EST.1997
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WHITE WINES

GRAPE: INTERESTING BLENDS FROM FRANCE, ITALY AND ELSEWHERE

19 TARIQUET, CLASSIC, UGNI BLANC/SAUV BLANC/ COLOMBART (GASCOGNE, FRANCE)

Multi award winning white. The most recognised white wine in restaurant list in France.

23.00
20 PROVA REGIA, VINO VERDE (LISBOA, PORTUGAL)

100% Arinto grape. Would be best described as Sauvignon blanc with hints of Riesling.

23.00
21 AMALAYA WHITE (ARGENTINA) – A blend of Torrontés and Riesling, winner of the International Wine Challenge Trophy and a Gold medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards 28.00
22 HUGEL ET FILS, GENTIL (ALSACE, FRANCE)

Blendof all the noble white grape varietals from Alsace.Robert Parker: named in World’s Top 100 value wines. Steven Spurrier/Decanter: named in 50 best value French wines.

28.00
23 M. CHAPOUTIER, MARIUS TERRET/VERMENTINO (FRANCE) 28.00
24 PIERRE CHAINIER, MUSCADET SÈVRE-ET-MAINE SUR LIE, LA SAULZAIE (FRANCE) 28.00
25 RUEDA VERDEJO BY MARQUÉS DE CÁCERES, (SPAIN) 29.00
26 FINCA LA LINDA LUIGI BOSCA, FLOR DE TORRONTÉS (ARGENTINA) 29.00
27 CAVE DE L’ORMARINE, DUC DE MORNY, PICPOUL DE PINET (FRANCE) 31.00
28 DOMAINE Domaine Treloar One Block MuscaT (LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON, FRANCE) 33.00
29 VILLA LANATA, ‘TOLEDANA’, GAVI DI GAVI (ITALY) 38.00
30 MORGADO DE STA CATHERINA, (LISBOA, PORTUGAL) 39.00
31 LA TERRE PROMISE, DOMAINE TRELOAR, GRENACHE GRIS, MACABAU, CARIGNAN BLANC (LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILLON, FRANCE)

Jancis Robinson MW 16.5/20. Jancis Robinson’s highest rated estate in the Roussillon.

40.00
32 McHENRY HOHNEN, MARGARET RIVER, 3 AMIGOS WHITE (AUSTRALIA) –

Decanter – world wine award trophy winner.

42.00

 

 

GRAPE: ALBARIÑO

Albariño or Alvarinho is a variety of white wine grape grown in Galicia, Monção and Melgaço, where it is used to make varietal white wines. Albariño is actually the Galician name for the grape. The grape is noted for its distinctive aroma, very similar to that of Viognier, Gewurztraminer, and Petit Manseng, suggesting apricot and peach. The wine produced is unusually light, and generally high in acidity with alcohol levels of 11.5–12.5%.

33 FULGET, ALBARIÑO (SPAIN)

GOLD MEDAL – International Wine Challenge
Fulget 2013 received 92 points and was selected for the exclusive Honour Roll of the Gourmets Guide, one of the best Spanish wine guides.

28.00
34 QTA DA LIXA, ALVARINHO (MINHO, PORTUGAL) 30.00
35 TERRAS GAUDA O ROSAL, ALBARIÑO (SPAIN)

One of the white wines served in the recent Royal wedding in Spain.

45.00
36 THREE CRIANZAS, ALBARIÑO (SPAIN)

GOLD MEDAL – International Wine Guide

51.00

 


 

GRAPE: CHARDONNAY

The winemaker’s ‘artist’s palate’, Chardonnay can take on many styles, depending on its provenance and the winemaker’s intentions. From cool, classic Chablis, through creamy, fruity, unoaked offerings, to huge, oaky, tropical, fruit-filled New World giants, it can be all things to all men, and, according to Bridget Jones, women!

37 MORANDE, PIENERO, CHARDONNAY (CHILE) 22.00
38 CAVE DE LUGNY, MÂCON-LUGNY A.C. LES CHARMES (BURGUNDY, FRANCE)

90 Points Robert Parker. “A very admirable Macon, attractive & generous”

35.00
39 CATENA, CHARDONNAY (ARGENTINA)

Wine Spectator – distinguished service and wine maker of the year 2009.

