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Champagne and Sparkling Wine

NV Prosecco Extra Dry, Vittorio Follador, Valdobbiadene    £21.00      125ml Glass £6.00
This delightful Prosecco shows an elegant appley bouquet on a floral background which gives way to a dry, fresh palate and a pleasantly fruity finish.

English Oak, Engelmann Cuvee, Dorset Sparkling Wine 2009    £28
From finest grapes grown in this boutique vineyard, strictly limited production blends classic Chardonnay’s citrus brightness and clarity, Pinot Noir’s spicy warmth and body and Pinot Meunier’s richness and charm.

NV Reserve Brut Première, Champagne Montaudon, Rheims   £39.95      125ml Glass £8.50
An attractive toasty nose, lemon and mineral tinged fruit with great length to the long, creamy finish, this is a fantastic House Champagne from a quality focussed house with a long history. 

NV Bollinger Special Cuvée, Aÿ       £60.00
Bollinger’s trademark rich and biscuity style is unmistakeable and their consistency makes them one of the finest producers in Champagne.

NV Gosset Grande Reserve, Aÿ       £69.95
The fabulous Grande Reserve is a vintage blend that is rich and creamy with toasty hints and a fine persistent mousse, produced by the oldest wine making house in Champagne. 

2000 Bollinger La Grande Année       £105.00
Only released in the best years and aged for a minimum of five years, this astoundingly complex, yet balanced wine is the pinnacle of the Bollinger range. 

Rosé Champagne and Sparkling Wine

English Oak Chinkapin Rose Dorset sparkling wine 2009        £28.00
Wonderfully fresh with a glamour derived from its distinctive blush signature

NV Grande Rosé, Champagne Montaudon, Rheims     £44.00
A delightful elegant and rounded wine showing fresh strawberry fruit and clean, crisp acidity to its well rounded palate. 

White Wines

1. VdP de Côtes de Gascogne, Domaine La Lande, France    £14.95      250ml Glass £6.00
Crisp and fresh, this medium weight, dry white is a blend of Ugni Blanc and Colombard with just a dash of Sauvignon Blanc to add zest.

2. Klippenkop Chenin Blanc, Paarl, South Africa     £15.45      250ml Glass £6.25
This terrific wine has a great balance of ripe, green apple fruit, a touch of honeyed richness and good crisp acidity, making it versatile either with or without food.

3. Fiano, Mandrarossa, Cantine Settesoli, Sicily     £16.95      250ml Glass £6.50
Ripe, fresh and beautifully balanced, this wine is crisp with a fine mineral tinged acidity that makes it a great alternative to Pinot Grigio.

4 .Finca La Linda Unoaked Chardonnay, Luigi Bosca, Argentina   £17.80
Ripe and richly fruited with citrus and pear characteristics this wonderful unoaked Chardonnay shows impeccable balance and real character.

5 .Leduc Viognier, IGP Pays d’Oc, France      £18.50
A wonderful example of this beguiling grape variety, showing a classic, slightly off dry, white peach fruit character and soft, creamy acidity; this is a terrific partner to slightly spicier dishes. 

6 .Pinot Grigio, Soravalle, Trentino, Italy      £18.95
Gently aromatic with a fresh, citrus fruit character, this is a textbook Pinot Grigio that is a great match for seafood. 

7 .Sherborne Castle Special Reserve, Dorset      £18.95
This aromatic and delicately scented blend of Bacchus and Reichsteiner is soft and approachable and displays the huge potential England has as a producer of quality wines.

8. Estate Riesling, Ernst Loosen, Mosel, Germany     £18.95
Ernst Loosen is ‘Mr.Riesling’, and his wines are perfect expressions of the grape and its terroir.  This delicate Mosel Riesling is a typically elegant, off dry fruit driven wine that has the characteristic crisp, balancing acidity possessed by all good Rieslings.

9. Torrontes, Bodegas Colomé, Salta Region, Argentina    £19.95
Grown in the world’s highest vineyard, (between 2000 and 2300 metres above sea level), the floral, aromatic honeysuckle character is terrifically balanced with a rich mouthful of fruit and crisp, fresh acidity.

10. Sauvignon de Touraine, Alain Marcadet, Loire Valley, France   £20.50
Highly aromatic style of Sauvignon that has an abundance of elderflower and gooseberry flavours wrapped around a core of rich fruit, all held in check by crisp, refreshing acidity.

11. Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine Guillemarine, Languedoc, France   £22.00
A delicious Picpoul with refreshing flavours of pear, lemon and pineapple fruit mingled with floral notes.  Delicate and delectable – a great all round wine for a variety of dishes.

