French Cabernet that delivers on all fronts. Quite ripe blackcurrant and wild berry fruits on the nose with a hint of grassy herbs, medium to full-bodied black fruits balanced by a slight grip and length offered by underlying tannins.  (13.5%)

Bellefontaine Merlot  (V+)     £8.99
Vibrant and fruity Merlot from the Languedoc region. Strongly varietal French Merlot, deep garnet colour with vibrant plummy and blackberry fruit. Soft and supple on the palate with good intensity of fruit and a lovely juicy finish.  (14%)

Les Dauphins Rouge  (V+)     £9.25    **NEW**
Made from a blend of Grenache and Merlot, this sun-filled wine with its deep red hue offers generous aromas of black fruit and spices. Ample, smooth and with silky tannins, it charms with its lovely mocha, caramel and coffee notes.  (14%)

Vignoble du Sud Merlot  (V)     £9.25
This wine is a beautiful garnet colour, with an aromatic nose of blackberry and vanilla notes. It is full bodied, easy drinking, with a rich and spicy palate. Perfect with pork chops or cheddar cheese. (13.5%)

Pierre Chainier Pinot Noir  (V+)     £9.80    SPECIAL OFFER    £8.99
Perfect by-the-glass Pinot Noir: full of varietal character at a keen price. Bright and juicy, Pinot Noir bursting with crunchy berry fruit flavours. Well-balanced with a grippy, fresh finish.  (13%)

L'Or du Sud Cabernet Sauvignon  (V+)     £10.70    **NEW**
On the palate, it is deliciously smooth, rounded, refreshing, and has a generous mouthfeel. It offers well-balanced luscious black currant and blackberry fruit flavours with silky tannins. This wine pairs perfectly with steak and other red meats. Silky smooth with spicy aromas.  (14%)

Vieille Monnaie Pinot Noir    £10.99
Fuller than Pinot Noir from Burgundy, it has a warm, rich nose with aromas of dark wild cherry and just a hint of toasty oak. The palate is nicely balanced with an exciting, savoury bitterness provided by ripe, tasty tannins. Lovely with grilled lamb, cold meats, wild mushroom risotto or home-baked ham.  (13%)

La Mechanique du Vin Old Vine Carignan  (V+)     £11.25    **NEW**
Forget the stereotypical Carignan, this is fabulous, medium-bodied, fruit-forward and delicious! A burst of juicy red fruit is balanced by a touch of peppery spice and subtle herbal notes. The tannins are smooth and gentle.  Yummy red! (13%)

Maison Jaffelin Pinot Noir  (V+)     £11.95    **NEW**
Produced by Maison Jaffelin, the smallest of the great Burgundy wine houses, this has been made in a Burgundy style with pronounced aromas of crunchy red fruit. Powerful yet supple on the palate with smooth, coated tannins. The fruit is perfectly balanced with the oak, adding fine aromatic complexity. A quality red that punches well above its weight.  (12.5%)

Jean Gamay  (V)     £12.99    **NEW**
Made by Beaujolais maestro Jean Loron, this is a delightful red. On the nose, it has a touch of liquorice and spice and mineral quality, with a nice maturity of blackberry and blueberry.  The mouth is round, with a pleasant sweetness.  The balance is perfect.  Cuvee Jean is full of freshness and leaves you wanting more.  (13%)


Dessert

 

Monbazillac, Domaine de Grange Neuve  (V+)     £11.99    (50cl)

A fabulous dessert wine, sweet and luscious with a great backbone of fine acidity for a clean finish. The nose is fresh with classic botrytis marmalade and ripe nectarine. Flavours on the palate are richer: honey with a finishing twist of bitter orange. (12.5%)


Monbazillac, Les Pins de Tirecul (V+, O)     £15.95    (50cl)  

This is the kind of dessert wine that makes you embarrassed for saying "It's just difficult to find the right time to open one." Even before the first sip, the wine has you aromatically smitten and when you do taste it, there's an explosion of flavours and sensations  - orange marmalade, nectarine, lime juice and pecan nuttiness. (12.5%)

 

 

 FRANCE  (Alsace)

 

White

 

Pinot Blanc Caves Turckheim  (V+)     £11.99
Great value, versatile and very drinkable Pinot Blanc. Delicate aromatics on the nose with a ripe, fleshy palate and lovely balance, medium-bodied and as ever, brilliantly versatile. For any occasion when you want a dry white that is well-balanced and approachable - grilled fish, chicken, salads and quiches all work well too.  (13%)

Gewurztraminer Caves Turckheim  (V+)     £14.15
Textbook Alsace Gewurztraminer - elegant and harmonious. A fantastic balance of ripeness, varietal character and finesse, with a fragrant rose water and lychee nose, lemon aromas and a steely flinty character. The palate is fresh and restrained for an Alsatian Gewurztraminer, with notes of rose petal, honey and faint hints of lemon. Floral, yet perfectly balanced.  (13%)

Sparkling Wine

Cremant d'Alsace Brut Caves Turckheim  (V+)     £13.99    **NEW**
Traditional, elegant and expressive Crémant from this celebrated Alsace co-operative, Cave Turckheim. Expressive and lively, this has aromas of baked apples with bright, fresh acidity and a delicious, rounded finish. And with less pressure than you find in a Champagne, the bubbles lend a lovely, soft texture to the wine which makes it even more moreish.  (12%)


 

FRANCE  (Beaujolais)

 

Red

 

Jean Gamay  (V)     £12.99    **NEW**
Technically this is a Vin de France but made in the Beaujolais region by the great Beaujolais producer, Jean Loron. The mouth is round, with a pleasant sweetness.  The balance is perfect.  Cuvee Jean is full of freshness and leaves you wanting more.  (13%)

Beaujolais Villages 'Bel Air'  (V+)     £13.20
Red fruits dominate the nose of this charming red wine. Notes of wild strawberries on the palate continue into a long, persistent finish. Nicely elegant.  (12.5%)


Fleurie, La Madone  (V+)     £14.99
Pretty, floral, elegant and aromatic. Spot on Fleurie! Very pretty indeed, a heady perfume of freshly picked irises and peonies drifts above the crushed berry fruit nose. Ripe tannins and fresh acidity support a palate of Morello cherries, strawberries with wonderfully elegant finish. In winter, match with a roast leg of lamb. During the summer, chill lightly and serve with roasted or barbecued chicken or pork.  (13.5%)

Fleurie 'Chateau de Flaurie', Jean Loron  (V+)     £18.90    **NEW**
A wonderful wine. Deep ruby colour with purple hints. Intense and complex nose. Obvious notes of blackcurrants and blackberries, progressively complemented by liquorice and dark chocolate. The mouth is rich and well balanced with silky tannins and a remarkable persistence. (13%)

Saint Amour, Domaine des Billards, Jean Loron  (V+)     £19.60    **NEW**
The aromas of small red fruits combined with a spicy note of chocolate is unveiled quickly. In the mouth, the attack is round and supple, then a generous structure with beautiful melted tannins persists for a long time. The pleasant finish offers notes of strawberries and raspberries.  (13%)


