Wine

The selection that follows has been chosen to reflect the diversity of fruit, style and regions that the world of wines has to offer. Most of the wines on our list are produced by independent wine growers and we feel their individualities complement the style of our cuisine. Each wine has excited us during tasting and we are sure that you will enjoy drinking them too.

Prosecco & Sparkling

Prosecco ORGANIC, La Jara, Treviso, Italy, Frizzante NV

125ml

175ml

500ml

Bottle

£4.95

 

 

£26.00

Made in Treviso in the North East of Italy, this is a delicious sparkling wine, full of refreshing green apples and elderflower. The perfect aperitif.

Baby La Jara ORGANIC, Treviso, Italy, Frizzante NV

 

 

 

½ Bottle

 

 

 

£15.50

Prosecco Organic, Tenuta Civranetta,Veneto, Italy Spumante Brut

125ml

175ml

500ml

Bottle

£5.50

 

 

£30.00

The Fedora family runs the Tenuta Civranetta estate located in the heart of the Valdobiaddene area of the Veneto in northern Italy. This is a Brut Prosecco, meaning it's drier than what you typically find in Spumante. Incredible minerals, a fine bead and delicious floral fruit aromas.

 

White Wines

House Chenin Blanc, releaf,  Western Cape, South Africa SUSTAINABLE 2016

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£3.75

£4.75

£7.00

£13.50

£16.00

Releaf wine symbolises the true meaning of sustainability and harmony within nature. The growers use sustainable agriculture to produce hand harvested sustainable grown grapes

Pinot Grigio, ERA, Veneto, Italy ORGANIC 2016

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£4.75

£6.50

£8.90

£16.00

£21.50

Organic Pinot Grigio offering a refreshing, fruity style with plenty of character. Vibrant green apple and pear flavours with a touch of elderflower.

Sauvignon Blanc, Levin, Loire, France ORGANIC 2015

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£5.50

£7.00

£9.50

£17.50

£24.00

An award winning Sauvignon from the heart of the Loire.  Crisp, zesty and full of citrus fruits.

Verdicchio di Matelica, Colle Stefano, Marche, Italy ORGANIC 2015

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£6.00

£8.50

£12.00

£22.00

£28.00

The aromas of this wine are simple with citrus and mineral characteristics. The flavours are of lime peel, mineral, and wet stone. Easy, simple, fresh, and great with food!

Soave Castelcerino, Filippi, Veneto, Italy ORGANIC 2014

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£6.50

£9.00

£12.00

£24.00

£29.00

100% Garganega from 70 year old vines, fermented with natural yeast. This wine is a pure expression of the excellent terroir it comes from and shows that Garganega can make really elegant and fresh wines- apricots, pears and apple blossom.

Macon Davaye, La Croix Senaillet, Burgundy, France ORGANIC 2014

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£7.00

£10.00

£14.00

£25.00

£32.00

Wonderful elderflower and cooking apple fruit aromas perfectly blended with a classic and distinctive mineral edge, which gives this Macon such an appealing nature.

Rose Wine

Rosado ORGANIC, Finca Fabiari, La Mancha, Spain 2016

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£4.50

£6.00

£8.00

£14.00

£20.00

Dry with charming cherry and strawberry flavours making it an unsurprisingly perfect match for summer days

Orange Wine

Orange is the Colour of her dress, Hughes-Beguet, Jura, France ORGANIC 2014

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£9.50

£13.00

£19.00

£34.00

£48.00

Wines from the Jura are one of the hottest ticket items in wine bars across the globe at present- 8 Months skin contact Savagnin - a slight oxidative edge which gives it a beautiful, nutty, savoury, umami quality that makes for compelling drinking. Ideal with cheese.

Red Wines

House Nero d’Avola, Ciello, Sicily, Italy ORGANIC 2016

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£3.75

£4.75

£7.00

£13.50

£16.00

A Sicilian wine worth shouting about! This is brilliant, wonderfully pure dark cherry and bramble fruit combine with a hint of spice and dark chocolate overtones.

Tempranillo, Gran Cerdo, Rioja, Spain BIODYNAMIC 2015

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£4.75

£6.50

£8.90

£16.00

£21.50

Gran Cerdo is all about the purest expression of fruit with whole bunch fermentation, no filtration, no stabilization and minimal sulphur. Gran Cerdo reveals primary notes of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets.

