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THE RSJ WINE LIST – August 2014

The vineyards of the Loire Valley, which stretch from the Massif Central to the Atlantic Ocean, offer a wonderful diversity of wines.  Zinging dry whites; luscious sweet wines; memorable rosés; light quaffing reds; deep coloured and robust reds that age magnificently and fine sparkling wines.  They also offer remarkable value for money.

 

 

 

HOUSE SELECTION

LOIRE WHITE

LOIRE RED

LOIRE SWEET WINES

OTHER REGIONS

NEW WORLD

HALF BOTTLES

 

GRAPE VARIETIES

RECENT VINTAGES

 

 

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HOUSE SELECTION & RECOMMENDATIONS 

 

Constantly changing, but always from a small band of producers that represent particularly good value.  Currently we are showing the delightful white sparklers, the Cremant de Loire from Regis Neau. The house selection is a dry and fruity Touraine Sauvignon from Vincent Rousssely and the  house red is a soft and fragrant Gamay also from Vincent.  The delightful dry rose is from our old friend Vincent Ogereau

 

 

47

2013  Touraine Sauvignon   Domaine Roussely   Vincent Roussely

19.75

189

2013  Touraine Gamay   Domaine Roussely   Vincent Roussely

19.75

190

Cremant de Loire   Domaine de Nerleux   Regus Neau

25.95

80

2013 Rose de Loire Domaine Ogereau

20.50

 

Below is a list, updated at least twice a month, of reasonably priced wines that are excellent quality wines and that showed well at recent tastings. Check out the notes in the main list.

4

2012  Anjou Blanc   Domaine Richou

27.95

24

2013  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur  Le   Pierre Luneau

21.50

34

2011  Vouvray Sec  Domaine Champalou

27.50

40

2013  Chinon Blanc   Domaine de la Noblaie  Jerome Billard

26.95

62

2013  Sancerre ‘Les Pierris   Domaine Roger Champault

28.95

69

2013  Pouilly Fumé   Domaine Treuillet

28.95

91

2011  Anjou Rouge   Domaine   Frederick Mabileau

24.95

107

2012  Saumur Champigny    Domaine de Nerleux  Regis Neau

22.95

122

2012  Chinon   Beaumont  Pierre Breton

29.95

124

2012  Chinon   Domaine de la Noblaie  Jerome Billard

24.95

153

2013  St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Roulleres  Frederick Mabileau

26.50

167

2011  Bourgueil  Racines   Frederic Mabileau

29.95

187

2011  Touraine Rouge  ‘Cuvee Pif  Clos Roche Blanche  Roussely/Barrouillet

23.50

 

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 LOIRE WHITE 

 

ANJOU - SAUMUR DRY WHITE

 

3

2013  Saumur Blanc   Domaine de Nerleux  Regis and Amelie Neau

Attractive floral nose with ripe fruit and lovely balance

21.95

4

2012  Anjou Blanc   Domaine Richou

Lovely freshness and minerality but nice weight and complexity.

27.95

7

2011  La Roche aux Moines    Claude Papin

Lovely steely minerality with a hint of honey and floral finish

32.95

8

2011  Saumur Blanc   ‘Les Commiers   J P Chevallier
Lovely honey-tinged fruit with fresh citric finish – oak fermented

39.95

10

2011  Anjou Blanc   Les Rogeries   Daomaine Richou
Barrel fermented on lees for 12 months. Lovely concentration and minerality

35.95

11

2008  Saumur Blanc   Fredric Mabileau

Ripe peaches and passion fruit, with nice minerailty, 30% new oak for 6 months

35.95

12

2012  Savennieres  Clos de Coulaine   Claude Papin
Delightful full dry white with lovely honeyed fruit. Rich and complex

26.95

13

2003  Saumur Blanc   ‘L’ Insolite   Thiery Germain

Barrel fermented late picked full ripe and exotic. with lovely fresh acidity

49.00

14

2010  Saumur Blanc   Château de Villeneuve   J.P. Chevalier

The early drinking Cuvée beautifully balanced, ripe and fruity - superb

25.95

15

2011  Saumur Blanc   Les Loups Blancs   Regis Neau

Lovely oak vinified golden white with exotic quince and apricot nose

29.95

16

2011  Savennieres  La Roche aux Moines  M. Laroche

Mother and daughter team, 9 + hectares, organic, fine fruit less steely than previously.