 

FRANCE (Bordeaux)

 

White

 

Chateau Bonnet Blanc  (V+)     £15.99
Lurton Family is one of the largest wine Dynasty in the world. Vignobles Andre Lurton is a family estate, established in the 1950s by André Lurton, and one of today’s largest and most important producers of the Bordeaux region. A classic blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes, this has succulent aromas of pear and tropical fruit and an expressive palate, clean, fresh and well-defined.  (13%)


Red

 

Chateau Buisson Redon 2020/21, Bordeaux     £10.99
Honest right-bank claret. Lovely ripe cassis fruit and plenty of it with some warm wood spice, and cigar box. Very approachable but still proper claret. The palate is medium-bodied and structured with round, warm fruit and a velvety finish.  (14%)

Chateau les Grangeotte 2019, Bordeaux     £11.40    **NEW**
Good value, unoaked Red Bordeaux. An appealing, bramble fruited claret, fresh and bright on the palate with supple tannins and good typicity.  (13.5%)

Chateau la Gramondie 2020, Côtes de Castillon     £11.95
A food-friendly right-bank Bordeaux, ripe and approachable but not lacking in structure. Rich, plush black fruits and a hint of herbal mint on the nose. More dark fruit and herbs on the ripe, full-bodied palate with grippy yet well-integrated tannins on the finish.  (13.5%)

Chateau Belvue 'Cuvee l'Emotion' 2020, Bordeaux Superieur     £12.99    **NEW**
A red wine with a pleasing nose of small berried fruits with spicy touches. The generous, well-balanced palate reveals classic cassis & leathery hints with notes of cedar wood. Carefully managed, well-integrated tannins make for a smooth, supple and measured finish.  (13%)

Chateau Fontvieille 2019, Côtes de Bourg  (V+)     £15.75    **NEW**
Elegant fruity bouquet dominated by ripe red fruits, simple and it is ready from a young age. Intense colour and scent, dominated by the fruit and its fleshy structure, it has a richness of flavour supported by fresh structured tannins. Plenty of finesse here.  (14%)

Chateau Bonnet 2020, Bordeaux (V+)    £15.99  
Lovely expressive fruit makes this a perfect early-drinking claret, although the quality of the tannins will allow it to age beautifully for a few years. Well made, fruit-driven and aromatic. (13.5%)

Chateau Calvimont 2019/20, Graves     £17.75
A red Graves with real finesse and character, sustainably produced with 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot grapes. Plush, ripe bramble fruit with a fine mineral structure and well-judged tannins with a very drinkable sapid finish. (13%)

Chateau Milon 2020, Saint Émilion Grand Cru (V)     £21.75
Outstanding, well-priced Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, sourced from a vineyard site reputed to date back to the Middle Ages. Ripe and very appealing with lovely velvety structure and concentrated fruit, notes of damsons, bramble and blackberry. Nicely balanced with good concentration and depth which carries through to the long finish. A classic and delicious Saint-Émilion - well made and elegant. Excellent with Côte de Boeuf. (15%)

Chateau Magnol 2017, Haut Médoc (V+)     £27.15   
Harmonious, well balanced full, fine, and elegant with ripe tannins. The aftertaste is rich and aromatic (fruity, spicy with vanilla and liquorice notes).  A beautifully made Claret - very special! (13%)

Chateau Beaumont 2019, Cru Bourgeois Haut Médoc  (V+)     £26.00    **NEW**
Classic claret from a great Bordeaux vintage and brilliant value. From a rather lovely spot between Saint Julien and Margaux, and planted on gravelly soils, the vines at Château Beaumont are renowned for giving textbook, silky clarets, with excellent structure thanks to the dominance of the Cab Sauv in the blend.  (14%)

Chateau Mangot 2017/20, Saint Émilion Grand Cru     £28.45
A plush and appealing, classic Saint-Émilion Grand Cru from this progressive Château. Complex aromas of bramble fruit with herbal notes and a touch of spice. The palate is plush with ripe plum and berry characters, fine tannins from the well-integrated oak, and fresh acidity giving balance on the long and elegant finish. (14%)

Chateau d'Argadens 2018, Bordeaux Supérieur (V+)   **MAGNUMS**    £33.00
The deep garnet red Argadens is classic blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, giving the wine good weight and firm structure from the Cabernet and a lovely ripe raisin fruit from the Merlot. Aromas of cassis abound on the nose, quickly followed by hints of chocolate, spice and elegant oaky notes. A sweetness on the palate is enhanced with plummy fruit flavours and a creamy smooth finish.  (14%)

Chateau Batailley 2018, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac  (V+)     £43.00    **NEW**
A luscious and approachable 5ème Cru Classé Claret from a well loved estate. The aromas are rich, with delightful fruit developing into licorice & graphite notes. The wine is medium bodied, rounded, rich, fresh & complex.  (14.5%)

Chateau Haut Marbuzet 2016, Saint-Éstèphe     £56.50
Classic, old-school Bordeaux: autumnal, oaky aromas with black cherry and smoky coffee. Toasty, new French oak is supported by a backbone of ripe dark fruit and a proper tannin structure. Still youthful, voluptuous, the underlying style of Saint Estephe when made by Haut Marbuzet is clearly evident.  (13.5%)


Dessert

Sauternes, Maison Ginestet  (V+)     50cl     £15.99  
Classic French sweet dessert wine. A classic botrytis nose, gently floral and honeyed with hints of citrus marmalade. The palate is rich and smooth with flavours of barley sugar and bittersweet mandarin. (12.5%)

 


 FRANCE  (Burgundy)

 

White

 

Maison Jaffelin Chardonnay  (V+)     £11.95    **NEW**
From the highly respected Burgundy specialist, based in the heart of Beaune, this comes from 100% Chardonnay sourced from the South of France and Burgundy. Vinified in stainless steel, the bouquet is clean and offers floral aromas followed with green apple and nectarine notes. This wine is dry and very fresh. Good balance between fruit, acidity and roundness. Long and pleasant finish. As good as many entry-level Chablis!  (12.5%)

Macon Villages 'Bel Air'  (V+)     £15.45
Light golden colour with bright green tones. Floral and fruity aromas of lemon, lychee, grapefruit and pineapple. A beautifully round and rich palate. Well structured with soft acidity.  (13%)

Bourgogne Chardonnay 'Illumine'  (V+)     £16.90
A classic Chardonnay from Southern Burgundy - fine buttery and floral notes on the nose and a wine of substance and finesse on the palate. Some creamy textural notes up front reveal the discreet presence of oak, whilst on the finish there is some underlying minerality and a hint of citrus zestiness that provides long lasting flavours.  (13%)

Macon Uchizy, Cave Talmard  (V)     £16.99    **NEW**
The Talmard family in Uchizy have been producing this superb white Macon for over 25 years, from the Northern Macon appellation of Uchizy; this is a fruit-driven, unoaked, fresh style of Macon full of ripe apply orchard fruit, a twist of creamy stone fruit with satisfying citrus zest to the finish.  (13%)

