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Champagne and Sparkling Wine

NV Prosecco Extra Dry, Vittorio Follador, Valdobbiadene    £26.00    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    £32.00
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 Carte Blanche Brut, Camille Saves, Bouzy  £44.00    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    £66.00
Bollinger’s trademark rich and biscuity style is unmistakeable and their consistency makes them one of the finest producers in Champagne.

2002/04 Bollinger La Grande Année    £110.00
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    £33.00
Wonderfully fresh with a glamour derived from its distinctive blush signature

NV Grande Rosé, Champagne Montaudon, Rheims    £46.00
A delightful elegant and rounded wine showing fresh strawberry fruit and clean, crisp acidity to its well rounded palate. 


White Wines

1. 2013 Fontareche Blanc, Vin de Pays IGP, Domaine Fontareche, France    £17.00
125ml Glass £3.50    250ml Glass £6.25
A delicious and spritely blend of Vermentino and Colombard that has something for everyone, zippy, ripe fruit, a lovely rounded body and crisp, zingy acidity.

2. 2012 Klippenkop Chenin Blanc, Paarl, South Africa    £18.50
125ml Glass £3.75    250ml Glass £6.50
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. 2012 Fiano, Mandrarossa, Cantine Settesoli, Sicily    £19.00
125ml Glass £4.00    250ml Glass £6.75
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. 2011 Finca La Linda Unoaked Chardonnay, Luigi Bosca, Argentina    £19.50
Ripe and richly fruited with citrus and pear characteristics this wonderful unoaked Chardonnay shows impeccable balance and real character.

5.  2012 Pinot Grigio, Soravalle, Trentino, Italy    £21.00
Gently aromatic with a fresh, citrus fruit character, this is a textbook Pinot Grigio that is a great match for seafood.

6.  2012 Viognier, Domaine Fontareche, Pays d’Oc    £21.50
A superb example of this beguiling grape variety with stone fruit and passion fruit aromas on the nose and beautifully textured palate.  The finish is spritely, fresh and superbly balanced, making this a terrific wine either with or without food.

7. 2011 Sherborne Castle Special Reserve, Dorset    £22.50
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. 2011 Estate Riesling, Ernst Loosen, Mosel, Germany    £22.50
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. 2011 Sauvignon de Touraine, Alain Marcadet, Loire Valley, France    £22.95
125ml Glass £4.50    250ml Glass £7.95
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.

10. 2011/12 Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine Guillemarine, Languedoc, France    £24.00
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.

11. 2011 Leira Seca, Encostas Paderne, Minho, Portugal    £25.00
Vinho Verde may not be the most popular of wines but this example, made from 70% Alvarinho and 30% Trajadura may well challenge a few misconceptions…floral and elegant with tantalising stone fruit flavours and a zesty, fresh palate, this is the perfect match to our Dorset Tapas, not to mention other seafood dishes.

12. 2011 Muscadet Pavillon ‘Sur Lie’, Domaine du Haut Bourg, Loire, France    £26.50
Made in tiny quantities form a small domaine just south of Nantes, this expressive, mineral and supremely elegant Muscadet simply screams of regional charm.  Crisp, steely and fresh is there a better seafood wine?

13. 2011 Grüner Veltliner Kamptal, Weingut Jurtschitsch, Austria    £28.00
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.

14. 2011 Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, Olifantsriver, South Africa    £28.50
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.

15. 2011 Pitchfork Semillon/Sauvignon, Margaret River, W.Australia    £29.00
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.

16. 2009 Tindall Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand    £29.50
Passion fruit, gooseberry and lime fruit flavours mingle effortlessly with super acidity and make this wine a highly individual Kiwi Sauvignon.

17. 2010 Mâcon Charnay ‘Clos des Tournons’ Didier Tripoz, Burgundy    £32.00
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.

18. 2011 Sancerre, Maison Foucher Lebrun, Loire Valley, France    £36.00
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.

19. 2011 Chablis, Domaine Billaud Simon, Burgundy, France    £38.95
Billaud Simon is an impeccable producer whose wines display the classic minerality and delicate balance of traditional Chablis.

20. 2010 Pouilly Fumé ‘Villa Paulus’, Masson-Blondelet, Loire, France    £44.00
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. 2009 Hay Shed Hill Chardonnay, Western Australia    £46.00
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. 2009/10 Pouilly Fuissé Les Trois Terroirs, Domaine Michel Cheveau    £49.00
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. 2007 Meursault Vielle Vignes, Michel Buisson Charles, France    £58.00
Traditional and classic showing a fine minerality and freshness, coupled with rich fruit and hints of spice, this approachable Burgundy is drinking beautifully.

24. 2010 Chassagne Montrachet Les Mazures, Paul Pillot    £72.00
Open, rich and complex with a superb texture and really impressive balance to the tremendously long finish.


Red Wines

30. 2012 Fontareche Rouge, Vin de Pays IGP, Domaine Fontareche, France    £17.00
125ml Glass £3.50    250ml Glass £6.25
Another expertly crafted wine from this superb Corbières property.  Made from Caladoc (40%), Syrah (40%) and Alicante (20%) this medium bodied wine is soft and approachable with lots of raspberry fruit and sweet spice.

31. 2011 Roc d’Opale Grenache/Merlot, IGP Pays d’Oc, France    £18.50
125ml Glass £3.75    250ml Glass £6.50
An exceptionally well-rounded wine with the rich, slightly gamey fruit of the Grenache being softened out by the Merlot.

