We are often asked about certain bottles from our wine list and some of the same names keep coming up..so we thought we would make a case of them!
Here are 6 wines which hit a particular spot for our guests. Neither too funky nor too tradtional, these are all the type of wines you might go to a restaurant too discover and enjoy.
NV Marie Demets Champagne
Located in Aube, a sub-region famous for it's pinot vines this is 90% Pinot Noir and has all the delicious, creamy fruit you would expect. Powerful and well-structured this is a great all-rounder and hugely popular on our wine list..
The crisp, wintry white
2017 Domaine Rolly Gassmann Sylvaner Réserve Millésime
All 21 different types of limestone can be found in the rich soils of Rolly Gassmann's vineyards - add to that some of the finest winemaking in the region and you get this brilliant expression of a grape perfectly suited to white wine drinking in the cold winter months.
The rich food-friendly white
2015 Clos Pinon, Clos Tenau, Vouvra‘
This is our go-to recommendation for meat-eaters who prefer white and are looking for something to go with a chop or a steak. Rich, giving chenin blanc from a new star in the Loire.
The holiday-replacement red
2018 Di Majo Norante, Sangiovese, Molise
'Pure Italian holiday juice' my notes from when I first tasted this say. Chianti's grape taken south to Molise and baked in the Mezzogiorno sun. Doesn't need food - great for a night on the sofa.
The meaty red
2014 Senorio Amezola, Rioja Reserva
This is a classic rioja right down to its bones - red fruit and a touch of sweet spice. A perfect and classic companion to your steak night.
The treat red
2015 Patelin de Tablas Creek, Paso Robles
A collaboration between Chateau de Beaucastel in the Rhone and the wild terrain of Paso Robles sounds like something the wine establishment would be sniffy about. And they probably were until they tried it. A truly wonderful cross-over with the textbook Southern Rhone blend transported to the heat of California. Savoury, smokey and luscious.