B & G Chablis  (V+)     £19.75    **NEW**
Brilliant golden yellow in colour. Aromatic nose mixing seductive pear and apricot aromas with delicate mineral notes. Fresh and lively on the palate, with a nice mineral finish.  (12.5%)

Chablis, Domaine de la Motte     £19.90
A classic, expressive Chablis from vines grown on the famous Kimmeridgian clay. Restrained citrus and of touch of stone fruit with a chalky quality on the nose. Very balanced throughout, the palate is clear and linear with pleasing citrus underpinned by a fine minerality. A classic, reliable expression of Chablis.  (12.5%)

Vire Clesse 'Chazelles', Domaine Sainte Barbe  (O)     £24.90    **NEW**
Single vineyard, organic Viré-Clessé from a very talented winemaker. Subtle white flower aromas on the nose. Quietly savoury but still with lovely ripe stone fruit complemented by a fine minerality that adds real finesse and complexity. Perfectly balanced, truly delicious with a hint of oak texture.  (13%)

Montagny Premier Cru 'Les Jardins'      £27.90
Elegant, beautifully balanced Montagny made by Françoise Feuillat-Juillot. An expressive nose of delicate yellow fruits with a touch of honey. The palate is rounded and luscious, with ripe stone fruit balanced by silky acidity, leaving a finish that is bright and fruit-driven.  (13.5%)

Chablis Premier Cru 'Vau Ligneuu', Domaine Hamelin     £28.75    **NEW**
Beautifully made Chablis from a fine producer. Quite expressive on the nose with a hint of white flowers, vanilla and lillies. The palate is round  and elegant with a touch of minerality, very subtle with good length.  (12.5%)

Montagny Premier Cru 'Sainte Morille'  (V)     £29.15    **NEW**
A tremendous example of this fabulous Domaine bottled Burgundy. Soft, silky Chardonnay flavours with a hint of oak – powerful yet elegant.  (13%)

Rully Blanc, Maison Jaffelin  (V+)     £31.95    **NEW**
Bright golden in hue with green tints and a very expressive fruit and floral nose. Straightforward on entry to the palate and showing tropical fruit on the finish. The palate is wonderfully approachable and has a nice chunk of tropical fruit on the finish. Superb wine.  (13%)

Puligny Montrachet, Domaine Berthelemot  (V+, O)     £53.75    **NEW**
A fabulous Puligny from a superb Domaine. White flowers, ripe orchard fruit and gentle lemon citrus on the nose, and a beautifully linear palate with a brilliant mineral tension. The ripe fruit character builds as the wine warms in your mouth, seasoned with a cleverly balanced hint of oak. Seductive and long.  (13%)

Meursault, Domaine Philippe Bouzereau  (V)     £68.60    **NEW**
Domaine Bouzereau et Fils is one of Meursault’s most distinguished growers, creating rich and voluptuous wines. This wine is beautifully aromatic with a bouquet of toasted hazelnuts, orange blossom and butterscotch. The palate offers up flavours of white fruits with a sublime honeyed richness and hint of toasted oak.  (13.5%)


Red

 

Maison Jaffelin Pinot Noir  (V+)     £11.95    **NEW**
Produced by Maison Jaffelin, the smallest of the great Burgundy wine houses, this has been made in a Burgundy style with pronounced aromas of crunchy red fruit. Powerful yet supple on the palate with smooth, coated tannins. The fruit is perfectly balanced with the oak, adding fine aromatic complexity. A quality red that punches well above its weight.  (12.5%)

Bourgogne Pinot Noir 'Bel Air'  (V+)     £16.85
A nose of black cherry and underwood. The palate is fleshy and fresh with delicate fruity aromas of blackcurrant and notes of liquorice.  (13%)

Hautes Cotes de Beaune, Domaine Prieure     £23.95
From the village of Savigny in the Cotes de Beaune, Jean Michel Maurice takes pride in preserving the subtle influence of the terroir and the pure essence of Pinot Noir from the surrounding vignoble. This Pinot Noir is from the higher slopes above Savigny, extols the virtues of this tricky grape variety, with a purity of fruit and a captivating perfume of summer berries whilst finishing to a soft silkiness. (12.5%)

Auxey Duresses Premier Cru, Maison Jaffelin     £35.95    **NEW**
Brilliant ruby red hue. Expressive on the nose, revealing red berries, gently underscored by a touch of oak. Straightforward on entry, with lovely acidity on the palate. A touch of tannin on the finish, but not aggressive.  (13.5%)


 

FRANCE  (Loire)

 

White

 

Pierre Chainier Sauvignon Blanc  (V+)     £9.99    **NEW**
Good value, accessible and easy drinking French Sauvignon Blanc. Zesty and bright with grapefruit notes and a pleasingly long finish. Great to drink just as it is, but would work with young goats’ cheese, seafood and salads with a vinegarette dressing.  (12.5%)

Muscadet Sur Lie l’Aubiniere  (V+)      £11.35
An expressive bouquet of ripe pear and apple. Ample and fruity on the palate, it combines perfectly elegance and minerality. Well-rounded finish with notes of pears. (12.5%)

Touraine Sauvignon, La Javeline      £12.50  
Textbook Sauvignon. Tropical fruit, blackcurrant, citrus and floral aromas. The palate has delicate white fruit (nectarine) and fresh lemon flavours. Great length with a certain minerality. A real treat with nibbles as an aperitif or with delicatessen meats and cheeses. (12.5%)
 
Sancerre 'Terres Blanches', Domaine Roblin (V+)     £24.00    SPECIAL OFFER    £22.45  
This has super ripe melon and pear fruit balanced by a pithy grapefruit edge to finish as the grapes were picked early to maintain their freshness. (12.5%)


Rosé

 

Rose d'Anjou (Medium-Dry)  (V+)     £10.99
Pale strawberry pink in colour, this wine has delicate summer pudding aromas and a round, medium-dry palate with balancing and refreshing acidity.  (11.5%)

Sancerre Rose 'Terres Blanches', Domaine Roblin (V+)     £21.35
Delicate salmon pink colour and with a flinty nose, this is a savoury and expressive style of Sancerre Rosé. The palate is restrained and beautifully balanced, with fine acidity and ripe fruit. Harmonious and lovely. Delicious on its own or with grilled fish, shellfish or spicy dishes. (13%)

Red

Pierre Chainier Pinot Noir  (V+)     £9.80    **NEW**
Perfect by-the-glass Pinot Noir: full of varietal character at a keen price. Bright and juicy, Pinot Noir bursting with crunchy berry fruit flavours. Well-balanced with a grippy, fresh finish.  (13%)
 

 

FRANCE (Rhône)

 

Red

 

Cotes du Rhone Villages, Les Coteaux  (V+)     £11.75
Immediately impressive, this wine reveals its class from the start. Brambly fruit underpinned by subtle oaky nuances, lovely sweet spice - warm star anise with a touch of cinnamon. This classic Côtes du Rhône Villages is enriched with specially-selected parcels from Séguret and Sablet.  (14%)

