Our list has been compiled with care to ensure that we only offer quality wines from different regions with styles and flavours to suit all tastes.
1. Champagne Henri Benoit Brut Reserve NV £48.95
The nose is floral with the freshness of limes the palate has breadth the bready richness of Pinot Noir. Sweet in the middle but it has the balancing freshness of Granny Smith apples the back palate has depth of flavour the finish grated orange peel. It has the freshness to make a good aperitif, a glass before dinner and excellent wine for celebrations but enough depth of flavour to be enjoyable with food.
2. Tallero Prosecco Extra Dry NV£22.95
The nose is light; fragrant with orange blossom the start of the palate has lime and apple freshness. Tangerine and mandarin oranges give a richer feel in the middle with citrus coming through giving a bright fresh finish.
3. Mini Tallero Prosecco Extra Dry NV (200ml) £8.95
All House Wines are available by the glass (175ml or 250ml) or by the bottle
House White Wines
5. Adria Vini Garganega Pinot Grigio £18.95
The fruit is rich and ripe yellow peach and William pears and this fleshy fruit is underpinned and balanced by grapefruit and tangerine layers of flavour that gives complexity lots of interest. The zesty freshness the pink grapefruit is backed by rich ripe fruit. The mix of flavours suits a variety of dishes from sea food to lighter fish to the richness of salmon and chicken.
6. Tierra Alta Sauvignon Blanc £18.95
Central Valley, Chile
Citrus fruits give freshness on the nose the start of the palate is bright with a hint of gooseberry. The fruit in the middle is rich lots of apricots and nectarines all backed by grated tangerine peel. Lime and lemon come through on the back palate refreshing the finish. The freshness, the citrus suits seafood perfect with prawn cocktail but there is enough richness for fuller flavoured fish and even chicken.
7. Devlin’s Mount Chardonnay £18.95
Byrne Wines, South Australia
Depth of flavour the nose has a fruity mix the start of the palate the richness of Cantaloupe melon and fleshy orange. Tangerine and lime underpin refreshing, balancing and giving complexity the back palate has depth the finish is racy and bright. The perfect glass to start the evening, does not overpower the lighter fish such as sole with a richness that suits fuller flavoured fish, poultry and pork.
House Red Wines
8. Tierra Alta Cabernet Sauvignon £18.95
Central Valley, Chile
The summer sun in Chile’s Central Valley ensures the grapes are fully ripe, sweet fruit, yet there are cooling breezes from the Ocean to ensure an underlying freshness. The nose is bright the start of the palate quite light with a mix of bilberry and bramble. Rich and ripe in the middle the tannins are fine a fleshy mix of cassis and black cherry and although fresher at the back the finish has the sweetness of ripe cassis. The balance of sweet fruit and freshness makes it an easy dinking glass of red, the mid richness suits beef and venison yet there is enough freshness for lamb and pork.
9. Monte Vista Merlot £18.95
Maule Valley, Chile
This is typical of the wines from the Maule valley with it’s red fruited freshness on the nose, it’s fleshy richness on the palate – ripe sweet, black plums and cherries. The tannins are discreet mid suppleness, the black fruits backed by dark chocolate. There is a balancing freshness at the back – a touch of spicy bramble but it fills out on the finish with depth of flavour. This easy drinking red is great just as a glass of wine, it certainly suits beef and venison but there is enough freshness for lamb and pork.
10. Cape Heights Shiraz £18.95
Western Cape, South Africa
A classic Shiraz the nose has black pepper spice excitement. The palate is sweetness of ripe fruit. The layers of black fruits and red fruits give the complexity the tannins are fine and integrated with sweet fruit in the middle. Redcurrant at the back gives a lighter fresher feel and brings out a savoury spiciness on the finish. The mix of fruit flavours the sweetness yet freshness suit a range of meats from poultry to lamb and pork and even the richness of beef.
11. Domaine de la Motte Chablis £32.00
It is very typical of its year with fragrant flinty freshness on the nose, crisp apple on the start of the palate. Sweeter in the middle, some ripe greengage a hint of melon fleshy richness at the back but the finish is classic with all of the flinty steeliness that one expects from Chablis. Lovely length and lingering flavours. Ideal with the prawn starters or it is perfect wine for lighter flavoured fish such as plaice and sole yet has enough rich fruit for salmon and chicken.
12. Demaine de Vedilhan Viognier £20.95
Vin de Pays d’Oc
The grape originates in Condrieu in the Northern Rhône and this is a classic example from vineyards in the South of France. The mix of peach and apricot on the nose is quite light as are the flavours on the start of the palate, richer more concentrated in the middle with the ripe peach and apricot underpinned by tangerine freshness. Rich at the back lots of ripe pears, a hint of apricot and yellow peach, a depth of fruit that goes well with fuller flavoured food the perfect partner to salmon.
13. Niersteiner Gutes Domtal £20.95
Schmitt Söhne, Rheinhessen
Bright fresh the nose has a mix of citrus fruits the palate starts fresh but there is mid richness pear, tropical fruits and white peach. Freshness at the back yet it finishes with breadth of flavour sweet fruit. A “Jack of all Trades”, an easy drinking glass of white, a wine with enough freshness for the prawn cocktail and fish dishes yet enough richness for poultry, chicken and guinea fowl or even pork.