12. Grüner Veltliner Kamptal, Weingut Jurtschitsch, Austria   £22.95
Purity of fruit is the order of the day in this stylish, clean and peppery, mineral tinged white that is quite unlike anything you may have tried before.  This is our ‘food wine of choice’ for the spring menu.

13. Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, Olifantsriver, South Africa    £24.95
This amazing Chenin Blanc comes from South Africa’s highest vineyard in the Cederberg Conservation area north of Stellenbosch.  The high altitude helps to impart very clean, crisp acidity to the rich, honeyed green apple fruit.

14. Pitchfork Semillon/Sauvignon, Margaret River, W.Australia   £25.95
This classic Western Australian blend is a terrific food wine, showing classic zesty, lemon, lime and gooseberry fruit and a distinctive grassy edge.   No oak, just heaps of mouth watering fruit.

15. Mâcon Charnay ‘Clos des Tournons’ Didier Tripoz, Burgundy   £26.95
Produced from grapes from a single walled vineyard, the Clos des Tournons, this unoaked Chardonnay is fantastically fresh and clean with rich fruit on the palate.

16. Tindall Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand    £28.50
Passion fruit, gooseberry and lime fruit flavours mingle effortlessly with super acidity and make this wine a highly individual Kiwi Sauvignon.

17. Sancerre, Maison Foucher Lebrun, Loire Valley, France    £31.50
This domaine are consistently good producers of classic Sancerre displaying the classic minerality and ripe fruit character of Sauvignon from its ancestral home in the Loire Valley.

18. Sauvignon Blanc, Cape Agulhas, Quoin Rock, South Africa   £31.50
From South Africa’s southern most wine growing region, this delicious cool climate Sauvignon is restrained with fine gooseberry and asparagus notes with a palate that is beautifully fresh and crisp, with vivacious green fruit and terrific balance.

19. Chablis, Domaine Billaud Simon, Burgundy, France    £36.95
Billaud Simon is an impeccable producer whose wines display the classic minerality and delicate balance of traditional Chablis.

20.  Pouilly Fumé ‘Villa Paulus’, Masson-Blondelet, Loire, France   £36.95
Low yields, hand harvesting and a gravity fed winery all contribute to the truly classic style and elegance of the wines from this first class 20 hectare domaine.  Aromatic, clean and vibrant with terrific length, this is fabulous Pouilly Fume.

21.  Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay, Western Australia     £41.00
This sublime wine has a rich, toasty nose which suggests more oak than actually comes through on the palate.  Fresh, clean and precise with a wonderful balancing acidity and a refreshing 12.5% alcohol – a wonderful food wine.

22. Pouilly Fuissé Les Trois Terroirs, Domaine Michel Cheveau   £44.00
This small 11 hectare estate is meticulously run and produces wines that are superbly judged and beautifully balanced.  This Pouilly Fuissé has a wonderful richness of fruit and impeccable mineral tinged acidity. 

23.  Meursault Vielle Vignes, Michel Buisson Charles, France   £56.00
Traditional and classic showing a fine minerality and freshness, coupled with rich fruit and hints of spice, this approachable Burgundy is drinking beautifully.

24. Chassagne Montrachet Les Mazures, Paul Pillot     £65.00
Open, rich and complex with a superb texture and really impressive balance to the tremendously long finish.

Red Wines

30. Roc d’Opale Grenache/Merlot, IGP Pays d’Oc, France    £14.95      250ml Glass £6.00
An exceptionally well-rounded wine with the rich, slightly gamey fruit of the Grenache being softened out by the Merlot.

31. St.Chinian, Domaine du Barres, Languedoc, France    £16.45      250ml Glass £6.25
This medium-bodied blend of Grenache and Syrah is packed with perfumed, garrigue-scented fruit and rounded out with soft tannins.

32. Rioja Tinto Sin, Bodegas Navajas, Navarette, Spain    £16.95      250ml Glass £6.50
A terrific young Rioja with perfumed, violet scented fruit, juicy rounded palate and great freshness to the finish.  Navajas (pronounced Na-Va-Cas) add a few barrels of their super Crianza to this wine just to add a little extra depth and complexity.

33. Shiraz/Cabernet, Brushwood Estate, South Australia    £17.95
A typical Aussie blend executed in a polished and stylish fashion by award winning winemaker, Rob Dundon.  The rich, spicy character of the Shiraz sits comfortably next to the rounded blackcurrant fruit of the Cabernet.  This is well structured, but by no means a blockbuster.

34. Donna Marzia Negramaro, Conti Zecca, Puglia, Italy    £18.95
Packed full of warming, spicy fruit from the sun-baked region of Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy.  