35.95

17

2011  Savennieres  Clos Le Grand Beaupreau   Yves Guegniard
Elegant honeyed richness, fresh finish and lovely complexity

29.95

18

2011  Savennieres  Clos Le Grand Beaupreau   Vincent Ogereau
Lovely honeyed minerality, ripe fruit and stunning length.

29.95

20

2010  Anjou Blanc  ( Vin de France )  Les Rouliers  Richard Leroy

.7 hectares of low yielding vines, elegantly restrained finesse – delicious.

35.95

21

2011  Savennieres   Clos du Grand Beaupreau  Claude Papin
Relatively new vineyard site, now producing fabulous complex dry white

29.95

19

2011  Savennieres  ‘La Croix Picot’  Yves Guegniard

Lovely floral sweetness (honeysuckle) fruity fresh quince and citric finish.

29.75

38

2009  Anjou Blanc   Roches des Rochelles   Lebreton
Aged 12 months in oak, honeyed apricot nose, mineral drier fruits finish

29.50

84

2010  Anjou Blanc  ‘La Lune’ Ferme de la Sansonnieres   Angeli
100% Natural wine – ripe honeyed nose with full soft exotic fresh finish. Simply stunning

35.95

 

MUSCADET DE SÈVRE ET MAINE

 

The entire production at Domaine de la Grange is sur lie (kept on the lees until bottling to give flavour and freshness) and made in the cleanest and best organised cellars anywhere in France.  The harvest from each vineyard is vinified and matured separately.

 

 

26

2012  Folle Blanche du Pays   Domaine du Verger   Luneau-Papin
100% Folle Blanche (Gros Plant) on light stony
schist in Vallet – lovely fruit and freshness

19.95

24

2013  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Domaine du Verger  Pierre Luneau

Classic Muscadet with good fruit and pure zesty finish.

22.50

25

2012  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Le Clos des Allee   Luneau-Papins
Old vines and 20% maceration pelliculaire (skin contact) gives extra depth.

25.95

22

2004  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Le ‘L’ d’Or  Luneau Papin
Lovely fruit and minerality – very good concentration

34.95

28

2003  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Semper  Excelsior’ Luneau

65 year old vines, ‘lutte raisonnee’ 36 months in tank, lovely minerality.

45.95

29

2003  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Le 'L' d'Or  Luneau

Wonderful concentration and length – awarded the Liger d’Or. Picked by hand.

39.75

30

2005  Muscadet  de Sèvre et Maine sur lie  Le ‘L’ d’Or  Luneau

Lovely richness and concentration somewhat atypical. 45 year old vines in Vallet

37.95

 

TOURAINE – DRY WHITE

 

47

2013  Touraine Sauvignon   Vincent Roussely 

Classic ripe Sauvignon. Another impressive young producer in eastern Touraine.

19.75

32

2011  Touraine-Azay le Rideau   Pascal Pibaleau
Little seen appellation - not unlike Vouvray - this is one of the best, bags of fruit.

27.50

36

2013  Touraine Sauvignon  Le Petiot  Domaine Ricard

Low yields, flint rich terroir, lovely texture with minty herbal touch.

28.50

39

2012  Touraine Sauvignon   'Esprit du Clos'   Vincent Roussely
Old vines, oak fermented, rich weighty sauvignon

25.95

33

2012  Vouvray Sec   La Dilettante   Pierre Breton

Slow vinfication in barrel, lovely mineral character, ripe, fresh and beautifully balanced.

29.50

34

2011  Vouvray Sec  Domaine Champalou

A good vintage for the best growers but care was required - drinking superbly.

