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 WHITE WINE SELECTION

Dugladze Ranina Rkatsiteli

Dugladze present their dry Rkatsiteli wine, the most planted native white grape in Georgia due to its hardiness, versatility and deep flavour. Dugladze ferment grapes at low temperatures to maximise aroma qualities. This light hay coloured wine shows a herbal, floral and citrus layered bouquet. The palate is well formed and refined, white stone fruit, apple and refreshing citrus zest on the finish. Try with chicken, fish, light pasta or risotto dishes, or goats cheese. 

This delicious Riesling is from the Pfalz wine region and reflects the lime reefs of the prehistoric ocean that bordered the area, creating kalkstein (limestone) rich soils that bring crisp minerality to grapes. Fine spice, minerality and citrus fruit pair with green apples and fresh exotic aromas. The palate is filled with stone fruit peach and apricot, with a distinctively crisp and refreshing finish. Try with antipasti, Mediterranean cuisine,  seafood or sushi.
Chateau Ksara L'Observatoire

Winemaking since 1857, Chateau Ksara in the Bekaa Valley is Lebanon's oldest and largest winery. L'Observatoire is a blend of Muscat, Clairette, native Obeidy and Sauvignon Blanc grapes treated to 3 months' ageing in French oak casks. A versatile, easy-drinking, fresh and fruity wine. Wildflower aromas typical of Muscat with touches of citrus, peach and mango ending on a soft and elegant finish. Try with a variety of spicy cuisine from across Asia.

This creates a straw yellow wine with golden hues that has plentiful aromas, with sweet notes of chamomile, peach, fine citrus and a touch of tropical fruits. All assemble in perfect harmony on the palate, with creamy notes and oak spice. Try with simple grilled fish and shellfish, garlic dishes, or tangy risottos.
This prestigious Greco di Tufo white wine from Ducato Sannita uses carefully selected grapes for texture and complexity. Medium-bodied, it is light straw in colour with lots of tropical fruit aromas and subtle almond notes. These become rounded flavours on the palate with a lingering finish. Try with white fish, shellfish, mature hard cheese, cured meats or light pasta dishes. 
Expressive tropical aromas tinged with capsicum open up to attractive gooseberry, grapefruit and pineapple flavours. The lively but gentle coated acidity follows through to a fresh finish of pleasing length. Recommended with prawns, teriyaki salmon, creamy mussels or chicken wraps. 

 

 RED WINE SELECTION

This attention to detail results in a deep ruby red wine with pronounced ripe cherry and black cherry aromas alongside spicy notes, hints of coconut and chocolate. All these elements contribute to the complex, layered flavours of the palate, alongside well structured body, smooth tannins and a lingering finish of ripe forest fruits. Try with tomato sauce dishes, red meat and game, well-seasoned risotto, mushrooms, charcuterie or mature cheeses.
A classically easy drinking and beautifully elegant Pinot Noir from Romania's Lautarul range, named after the country's ancient folk music tradition. Deep ruby in appearance, it is built around a core of juicy fruits; plum, ripe cherry, raspberry and touches of bramble. These are complemented by spice, sweet wood and soft tannins on a velvety palate with a eucalyptus touch on the finish. Try with tuna steak, fresh warm salads, or simple lamb dishes. 
The resulting wine shows elegant aromas of cherries, ripe black fruits and vanilla notes. Concentrated and full-bodied in style, the palate is bursting with dried fruit, blackberry, rich plum tones and a touch of tobacco and dark chocolate. Try with grilled red meats and vegetables, portabello mushrooms, charcuterie boards or aged cheddar cheese.
Franschhoek Cellar Baker Station Shiraz

Franschhoek Cellar is a beautiful estate on the Franschhoek Valley wine route of South Africa, and is home to an exquisite range of award-winning wines created to fully complement their cuisine. Baker Station is their Shiraz using grapes from vines aged between 7 and 20 years. Daily pump-overs and punch downs during fermentation, before 8 to 12 months of oak maturation.The resulting deep ruby wine shows exuberant mulberry, plum, pepper and modest oak spice supported by soft, ripe tannins. Well structured and balanced with a juicy finish. Recommended with spicy and smoked meats, mature cheddar or blue veined cheese. 

This careful production creates a wine of intense aromas and complexity that appears bright red with purple reflections, becoming garnet when aged in bottle. The bouquet shows red berries and morello cherry, alongside hints of cloves, vanilla, oak, and even pineapple. Rich, velvety and smooth on the palate with well-balanced flavours. Try with mushrooms, pasta, game, roasts, barbecued meat and mature cheeses. 
223 Grenache Noir

Special selection of parcels from the best plots near the village of Cebazan results in deep berry, spice and white pepper aromas. The silky and voluptuous palate shows plum, blackberry and a hint of liquorice with a spicy herb finish. Try with slow roast lamb, beef bourguignon, lentil and bean bakes, or mature cheese.