32. 2011 Rioja Tinto Sin, Bodegas Navajas, Navarette, Spain    £19.00
125ml Glass £4.00    250ml Glass £6.75
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. 2011 Calusari Pinot Noir, Umbrele, Romania    £20.00
Fruit driven and easy drinking, this is a great Pinot Noir to suit lighter dishes and general summer drinking.

34. 2010 Les Plans,VdP de Vaucluse,Domaine Santa Duc, Rhône, France    £20.95
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.

35.2010 Donna Marzia Negroamaro, Conti Zecca, Puglia, Italy    £21.95
Packed full of warming, spicy fruit from the sun-baked region of Puglia in the ‘heel’ of Italy.

36. 2011 Gamay, Domaine du Haut Bourg, Val du Loire, France    £22.50
Juicy, fresh and most distinctly from a very cool climate, this superb, light red is great for summer drinking and makes a great lunchtime red to match our Dorset Tapas boards.

37. 2010 Château du Pin, AC Bordeaux, France    £22.95
125ml Glass £4.50    250ml Glass £7.95
From the tremendous 2010 vintage this delicious claret is made up of 50% Merlot and 25% each of Cabernets Franc and Sauvignon.  There is plenty of ripe cassis and black cherry fruit practically leaping from the glass in this greatly enjoyable and approachable wine.

38. 2010 Bradgate Cabernet/Merlot, Jordan Estate, South Africa    £23.00
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.

39. 2009 Shiraz, Cranswick Estate, Barossa Valley    £23.95
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.

40. 2011 The Pepper Pot, Mouvedre/Tannat/Syrah, Edgebaston ​Stellenbosch, South Africa    £24.95
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.

41. 2011 Wildflower Valdigué, J. Lohr Estate, Monterey, California    £27.50
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!

42. 2010 Chianti ‘Antiche Vie’, Pietro Beconcini, Italy    £28.00
A delicious, toothsome and savoury Chianti brimming with cherry fruit and finishing with a smoky tang.

43. 2010 Malbec, Luigi Bosca, Mendoza, Argentina    £28.50
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.

44. 2010 Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages Nature, Domaine La Fourmente     £29.00
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!

45. 2010 ‘Drink Me’ Tinto, Niepoort, Douro, Portugal    £29.00
Deliciously different both in taste and presentation, the dry table wines of Dirk Niepoort are a true delight giving elegant, rounded drinking wines which go well with food.

46. 2009 Parcela #7, Viña Von Siebenthal, Aconcagua Valley, Chile    £30.00
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.

47. 2006 Caburnio, Tenuta Monteti, IGT Toscana, Italy    £31.00
A superb, expressive baby ‘super tuscan’ made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante and Merlot which shows plenty of dark fruit, toasty oak and finely balanced mineral character.

48. 2011 Fleurie, Manoir du Carra, France    £34.50
Approachable, soft and fruit driven, with a terrific rounded mouthfeel, this is cracking Beaujolais from a great producer.

49.2005/07 Rioja Reserva, Bodegas LAN, La Rioja, Spain    £36.50
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.

50.2009 Tindall Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand    £37.00
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.

51.2004 Château Fontestau, Cru Bourgeois Medoc, France    £39.00
The soft, approachable fruit, balanced tannins and hints of cedar make this medium weight Bordeaux immediately enjoyable.

52.2010 Mercurey Rouge, Domaine Michel Juillot ​Côte Chalonaise, Burgundy, France   £44.50
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. 2010 Hay Shed Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Margaret River, Australia    £45.00
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.

54.2010 Châteauneuf du Pape, Domaine de Cristia, France    £59.00
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.

55.2006 Barolo La Serra, Marcarini, Piedmont, Italy    £64.00
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.

56.2007 Château Bellegrave, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France    £72.00
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.


Rosé Wines

60. 2011 Touraine Rosé, Alain Marcadet, Loire Valley, France    £20.50
125ml Glass £4.25    250ml Glass £7.50
A real favourite on our list, and with such elegant strawberry fruit character and delightful freshness it is not difficult to see why.

61. 2011 Aubun Rosé, Domaine de Lansac, Vdp Alpilles, France    £24.00
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!

Dessert Wines

Monbazillac, Château Poulevre    by the glass (125ml)     £5.25

Cuvée Celine, Clos Le Comte, Sauternes    by the glass (125ml)    £6.50

2010 Jurançon Clos Uroulat, Charles Hours, France (Hlf Bt)    £18.00
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.

2006 Cuvée Celine, Clos Le Comte, Sauternes (Hlf Bt)    £30.00
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. 

2007 Grüner Veltliner Eiswein, Anton Bauer, Donauland, Austria (Hlf Bt)    £49.00
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!

2011 Botrytis Riesling, Kayena Estate, Tamar Ridge, Tasmania (Hlf Bt)    £30.00
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

2011 Mâcon Charnay ‘Clos des Tournons’, Didier Tripoz, Burgundy    £15.95
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.

2011 Tindall Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand    £15.95
Passion fruit, gooseberry and lime fruit flavours mingle effortlessly with super acidity and make this wine a highly individual Kiwi Sauvignon.

Red Wines

2010 Hill’s View Shiraz, Simon Hackett, McLaren Vale, Australia   £15.95
Spicy and peppery with sweet red berry fruit on the palate and a soft balanced finish.

2009 Château Le Pey, Cru Bourgeois, Medoc, France     £16.95
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.