26.50

44

2011  Montlouis  Clos de Chenes   Franz Saumon
Organic production from old vines, unfiltered and no sulphur - honeyed but dry

39.95

46

2010  Vouvray  Clos du Portail   Domaine Champalou

Small parcel of vines, vinified in new oak. Soft ripe honeyed concentration.

35.95

40

2013  Chinon Blanc   Domaine de la Noblaie   Jerome Billard
Hand picked , three passages, citrus white peach nose, fresh finish. Delightful

26.95

41

2011  Montlouis  1er Rendezvous  Bertrand and Lise Jousset

25 hect/re 40-70 yr old vines, organic, dry apple quince fruit. A real treat.

39.95

42

2011  Vouvray  Silex Noir  Francois Pinon

‘Sec-tendre’ 14 grms residual sugar, ripe grapefruit and exotic fruits, fresh finish.

35.95

 

VOUVRAY SEC - SOCIÉTÉ HUET

 

Three of the best vineyards in Vouvray: Le Mont, Clos du Bourg & Le Haut Lieu, bio-dynamically cultivated plus meticulous wine making equals some of the best Chenin Blancs produced in the world.

 

49

2011  Vouvray  Le Haut Lieu

39.95

51

1983  Vouvray  Le Haut Lieu

75.00

48

1973  Vouvray  Clos du Bourg

85.95

 

VOUVRAY MONTLOUIS DEMI-SEC

 

43

2011  Vouvray demi sec   Cuvée des Fondraux  Didier Champalou

Absolute delight at the moment, perfection with rich creamy sauces-rich and ripe.

29.95

35

2003 Vouvray demi-sec   Le Mont  Huet

45.95

76

2002 Vouvray demi-sec   Le Mont  Huet

47.95

75

1985  Mountlouis Moelleux   Domaine des Liards-Berger
More demi-sec than sweet - stunning

69.50

52

1994  Vouvray demi-sec Clos du Bourg  Huet

39.95

53

1983  Vouvray demi-sec    Clos du Bourg   Huet

49.95

55

1971  Vouvray demi-sec   Le Haut Lieu   Huet

79.50

58

1952  Vouvray demi-sec  Le Mont  Huet

125.00

50

1959  Vouvray demi-sec  Le Haut Lieu   Huet

149.00

45

1989  Montlouis   Vendange Tardive   Berger

69.95

 

LOIRE ROSÉ

 

80

2013  Rose de Loire   Domaine Ogereau
Attractive dry fruity rose with good length and flavour

20.50

81

2013  Chinon  Goutte de Rose  Jerome Billard

Made from young Cabernet Franc, drink between 8 and 10 degrees. Nice weight with clean perfumed finish

22.50

82

2013  Sancerre Rose ‘Les Pierris  Domaine  Roger Champault

Made from Pinot Noir, this has a lovely freshness with a good length.

27.95

85

2013  St Nicolas de Bourgueil Rose ‘Osez’ Frederick Mabileau

Made from Pinot Noir, this has a lovely freshness with a good length.

22.95

 

NIVERNAIS - Wines from the upper reaches of the Loire

 

57

2012  Menetou Salon ‘Clos de la Cure’ Domaine Roger Champault

Tiny quantities available, round full and floral

26.95

62

2013  Sancerre  ‘La Vigne Blanche’  Domaine Henri Bourgeois

Increasingly organic, attractive, fine and fragrant, nice weight. Delicious.

28.95

64

2013  Sancerre  ‘La Vigne Blanche’   Domaine Henri Bourgeois
Attractive ripe and concentrated with good length and flavour

33.95

68

2011  Menetou Salon  Clos des Blanchais    Domaine Henri Pelle

Wonderful purity, elegance and richness – benchmark Sauvignon

35.95

69

2013  Pouilly Fumé   Domaine Henri Bourgeois

Hints of grapefruit and lychees – good weight with fresh finish.

