Wine

What do you normally drink with Indian food? If you haven’t tried wine before we hope our wine list will help you change your mind.

 

Our wines have been chosen first and foremost because they taste good and offer great value.

 

Secondly we have tasted them with the menu to make sure they work well with a range of dishes.

 

And lastly, we've also prodded our suppliers for some very good value bin ends which have also been tasted for compatability with our food. These are the last page of our wine list.

Rosé  Glass 175 ml  Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado Principe de Viana 2011, Spain  5.25  19.95Lovely, blackcurrant flavours with a dry finishSyrah Santa Rosa 2011, Mendoza Argentina     21.25Well balancec complexity with soft sweet spicesSt Laurand Rose Collection Privee, 2010 France    18.95Delicious red cherry and strawberry, slightly off-dry with a clean finish

White - Crisp, dryGlass 175 ml 
These wines all have refreshing acidity and tend to be weightier and
richer as you move down the list. They will make a happy marriage with
fish and seafood in paticular.

Cotes des Gascogne, Domaine de Saint Lannes 2011, France      4.95         19.50Crisp and clean as a whistle, like delicate Sauvignon BlancLois Grüner Veltliner, Loimer 2011, Austria    22.25Zesty fruit, with clean citrus finishPinot Grigio, Borgo dei Vassalli 2011, Italy     5.75        22.25Bone dry, for grownups.Vesevo Falanghina 2011, Benevento, Italy    21.50Almond, ginger and mint on nose, rich on the palate, dry with
a clean long finish Rioja Blanco, Bodegas Luis Canas 2010, Rioja, Spain  22.95Beautifully balanced wine with soft spice hints - soft Malvasiaand crisp Viura make it worth sipping

White - Soft & fruityGlass 175 ml

White – Rich & fat

These wines are glycerin-rich and so have noticeable ‘legs’ and are also packed with aromatics. This makes them ideal partners for richer, weightier dishes like poultry and meat from the tandoor.

Koenig, Pinot Gris 2008, Alsace, France   22.95Floral nose with roasted almond, peach and sweet spices. Rich on the
palate, heavy with intensely fruity character, and a long velvety finishPlantagenet Great Southern Chardonnay 2010, Australia    6.25    24.75Clean floral aromas with nutty vanilan soft oak finish. Good fruity and citrus balance with long creamy finishGavi Salluvii Castellari Bergaglio DOCG 2011, Piedmont, Italy  21.25Honeysuckle, stone fruit with roasted apple, good balance and complex sweet spice on the palate

Willunga100 Viognier 2010, McLaren Vale, Australia    5.50    21.50  Intense flora, spice and apricot aromas on the nose, nicely
balanced with texture, creaminess and refreshing acidity
The Catalan Eagle La Bascula Tierra Alta, 2011, Spain   22.25Aromatic with hints of jasmine, peach and nectarine. Soft and round
with a balanced refreshing finish
Marsanne, Enseduna, Coteaux d’Enserune 2011, France   20.75Full of flavours of pear, banana, acacia and almond, finishing with a little spice

Red – Soft and Light                                    Glass 175 ml 

The fresh acidity of these wines harmonises with sharper accented dishes, while the soft tannins make them appropriate both for fish dishes and chilli spice. Corvina, Alpha Zeta 2011, Italy   19.25Valpolicella-liked cherry biteAmano Primitivo, Puglia, 2009, Italy  5.25  20.75 Very attractive nose with dark berry, chocolate and sweet spices, lots of cherry, blackcurrant and spice. Juicy with a soft tannin structureBorgo Selene 2011, Sicily, Italy  18.25A warm, rich, lively mix of two indigenous varietals, Nerello Mascalese
and Nero d’Avola, with black fruit, smooth on the palate
Pinot  Noir, Calusari 2011, Romania   5.50    21.75Silky soft with lots of blackberry, blackcurrant and a hint of cinnamonFleurie, Domaine de Grands Cedres 2011, France   22.75Floral and strawberry aromas, appealing fruit flavours, very soft but also rich and full with lots of characterMerlot, Newen 2011, Patagonia, Argentina    22.25Fresh fruit – cherry, blackcurrant, green pepper, cinnamon
and good balance of oak and sweet spices
Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Jean-Claude Boisset 2010, France   23.50Restrained red fruits, with a firm backbone
Red – Full                        Glass 175 ml                    
Full–flavoured and full-bodied, these are for people who like more firmly structured wines. They work well with rich red meats and stronger flavours.

Andeluna Malbec 2011, Mendoza, Argentina    5.75     21.95Lushly rich with cherry, plums, fig, coffee, chocolate, violets – you
name it, it has it. We love it.
Caliterra Tributo Carmenere-Malbec 2007, Colchagua, Chile   25.95This blend of 60% Carmenere and 40% Malbec is ripe, full, with cherry,
black currant, tobacco, cassis and a strong backbone
Shiraz/Viognier, Willunga 100 McLaren Vale 2010, Australia  22.25Ripe and very fruity, but has depth and backboneRioja Spa Crinanza 2008, Spain    20.75A smooth, deep, rich Rioja with bags of velvety summer fruit flavours.
The finish has a hint of spice and vanilla oak
Negroamaro, Lucarelli Terre Di Sava 2011, Puglia, Italy   5.50  21.25Dark ruby red in colour with lots of dark fruit, sweet spice
Red – Spicy

    Glass 175 ml                                     

Sourced from generally warmer climates these spicy styles are
generously proportioned and just what you need to match particularly
spicy foods.

Carmenere, Vina Edmera 2011, Chile   19.25    Soft structure with cinnamon, star anise and a hint of tobacco,
complemented by a rich finish
Shiraz, Sula 2011, Nasik, India     5.50     21.25Soft, generous, peppery Syrah, Amador, Odfjell 2008, Maipo Valley, Chile    22.95  Lots of dark spice and berry on the nose, on the palate it is really rich and jammy with a spicy finish Parcella No.7 Reserva, Viña von Siebenthal, 2009, Aconcagua Valley, Chile   25.25This is effectively a Bordeaux made in Chile by a Swiss winemaker, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc with very soft tannins, hedgerow fruits, liquorice and smoke on the nose with some herbs and spices on the palate.  Primitivo Ampelo, Terre Di Sava 2010, Puglia, Italy  24.25 Rich wine with lots of sweet spices on the palate, dried fig, current and roasted almond on the nose. Full of character with a soft finish and the only wine we know of that isn’t flattened by cardamom

 

We’ve found some very special offers from our suppliers on these very special, selected wines. The stock is in short supply, so when it finishes they’re gone. While the supply is not great, the quality is very high and because they are running out we’ve been able to buy them at favourable prices and pass the savings on to you. Old vine Semillon 2007, Berton Vineyards, Australia  17.75Soft, round Semillon with a hint of honey and lime blossom. Good

balance of fruit and  spice. Very long, rich finish on palateAgustinos Wild Yeast Chardonnay 2008, Bio Bio, Chile  16.50 Lovely fruity nose with peach, guava, honey, rich minerality,
clean and long finish on the palate Alvarinho Casa do Copotao Mor 2009, Portugal  22.25  Pineapple and grapefruit on the noise with spicy hints. On the palate it is rich and a long finish

Saint-Vèran, Jean-paul Paquet 2008, Burgundy, France  19.95

Round and full, with flavours of baked apple, hints of
floweriness & honey, a little nuttyness with a balanced citrus finish
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, 2006, Patagonia, Argentina  18.50Intense fruit character of blackcurrant-cassis and red fruit jam
with hints of mint and chocolate.  Mellow tannins with a long finish