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 WHITE WINE SELECTION

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Pacifico Sur Sauvignon Blanc

A Chilean Sauvignon Blanc from Tutunjian Estate's Pacifico Sur range using selected hand harvested grapes from across the Central Valley. Careful vinification brings a deliciously zesty wine with prominent aromas of lime and grapefruit that blend harmoniously with herbs and floral notes. The light to medium palate is soft, citric and refreshing. Try with shellfish, roast vegetables or goats cheese salads.

Le Coste Trebbiano

Le Coste Trebbiano

From Poderi dal Nespoli is a lovely expression of this grape as a varietal from Emilia Romagna. Refreshing and light-bodied, it reveals a delicate perfume of spring flowers, nutty apple and straw nuances. The crisp and delicate palate brings juicy grapefruit and apple before a big lemon zest finish. Try with fish, seafood, salads, light pastas or mild, crumbly cheeses.

A supple old vine Viognier wine from Mont Rocher in the Pays D'Oc area of Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Grapes are delicately pressed for haunting aromas of honeysuckle and apricot. The rich, creamy palate balances with a dry, tangy and refreshingly long finish. Try with fish, seafood or pasta dishes.

A premium Armenian white wine blend from family-owned Armenia Wine Company. Yerevan is one of the world's oldest cities and wine-producing areas founded in 782 BC. Native Kangun and Rkatsiteli grapes are hand harvested  from highland vineyards at 1000-1500m above sea level. Fine aromas of white flowers, quince, ripe pear and peach fall on to a crisp, refreshing palate with good minerality. Pair with fresh-flavoured such as citrus salads, paellas, and seafood.

Tbilvino present a gentle semi-sweet white wine from Alazani Valley using hand picked Rkatsiteli from the sunny river slopes, the most planted native white grape in Georgia due to its hardiness, versatility and deep flavour. Pale gold in colour, it shows rich aromas of melon, quince, poached pear, stewed apple and nuances of honey. The palate suggests baked apple, sultana and refreshing lemon meringue pie on the luxuriously sweet finish. Try with apple crumble, fruit tarts, or soft cheeses.

Lagar de Bouza is one of the best value wineries in the Galician area of Rias Baixas. It represents Spain's unique Galician community spirit well, working as a small cooperative with five local vineyard owners pooling their resources to make just two wines of excellent quality. This wine uses Albarino grapes grown on the traditional pergolas in granite soils. 

The result is a fuller, rounder Albarino wine using more press wine to give fullness of flavour. Aromas of ripe citrus fruit, crushed flowers and underlying minerality give way to a fresh, crisp palate of lemon zest, fresh lime, stone fruits and notes of flint soil. Try with seafood and shellfish dishes. 

 

 RED WINE SELECTION

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. 

This organic Sicilian wine is produced by Fabrizio Vella, a passionate winemaker living and working on the Mediterranean island. The native Nero D’Avola is hand harvested slightly early from high elevation vineyards with naturally limited yields. Grapes are naturally fermented without added yeast in wooden barrels before malolactic fermentation with skin contact and finally ageing in neutral oak for 8 months.

This creates a bright, fresh and natural wine with a complex nose which is spicy and packed full of punchy liquorice, chocolate and dark fruits. Crisp, pleasant and persistent in the mouth. Try with steak, game or hard cheeses.

Bright crimson red with violet hues, it shows intense aromas of mulberry, dark cherry and blackberry. The rich and powerful palate brings a complex mix of black, blue and mulberry, complemented by hints of coconut, vanilla, and smooth, fine grain tannins. A wine to be savoured, pair with steak, slow cooked lamb, or barbecue cuisine. 

Porta dos Cavaleiros red uses native grape varieties from vineyards situated in some of the best terroirs of the Dão region of Portugal. Touriga Nacional, Alfrocheiro and Aragonez grapes create a deep ruby coloured wine with intense aromas of dried cherry, rose petal, tobacco, white pepper and flint.

The palate shows red berry and fresh cherry with outside floral notes, mineral, pipe tobacco and forest floor. Great balancing acidity and excellent length on the finish. Try with lamb or duck in fruity sauces, rich pies, or even spicy Thai cuisine. 

Manoso Crianza Rioja

The excellent clay-calcareous soil of Rioja Alavesa together with its optimal microclimate, provides the right conditions to grow the most esteemed varieties of wines. Manoso Crianza is an excellently balanced Tempranillo wine, barrel aged for 12 months before release. 

Bright red garnet in colour with hints of vanilla and mature fruits on the nose. The palate is all about the balance, with cherry, redcurrant, brambles, toasty oak richness and a touch of liquorice on the finish.  Great on its own as a late evening drink, or try with red meats, tomato-based pizza and pasta, or hard mature cheeses.

South Africa's Rickety Bridge hand harvest Pinotage grapes from selected low yielding vineyards in the Franschhoek Valley and Breedekloof regions.  Two to three punch-downs daily on initial fermentation, before malolactic fermentation in stainless steel and a further 12 months in oak barrels.

The result is a red fruit forward wine with black and blueberry aromas in the background. Flavours of red currants and blue berries on the velvety palate, with well-integrated tannins supported by a subtle smokiness leading into a lingering, juicy finish. Try with game, duck, aubergine or roast pepper dishes.