WINE LIST FEBRUARY/MARCH 2019
(£BOTTLE/£175ml GLASS - 125ml & 500ml also available)


FIZZ

Le Arche | NV | Prosecco Spumante | Veneto, Italy    £25 / £5.25
  Prosecco: easily the nation's favourite sparkling wine that surely needs no introduction from us.    

Ca’ di Rajo ‘Lemoss' | NV | Glera Frizzante | Veneto, Italy    £28.00 / X
  Prosecco: kind of…  Made in the traditional method; fermented in the bottle, unfiltered and left on the lees.    

Ca' di Nocci 'Sottobosco' | 2017 | Malbo Gentile, Lambrusco Grasparossa & Montericco | Emilia-Romagna, Italy  £34.50 / X
  Get some sparkling red wine in your life!  This Lambrusco-style cutie drinks like summer pudding in liquid form.  
 
Tillingham 'COL' | 2017 | Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier & Pinot Noir | East Sussex, UK 
£40 / X
  UK winemaking's hot ticket offers the Champagne trinity expressed in the style of an Italian 'col fondo' Prosecco - believe the hype!
       
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Carlotta | 2017 | Catarratto | Sicily, Italy    £18 / £4.75
  Fresh & crisp with pleasant acidity - your easy house white.    

Herdade do Esporão 'Pé Branco' | 2017 | Antão Vaz, Arinto & Perrum | Alentejo, Portugal   £19 / X
  An incredibly generous wine for such a modest price - zippy citrus & stone fruits with zero fuss. Solid!  

The Wine Love 'Gran Cerdo' Blanco | Viura (& others) | Rioja & Navarra, Spain  £21.50 / £5.60
  White Rioja staple Viura blended with an unexpected dose of Riesling, Petit Manseng & more, to ripe, aromatic effect.

St. John | 2017 | Picpoul de Pinet | Languedoc, France   £24.50 / £6.25
  If you put your ear to the glass you'll hear this lean, lemon-y white crying out for fish. "Fish! Fish!" - well, don't keep it waiting

Vinnaturo × Celler 9+ 'Cartoixà' | 2017 | Xarel-lo | Catalonia, Spain   £26 / £6.50
​ Dry, structured and mineral white with some creamy depth from lees ageing and the faintest oxidative note. Served from a 1.5ltr bag.

Lyrarakis | 2016 | Dafni | Crete, Greece   £26.75 / X 
An idigenous grape of curiosity, named after the bay laurel, of which its herbal character is distinctly redolent. Cooling eucalyptus in the tailnote.

Les Malandes | 2017 | Saint-Bris | Burgundy, France  £28.50 / £6.50
  Herbaceous, razor-sharp Sauvignon Blanc showing some nice tropicality for its northerly Loire location. So fresh, so clean.    

Testalonga - Baby Bandito 'Keep On Punching' | 2018 | Chenin Blanc | Swartland, South Africa   £30.50 / £7.50 
  This bright, zesty Chenin is absolutely zinging with spotless sherbet-y peach fuzz and white grapefruit. And not an oak barrel in sight.

Léon Boesch 'La Cabane' | 2016 | Pinot Blanc | Alsace, France   £31.50 / X 
  Quality dry Alsatian white showing real presicion in the acidity - flawlessly clean, with stone fruit ripeness and a subtle flash of ginger

Markus Altenburger 'Vom Kalk' | 2017 | Chardonnay | Burgenland, Austria  £32 / X
  The name translates as 'from limestone', meaning elegant, mineral Chardonnay rounded out by 8 months in old French oak

Bodegas Fulcro 'A Pedreira' Albariño | 2017 | Rias Baixas, Spain   £35 / X
  Mouth-watering white peach and linear, laser-beam acidity balanced by a compact body bursting with grapefruit and that quality oily texture.    

I Custodi ‘Ante’ | 2015 | Etna Bianco | Sicily, Italy   £37.50 / X
  The volcanic terroir of Mount Etna produces distinctive wines; highly mineral-driven with depth and purity from extremely old vines.    

Domaine des Marnes Blanches 'En Quatre Vis'  | Côtes-du-Jura | Jura, France   £40.00 / X 
Serious Jura Savagnin from 70-year old vines made in the non-oxidative 'ouillé' style. Complex stewed citrus cut through with bright acidity   
       
ORANGE / SKIN CONTACT WHITE

Lammidia 'Bianchetto' | 2017 | Trebbiano, Montonico & Pecorino | Abruzzo, Italy   £33.00 / X
​  Wild and unruly blend of white grapes in a cloudy, unfiltered state; the Trebbiano pressed directly, the Montonico & Pecorino on skins

COS 'Rami Bianco' | 2017 | Insolia & Grecanico | Sicily, Italy   £34.50 / £8.50 
  Refined, bone-dry, pith-y and herbaceous with fine tannins and heady, exotic aromas. From the original Sicilian natural winemakers
       
       
PINK

St. John 'Beausoleil Rosé' | 2017 | Cotes de Thau | Languedoc, France   £25 / £6.40
  Breezy summertime rosé of Grenache.  Summer fruits of rasberry & strawberry with something nice and peachy in there too.  Can do no wrong.     

Brendan Tracey 'Rue de la Soif' | 2017 | Pineau d'Aunis | Loire, France   £32 / X
  The more unruly flipside to our rosé offering.  Think pink grapefruit juice, tart raspberries and a dusting of prickly white pepper.  A banger.    
       
