Whites by the Glass

30. Pinot Gris, 'Rules Of Engagement' 2013, Hesketh, South Australia   13.5% alc.

125ml: £4.70, 175ml: £7.00, 250ml: £9.20, Bottle: £27.00

Fragrant and lifted aromatics of citrus fruits with some floral hints and riper melon. Some cinnamon spice on the nose. Fresh, crisp and clean palate with citrus flavours all nicely integrated with richer tropical fruits and spice before a persistent and vibrant finish.

33. Fiano, 'Lunate' 2014, IGT Sicilia, Sicily, Italy   13.5% alc.

125ml: £4.20, 175ml: £6.50, 250ml: £8.20, Bottle: £24.00

Aromatic nose offering floral notes and hints of honey and spice. The palate has good weight and plenty of fruit, whilst there is enough acidity to keep the finish fresh and clean.

35. Sauvignon Blanc, Allan Scott, 2015, Marlborough, New Zealand   12.5% alc.

125ml: £4.30, 175ml: £6.60, 250ml: £8.80, Bottle: £26.00

Full tropical aromatics of passionfruit and pineapple that transfer to the palate introducing the juicy fruit flavours to the acid and minerality, balancing the wine and producing a long lingering refreshing finish.

Also sold in Magnum Size (See Magnums)

36. Albarino, 'Santiago Ruiz' 2014, Rias Baixas, Spain   12.5% alc.

125ml: £4.80, 175ml: £7.10, 250ml: £9.60, Bottle: £28.00

Yellow straw colour with green reflections. Clear and bright with an excellent appearance. Very aromatic with fruity nuances of peach, custard and apple as well as balsamic mint and mineral notes. Powerful in the mouth, well-balanced in acidity with a long finish.

Rose by the Glass

29. Grenache Rosé, Marques de Caceres 'Excellens' 2013, Rioja, Spain   12.5% alc.

125ml: £3.90, 175ml: £6.20, 250ml: £7.80, Bottle: £23.00

Vivid pale pink colour. Refined, fragrant bouquet with floral notes. Nicely balanced in the mouth where delicate flavours of red berries and raspberries delight the palate with pleasant and refreshing vivacity. A very elegant and select rosé.

Also sold in Magnum Size (See Magnums)

Un-oaked White Wine

These wines tend to be light and elegant with very pure restrained fruit flavours and do not have the weight that comes with oak ageing.

101. Muscadet Sevre et Maine, 2015, Vincent Caille, Domaine Le Fay d'Homme, Loire, France  12% alc.

750ml Bottle: £32.00

Vincent makes this fruity wine for his local restaurant. The label is designed by Nantes very own respected and famous artists (also friends of Vincents).

137. Viognier, Le Versant 2014, Pays d'Oc, France   13% alc.

750ml Bottle: £26.00

Beautiful yellow colour with green glints. Intense nose of apricots, ripe peach and exotic fruits. The palate has a fresh crisp of acidity and a long lingering finish. 

136. Macon Fuisse, Domaine Paquet, 2014, Burgundy, France   13% alc.

750ml Bottle: £35.00

If your taste veers towards a fatter, more buttery Chardonnay style, with a little of that ripe green cheesy quality, then this one is for you. A stylish white Burgundy from one of the Pouilly satellites that lies southwest of Macon itself.

106. Sancerre, 'L' Authentique', 2015, Domaine Thomas Labille, Loire, France   12.5% alc.

750ml Bottle: £39.00

Thomas Labille has some of the best vineyards in Sancerre, with a good proportion of old vines. This shows in the finished wine with good concentration and intensity. Balanced with green-edged acidity and a crisp clean finish.

108. Chablis, ‘Vieilles Vignes’,  Domaine de Vauroux,  2009, Burgundy,  France   12.5% alc

750ml Bottle: £43.00

Has a wonderfully developed nose of stewed apples and cream. The wine also has a creamy texture on the palate which is underscored by a typical mineral acidity and a long clean finish.