Chateauneuf du Pape, Les Roches Noires  (V+)     £26.50
Deep cherry red in colour with a complex nose of ripe blueberry and plum and liquorice hints. Rich on the palate, mixing the character of the fruit with the warmth of the spices, leading onto a round finish with lively notes of mint.  (14.5%)

Cotes du Rhone, Sainte Cosme  (V+)    **MAGNUMS**     £31.50
A big powerful southern Rhone wine in a big powerful magnum bottle! Ripe, sweet-spiced black fruits on the nose and palate leading to a fruity and long finish. (14.5%)


GERMANY

 

White

 

Bone Dry Riesling, Reichsrat Von Buhl     £15.99    **NEW**
Bright and lively with distinct aromas of fresh peach and apricot, counterbalanced by an edge of flint and minerality. Full and intense on the palate with a little fleshiness and approachability. Excellent length. High quality, super-dry Riesling, vibrant, precise finish with a fresh grapefruit tang. Drink on its own, as an aperitif or pair with fish dishes and hors d’oeuvres.  (12%)


 

ITALY

 

White

 

Il caggio Pinot Grigio  (V+)     £7.95   
A delicately refreshing dry white wine. Aromas of stone fruit followed on the palate by flavours of green apple and citrus.  (11%)

Ancora Pinot Grigio  (V+)     £7.99
A deliciously fresh and zesty Pinot Grigio from the Pavia hills south of Milan. Apple and citrus aromas lead to a crisp, clean and delicate palate, with lightly floral notes balanced by lemony acidity and a fresh, dry finish. (11%)  

Principato Pinot Grigio  (V+)     £8.60
A fresh, characterful and appealing Pinot Grigio from the Provincia di Pavia region south of Milan. Cavit are renowned for producing consistently high quality, impeccably-made wines, truly expressive of each variety. Good with light starters, fish dishes and crisp Summer salads. (12%)
 
Araldica Piemonte Cortese  (V+)     £8.75    
Our favourite entry-level Italian white from the Monferrato hills made from Cortese, the Gavi grape. A quintessential northern Italian dry white produced in an easy-drinking, fresh style. A great value, zesty dry white. Fresh, primary fruit aromas of green apples, grapefruit and ripe citrus fruit on the nose with lightly honeyed, lemony notes on the palate. The finish is fresh and crisp with citrus flavours, a hint of almond and mineral touches.  (12.5%)

Belfiore Pinot Grigio, Cielo     £8.95    **NEW**
A classic Italian Pinot Grigio hailing from Valencia, bursting with crisp orchard fruits, with zippy citrus and a clean minerality. A perfect after-work tipple enjoyed on its own or paired with summer salads, antipasti and white meats.  (12%)

Montecalvo Falanghina     £10.55    **NEW**
Lightly tropical aromas with hints of citrus fruit and honeysuckle. Ripe lemon and apple characters, hints of pineapple and candied peel and notes of white spice on the finish. Fresh and juicy with appealing minerality.  (12.5%) 
 
Soave Classico, Gran Guardia  (V+)     £10.85    SPECIAL OFFER    £9.50
An excellent example of good quality Soave Classico, fresh and lightly fruity with delicate floral aromas of honeysuckle, elderflower and a hint of spice. Crisp and refreshing on the palate with good depth of honeyed fruit, and a clean, lightly nutty finish.  (12.5%)

Baccolo Bianco Appassimento  (V+)     £10.99    SPECIAL OFFER    £9.99
An intriguing blend of Garganega and Sauvignon Blanc, partially macerated, cold fermented and made in the appassimento method. Fresh and inviting with elegant tropical fruits of mango and peach with a lingering creaminess on the finish. Baccolo Bianco is a very versatile wine that will pair well with Asian cuisine or Mediterranean salads in the summer.  (13%)

Alasia Gavi  (V+)     £11.75
Appealing aromas of citrus and white flower with a touch of white spice. The palate has orchard and stone fruit characters and a gently rounded, lightly nutty texture. Refreshing acidity balances underlying minerality.  (12.5%)

Gavi 'La Battistina'  (V+)     £12.50    **Huge Seller!**
From Araldica's magnificent Gavi estate, La Battistina. This is a high quality, complex white widely regarded as a benchmark for this DOCG. The wine has juicy apple and lemon characters, and is textural with attractive minerality. The finish is balanced, with a zesty mouth-watering quality.  Very popular & impressive. (12.5%)

Gavi del Comune di Gavi, Santa Seraffa  (V+)     £14.20
A single estate Gavi di Gavi which is fine and pure with pretty aromas of flora, citrus and green apple. The palate has apple and lemon characters, and an appealing weight and minerality. The finish is textural, long and defined. (12.5%)
 
Gavi del Comune di Gavi, Nuovo Quadro  (V+)     £14.35
A fine, single estate Gavi di Gavi from a 5 hectare plot on the La Battistina estate - Fresh, delicate aromas of citrus and pear with hints of lime. The palate is complex with zesty, ripe stone fruit, crisp acidity and mineral notes. The finish is pure, long and elegant with an appealing lightly saline edge.  (12.5%)


Rosé

 

Il caggio Pinot Grigio Rose     £7.95
Delicate and pale pink in colour. Crisp and refreshing flavours of soft red fruits are complemented by subtle floral aromas. (11%)

Ancora Pinot Grigio Rose  (V+)     £8.60
Pale coral pink, this is a dry, fresh and fruity rosé with delicate aromas of red berries. Good intensity of ripe red berry and cherry fruit, with a fresh lingering finish. (12%)


Red

 

Ancora Montepulciano d'Abruzzo  (V+)     £8.60
Plenty of fruit balanced by structure and a supple body - proper food wine, crying out for a plate of pasta. Aromas of plum, juicy fresh cherries and subtle spices. The bright palate displays ripe red fruit and blackberry flavours offset by fresh acidity, robust, youthful tannins and hints of bitter chocolate.  (13.5%)

Ancora Sangiovese  (V+)     £8.60
Approachable everyday drinking red. The perfect juicy food wine - with pasta, pizza and tomato sauces. Appealing aromas of fresh red fruit and a touch of black pepper spice. A fresh, medium-bodied style with red and black berry fruit characters, and a hint of spice balanced by tangy acidity.  (12.5%)

Terre Avare Nero di Troia     £9.75
Deep purple with red hues, this elegant Italian red has a concentration of blackberries and very ripe cherries on the nose with fresh notes of red fruit.  Elegant and harmonious. (13%)

Conviviale Primitivo (V+)     £9.80    SPECIAL OFFER    £8.75
Aromas of bramble fruit, black cherry and a hint of sweet spice. The palate is richly flavoured with plum and wild cherry fruit, a hint of dried figs and ripe tannins balanced by fresh acidity. (14%)

Terre Avare Primitivo     £10.20
Stunning Primitivo from Puglia in southern Italy.  Warm, rich and velvety smooth with soft fruit. This Primitivo is a deep ruby red with an intense nose of rich red fruit character. The palate is full, rich and rounded. Hugely popular!  (13.5%)