35. Les Plans,VdP de Vaucluse,Domaine Santa Duc,Rhône,France   £18.95
Santa Duc are one of the best producers in Gigondas and the quality levels remain high in this excellent Vin de Pays that is full of generous, rich fruit and a touch of spice.

36. Shiraz, Cranswick Estate, Barossa Valley      £19.95
Deeply coloured with plummy aromas and a dash of sweet, earthy raspberry fruit and vanillin smoothness.  The multi layered palate is complex showing dark berry flavours and spices and a long, balanced finish.

37. Bradgate Cabernet/Merlot, Jordan Estate, South Africa    £21.50
This classic Bordeaux blend from the award winning team at Jordan displays the ripe, up front fruit of the new world combined with the structure and elegance of the old.

38. The Pepper Pot, Mouvedre/Tannat/Syrah, Edgebaston    £23.95
Stellenbosch, South Africa. A rich, meaty and savoury wine that shows a good deep colour and perfume from the Mouvedre, body and structure from the Tannat and a gentle, spicy character from the Syrah.  This would make a superb match for stronger Game dishes.

39. Wildflower Valdigué, J. Lohr Estate, Monterey, California   £24.55
You may not have heard of Valdigué as a grape variety but please don’t let that put you off this delightful wine.  It is light to medium bodied, immensely broad and mouth filling with a wealth of juicy red berry fruits and fresh acidity.  Think Beaujolais but better value!

40. Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Nature, Domaine La Fourmente   £24.95
Certified organic and made from a blend of 40% Grenache and 60% Syrah, this fabulous wine displays an immense purity of fruit, with a wild, herbal nose and exceptional balance of fruit on the palate.  A real find!

41. Chianti Colli Senesi, Roberto Falchini, Italy     £26.55
A delicious early drinking style of Chianti this medium weight wine has an open nose showing plenty of perfumed cherry fruit, followed by a rich, supple palate full of ripe red fruit flavours and a fine, spicy edge.

42. Reserva Malbec, Luigi Bosca, Mendoza, Argentina    £27.95
Deeply coloured in the glass with aromas of dark berries, coffee and spice, this medium bodied, velvety smooth Malbec sees 12 months in oak, giving the wine rounded tannins and great fruit concentration.

43. Moro, Fattoria Montellori, IGT Toscana, Italy     £28.95
Described by the winemaker as a mini ‘super-tuscan’, this Sangiovese, Cabernet and Merlot blend is distinctly Italian with an abundance of dark cherry fruit and spice alongside fine acidity, and yet the Cabernet and Merlot add softness and weight to the toasty, long finish.

44. Cuvée Occitane Rouge, Domaine Gayda, France     £29.95
This hand harvested blend of Syrah, Mouvedre, Grenache and Carignan from prime vineyard sites is aged in old oak barriques for 9 months.  The wine is deep and rich but by no means overpowering, with bright pristine fruit and a complex, layered structure.

45. Parcela #7, Viña Von Siebenthal, Aconcagua Valley, Chile   £30.95
Elegance is the hallmark of the Von Siebenthal style and their wines show great harmony.  This Bordeaux style blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot shows great  depth of fruit, a rich and rounded palate and fine silky tannins.

46. Tindall Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand     £31.95
It’s not often you would catch an All Black in a Frenchman’s Jersey, but this wonderfully elegant and perfumed Pinot would give many a Burgundy producer a run for their money.

47.  Fleurie, Domaine Gry Sablon, Dominique Morel, France   £32.00
Approachable, soft and fruit driven, with a terrific rounded mouthfeel, this is cracking Beaujolais from a great producer.

48. Artezin Zinfandel, Hess Collection, California     £33.00
The best parcels of fruit are collected from Sonoma, Mendocino and Amador vineyards to make this textbook Zinfandel.  Vibrant raspberry, pepper and spice are abundant and beautifully integrated with sweet, supple tannins.

49. Pinot Noir Reserve, Trimbach, Alsace, France     £35.95
Produced only in exceptional years, this is the perfect expression of Alsace Pinot Noir.  Medium bodied with perfectly poised tannins and a vibrant strawberry and cherry fruit, these wines are a great match for Charcuterie, smoked meats and duck dishes.

50. Rioja Reserva, Bodegas LAN, La Rioja, Spain     £36.00
Bodegas LAN combine technology and tradition to produce a very classic style of Rioja that has a rich, velvety fruit character with hints of vanilla and spice to the long, balanced finish.

51. Château Fontestau, Cru Bourgeois Medoc, France    £36.95
The soft, approachable fruit, balanced tannins and hints of cedar make this medium weight Bordeaux immediately enjoyable.

52. Mercurey Rouge, Domaine Michel Juillot     £40.95
Côte Chalonaise, Burgundy, France.  This is without doubt the top estate in Mercurey, with Laurent Juillot making wines that possess a level of individuality, refinement and restraint that is the envy of all his neighbours.

53. Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia   £43.00
Ripe blackcurrant and cassis fruits dominate the nose with hints of cedar and mint.  The beautifully rounded palate is perfectly balanced with well integrated oak and tremendous length.  Modern and hugely enjoyable – this is accomplished winemaking.

54. Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine de Cristia, France    £54.00
This Domaine are the rising stars of Châteauneuf and on this evidence it is not difficult to see why.  This is textbook Châteauneuf du Pape displaying the rich, leathery character of the Grenache with good structure and powerful, yet balanced spicy tannins.

55. Barolo La Serra, Marcarini, La Morra, Piedmont, Italy    £59.00
This stunning wine displays the characteristic, ethereal and intense bouquet of classic Barolo, with notes reminiscent of violets and ripe fruit. It is full-bodied, soft, velvety and persistent on the palate with elegant and harmonious balance through the long finish.

56. Chambolle Musigny, Chauvenet Chopin, Bourgogne    £61.00
The wines from this 10 hectare domaine run by Hubert Chauvenet are rich, stylish and forward and always tend to show well in their youth.  This medium bodied Chambolle Musigny reveals a brooding nose of black currant and dark berries, intertwined with a hint of smoke and spice. It has good intensity with an attack of tart cherry fruit and crushed berries aligned with gentle hints of smokiness.

57. Château Bellegrave, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France     £64.00
This very solid vintage from Bellegrave produced a slightly fuller wine than usual with a greater degree of fruit and structure that is drinking beautifully at present.

58. Nuits St.Georges 1erCru Les Pruliers, Robert Chevillon, France   £70.00
Just beginning to show beautifully, the 2006 Les Pruliers from Chevillon is open, perfumed and has a wonderful texture and length.

Rosé Wines

60. Touraine Rosé, Alain Marcadet, Loire Valley, France    £18.95      250ml Glass £6.00
A real favourite on our list, and with such elegant strawberry fruit character and delightful freshness it is not difficult to see why. 

61. Aubun Rosé, Domaine de Lansac, Vdp Alpilles, France    £22.00
Picked at 3am and in the winery by 6am, this delightful and extremely pale Provencal rosé is deliciously refreshing with a floral nose and delicate citrus fruits on the palate.  Elegant and sophisticated we can only urge you to try it!

62. Sea Pink Rose, Furleigh Estate, Bridport, Dorset     £23.00      250ml Glass £7.50
Juicy, cherry pink rose with a strawberries and cream palate and a well balanced, smooth, silky finish.

Dessert Wines

Jurançon Clos Uroulat, Charles Hours, France (Hlf Bt)    £16.00
This very late harvested wine made from Petit Manseng grown in the foothills of the Pyrenees has a wonderfully clean and pure seam of acidity that balances the rich aromatic fruit and stops the wine from becoming at all cloying.

Cuvée Celine, Clos Le Comte, Sauternes (Hlf Bt)     £28.00
The Clos le Comte is a tiny (1.3 hectare) organically farmed vineyard of 50 year old vines.  Harvested by hand after 3 to 5 passages through the vines, this remarkably fresh, elegant and exotic wine is truly delicious. 

Grüner Veltliner Eiswein, Anton Bauer, Donauland, Austria(Hlf Bt)  £37.00
This exceptional dessert wine manages to be mouth coating and unctuous whilst possessing a pure and fruit driven character.  There is simply too much to mention here – you have to try it!

Botrytis Riesling, Kayena Estate, Tamar Ridge, Tasmania(Hlf Bt)   £25.00
This late harvested Riesling is an incredibly pure example of the grape, showing an amazing amount of ripe, tropical and citrus fruits and a luscious sweetness that is kept in check by the zesty, ultra-clean acidity.

Half Bottles

White Wines

Mâcon Charnay ‘Clos des Tournons’, Didier Tripoz, Burgundy   £13.95
Produced from grapes from a single walled vineyard, the Clos des Tournons, this unoaked Chardonnay is fantastically fresh and clean with rich fruit on the palate.

Tindall Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand    £14.95
Passion fruit, gooseberry and lime fruit flavours mingle effortlessly with super acidity and make this wine a highly individual Kiwi Sauvignon.

Red Wines

Hill’s View Shiraz, Simon Hackett, McLaren Vale, Australia   £13.95
Spicy and peppery with sweet red berry fruit on the palate and a soft balanced finish.

Château Le Pey, Cru Bourgeois, Medoc, France     £14.95
A modern style claret showing a ripe, up front fruit character more reminiscent of the new world, yet retaining the classic cigar box and cedar wood complexity more associated with good Bordeaux.