32.00
40 ITALO CESCON, I.G.T. VENETO, ORGANIC CHARDONNAY (ITALY) 34.00
41 LARRY CHERUBINO, AD HOC ‘HEN & CHICKEN’, CHARDONNAY (AUSTRALIA) 35.00
42 CHABLIS A.C. ‘LE FINAGE’, LA CHABLISIENNE   (FRANCE)

International Wine Challenge Gold Medal Winner

36.00
43 PIO CESARE, L’ALTRO, CHARDONNAY (ITALY) 41.00
44 JOSEPH DROUHIN POUILLY-FUSSE 45.00
45 GREYWACKE, CHARDONNAY (MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND)

A winery set up by Kevin Judd, who was the chief wine-maker at Cloudy Bay.

60.00
46 GRAND REGNARD, CHABLIS (FRANCE) 65.00
47 CHÂTEAU MONTELENA, NAPA VALLEY, CHARDONNAY (USA)
“No other winery I know of has such an unbroken track record for making world-class wines year after year” – Robert Parker.
99.00

 

GRAPE:                  CHENIN BLANC

Probably the world’s most versatile grape variety, it is usually found in light and fruity New World wines, particularly from South Africa, where it is known as Steen. It also produces some of the finest, longest-living sparkling, dry, medium and sweet white wines in the Loire Valley and Limoux. Perfect with chicken and fish dishes with creamy sauces, and with fruit, honey and nut desserts.

48 KLEINE ZALZE, BUSH VINES CHENIN BLANC, (STELLENBOSCH, SOUTH AFRICA)

Multi-award winning wine from vintage to vintage. In other words outstanding quality!

25.00
49 LA CAVE DE SAUMUR A.C., RÉSERVE DE VIGNERONS (LOIRE FRANCE)
90pts from Wine Spectator – Irish Examiner, Must Try Wines in 2015.
26.00
50 MARC BRÉDIF, VOUVRAY (FRANCE) 31.00
51 BELLINGHAM, ‘BERNARD’, OLD VINE, CHENIN BLANC (SOUTH AFRICA)

International Wine Challenge Silver Medal.

40.00

 


 

GRAPE: GEWÜRZTRAMINER

From a pink-skinned grape variety, this is an exotic, distinctively aromatic and somewhat spicy, full-bodied white wine, usually from Alsace or Germany, but increasingly from elsewhere, including Spain. Excellent with Asian cuisine.

52 HUGEL ET FILS, GEWÜRZTRAMINER (ALSACE, FRANCE) 38.00
53 LAWSON’S DRY HILLS, GEWÜRZTRAMINER (NEW ZEALAND)

Sydney International Wine Competition 2011 – BLUE GOLD AWARD.
Royal Easter Show (NZ) – GOLD MEDAL
40.00
54 TRIMBACH, CUVÉE DES SEIGNEURS DE RIBEAUPIERRE,GEWÜRZTRAMINER(FRANCE)

2011 : 90 points IWS (Tanzer)

56.00
55 DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER, CUVÉE CHRISTINE, GEWÜRZTRAMINER (FRANCE)

Decanter World wine awards 2013 – Bronze.

90.00

 

GRAPE: GRÜNER VELTLINER (AUSTRIA)

The classic white of Austria, this is a hidden gem, yet is little known here. Somewhat spicy and unusual in style, it is full-bodied and very savoury, and suits a wide variety of quite strongly flavoured dishes.

56 LAURENZ V,FOREVER, GRÜNER VELTLINER 11% VOL. (AUSTRIA) 32.00
57 LAURENZ V,FRIENDLY, GRÜNER VELTLINER (AUSTRIA) 35.00
58 TINPOT HUT, MCKEE VINYARD GRÜNER VELTLINER, (MARLBOROUGH,NEW ZEALAND)

Gently spiced, winner of a Silver medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards.

40.00
59 SEPP MOSER, GRÜNER VELTLINER VON DEN TERRASSEN KREMSTAL DAC, BIODYNAMIC (AUSTRIA) 42.00
60 LAURENZ V,CHARMING (AUSTRIA)
Silver medal IWC 2010, Bronze medal Decanter world wines 2010
47.00

 

GRAPE: PINOT BLANC

Although its base is Burgundian, it is more common in Alsace, where plantings have increased. It is also to be found in Italy, where it yields simple but popular, fresh, fruity wines. A good wine to match a variety of dishes.