Chianti Riserva 'La Scoperta'  (V+)     £10.99    **NEW**
A bright and characterful, fruit-forward, Chianti Riserva from the Uggiano estate south of Florence. Six months ageing in large oak casks gives a nicely mature wine with impressive depth of flavour for this price level. Ripe red berry aromas with a touch of spice. On the palate layers of fresh plum, blackcurrant and juicy red cherry balance spicy, developed flavours. A well-structured, complex and authentic Riserva with rounded tannins and a generous, peppery finish.  (13.5%)

Primasole Primitivo  (V+)     £11.45    **NEW**
Intense ruby red in the glass with a delicate bouquet of violet and gooseberry. Smooth on the palate with an abundance of juicy plum, blackberry and blueberry fruits. A lovely long finish with some spice and cocoa notes.  (13.5%)

Ca'Vittorio Appassimento Limited Release  (V+)     £11.75
Amarone at half the price!! An intense purple colour in the glass, tending towards amber with a little bit of aging. This wine has a very solid structure due to a relatively high alcohol and the balance between soft tannins and acidity. It is fruity, with notes of plums, cherry marmalade and tobacco and spicy too with an aftertaste of cocoa, coffee and vanilla. (14.5%)

1908 Appasionante Rosso Veneto
  (V+)     £12.75    SPECIAL OFFER    £11.15
A perfect balance between freshness and flavour, wrapped in juicy and silky texture, full of fruity and spicy nuances. Made predominantly from Merlot, this is a super new Venetian red, enhanced partially by a dried grapes process, so called “Appassimento”.  (14%)

Salice Salentino Riserva, Paolo Leo  (V+)     £13.45
Quite simply one of the absolute stars of our list - rich and spicy without being over-ripe.  Black fruit and velvety tannins make it a joy to drink with or without food. Powerful but with elegance.  (14%)

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, Cantine di Negrar  (V+)     £15.60
This is a smooth, concentrated and full-bodied wine with spirity aromas of dark chocolate roasted nuts. On the palate there are rich berry fruit flavours leading to a long velvety finish with a touch of sweetness. (13.5%)

Barolo 'Flori', Araldica  (V+)     £20.60   
Beautifully supple, finely structured introduction to Barolo. A complex nose combining plum, mulberry, ripe strawberry and brown spice with delicate floral and violet notes. Tannins are firm and pleasingly supported with plump fruit and a rounded texture, giving a good lengthy finish. (14%)

Amarone della Valpolicella 'Satinato'  (V+)    £31.45    **NEW**    
Accessible and delicious example of a modern style of Amarone in distinctive black frosted bottle. Hints of mocha on the nose with ripe, sweet plummy fruit. Black cherry on the palate with a touch of damson and notes of dark chocolate. Rich and warming, well-balanced, with supple tannins and appealing freshness on the finish.  (15%)

Brunello di Montalcino, Colombini  (V+, O)     £47.75  
The 'Brunello' clone of Sangiovese, which grows in the hills of Montalcino, near Siena, produces Tuscany's most intense and famed red wine. I texpresses a powerful, assertive character, complex with mineral, leather, truffle and orange peel nuances. This fantastic wine is robust with good concentration and complexity. Rich and velvety in the mouth with ripe tannins and a full-bodied palate which leads into a long and lasting finish. (14.5%)

 

 

MOLDOVA

 

White

 

Racovita Pinot Grigio (V+)    £7.99

This is such good quality and value for money. A soft and refreshing wine with notes of lemon and subtle white blossom on the palate.  Honestly, give it a go! (12.5%)

 

 

NEW ZEALAND

 

White

 

Southern Lights Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough  (V+)     £10.30
Fresh and vibrant with passion fruit, gooseberry and some melon characters. It has a balanced richness of fruit with a floral note through the palate, with intense depth of flavour and a crisp finish. (12%)
 
Mirror Lake Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough     £10.55      
This fresh, crisp Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc combines some of nature’s best gooseberry and passion fruit notes. Perfect to serve as an aperitif, or to share over a dinner of king prawn linguine or Italian antipasto and reflect on your day. (12%)

Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough     £10.99
Delivering consistent quality every year and considered a benchmark for the style. A big brand but remarkably good. Zingy with gooseberry freshness and tropical fruit, this is great as an aperitif. (13%)

Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough  (V+)     £12.25    
Classically bright and vibrant Marlborough Sauvignon. Perfumed with nettle ripe tropical fruits which are also evident on the palate along with limey flavours and a rich minerality - classic Marlborough Sauvignon. The wine is sappy fresh, clean and delicious. (12.5%)
 
Crowded House Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough  (V+)    **SUPERB**     £13.45
This wine is quintessentially Marlborough in profile with bright aromas of guava, citrus fruits, and sweet crushed herbs. The palate is elegantly proportioned with lovely soft acid carrying the fruit flavours to a long, pure finish.  Close your eyes, this could be Sancerre at a bargain price! (12.5%)
 
Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough  (V+)     £20.99        
For those afficionados of the better wines of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé, Greywacke Sauvignon Blanc is for you! On the palate, it’s generous yet refreshing, with ripe pineapple and a lime sherbet zing, layered with elderflower and hints of citrus blossom. A classic example of Greywacke’s interpretation of the famous Marlborough style – ripe, textural and scrumptious – with the volume turned well down. (13.5%)
 
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough  (V)     £27.75
Notes of bright, ripe citrus, kaffir lime, passion fruit and white peach. The palate is vibrant and mouth-watering, with concentrated, juicy tropical notes melding with zesty citrus, stone fruits and subtle notes of orchard blossom. (13%)


Red

 

MokoBlack Pinot Noir, Marlborough  (V+)     £14.99
This Pinot Noir reveals a bright nose of fresh cherries and raspberry jelly. On the palate there's dark cherry flavours with a lick of oak. Serve slightly chilled with delicate, rich and aromatic food such as duck dim sums, tempura fried vegetables and oriental salads.  (13%)

Super Nanny Pinot Noir, Central Otago     £28.90
The Super Nanny Pinot Noir has a complex and seductive nose, showing ever changing layers of plums, bramble, sweet baking spice, dark chocolate, coffee, liquorice and an ethereal floral lift. The palate is rich upon entry, flowing on to a beautifully poised platform of dark berry fruits, dried herbs, forest floor and spice before a blanket of fine velvety tannins usher you towards a bright and persistent finish. (13.5%)


 

PORTUGAL

 

White

 

Tuesday Club Vinho Verde  (V+)     £12.85    **NEW**     
Delicate citrus aromas lead onto a soft, rounded and slightly off dry palate with a light spritz. It combines apple and floral characters with soft tropical notes and fresh acidity on the finish. (11%)

Red

 

Ribeira Velha, Douro     £9.15    **NEW**
Bright garnet in colour, this wine has an elegant aroma of blackberry and black plum with delicate floral notes. The palate is medium-bodied, fruity and smooth.  (13%)