102. Picpoul de Pinet, Le Pied Marin, 2015, Languedoc, France   12% alc.

750ml Bottle: £25.00

Dry, light refreshing wine. The nose is fruity and floral, with hints of rose petal and lime. In the mouth it is lively and fresh with well balanced acidity.

Aromatic Dry White Wine

These wines are mostly characterised by their distinctive aromas, which are typical of the grape varieties from which they are made.

 

114. Vermentino Vielles Vignes 2015, Les Archeres, Languedoc, France  12% alc.

750ml Bottle:

This refreshing grape variety is indigenous to the Mediterranean. Dry and un-oaked. Hints of ripe, sweet peach on the palate with apricot aromas on the nose.

 

115. A Descoberta Branco 2014, Casa da Passarella, Dao, Portugal  13% alc.

750ml Bottle: £25.00

Great elegance with a firm freshness. Citrus fruits with underlying hints of rosemary and sage. Grape varieties include 40% Encruzado,40% Malvasia Fina,20% Verdelho.

117. Riesling, 'Devils Corner' 2015,Tasmania, Australia   12.5% alc.

750ml Bottle: £39.00

Fresh, crisp and appealing with lots of zesty, citrus lime and lemon fruit. The palate is long and well defined, boasting grapefruit and 'wet stone' minerality. The finish is long and shows crisp acidity.

130. Chardonnay, Ancre Hill Estates 2014, Monmouth, Wales   10% alc.

750ml Bottle: £42.00

A very inviting nose of citrus and bright minerality and discreet vanilla opens into a palate of grapefruit,wet stone and white flowers. This vintage is Burgundyesque style white wine.

118. Soave, 'Sereole' 2015, bertani, Veneto, Italy   13% alc.

750ml Bottle: £28.00

The nose opens up with sweet scent of elder and pear blossom and develops into apricot,pineapple and melon. In the mouth it is deep, mellow and very Harmonious with a full body, soft and round mouth-feel and a note of spice and oak on the finish.

119. Chardonnay, 'Cannonball' 2014, Sonoma County, California, USA   13.5% alc.

750ml Bottle: £39.00

Striking yet expansive, it develops over the palate with sophisticated, oaked creaminess and racy acidity. Captivating flavours of white peach,brioche and quince compote layered with exotic hints of vanilla and saffron, with an enigmatic, enduring finish.

 

Rosé

354. Ancre Hill estates Rose 2014, Monmouth, Wales    10.5% alc.

750ml Bottle: £34.00

A smoked-salmon pink colour draws you in to the nose of citrus flower, wild strawberry and ice-cream. Crisp, clean acidity on the palate with notes of red currants, lemon peel and pink grapefruit.

 

355. Sancerre Rosé 2015, Domaine Armand Salmon, Loire, France   13% alc.

750ml Bottle: £37.00

An elegant nose with aromas of redcurrants, wild strawberry, blackberry and raspberry. There is a touch of acidity and freshness on the palate, very typical of a well-crafted rosé Pinot Noir.

 

Stephen's Selection

- "If you don't drink it, I will!"

 

139. The 'F.M.C' Chenin Blanc, Ken Forester, 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa   14% alc.

750ml Bottle: £59.00

Complex, full palate showing vanilla and honey flavours. This is a premium Chenin but has more similarities to good Burgundy than to other Chenin varietals.

140. Chardonnay, Planeta 2012, Sicily, Italy   13.5% alc.

750ml Bottle: £53.00

Golden yellow with lively green glints. Rich and intense. Aromas of peach, golden apple, white figs, vanilla cream, meringue. Hints of hazelnut and Zagara Honey.

138. Fiano, 'Cometa' 2014, Planeta, Sicily, Italy   13.5% alc.

750ml Bottle: £52.00

Deep straw yellow in colour with a green hue. Intense and full of character, with integrated aromatic notes of citrus and tropical frui, white peach, pink grapefruit. On the palate it has plenty of character with elegantly mineral elements.

 

 

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