61 DOMAINES SCHLUMBERGER, LES PRINCES ABBES, PINOT BLANC (ALSACE) 31.00
62 HUGEL ET FILS, PINOT BLANC (ALSACE)

Wine Spectator scores usually between 86 and 90 points

35.00
63 STOPHAM ESTATE, PINOT BLANC (ENGLAND)

This West Sussex estate produces England’s best still wines combining the fruit of New Zealand with the freshness of the Loire.

38.00
64 THE FOUR GRACES, WILLIAMETTE VALLEY (OREGON, USA) 49.00
65 HEITLINGER KAPELLE PINOT BLANC (ORGANIC)(GERMANY)

BRONZE MEDAL – Decanter World Wine Awards

49.00

 


 

GRAPE: PINOT GRIGIO/PINOT GRIS

This grape tends to give flavourful, almost oily wines, rather high in alcohol and slightly low in acidity, and spicier in France than Italy or Argentina. It is full-bodied enough to accompany red meats if red wine is not preferred.

66 BOTTER, PINOT GRIGIO (ITALY) 24.00
67 STOCCO, PINOT GRIGIO (ITALY)

COMMENDED – Decanter World Wine Awards

30.00
68 HEITLINGER, SPICY STONE PINOT GRIS (ORGANIC) (GERMANY)

GOLD MEDAL – A.O.C. Baden

35.00
69 HUGEL ET FILS, PINOT GRIS (ALSACE, FRANCE)

Robert Parker scores usually between 88 and 91 points

35.00
70 GREYWACKE, MARLBOROUGH, PINOT GRIS (NEW ZEALAND)
A winery set up by Kevin Judd, who was the chief wine-maker at Cloudy Bay.
46.00
71 STOPHAM ESTATE, PINOT GRIS (ENGLAND) 46.00
72 DE BORTOLI, LA BOHEME, ACT THREE, PINOT GRIS & FRIENDS (YARRA VALLEY, AUS) 47.00
73 THE FOUR GRACES, WILLIAMETTE VALLEY (OREGON, USA) 55.00
74 TRIMBACH, RÉSERVE PERSONNELLE, PINOT GRIS (ALSACE, FRANCE)

93 pts from Robert Parker and 2 stars in Guide Hachette.

62.00
75 TRIMBACH, HOMMAGE A JEANNE PINOT GRIS (2000)

A once off production to celebrate the 100th birthday of their grandmother Jeanne- made with the best pinot gris grapes and drinking perfectly now.

90.00

 

GRAPE: RIESLING

A great white wine grape associated most obviously, but not exclusively, with Germany and Alsace. It varies in style, from the low-alcohol wines of the Mosel in Germany, to the full-bodied classic wines of Alsace, to the stony, lemon-and-lime ripeness of Australian Riesling and the wildly aromatic New Zealand styles. The grape can show hints of green apples, lemon or white peach when young, with the typical kerosene bouquet developing with age. An ideal match too many of Montys’ dishes.

76 SANTA RITA GRAN HACIENDA, RIESLING (CHILE) 23.00
77 PAPARUDA, RIESLING (ROMANIA) 28.00
78 WEINGUT KARP-SCHREIBER, MY KARP, RIESLING (MOSEL, GERMANY) 29.00
79 TORRES, WALTRAUD RIESLING (SPAIN) 32.00
80 LEASINGHAM BIN 7, RIESLING (CLARE VALLEY, AUSTRALIA) 34.00
81 HUGEL ET FILS, RIESLING (ALSACE, FRANCE)

A lively refreshing dry wine is flavoursome with an elegant finish

35.00
82 Poderi Colla, Riesling (italy) 39.00
83 LAWSON’S DRY HILLS, RIESLING (MARLBOROUGH,NEW ZEALAND)

Sydney International Wine Competition 2012 – TOP 100 – BLUE GOLD AWARD, TROPHY – Best value, Dry white table wine, TROPHY – Best Aromatic.