28,95

70

2012  Sancerre ‘Le M.D.’   Domaine Henri Bourgeois
Ripe concentrated, harvested from the Mont Damnes slopes.

39.95

71

2011  Sancerre  Civee D’Anton  Henri Bourgeois

70 year old vines, biodynamic. 18 months in barrel. Complex layered fruit

45.95

72

2012  Pouilly Fume   Les Demoiselles  Domaine Henri Bourgeois

85% stainless steel, 15% in oak from the Troncais. Aged on fine lees.

39.95

67

1988  Sancerre La Grande Cote   Francois Cotat (Magnum)
Lovely complex minerality and citric fruits, not typically Sancerre – methode ancienne

125.00

 

NIVERNAIS RED

 

77

2010  Sancerre Rouge  Les  Baronnes  Henri Bourgeois

Attractive lively Pinot Noir with good concentration.

29.50

78

2010  Sancerre Rouge  Cote de Champtin  Domaine Roger Champault

40 year old vines Deep dark concentrated red fruit aroma - oak-aged - long lingering finish.

39.50

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 LOIRE RED 

 

ANJOU/SAUMUR RED

 

86

2001  Anjou Villages   Chateau Pierre-Bise   Claude Papin
Mature Cabernet Franc with good balance and minerality

35.95

88 

2011  Anjou Rouge  Domaine Ogereau   Vincent Ogereau
Delicious ripe fruit – easy drinking – classic Cabernet Franc

23.95

90

2012  Anjou Gamay 'Sur Spilite'   Claude Papin
Full ripe concentrated Gamay with considerable complexity

24.95

91

2011  Anjou Rouge   Domaine Frederick Mabileau
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 1 hectare,sand and gravel. Organic, soft and ripe

24.95

94

2012  Anjou Rouge La Cerisaie   Yves Guegniard
80% Cabernet Franc & 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe black fruits, good length with attractive finish.

22.95

97

2009  Anjou Villages  VV  Domaine Richou

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Cabernet Franc. Aged 18 months before release – 'Full ripe concentrated fruit'

35.95

99

2010  Anjou Villages  ‘Evanescence’  Yves Guegniard

30 days maceration 18 months in oak, prune and vanilla nose, soft full palate with hint of liquorice. Cabernet Sauvignon

35.95

100

2012  Anjou Villages   ‘Sur Spilite  Claude Papin

Bottled as ever with Claude by soil type – lovely soft elegance and weight

24.95

102

2010  Anjou Villages  Cote de la Houssaye  Domaine Ogereau

100% Cabernet Sauvignon, very low yields aged in oak. Ripe and soft.

39.50

103

2008  Anjou Villages  Brissac  Les Millerits   J. Y. Lebreton

Complex black fruits nose, full and oaky with lovely structured finish

45.95

105

2011  Saumur Champigny   Les Loups Noir   Régis Neau

Complex black fruits – nose soft and round with lovely soft tannins

32.50

104

2010  Anjou Villages  Domaines Ogereau
Long and powerful, black fruits, spicy and animal

27.95

106

2012  Saumur Champigny   Domaine des Roches Neuves   T. Germain

Lots of ripe fruit and concentration from 25 year old vines.

26.50

107

2013  Saumur Champigny   Domaine de Nerleux   Regis Neau

Wonderful quaffing Champigny by the ever consistent Regis.

22.95

109

2013  Saumur Champigny   ‘Les Chatains   Regis Neau

Old vines, wonderful concentration of exceptional ripe  fruit - Superb

27.50

111

2011  Saumur Champigny   Château de Villeneuve   J.P. Chevalier

Lovely ripe, juicy fruit with fine balance. Delicious

25.95

113

2009 Saumur Champigny   Cuvee V.V.   Chateau de Villeneuve  J.P. Chevalier

Vinified in 50 litre ‘tonnes’ of 2 and 3 yr old. Lovely concentration and dark fruit concentration

37.95

115

1996  Saumur Champigny  Marginale’DOmaine des Roche Neuves   Germain
Much overlooked vintage producing soft reds drinking superbly. Fully mature

59.95

118

2008  Saumur Champigny  Marginale  Thierry Germain
Lovely concentration, nice ripe fruit with hint of oak on the finish

45.95

117

2009  Saumur Champigny  Chateau du Hureau   Ph. Vatan

15 separate parcels, young and old vines, long fermentation and elegance. Smooth and supple.