RED

Allamanda | 2017 | Sangiovese | Puglia, Italy   £18 / £4.75
  Soft, plummy fruits and gentle spice - your obliging house red.    

Bodegas Milenium 'Vina Mariposa' | NV | Tempranillo & Garnacha | Galicia, Spain   £19 / X
  No-nonsense tinto for the table. Like a jar of cherry jam that's just a little bit scorched, it's spicy, easy… oh, you need another bottle.    

Free Run Juice 'Samurai' | 2017 | Shiraz | South West Australia   £22.50 / £5.75
  Aussie Shiraz showing some uncharacteristic restraint!  The grapes retaining their freshness and given time in old oak to soften the edges. 

Bodegas Kepe | 2016 | Bobal & Tempranillo | Valencia, Spain   £23.50 / £6
  Black berries and a lightly raisined nose with cherry, herbal aromatic notes and freshness coming through from the Bobal  

Vali Unite 'Alessandrino' | Barbera, Dolcetto, Croatina | Piedmont, Italy   £24.50 / X
 Rugged, unpolished; proper 'vino da tavola' material. Tightrope acidity and taut red fruit from the Barbera, the blend adding an earthy underbelly.

Vinnaturo × Cosimo Maria Masini | 2017 | Cabernet Sauvignon & Sangiovese | Tuscany, Italy   £26 / £6.50 
  Rustic little Super-Tuscan number blending native and international grapes to thirst-slaking perfection. Served from a 1.5ltr bag.

Francesco Mocavero 'Primitivo di Salento' | Primitivo | Puglia, Italy   £26.50 / X
A full-bodied, robust mouthful, chock-full of jammy black fruits that despite the weight are still fresh and alive.  Something for everyone here 

Ciello 'Baglio Rosso' | 2016 | Nero d'Avola | Sicily, Italy   £28 / £6.95 
  Ripe, spicy and so typically Sicilian.  The red fruits are bold and tannic but the texture soft.  If you crave a Malbec you may want to get acquainted with d'Av!

Claus Preisinger 'Puszta Libre!' | 2017 | Zweigelt & St. Laurent | Burgenland, Austria   £32.50 / X 
A Reli favourite back on the list with the new vintage - Claus calls this 'Burgenland Beaujolais' and he also requests it to be served on ice. We oblige!

Boulevard Napoléon | 2013 | Carignan | Languedoc, France   £34.50 / X
  A powerful red for these autumnal days made from older, low-yielding vines.  Supple fruits and spice with a tailnote of garrigue - the wild herbs that grow amongst the vines

Laurent Saillard 'Joy(full)' | Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon | Loire, France   £35 / £8.50 
 Cherry drops and herbaceous green pepper aromatics literally popping out of the glass with this juicy little thriller. 'Glou-glou' perfection....   

Lamoresca 'Nerocapitano' | 2017 | Frappato | Sicily, Italy   £37.00 / X 
Frappato is one of the lighter Sicilian varietals, here producing a crunchy red stacked with candied notes of strawberry, raspberry and a flash of wild mint

Ridge 'Lytton Springs' | 2015 | Zinfandel field blend | Sonoma, California   £48.50 / X
  A typically huge and impeccable big-hitter from one of the Golden State's most superlative vineyards.  Like being enveloped in baked fruits and vanilla.    
       
SWEET   

SIVIPA | 2015 | Moscatel de Setúbal | Setúbal, Portugal   75ml glass £4 / 750ml bottle £34.50
 Apricot & orange-packed local Portuguese Muscat varietal, fortified with grape spirit to winter-warming effect  

Staffelter Hof 'Kröv Steffensberg' | 2008 | Riesling Auslese | Mosel, Germany   75ml glass £5 / 750ml bottle £44.50
  Luscious sweet Riesling with some years under its belt, melding lemon meringue pie with those trademark kerosene aromas that come with age.    

Mauro Vergano 'Chinato' | NV | Nebbiolo | Piedmont, Italy    50ml glass £6 / 500ml bottle £55
  Chinato is a traditional Piemontese digesif - Nebbiolo from Barbaresco infused with quinine, cardamom, ginseng and a host of other botanicals

Mauro Vergano 'Luli' | NV | Moscato | Piedmont, Italy    50ml glass £6 / 500ml bottle £55
  Mauro's twist on the above, here using a white grape - Moscato from Asti, blended with lemon, vanilla, cloves and cinnamon. The only white chinato!   
          
       
MAGNUMS (Are there a few of you? A magnum holds twelve glasses)     

WHITE La Biancara 'Masieri' | 2017 | Garganega & Trebbiano | Veneto, Italy   £57 
 Wonderfully pulpy and peachy Soave-style wine in a large-format bottle at a crazy-good price point. Something for everyone here - open with friends!
        
ORANGE Farnea 'Birbo Più' | 2016 | Malvasia, Tocai & Moscato | Veneto, Italy   £76  
  A wild fermentation of Malvasia & Tocai that drinks a little like a peach iced tea... the twist is a blend of Moscato from a separate vinification. Big aromatics!  

RED St. John ‘Claret’ | 2014 | Bordeaux Supérieur | Bordeaux, France   £62
  A rich Claret of rare quality at the price.  Masterfully extracted baked fruits and maturation time in toasted oak barrels balanced to perfection.

RED Clos du Tue-Boeuf 'Rouillon' | 2015 | Cheverny | Loire, France   £70.50
  Smoky, elegant blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay.  Something floral and something wild and animal too.  Served at cellar temperature.