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Wine Tasting Notes

WHITE WINE

CLAUDE-MICHEL PICHON SAUVIGNON BLANC
(FRANCE, LOIRE VALLEY)

12% ABV

France's Loire Valley still makes some of the best Sauvignon Blanc wines. Domaine Pichon Estate is located in the picturesque village Vallée near Nantes, 50 km from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. The young wine-maker Claude-Michel is sixth generation successor to the wine family Pichon.

Surprisingly fruity for a French sauvignon blanc, but not overly fruity. Just the right acidity and goes very well with most dishes or just as a tipple or sitting back and relaxing.

 

€14.90

GIOVINOTTO GRILLO
(ITALY, SICILY)

12.5% ABV

Giovinotto offers a limited selection of Sicilian wines. Their wines have a great structure supported by a sustained acidity which makes them elegant and pleasant on the palate.

Looking for a cool new white? Meet Grillo (pronounced GREE-lo). Hailing from Sicily, Grillo produces crisp and savory wines—some structured enough to offer moderate aging potential. GioVinotto White Cricket is living the "American Dream" at the moment. A real renaissance for this formidable hot-sunshine worshipper. Fresh and easy drinking with a savoury note that lends a distinctly Sicilian character. A fine match with grilled seafood.

€16.50

DOMAINE OCTAVIE, TOURAINE (FRANCE, LOIRE VALLEY)

13.5% ABV

Sauvignon de Touraine from good producers like Domaine Octavie is often seen as an affordable alternative to more illustrious, and expensive, whites of Sancerre and Pouilly Fume. 

€18.30

BODEGAS PIQUERAS EL ABUELO DE PIQUERAS BLANC 2020 (SPAIN)

13.5% ABV

A delightful crisp, fruity unoaked white wine from Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc grapes sourced from the estate's coolest high altitude vines within the Almansa region of Spain. The grapes are hand selected and harvested at night during the first two weeks of September and then fermented at low temperature for around 2 weeks. The wine is then aged for a further 3-4 months on fine lees with regular manual bâtonnage. Intense citrus, lime and tropical notes and a persistent finish. Food-friendly wine to enjoy!

€15.50

SNAPPERS ROCK SAUVIGNON BLANC (NEW ZEALAND, MARLBOROUGH)

12.5% ABV

Deliciously refreshing wine as an aperitif or in accompaniment to oysters or lobster, grilled and barbecued prawns or salmon, poached white fish with fresh green salads. Elegant pale yellow colour with intense flavours of passion fruit and gooseberry complemented by an array of citrus on the palate.

€18.30

QUINTA SOALHERIO ALVARINHO
(PORTUGAL, MINHO)

12.5% ABV

Soalheiro Alvarinho 2019: perfect, intense, elegant and with volume. A Classic in the Soalheiro. Aromatic freshness of Alvarinho variety, flavour intensity and unusual bottle longevity. The resulting wine is a displays a clear and bright golden citrus colour with aromas of classic Alvarinho Soalheiro - intense and tropical fruit, think; lychees, passionfruit, peaches and apricot balanced with mineral notes.

€22.00

RUSTENBERG STELLENBOSCH CHARDONNAY (SOUTH AFRICA, STELLENBOSCH)

13% ABV

Rustenberg is a well-known producer of high quality Chardonnays and the Stellenbosch Chardonnay embodies our house style. This is a beautifully balanced, richly flavoured Chardonnay with excellent oak integration, enhanced by mineral undertones. Apricot and orange peel aromas are followed by a palate with flavours of almond and marzipan melded with citrus and stone fruit.

€21.50

SANCERRE DOMAINE ANDRÉ DÉZAT ET FILS 2020 (FRANCE, LOIRE VALLEY)

13% ABV

André Dezat and his sons produce one of the best Sancerres we have tasted. It is dry and fruity with a wonderfully delicate bouquet and has great length. Their vineyards have three different types of soil which give added complexity.

€27.90

DOMAINE ALBERT MANN RIESLING ORGANIC (RIESLING, ALSACE)

12.5% ABV

The wine presents a beautiful aromatic expression after aeration. The first impression in mouth is really pleasant; the freshness is present playing delicately with some ripe fruits, some pepper scent and lime, associate with a small tint of white flower, as linden. The acidity gives an exceptional precision. This is the perfect definition of the Riesling, all in finesse.

€25.50

CHATEAU CAPITOUL ROSE (FRANCE, LANGUEDOC)

12.5% ABV

Delicate pale pink with lovely glimmering highlights. The nose is pleasingly complex with notes of small red fruits evolving to exotic fruit and spicy notes, characteristic of the La Clape terroir. Smooth and yet fresh, the palate is full of fruit and spices (ginger and pepper) with immense volume and richness thanks to the maturing on fine lees.

€16.00

JN SAUMUR BRUT
(FRANCE, LOIRE)

12.5% ABV

A high proportion of Chenin Blanc lends this sparler a lovely richness and lots of apple and white floral flavours with a hint of honey – yum!

€28.50

DOMAINE PIERIERE MERLOT RESERVE 

(FRANCE, LANGUEDOC/ROUSSILLON)

13% ABV

This Pays D’Oc Merlot is fantastic - think smooth & elegant with well balanced tannins, not heavy at all. On the palate you have rich dark fruits; blackcurrant & plums with matching bouquet. Medium Red.