14. Madeleine Angevine 2014 £19.95
Danebury, Vineyard Hampshire
Today England is making some attractive refreshing white wines and the Madeleine is a wine that thrives in the chalky flinty soils of the South Downs. The nose is rich with nectarine and melon and the start of the palate has a sweet depth of flavour with a mix of fruits. There is mid freshness, some pink grapefruit, some tangerine and although fresh at the back, the finish has depth of flavour with sweet ripe fruit. There is enough freshness for the lighter fish but enough depth of flavour for salmon and smoked fish and if you like white meat do try it with chicken and turkey.
15. Boatman’s Drift Chenin Blanc £20.95
South Africa took Chenin Blanc (an important grape in the Loire Valley) to its heart and it is still the most widely planted grape in the Cape Wine Lands. Boatsman’s Drift which takes its name from the Flying Dutchman, a ghostly ship lost off the Cape of Good Hope and doomed to sail the seven seas forever, has crisp apple freshness on the nose so typical of the grape. Fruity in the middle tropical fruits, guavas and mango nice breadth of flavour but there is balance with citrus brightening the finish. A white that goes well with salmon and richer flavoured fish but do try some with the cheese the Mature Wensleydale and Swaledale.
16. Gravel & Loam Sauvignon Blanc £22.95
Sauvignon Blanc has become the cult grape in this northern part of the South Island the wines are fresh lots of grassy gooseberry. The nose has the fragrance of orange blossom citrusy the mid palate sweeter, a complex mix of flavours, nectarines, white peach and scraped tangerine skins, fresh at the back the richer fruit underpinned by nettles and citrus. A wine that goes well with prawns and shrimps, the mid richness suiting the fuller flavoured fish and there is enough depth of flavour for white meat such as chicken or turkey.
17. Il Folle Nero d'Avola £18.95
Dark chocolate richness is backed by aromatic blackberry, black cherry and liquorice. The mid palate is fleshy and supple with behind the richness lots of aromatic spicy red cherry and wild strawberry. The back palate is rich with depth of flavour the finish firmer fresher and lighter. It is a wine for rich meats beef and venison and goes well with strong cheeses.
18. Pacifico Sur Carmenère £19.95
Tutunjian Estate, Curico Valley
Carmenère thrives in Chile and benefits from summer and autumn sun, sad it is hardly ever met today in Bordeaux. The nose has crushed green leaf excitement a touch of pepper on the fruit. Black fruits dominate a complex mix of black cherry, blackberry and fresher bilberry. The sweetness towards the back the rich mix gives way to leafy, spicy freshness with the flavours lingering. The richness makes it a perfect partner to beef and venison yet there is enough spicy freshness to cut through the richness of pork.
19. Luigi Bosca Finca La Linda Malbec £21.95
Malbec has been grown in the high valleys of the Andes for a long time today the old vines producing complexity and richness. The nose has a mix of black fruits rich and ripe the palate black plum, black truffles and dark chocolate the tannins are fine and integrated the mid palate supple, fleshy with velvet smoothness. Bilberry towards the back balances the richness but it finishes with a mix of fleshy black fruits. The decision is easy beef, venison and duck.
20. Château Bernot £20.95
It has the sweetness of the year both on nose and palate with ripe black cherry at the start supple and fleshy in the middle depth of flavour. Bramble and bilberry underpin it feels lighter and fresher towards the back with sweet fruit and dark chocolate giving richness and depth on the finish. This is classic claret goes well with lamb; suits pork yet has enough depth of flavour for beef.
21. De Chansac Carignan Vieilles Vignes £19.95
The nose has a rich mix of flavours the sweetness of ripe grapes the palate is fleshy with black plums and black truffles. There is balance with fresher fruits under the supple velvet smoothness the back palate has autumn hedgerow fruits, sloes, rose-hips and wild plums. A grape that was looked on as a high volume poor quality grape is now producing great wines. The balance of richness and sweetness suits pork and duck.
22. Basiano Tempranillo £18.95
Bodegas Campos de Enanzo Navarra
This is pure Tempranillo one of Spain’s most important grapes and although Navarra is close to Rioja there is a difference as the Rioja on the list is a blend of Tempranillo and Mazuelo. The nose is fresh with a mix of red fruits the start of the palate bright yet there is mid sweetness black fruits behind the red. The freshness suits the lighter meats excellent with lamb, an ideal partner to pork and light enough for poultry do try it with chicken and turkey.
23. Tinto Reserva Rioja £25.95
Bodegas Navajas, Spain
The longer time in oak adds complexity, the nose is smoky with black and red fruits, and the start of the palate has a rich mix of ripe cassis and red cherry. The tannins on the mid palate are fine, fleshy and supple. The back palate is lighter with more bramble and wild strawberry. The finish has the sweetness of ripe fruit with a tantalizing hint of cedar wood. It certainly suits the local lamb and a great partner to pork, poultry, chicken and guinea fowl.
Domaine L’Ancienne Cure 2013 (Half bottle) £20.95
Jour de Fruit. Monbazillac Bergerac France.
The style is similar to Sauternes, the grape mix of Semillon and Muscadelle ideal for producing lush sweet wines. The nose has a mix of fragrances, the palate rich, unctuous with yellow peach, apricot and candied orange peel. There is a touch of tangerine that refreshes – highlights the spiciness, the finish has the voluptuous richness of ripe fruit. Goes well with the Stone House desserts but do keep some for the cheese trolley – a must with Wensleydale and Swaledale Blue!
Late Bottled Vintage Port £36.00
Late Bottled Vintage wines stay in cask for about five years before being bottled so they retain the richness yet have a touch of maturity. Taylor’s ports have a strong blackcurrant, black cherry character – sweet fleshy in the middle but fresher more bramble and bilberry at the back. A glass with the cheese board is a must.