Terra Boa Tinto, Beira  (V+)    £9.20
Generous on the palate with fresh red cherry and blackberry leaf characters - supple, fine tannins and a touch of spice on the juicy finish. (13%)

Barao da Varzea Colheita, Douro     £11.90
An approachable, warm and juicy red from Portugal's Douro region. Bright aromas of wild blackberry and spice. The palate has ripe bramble fruit, supple tannins and juicy acidity. Perfect with hearty bean and lentil casseroles, with or without sausages. (13.5%)


Port

 

Graham's Fine Ruby Port  (V+)     £12.45
Graham's Fine Ruby Port is full-bodied with youthful freshness and aromas luscious fruit. It is deeply coloured and intensely aromatic with ripe red and black fruit aromas. On the palate luscious black cherry flavours, with excellent balance and an intense finish. (20%)

Graham's Fine Tawny Port  (V+)     £12.45
Reddish tawny colour, with ripe fruit aromas nicely balanced by hints of dried fruits. On the palate, lingering nut and caramel flavours, elegant and smooth. (20%)

Krohn Reserve Port     £17.80
This concentrated and classy Reserva Port is 'premium Ruby' in style. Rich plummy fruit with surprising depth of flavour.  Really great value for money! (20%)

Kopke 10 Year Old Tawny Port  (V+)     £25.20    **NEW**
One of our favourite port houses, Kopke 10 Year old is lusciously smooth with complex notes of sweet spice and rich dried fruits balanced alongside honey and subtle wood. An endlessly long finish, this is a great choice with an array of desserts from chocolate brownies to crumble. The perfect after-dinner digestif!  (20%)

Sandeman 10 Year Old Tawny Port     £25.80    **NEW**
The intense red tawny colour with shades of brick, typical of this style of aged yet youthful wine, anticipates the elegant and complex aroma, combining ripe fruit, jam and nuts, with hints of vanilla and raisins. In the mouth, Sandeman Porto Tawny 10 Years Old is a most flavoursome wine, full-bodied and appealing, with a persistent finish.  (20%)

Quinta do Retiro Nova 2004 Vintage Port  (V+)     £25.95
This single Quinta Port is produced from the excellent Quinta do Retiro Novo property, and offers a fantastic insight into the quality and style of Krohn's estate. Full-bodied and loaded with fruit, this single Quinta Port has layers of black cherry, dark bramble fruits, grippy tannins and vibrant acidity. 2004 is widely regarded as a fine vintage for Single Quinta Ports. (20%)

Warre's Quinta da Cavadhina 2005/6 Vintage Port (V+)     £34.75  
A classy Port, packed with jammy red fruit aromas. The palate is fresh and well-balanced with spicy floral flavours and a long, elegant finish. (20%)

Graham's 20 Year Old Tawny Port  (V+)    £41.65
The long spice and raisiny flavours of this wonderful Tawny Port creates a real treat in the glass. A beautifully integrated, harmonious, nutty wine summed up in two words by Sebastian Payne MW "absolutely outstanding". (20%)


 

SOUTH AFRICA

 

White

 

Percheron Chenin Blanc Viognier (V+)     £8.65
Plenty of joy in this delightful blend of old vine Chenin and young Viognier. Vibrant and aromatic with delicious subtle perfumed aromas with white peach and hints of jasmine on the nose. On the palate it has tight, white, fleshy stone fruit and fresh apricot flavours that balances the sandy texture. Bright acidity and minerality helps to deliver a delicious flavoursome and characteristic wine.  (12%)

Cape Heights Chenin Blanc (V+)     £8.85
A fresh, dry Chenin with broad appeal. This wine displays notes of white peach and zippy citrus aromas with delicate apple fruit on the palate balanced by crisp acidity. Extended lees contact gives this great value wine some real weight and character, the barrel fermented component adds texture and finesse too.  (12%)

Cape Heights Chardonnay (V+)     £8.99   
Pure unoaked Chardonnay from the Western Cape. Fresh, tangy stone fruit and pineapple on the nose. The fruit follows through on the palate with a ripe, juicy mouthfeel and crisp acidity. There is breadth and character in this wine that follows through to a refreshing finish.  (13%)
 
False Bay ‘Slow’ Chenin Blanc (V+)     £8.99     
Chenin crafted the wild way – old vine fruit, fermented with wild yeast found naturally on the grapes. Bready aromas and dried herbaceous notes, including fennel and aniseed dominate the nose, followed by a creamy lemon character. The palate is reminiscent of the nose, with great textural complexity, attributable to the long, slow wild yeast fermentation.  (13.5%)
 
False Bay ‘Windswept’ Sauvignon Blanc (V+)     £8.99
Fabulous seaside Sauvignon. Fresh and zesty with grassy and dry bay leaf aromatics, mineral notes, with hints of richness. This is a restrained Sauvignon Blanc with a palate that has lots of minerality and citrus with lightly herbal notes. The finish is ripe and gently honeyed with crisp green apple fruit and fresh acidity.  (13%)
 
Wild House Chenin Blanc (V+)     £9.15    **BEST VALUE WHITE TROPHY**
Ripe peach and tropical fruit on the nose with fresh citrus notes. Honeyed and textured on the palate with crisp acidity and hints of honey dew melon and lychee leading to a bright, zesty finish with fresh lemony acidity.  (13.5%)
 
Seriously Cool Chenin Blanc (V+)     £12.20    **NEW**
A rounded, forward style of Chenin Blanc from 30-40 year old bush vine vineyards on the Heldeberg, cooled by the ocean breezes. Ripe and full flavoured with a rounded mouthfeel thanks to long fermentation and extended lees contact.  (14.5%)

The Merger White (V+)     £12.30    **NEW**
An exciting and intriguing blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier merge together to produce a crisp, clean, and vibrant white from Swartland. As eye catching as it is moreish, this is a real crowd pleaser!  (12%)
 
Bon Vallon Chardonnay Sur Lie     £14.95    **SUPERB**
A great alternative to Chablis! This unoaked Chardonnay which is aged on its lees has delicate aromas of lemon, honeysuckle blossom and peach. The wine is matured on its lees to produce a vibrant, lemony dry wine with a yeasty and delicate nutty finish. (13.5%)


Red

 

Percheron Old Vine Cinsault (V+)     £8.85  
Bright, expressive and gently savoury on the nose. Along with its blushing hue, the palate rewards with fresh pomegranate flavour and acidity, savoury gamey notes, and a bright, beating heart of cherry ripe fruit. Slightly chilled with pink duck, pink lamb or carpaccio of beef, this is a beautifully defined expression of South Africa’s most achingly fashionable varietal.  (12.5%)
 
Cape Heights Merlot (V+)    £8.85
A supple and juicy Merlot sourced from long established Western Cape vineyards. A bright and juicy Merlot with an attractively ripe, creamy nose. A rounded spicy palate with generous plum and hedgerow fruit flavours leading to a fresh, gently leafy finish. (14%)
 