€14.90

CHATEAU LECONTE MARQUEY 2016 (FRANCE, BORDEAUX)

14.5% ABV

A great wine produced in Saint Emilion AOC, crafted from an outstanding vintage. Owned and managed by Jean Paul Borderie.
This wine is assembled from 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, the components see 12-15 months in oak barrels. Merlot provides flavours of red and black berries, as well as roundness and opulence; Cabernet Franc is the epitome of finesse and elegance; and finally Cabernet Sauvignon, with its refined tannins, allows the wine to age gracefully. Medium to Full Bodied.

€25.50

GIOVINOTTO NERO D'AVOLA (ITALY, SICILY)

13% ABV

Giovinotto offers a limited selection of Sicilian wines. Their wines have a great structure supported by a sustained acidity which makes them elegant and pleasant on the palate. 
Made with 100% Nero D'Avola grapes and created by hand.  An intense and rich wine that points to the maximum expression of the territory, with a strong character and ruby ​​red colour. Unique, balanced aroma with notes of morello cherry and plum. Noble on the palate, with soft tannins. A timeless taste for a unique and memorable experience. Smooth Cherry, Plum Flavours.

€16.50

BODEGAS PIQUERAS EL ABUELO DE PIQUERAS RED 2020  (SPAIN)

13.5% ABV

From high altitude sustainably grown organic grapes, this wine is a blend of 70% Monastrell and 30% Tempranillo. Vibrant, deep coloured, rich aromas of red summer fruit, cassis and sage. Well polished juicy tannins, intense silky fruit, forward finish. Soft, Fruity Red.

€15.50

QUINTA DO MOURO ALENTA RED (PORTUGAL, ALENTEJO)

14% ABV

In the path of the great classics of the Alentejo, each Quita do Mouro wine reveals a vivid and constantly evolving personality: serious, austere and unique, with remarkable acidity, freshness, great potential for aging and a high gastronomic capacity, which grows with each taste. 
A delicious wine with big warm ripe nose of crushed blackcurrant and dark cherry fruits. A well balanced wine with a lovely refreshing edge and long fruity finish. Cracking! Medium Bodied Red.

€18.80

UMANI RONCHI PODERE MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2020 (ITALY)

13% ABV

A young and immediately drinkable wine: ruby red colour with violet tints, delicate aromas of plum and morello cherry, robust and medium-bodied in the mouth, soft, generous tannins, with a dry and flavourful finish. Medium Bodied Red.

€15.50

FAMILIA MARTINEZ BUJANDA VINA BUJANDA RESERVA (SPAIN, RIOJA)

13.5% ABV

The nose is all elegance with hints of cigar box and mature blackberry, plum and sloes. The palate is full-bodied and round and the finish is long and refined and intensely complex - plum, cacao and mocha notes emerge alluding to great aging potential. Full Bodied Red.

€21.00

BOEKENHOUTSKLOOF CHOCOLATE BLOCK 2020 (SOUTH AFRICA)

15% ABV

A blend of predominantly Syrah, with Grenache, Cinsault, Cabernet and a splash of Viognier, sourced from Swartland, Piekenierskloof, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, this wine is no shrinking violet and enjoys a loyal fanbase who expect it to deliver the big, smooth, rich - even chocolatey! - flavours it is known for. This latest vintage is more of the same, with violet-tinged black fruits alongside coffee, chocolate and some woody touches, balanced out by bright acidity. Full Bodied Red.

€34.00

PIKES & JOYCE RAPIDE PINOT NOIR (AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE HILLS)

13.5% ABV

Medium red in colour. Aromas of very attractive bright red and dark fruits with little influence from oak and a slight hint of damp earth. Although typically elegant, the palate has nice concentration of bright strawberry/cherry fruit displaying a sappy freshness, fine tannins and subtle oak that makes it very appealing. This wine should drink nicely now and over the next couple of years. Soft, Fruity Red.

€19.70

PASCAL TOSO SELECTED VINE MALBEC (ARGENTINA, MENDOZA)

14% ABV

This superb wine is round and inviting with ripe black fruit on the nose. The palate has notes of blackberry and plummy fruit. The finish is rich and long with smoky vanilla and soft, supple tannins - the right balance between the natural expression of the grapes and the ageing in oak barrels. Full-bodied Red.

€21.50

HESKETH BAROSSA NEW REGIONAL SELECTIONS SHIRAZ (AUSTRALIA)

14.7% ABV

Full-weighted but plump, gentle and more medium-bodied of feel. Redcurrant, blue berry, bergamot, lilac and anise. The tannins melt, juxtaposed against an acid line punching a bit shrill. Medium to Full Bodied Red.

€22.00

CANTINA SAVA 'POGGIO PASANO' PRIMITIVO (ITALY)

14.7% ABV

A solid, full-bodied wine with almost jam-like flavours of black fruit, liquorice and dark chocolate. This intense deep red colored wine has a distinctive Mediterranean spicy aroma and a full, powerful taste of sun-baked fruit. Rich, accessible wine full of fruit. Perfectly balanced, with a velvety finish that lasts and lasts. Full Bodied Red.

€18.20

ROSÉ WINE/SPARKLING

RED WINE