40.00
84 HEITLINGER SCHELLENBRUNNEN, REISLING (GERMANY) 45.00
85 CASA MARIN, MIRAMAR VINEYARD, RIESLING (SAN ANTONIO VALLEY, CHILE)

4* from Decanter magazine

45.00
86 GREYWACKE, RIESLING (MARLBOROUGH,NEW ZEALAND)
A winery set up by Kevin Judd, who was the chief wine-maker at Cloudy Bay.
46.00
87 penfolds, bin 51 riesling (eden valley, australia) 53.00
88 TRIMBACH, CUVÉE FREDERIC EMILE, RIESLING (ALSACE, FRANCE)
Siver IWC, Gold DWWA, Silver IWSC.
75.00
89 TRIMBACH, CLOS SAINTE HUME (2007) (ALSACE, FRANCE)

94 pts Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator, often considered the best Riesling in France – a monopole wine, i.e. Trimbach own the entire Clos ste Hune vineyard.

265.00

 

GRAPE: SAUVIGNON BLANC

Sauvignon blanc is one of the most popular white grape in many of the world’s wine regions and it gets its name from the French words sauvage (wild) and blanc (white) due to its early origins. An exceptionally fine white grape, distinctively aromatic, it is responsible for some of the world’s most popular white wines: Sancerre, PouillyFumé and Menetou-Salon, for example, in France, and a host of Sauvignons and Fumé Blancs from elsewhere. New Zealand Sauvignon is now considered a classic style. The perfect thirst quencher, it works with so many dishes.

90 MONTGRAS, SOLEUS, SAUVIGNON BLANC, ORGANIC (CHILE) 25.00
91 PAULA, SAUVIGNON BLANC (ARGENTINA) 26.00
92 CHÂTEAUX DU GIENNOIS, LES TUILERIES, SAUVIGNON BLANC, (FRANCE)

From Sauvignon vineyards just a few miles down the road from Sancerre, this shows similar quality and style and is fantastic value

28.00
93 BOLANDS CELLAR, SAUVIGNON BLANC (SOUTH AFRICA)

Irish Wine Awards Winner – Best New World White Wine

29.00
94 ITALO CESCON, D.O.C. FRIULI GRAVE, SAUVIGNON BLANC (ITALY) 33.00
95 CHATEAU DE SOURS, BORDEAUX BLANC (BORDEAUX, FRANCE) 34.00
96 ESK VALLEY, SAUVIGNON BLANC (MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND)

In 2012 the International Wine Challenge awarded the 2012 vintage Silver, and it also won Silver at the International Wine Challenge in 2011.

36.00
97 CARMEN, GRAND RESERVA SAUVIGNON BLANC, (LEYDA VALLEY, CHILE)

A stunning wine with crisp gooseberry and mineral overtones. Wonderful purity.

35.00
98 CASA MARIN, ESTERO VINEYARD, SAUVIGNON GRIS, (SAN ANTONIO VALLEY,CHILE)
5* from Decanter magazine
45.00
99 PASCAL JOLIVET, SANCERRE (FRANCE) 45.00
100 GREYWACKE,MARLBOROUGH,WILD SAUVIGNON BLANC (NEW ZEALAND)

A winery set up by Kevin Judd, who was the chief wine-maker at Cloudy Bay. Fermented using only naturally occurring wild yeasts there is a wonderful herbal quality to the flavour of the wine.

50.00
101 de LADOUCETTE, POUILLY-FUME (FRANCE) 75.00
102 CAKEBREAD, ORGANIC SAUVIGNON BLANC (NAPA, USA) 85.00

GRAPE: VIOGNIER

Viognier is a white-wine grape variety known for producing textural, aromatic wines with pronounced stonefruit flavours; ‘apricots and steel’ are the variety’s classic flavour associations. On the nose, Viognier wines can also be very herbal, with aromas of chamomile, lavender, thyme and even a hint of pine. In aged examples and sweeter styles, this potentially overpowering herbality is softened by honeyed notes.

103 DOMAINE VISON, VIOGNIER (FRANCE) 28.00
104 CLAYSTATION, UNOAKED VIOGNIER (USA)

This unoaked style is textbook Viognier with great depth and roundness, bags of apricots and peaches and a fresh finish. Made for Curries!

35.00
105 D’ARENBERG, THE HERMIT CRAB, VIOGNIER MARSANNE (McLAREN VALE , AUS) 40.00
106 DOMAINE E. GUIGAL, CONDRIEU BLANC (RHONE, FRANCE)

“ In the past 26 years I have spent visiting wineries and vignerons, I have never seen a producer so fanatical about quality as Marcel Guigal.” Robert M. Parker.

70.00