Cape Heights Shiraz (V+)    £8.99
Vibrant Shiraz from the Western Cape. A vibrant juicy style of Shiraz with ripe bramble and black cherry on the nose. Fresh summer pudding fruits and gentle spice on the palate leading to a mellow and approachable finish. This wine was made with the barbecue in mind, it's a great partner to homemade burgers or sticky spare ribs. (13.5%)
 
False Bay 'Bush Vine' Pinotage (V+)    £8.99       
This excellent example of South Africa's signature red grape comes from sustainable coastal, dry-farmed bush vines. Plummy aromas with a faint hint of barbecued meat. The palate is full and rich with slightly rustic yet moreish tannins and a long finish. (13.5%)
 
False Bay 'Old School' Syrah (V+)       £8.99
A fine, spicy style...definitely more Syrah than Shiraz. Full yet elegant with bramble fruits and also some earth and meaty aromas. The palate is structured and well balanced with fine tannins and a refreshing natural acidity. (14.5%)

Silver Myn 'Argentum' (V)     £9.50    **NEW**
Deliciously black-fruited, spicy blend from the Bordeaux specialists of Stellenbosch. This mix of the 4 classic Bordeaux varieties (Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Petit Verdot) is brim full of ripe bramble and plum fruit with dark curranty corners. Warm and spicy with the succulent black fruit nicely offset by cinnamon spice, fresh acidity and supple tannins. (14.5%)
 
The Merger Red (V+)     £12.20    **NEW**
An exciting and intriguing blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, Grenache Noir, and Malbec merge together to produce a ripe, rounded and juicy red from Swartland. As eye catching as it is moreish, this is going to be a real crowd pleaser! Medium-bodied with ripe, rounded tannins giving a svelte mouthfeel and silky texture; really juicy, vibrant, and pure. (13.5%)

 

 SPAIN

 

White
 
Vina Arroba Pardina Chardonnay     £7.60
A blend of Pardina and Chardonnay, this is a deliciously fresh wine full of crisp apple and juicy pineapple flavours. (11%)
 
 El Meson Rioja Blanco     £10.20
Very classy! Good intensity on the nose with tropical fruit and citrus flavours. On the palate, fresh and round, balanced with a good acidity and fresh fruit finish. (12%)
 
Godello ‘Mara Martin’  (V+)     £14.95    SPECIAL OFFER    £12.50          
Decanter World Wine Awards Platinum and Value winner. Fantastically pure and precise, with delicate peach, greengage and pink grapefruit aromas, which are reflected on the superbly-refreshing palate. The balance is impeccable, with the ripe fruit offset by a hint (but not too much) of sophisticated, citrus pith bitterness and tangy (but not sharp) acidity. Very fine. (12.5%)

Vina Cartin Albariño  (V)     £17.50    **NEW**
A classic, appetising and versatile Albariño from this well-respected producer, given 90+ points from James Suckling. Vibrant aromas of ripe peach and citrus fruit. The palate has apricot characters along with a touch of melon and fresh lime juice. This is a classic, crisp and refreshing Albariño with good length.  (12.5%)

Albariño Genio y Figura     £21.95   
This fantastic Albarino is a straw yellow in colour with a pronounced peachy nose. The palate is bursting full of ripe fruit flavours of apples, peach and nectarine with a fresh citrus acidity and a subtle mineral character on the finish. Absolutely delicious. A big favourite of ours, this is perfect with shellfish such as crab, lobster and langoustines. (12.5%)
 
Red
 
Vina Arroba Tempranillo  (V+)   £7.60
This well-balanced Tempranillo is a soft, easy drinking dry red wine full of delicious ripe fruit flavours. Great with tapas or on its own. (11%)
 
Borgia by Borsao Garnacha  (V)   £8.15
Bright plum and berry fruit aromas. The palate is rich and welcoming with ripe bramble characters and soft, approachable tannins on the finish. (14%)
 

Escena Rioja (V)     £9.65
A modern style Rioja Joven with juicy fruit driven characters of black cherry and raspberry combined with subtle sweet vanilla spice. (13.5%)
 
Borsao Seleccion Tinto  (V)     £9.90
"A vibrant nose, full of dark cherries, plums , roasted Mediterranean herbs and spices. It's medium- to full-bodied with fine-grained tannins and a fruity and floral finish. Lovely now." 91 pts - JamesSuckling.com  (14.5%)

Artesa Rioja Crianza  (V+)     £11.30
An attractive modern style of Crianza with lifted aromatics of bramble fruit with some pepper and spice. Substantial on the palate with plummy fruit, ripe tannins and a gently savoury fresh finish. (14%)
 
El Meson Rioja Crianza     £11.90
This modern Tempranillo has lively red fruit, complemented by a touch of vanilla and
spice, fine acidity and smooth tannins. Aged for 12 months in barrel. (13.5%)


Albacea Monastrell  (V+)     £12.25    **NEW**
Ripe and richly-flavoured Monastrell from the Jumilla region of south-east Spain. Ripe bramble fruit and plum aromas with hints of toasty oak and vanilla. More ripe dark fruits on the palate balanced by juicy acidity, sweet spice, and supple tannins.  (14.5%)

El Meson Rioja Reserva     £14.95
A deep cherry colour with complex aromas. This is a pure and versatile food wine with rich black fruit underpinned by subtle vanilla.  Deliciously soft and smooth with real depth of flavour. (14%)

Azabache Rioja Reserva (V+)     £15.95
Made only in the best vintages, this wine is well-balanced with a soft seductive character, typical of the Tempranillo and Graciana varieties and is aged for at least two years in American oak barrels and a further year in bottle before release. Smooth tannins with intense plummy fruits on the nose with flavours of blackberries, mulberries, black cherry, vanilla and spice that lingers on the finish. (14%)
 
Coto de Imaz Rioja Reserva, El Coto  (V+)     £18.50    **NEW**      
This wine is intense cherry in colour with a hint of ageing at the rim. On the nose, it has ripe red fruits accompanied by hints of cocoa from the new American oak. On the palate, the wine is velvety and round, with smooth tannins and good acidity. The finish is balanced and long.  (14%)
 
Coto de Imaz Gran Reserva  (V+)     £26.99    **NEW**
This wine is a brilliant ruby colour, with russet tones. On the nose, there are aromas of toast and coconut followed by tertiary aromas including leather and a noticeable earthiness. The palate is fruit forward with distinct red berry and dried fruit characteristics, alongside a hint of oak-derived spice. It is rounded with silky tannins and finishes with a persistent and complex aftertaste. (14%)
 
Sherry
 
Manzanilla Sherry, Mira la Mar  (V)     £8.55    (Half Bottle)    **NEW**
Manzanilla is a style of Fino sherry originating from the port of Sanlúcar de Barrameda where the close proximity to the sea and the high humidity contribute to a stronger growth of flor. Made from 100% Palomino, this Manzanilla spent 8 years going through the criaderas and solera system under flor. A lovely pale straw colour, this wine has a pronounced nose of almonds with hints of white peach and distinctive aromas of flor. The palate is light and dry with salty, nutty flavours which are perfectly balanced by a restrained citrus acidity and a pleasant bitterness that lingers on the finish. (15%)

