WINES OF THE MONTH

 

 

53. . PINOT GRIGIO PONTE DEL DIAVALO, FRUILI, 2018                                                                                                     £25.95

Much Pinot Grigio has a much character as a grey traffic cone on a drizzly day. This is from Friuli in the very east of Italy where the wines have great depth and body. Fresh and lemony it will match delicate fish dishes well – try it with the insalata di mare, dover sole or crab salad/ 12.5% alcohol

54. SOAVE, CAMPO DI TOVI, INAMA, 2017                                                                                                                     £32.95

Stefano Inama gets more flavour into his Soave than any other grower we know. Rich but unwooded thjs has the body to cope with rich shellfish dishes like the lobster linguine, champignon Rochelle and scallop risotto, yet is just 12% alcohol. Very highly recommended

 

 55. MACABEO/SAUVIGNON BLANC, FUENTESECA, (ORGANIC) 2018                                                                                  £25.95

This is a lovely fresh zesty white from southern Spain. Made from organically grown grapes with are fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks, it has peachy citrus notes with a crisp clean finish. Try it with some simply grilled fish, the chillied squid or the veal. 12% alcohol

56. VALPOLICELLA, TORRE DEL FALASCO, 2017                                                                                                                     £26.95

Visit the hills of Valpolicella in April/May and you will see a mass of cherry blossom and black cherry is the most obvious tasting note in this lip-smacking juicy red. Try it with meaty pasta dishes, veal or chicken. 12.5% alcohol

57. BARBERA D’ASTI, CEPPI STORICI, 2015                                                                                                                           £25.95

Made from 40 year old vines grown south of Asti, this is a lovely autumnal red with juicy blueberry and plum flavours with meaty spicy notes. Great for cutting through rich meaty dishes like the beef barolo or italiana. 14.5% alcohol

58. YALUMBA, THE SCRIBBLER, CABERNAZ, BAROSSA VALLEY, 2014                                                                                 £34.95

One of the most iconic red wines in Australia is Yalumba’s The Signature, but ut nedds years to be approachable, costs a lot and is in short supply. The Scribbler is an early drinking version at a fraction of the cost and is of astonishing quality. Rich but mellow with black fruit and a hint of vanillan oak, it is the perfect red with a simply grilled steak. 13.5% alcohol

                                          

 

 

                             VINO DELLA CASA

CA`DI PONTI, SICILIA - £23.95 (bottle) - £8.95 (250ml) - £5.75 (175ml)
Dry, fruity white wine

VOUVRAY CHATEAU DE VALMER - £26.50 (botltle) - £9.85 (250 ml) -£6.90 (175ml)
Medium white wine

SAUVIGNON BLANC, TRENTINO - £26.50 (bottle) - £9.85 (250ml) - £6.90 (175ml)
Fresh crisp unoaked sauvignon from the mountains of northern Italy.

PINOT GRIGIO ROSÉ - £23.95 (bottle) - £8.95 (250ml) - £5.75(175ml)
Medium dry rosé from Veneto

SANGIOVESE DI PUGLIA - £23.95 (bottle) - £8.95 (250ml) - £5.75 (175ml)
Medium bodied red wine

UMORE NERO PINOT NOIR - £27.50 (bottle) - £9.85 (250ml) - £6.90 (175ml)
Seductive unoaked pinot noir with perfumed red-fruit to the fore.

 ITALIANI BIANCI

Prices by the bottle, unless otherwise stated

1.LANGHE CHARDONNAY, MARCHESI DI GRESY, 2015 - £55.00
A blend of sauvignon blanc and chardonnay with local grapes ribolla gialla, malvasia istriana and picolit added. straw yellow, full bodied with delicated flavours of honey and wild flowers. perfect with rich fish dishes

2.  SOAVE CLASSICO, PRA 2015 - £28.95
Un-oaked, with a floral, fruity aroma. Perfect with pasta, risotto, fish and white meat

3.  PLANETA LA SEGRETA BIANCO IGT 2015 - £25.50
Slight greenish reflections in a clear yellow large, exuberant olfactory Impact. Citrus, pineapple and white peach aromas. Great balance betweeb acidity, flavor  and volume, never excessive.Fresh and balanced. Full and aromatic finish.

4.  LUGANA CA DEI FRATI 2015 - £34.90
From the shores of Lake Garda made in a former monastery. Dry, delicate with hints of greengage. Why not make a habit of it?

5.  REGALEALI BIANCO 2015 - £37.50
A wine from Sicily, distinctive flavour, aromatic and lovable

6.  FRASCATI SUPERIORE, SANTA TERESA 2015 - £29.95
Golden coloured wine from a single vineyard in the southern hills of Rome. Dry, with a touch of arrogance.

7.  PINOT GRIGIO, PIGHIN 2014 - £33.00
A straw coloured dry wine with a considerable body and a delicate bouquet

8.  VERNACCIA DI SAN GIMIGNANO, FALCHINI  2015 - £29.50
You can smell the sun-soaked hills of Tuscany in this crisp, dry and fruity white wine

9.  GAVI  “LA ZERBA”, TERRAROSSA,  2015 - £31.50
gavi makes a refreshingly pure, spring-blossom scented dry white that is ideally suited to seafood dishes.is drinking well now.

10.  LANCHE SAVIGNON BLANK, MARCHESE DI GRECY 2017  £55.00

 

Wine vintages are checked and revised monthly, but occasional variations may occur.