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Wine List

Award Winning - Pub Wine List of the Year, 2011

White Wines

1 Maison Belenger IGP Cotes de Gascogne

France

Wonderfully light and fresh, our easiest drinking white.

Bottle: £17.50

(s)(lw)

2 The Paddock Chardonnay

Australia

Feel free to murmur appreciatively as you enjoy this tangy, lissome and fleshy-fruited Australian Chardonnay.

Bottle: £18.95

(lw)

3 Tokomaru Bay Sauvignon Blanc

New Zealand

Gooseberries, passion fruit and an exotic tropical aroma leap from your glass in this delicious wine.

Bottle: £27.50

(s)

4 Bhilar Plots Blanco Rioja Alavesa

Spain

Literally hand made and foot-pressed, using biodynamic principles, this white rioja is weighty, lush and intense. Utterly delicious.

Bottle: £25.00

(b)

5 Millton Opou Riesling

New Zealand

A mouth-watering tingle of limes and sweetly crisp like a Pink Lady apple, it has succulent citrus fruit, and really seductive floral delicacy

Bottle: £28.00

(o)(b)

6 Weitgasse Gruner-Veltliner Mantlerhof

Austria

Austria's wonder grape puts in a star turn, delivering its customary and bewildering array of delicious flavours: peach, apple, pepper.

You name it, this wine’s got it!

Bottle: £26.75

(o)

7 Stellenrust Sauvignon Blanc

South Africa

Gooseberries, passion fruit and an exotic tropical aroma leap from your glass in this delicious wine.

Bottle: £23.50

(f)(v)

8 Puklavec Family Heritage GOMILA Furmint Pinot Blanc 2013

Slovenia

A stunning wine with real heritage. White flowers, white fruit and a crisp and bright character.

Bottle: £21.75

(s)(lw)

9 Sancerre Les Grands Champs Domaine Fouassier

France

Focused and precise, with rapier-like fresh fruit and a food-loving minerality

Bottle: £32.00

(b)

10 Pinot Grigio Dolomiti IGT Lageder

Italy

This will probably be the best Pinot Grigio you ever tasted. White flowers, white fruit and a character as crisp and bright as the Dolomite mountains it hails from. It’s a million miles from the usual lightweight PG

Bottle: £29.00

(s)(b)

Rosé Wines

11 Wandering Bear Rosé

United States

If you like a rose that tastes sweet, lush and full of strawberries, you will adore this wine.

Bottle: £20.00

(lw)

12 Vin de France Rose de Nymphe Grenache Noir Chateau Maris 2016

France

A serious wine, just this time pink. Made biodynamically this elegant rosé has a herbal, wild, red-fruit twist.

Bottle: £27.50

(o)(s)(b)

Red Wines

13 Maison Belenger IGP Cotes de Gascogne Red

France

A lovely red with soft red fruits and a bright personality.

Bottle: £17.50

(s)(lw)

14 The Paddock Shiraz

Australia

A soft, smooth and plummy red with just a hint of spice. This has a wonderfully light-bodied texture, but ripe and juicy fruit.

Bottle: £18.95

(lw)

15 Wandering Bear Merlot

United States

Merlot is an old French word for 'blackbird', because they love to pinch these sweet, soft, plummy grapes when they are ripe enough to make wines like this.

Bottle: £22.75

(lw)

16 Minervois Cru la Livinière La Touge Syrah Grenache Chateau Maris 2014

France

Simply incredible. Rustic and biodynamic it has just enough spice and a lovely, light grip on the palate. This is supple, smooth and infused with blackcurrant fruit and spice. Perfect with lamb, game or beef.

Bottle: £28.00

(o)(s)(b)

17 Morgon Marcel Lapierre

France

One of the great Beaujolais Crus from one of its greatest producers. This shows the complexity of natural winemaking, and true terroir typicity with lingering minerality, plum and cherry fruit.

Bottle: £34.00

(o)

18 Ceppaiano Chianti

Southern Rhône, France

Dense, dark cherries and a refined, lingering spice at at the heart of this gorgeous Chianti.

Bottle: £26.50

(s)

19 Battle of Bosworth Puritan Shiraz

Australia

While most natural wines lack staying power, the quality of this McClaren Vale fruit means that no additional Sulphites are used. This is not just incredibly well made wine, it also has concentration, depth and spice.

Bottle: £28.00

(o)(ns)

20 Argento Reserva Organic Malbec 2014

Argentina

Finally we have sourced an Organic Malbec from Argentina. Made in the desert climate of Mendoza under the watchful eyes of the life-giving Andes mountains.

Bottle: £27.50

(o)(lw)

21 Domaine St Jacques Organic Cotes du Rhone Rouge

France

A smokey, hearty red from the Southern Rhone with dense fruit and peppery spice. The climate makes wine making easy but it takes real care to produce such a clean and pure Cote du Rhone. This is sublime.

Bottle: £27.50

(o)

22 Lagrimas de Graciano Rioja

Spain

Elegance and suppleness in a glass, with bright and juicy cherry, currants and vanilla. A biodynamic masterclass.

Bottle: £26.00

(s)(cn)(b)

Sparkling

23 Jeio Valdobbiadene Brut Bio Organic NV

Italy

This is one of the very few organically produced Proseccos available. Soft, almond and pear-scented wine, when we chose our Prosecco we chose the finest producer in all Italy.

Bottle: £28.00

(o)

24 Llopart Brut Reserva Cava 2014

Spain

Also organic, this high quality traditionally made Cava is far removed from the 70’s fizz we used to know. Supple, elegant and with a fine mousse, this is a smart alternative to Champagne

Bottle: £26.00

(o)

25 Ridgeview Cavendish Brut

England, United Kingdom

Don’t compare this with Champagne - revel in England’s own unique take on the blend of citrus and brioche that makes sparkling wine so wonderful. Not just for celebrations, this is a lovely food wine with delicate dishes.

Bottle: £40.00

(o)

Sweet

26 Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Domaine de Fenouillet 50cl

France

Once again the Southern Rhone climate enables wine makers to produce one of the world’s favourite dessert wines. But this one is organic.

Bottle: £28.00

(o)


Key:

  • (o) - Certified Organic Vineyard
  • (f) - Fairtrade
  • (s) - Sustainable Practices
  • (cn) - Carbon Neutral Winery
  • (b) - Biodynamic
  • (lw) - Lightweight Glass
  • (ns) - No Sulphites
  • (v) - Vegetarian

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