Moscatel Sherry, Mira la Mar  (V+)     £9.15   (Half Bottle)    **NEW**
A naturally sweet wine made from late harvest muscat grapes. The nose is intense with notes of marmalade, orange blossom and dried fruits. The palate is sweet and well balanced with a fresh acidity and notes of floral flavours, orange, golden syrup and treacle. (15%)
 
Fino Sherry, Mira la Mar (V)     £15.30    **NEW**
100% Palomino, this Fino sherry is a true expression of Jerez de la Frontera. It spent four years in a Solera system under flor which gives it its distinctive character. Pale straw in colour with a typical nose of biological ageing, lemon and almonds. The palate is delicate and dry with notes of salted almonds, white peach and lemon zest. Well balanced and fresh leaving a crisp impression in the mouth. (15%)
 
Amontillado Sherry, Mira la Mar (V)     £16.15    **NEW**
Amontillado wines undergo a combination of biological and oxidative ageing, with this wine spending a minimum of eight years ageing in solera system. A beautiful amber in colour with a pronounced nose of hazelnuts and hints of flor. Bone dry on the palate with nutty flavours of almonds, hazelnuts and sea salt. Well structured and complex with an exceptional finish. (17.5%)

 

UNITED STATES

 


Rosé

 

Bear & Star Zinfandel Rosé    £7.65    BIN END £6.65

This Californian White Zinfandel is deliciously sweet with flavours of juicy strawberries and raspberries. Lovely served well-chilled on its own, it is also a great match to summer salads and fruity desserts. (10.5%)

 

Feather Falls Zinfandel Rosé (Medium-Sweet)     £7.90

Mouth-watering summer berry flavours with a hint of candy create this perfectly balanced easy drinking refreshing rosé. (10.5%)

 

Red

 

Big Top 'Old Vine' Zinfandel (V+)     £10.45      

Aromas of vanilla, cracked black pepper and dark damson fruit. On the palate this wine is round and fleshy, beautifully balanced and packed full of robust red fruit flavours and a lick of oak. (13.5%)

 

McManis Cabernet Sauvignon (V)  **HIGHLY RATED**     £14.70    BIN END £12.00

The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavours promised. The fruit and oak are well-integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the palate. (13.5%)

 

McManis Petite Sirah (V+)   **FABULOUS**     £14.70

The dense viscous liquid delivers all of the flavours one would expect from the aromas of ripe black fruits. Savoury and luscious with a pleasantly persistent finish. (13.5%)

 

McManis Pinot Noir (V+)   **NEW**     £14.70

Fresh strawberry with cherry pie filling and black cherry aromas, joined by hazelnut and vanilla. Bountiful red fruit flavours on the palate with caramelised sugar and vanilla.  Lovely,well-made Pinot Noir. (13.5%)

 

 

 

BEERS, SPIRITS & LIQUEURS

 

Beer & Cider

 

Nastro Azzuro Peroni   (24 x33cl)     £31.50 per case

Brewed in Italy since 1963 with authentic Italian craftmanship, passion and flair; Peroni Nastro Azzurro beer delivers a crisp and refreshing taste with light citrus notes. (5%)

 

Cidre de Normandie  (75cl)     £7.50 per bottle    SPECIAL OFFER    £6.99

Traditional dry Normandy cider from Comte Louis de Lauriston in the heart of Calvados. This is a lovely, fresh and very easy drinking traditional dry cider. Bottled with a natural sparkle, this is a great example of the delicious cidre that Normandy produces. And at just 4.5% ABV it is a great session cidre! If you haven't tried Normandy Cider before then you are in for a real treat. If you have, then you know how great it tastes. (4.5%)

 

Gin

 

Vineyard Gin, Rude Mechanicals (V+)     £28.70

Every time we serve this at tastings we sell out…it is a really great gin! A botanical compôte of juniper, mandarin flesh, cardamom, peel of clementine, lemon zest & wine. This is a gin that tastes like a gin… just a really good one. Serve simply neat with a cube of ice.  Alternatively, enjoy a generous measure with your favourite tonic. Serve over plenty of ice with a clutch of gently squeezed black grapes and a fresh basil leaf. (41% abv)

 

Vodka

 

Copper Canvas Vodka (V+)    £27.99

Gold medal winning vodka made simply from East Anglian sugar beet and purified water...making this a super smooth vodka that can be sipped or slipped in a creative cocktail. Luxurious, smooth and creamy, with big notes of vanilla and cream soda. Smooth and creamy enough to drink on its own or perfect in a vodka or espresso Martini. (41% abv)

 

Rum

 

Old Salt Rum (V+)     £27.60    BIN END £24.50

The first rum ever distilled and distributed here in the UK. Triple distilled and oak aged, every drop is smooth and perfectly sippable. Don’t be fooled by the name, it doesn’t contain any salt. Dark, treacly molasses on the nose, along with juicy raisins. On the palate: a deep yet smooth sip, rammed full of cracked caramel and Christmas cake flavours, with a hint of banoffee pie. All rounded off with a light touch of oak, with gently warming treacle notes lingering long after the sip. We generally prefer Old Salt Rum neat or served with ice. It can also be complemented with ginger beer, ice, and a squeeze of lime, for a truly refreshing sip. Or if you’re feeling extra indulgent, mix up a Maple Old Fashioned, using 50ml of Old Salt Rum with10ml of maple syrup and a dash of Angostura bitters, and stir with ice. Strain into a lowball glass with ice and garnish of orange peel. (42% abv)

 

Vigneron Rum, Rude Mechanicals (V+)     £28.99

A deep, amber-gold in appearance, with a heady nose of cocoa powder, allspice & toasted hazelnut. Gently nutty & textural on the palate with multiple layers of flavour including Seville orange marmalade, praline and red apple, Vigneron Rum finishes with length, tight grain and slight tannic grip from its time in demi-muids. This is a sipping rum for sure,so a single cube of ice is all that’s needed to enjoy it to the full. Alternatively, as a base for rum cocktails Vigneron Rum’s naturally drier, textural style is best matched to Marmalade Mojitos or a Rum Old Fashioned. (42% abv)

 

Liqueurs

 

Crème de Cassis (50cl)    £21.75   

Edmond Briottet's Cassis is the world's ultimate crème de cassis. Spirit Journal's F Paul Pacult said of it: "Crème de Cassis doesn't come any better than this; a masterpiece." Wine Enthusiast rated it with 96 points!  Premium quality. (20%)

 

 

 

Purple Foot Wine Company

 

Head Office: 

8 Kidmore Lane, Sonning Common, Oxon RG4 9SH

 

Warehouse: 

Unit 16, Sheeplands Farm, Wargrave, Berks RG10 8DL

(Located next to Sheeplands-storage.co.uk)

 Telephone:  0118 972 2215       Mobile: 07970 861114

Email:  gavin@purplefoot.co.uk       Website: www.purplefoot.co.uk

 

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