Malbec, Santa Julia, Mendoza, Argentina ORGANIC 2016

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£5.50

£7.00

£9.50

£17.50

£24.00

Wild aromas of black fruits, game, leather, minerals and bitter chocolate, lifted by a peppery nuance.

Sangiovese Montepulciano, Cui Cui, Marche, ORGANIC, Italy 2015

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£5.75

£7.25

£9.75

£17.75

£25.00

This organic blend of Montepulciano and Sangiovese exhibits soft, lightly spiced berry fruit and gentle, fine tannins. And if, like us, you were wondering about the curious name (pronounced 'choo-choo') then yes, it's because a family ancestor did have a job on the Italian railways!

Cotes du Rhone Nature “No added sulphites”, Roche Audran, Rhone, France BIODYNAMIC 2016

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£6.50

£8.50

£11.50

£20.00

£26.50

Harvesting, racking and bottling are all carried out in accordance with cosmic rhythms and no sulphites added. Layers of black fruit and cacao unfold onto a richly textured palate, with more black fruit and black pepper.

 

Pinot Noir, Davenport, Sussex, England  ORGANIC 2014

125ml

175ml

250ml

500ml

Bottle

£9.00

£12.50

£17.00

£32.00

£42.00

The wine was bottled without filtration, to give as pure a representation of our unique terroir as possible. Fuller than you might expect from a Pinot Noir with 12% alcohol, displaying flavours of dark cherry and ripe plums.

Sweet Wines

Sauvignon Blanc Late Harvest, Bio Bio, Chile ORGANIC 2015

Taster*

125ml

175ml

500ml

Bottle

£4.00

£7.00

 

 

£20.00

Sweet peach, gooseberry and a hint of orange peel backed up by refreshing acidity - a wonderful wine to compliment any dessert!

Maury, Mas Amiel, Roussillon, France ORGANIC 75cl  2012

Taster*

125ml

175ml

500ml

Bottle

£8.00

£12.00

 

 

£48.00

A deep, intense wine with layers of flavours, ranging from cooked plums and dark berry fruits to chocolate and spice.

*Taster = 70ml

 

Wine is perceived as one of the most natural and healthy of alcoholic beverages. Consumers might be surprised to discover that the majority of everyday wine is produced using a wide variety of chemicals, both in the vineyard and the winery, traces of which can end up in the final wine (ever wondered why cheap wine gives you such a headache)? A vineyard is almost unique in that vines cannot be crop rotated, and cannot be left to lie fallow. As a consequence the use of agrochemicals over time leads to a build-up of pathogens and a depletion of soil health. This weakens the vine, creating a cycle of dependency on chemical treatments. As vineyards become “green concrete” wine-makers are waking up to the fact that high input farming using synthetic herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers is becoming unsustainable. At the same time consumers are becoming more aware of the ingredients in the food and drink they buy, looking for healthier, additive free options. The coming together of these two phenomena has resulted in a number of alternatives for the thoughtful and environmentally conscious wine consumer, but what are the difference between the various classifications, and which, if any, has any real meaning?

Organic producers will only make good wine if they also made good wine before becoming organic. This may seem self-evident, but organic certification is - at its simplest - adhering to a list of chemicals not to add to your vineyard. Tick the list and you can be certified organic, irrespective of the quality of what you produce. An oven pizza may be labelled organic but it’s not exactly haute cuisine. Requirements for organic certification vary widely around the world, with many countries not “recognising” each other’s accreditation, so there are plenty of grey areas. To add further confusion, in the EU organic accreditation covers only the grapes, and not what happens in the winery. Hence you will only ever see an EU wine labelled as “made from organically grown grapes”. Think of the organically grown lettuce that is treated with chemical preservatives to keep it fresh on the supermarket shelf. Organic therefore is no guarantee that a wine has not had chemicals used in the processing of it. There are many superb example of high quality organic wineries, but the term should be treated with caution unless you know the producer in question, or trust the place or person you buy it from.

Biodynamics requires a much greater commitment from the grower and is often referred to as “super-charged” organics. Rather than simply reducing chemical inputs, biodynamics is a proactive attempt to bring life to the soil by the use of composts and organic preparations. Practices take into account the seasons as well as lunar and solar rhythms, which would not have seemed strange to our ancestors. For many it is a practical and sustainable farming solution, and as such you will not always see it written on the label or used as a marketing tool. Biodynamic certification is a sound guarantee of responsible environmental practice, the wines should always have a clear sense of place (terroir) and quality can be exceptional.