The Wine List

Please note that our wine list is slightly reduced at the moment, so please go to our on-line shop to check the latest availability.

Sparkling wine

Castillo Perelada Stars Cava Brut Nature 2014 (Empordà) - our current cava is from the established bodega of Castillo Perelada in the Empordá region of Catalunya. Stars is a dry Brut Natur style with lots of complexity owing to a minimum of twelve months in bottle prior to disgorging. The nose  has yeasty notes due to its bottle ageing, yet it's fresh, clean and fruity. The wine is smooth and balanced in the mouth, with a generous amount of fine bubbles on the crown.  Good with most tapas, but great with grilled seafood. 

Castillo Perelada Rosado Brut Perelada Brut Rosado offers a different touch of colour with its blend of red varietal wines (Garnatxa, Pinot Noir and Trepat). An original rosé cava made according to the traditional method. Pale cherry red, clean and bright. It has a fruity aroma with a slight ageing tone. Lighter and slightly less dry, this is a great aperitif wine or wonderful with desserts. 

Sherry & Port

Bodegas Barón Xixarito Manzanilla Pasada 'en rama' - en rama literally means 'raw' and this is essentially unrefined sherry straight from the cask, unfiltered and then bottled. The only way to try this kind of raw sherry would normally be in Andalucia at one of the Bodegas that sell sherry in bulk, but more and more producers are experimenting with en rama for the market at large.  Non-filtered means the colour is darker, the flavours more intense, and the flor can be apparent in the wine. After 10 years in barrel, Xixarito (pronounced 'Jiarito' meaning 'little pea') is lighter at 15% ABV than many Manzanillas and has salty, almond and apple flavours. It's light to drink and goes perfectly with mature almonds, hard cheeses (like a good matured manchego) and jamón. Available on demand - expect 7-12 days lead time.

Kopke Tawny Port Formed in 1638 by Christiano Kopke and his son Nicolau, the House of Kopke is the oldest established Porto wine export firm. Tawny Port is slightly drier in taste than Ruby, browner in colour, is aged longer, and draws its character from more exposure to oak. As a ‘young’ Port it can be drunk chilled as an aperitif. This example has an attractive red-tawny colour; rich and delicate nose, dominated by the intense presence of dried fruits and vanilla notes with a well-balanced palate and finish. Available on demand - expect 7-12 days lead time.

White Wine

Costa Cruz Blanco 2018 (La Mancha) - Costa Cruz Blanco is a thirst quenching blend of the crisp tasting varietals Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc giving a wine dominated by citrus and tropical fruits. (Vegan)

Vallemayor Blanco Joven 2018 (Rioja Alta) - A fresh and fruity white wine from excellent quality grapes; its intense floral bouquet is well balanced with crisp citrus fruit. (Vegan)

La Fea Blanco 2018 (Cariñena) - A lively blend of Viura and Chardonnay with light maceration. Aromas of apple and pineapple backed by floral notes; the palate is smooth, light, with a pleasing, crisp harmony.

Azulejo Branco 2018 (Vinho Regional Lisboa Leve) - A blend of Fernão Pires, Arinto, Moscatel and Vital, this is an extremely refreshing white wine that stands out from the norm. The perfect zest, citrusy - but sophisticated - summer/autumn white. It has a very manageable warm weather alcohol level at 9.5%. AWAITING STOCK 

Coral do Mar Albariño 2017 (DO Rias Baixas) estate grown and bottled Albariño shows typical stone fruit and citrus characters as well as tropical notes, all held together by a crisp backbone of clean, fresh acidity.  (Vegan) 

Campos de Luz Rosado 2018 (Ebro Valley) - very pretty pale shade of orangery pink, with scents of strawberries and flowers. A hint of creaminess behind its clean crispness, with delightful fruit and a medium length.  (Vegan)

Red Wine

Costa Cruz Tinto 2018 (La Mancha) - Our new 'entry-level' wine is anything but 'vino ordinario'! This Tempranillo / Shiraz blend is fruit-forward and the 20% Shiraz adds body and spice to the subtle fruitiness of the Tempranillo. Fantastic value for this fantastic wine. (Vegan)

Barahonda Tinto 2016/17 (Yeclas) - Unoaked; a brilliant cherry colour with the full blackberry and cherry aromas typical of the Monastrell grape. Sweet and smooth on the palate there is concentrated dark fruit and spice flavors along with notes of licorice. The finish is solid, grippy and more spiciness. (Vegan)

Vallemayor Joven Tinto 2018 (Rioja) - 100% unoaked Tempranillo from Vallemayor’s own vineyards in the prestigious Rioja Alta. A fruity red wine expressing the characteristic liquorice flavours of Tempranillo. It shows bright cherry and red fruits with a soft, long finish.

Perelada 3 Fincas 2015 (Empordà) - a superb wine from the Catalonian region of Empordà close to the French border. 3 Fincas is a blend of Samsó (30%), Garnatxa (27%), Cabernet Sauvignon (20%), Merlot (18%), Syrah (5%) There’s a predominance of autumn fruits and American oak on the nose. Round and soft in the mouth with smooth ripe tannins. 

Cellars Unio Tendral 2016 (Priorat) - Wines from Prioriat come at a premium, hence we are pleased to offer this exceptional co-operative produced Priorat at a reasonable price that shows remarkable value. Tendral is full-bodied and concentrated, with 6 months oak aging. Aromas of red fruits, with hints of raisins plus chocolate and opulent spice in the mouth; the finish, dominated by big tannins, is very long and well-balanced.

ValleMayor Cerradilla single vineyard 2011 (Rioja Alta) - A complex wine from Vallemayor’s prize estate of 60 year old vines. Elaborated in only the best vintages and selected from a very limited harvest, Cerradilla is composed of 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo grapes with  a long ageing of 20 months in new French oak. New French oak helps create a very rich bouquet with intense fruity flavours. It is well balanced, velvety with a long aftertaste. (Vegan)

Bodegas Paniza 'La Fea' Reserva 2012 (DO Cariñena) - Elegant red wine aged in American oak barrels for 12 months and then for a further 24 months in bottle, this 100% Tempranillo hails from D.O Cariñena in the Aragón region of Spain, 50k southwest of Zaragoza. La Fea Reserva is a gentle, full-bodied wine with a bouquet of liquorice, balsamic and vanilla.

Bodegas Paniza 'La Fea' Tinto 2016 (DO Cariñena) - The younger sibling of La Fea Reserva, the Tinto is an unoaked blend of 40% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha plus 20% Syrah. Forward blackberry and dark cherry aromas. Smooth in the mouth, with an aftertaste of fruit and tannin. A great 'house' wine for any occasion.

La Vinyeta Llavors 2015 (DO Empordá) - Llavors adds a little Cabernet Franc to the mix and the wine is aged for five months in new French, Hungarian and Romanian oak casks. There are aromas of ripe fruit mingled with the scent of the barrel woods, and it's perfectly balanced in the mouth. This is one of our favourite reds - strong and bold, redolent of bonfires, crisp autumn leaves and walks in the forest. Perfect with any kind of stew, or with sausages and red onion marmalade. (Organic) AWAITING STOCK spring 2021