35.50

119

2009  Saumur Champigny  Le Grand Clos  J.P. Chevalier
Wonderful concentrated  black fruit nose, rich, ripe toasty palate

45.00

121

2010  Saumur Champigny   Porte Saint-Jean   Domaine S. Dittiere

Classic and very perfumed nose, good weight and fresh fruity finish.

29.95

 

CHINON

 

122

2012  Chinon  Beaumont  Pierre Breton

6 hectacres of old vines on clay – limestone soil. Attractively fruity.

29.95

124

2012  Chinon  Domaine de la Noblaie   Jerome Billard
Wonderful red fruits nose – fresh round and fruity

24.95

125

2011  Chinon  ‘Les Chiens Ch Jerome Billard
12 months in oak and 8 months in s/s, fruity with hints of spice

26.95

126

2010  Chinn  ‘Les Blancs Manteaux   Jerome Billard
Name of the limestone hill – lovely balanced elegant ripe fruit

27.50

127

2007  Chinon  Domaine de la Noblaie   Jerome Billard
Lovely soft vintage – now nicely mature. Full bodied with velvet finish

28.50

128

2010  Chinon  Clos de Turpenay  Chateau de Coulaine  Bonneventure

30-50 yr old vines, aged in 4/5 yr old barrels, red fruits ripe tannins long finish.

42.50

130

2011  Chinon  ‘Pierre de Tuf   James Billard
Lovely ripe black fruits nose – plump and structured mouth

30.95

131

1989  Chinon   Domaine de la Noblaie
One of the great Loire vintages, wonderful mature example recently released

55.95

136

1996  Chinon V.V.  Domine de la Perriere  C  Baudry
Hints of game and red fruits, elegant ripe structured finish

55.00

 

SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL

 

152

2012  St. Nicolas de Bourgueil  La Source   Yannick Amirault
Ripe juicy fruit aged in old oak for short period

29.50

153

2013  St. Nicolas de Bourgueil  ‘Les Rouilleres   Frederick Mabileau
Lovely fruity textured early drinking red – a wine for pleasure

26.50

155

2010  St. Nicolas de Bourgueil  Edipse   Frederic Mabileau
60 year old vines, fermented in 600 litre barrels, black and red fruits. Lovely finesse

43.50

157

2011  St. Nicolas de Bourgueil  La Mine   Yannickl Anivault
Young vines drinking well – lively, red, juicy fruit with gentle tannins

35.95

158

2011  St. Nicolas de Bourgueil  Coutures   Frederick Mabileau
40 year old vines , 9 months in oak – ripe fruit balanced with soft tannins

31.50

 

BOURGUEIL

 

164

2011  Bourgueil V.V  Lame Delisle Boucard

A wine that shows well in its youth but will age well, hints of violets and red fruits

27.50

165

2012  Bourgueil  Diptyque  Domaine de la Chevalerie

Lovely ripe fruit. Elegant and stylish with very good balance.

24.95

167

2012  Bourgueil   Racines  Frederic Mabileau

Malo in barrel, no filteration, hints of blackberry and oak, soft tannins.

29.95

173

2010  Bourgueil  Cuvee Prestige  Lame  Delisle Boucard

Long established domaine still producing excellent quality wines

29.50

174

2007  Bourgueil  Les Quartiers  Y. Amirault

40-50 yr old vines on limestone slopes complex fruit and structure

35.95

178

2008  Bourgueil  Cuvee Prestige  Lame  Delisle Boucard

Soft, mature and round strawberry and blackcurrant nose long fresh finish

37.95

180

2009  Bourgueil   Cuvee V.V   Lame Delisle Boucard

Nice elegance, red fruits and violets, soft tannins.

35.95

 

FIEFS VENDEENS

 

183

2011  Domaine St Nicolas  ‘Les Clous   Fiefs Vendeens Thierry Michon

Chenin and Chardonnay, ginger, orange blossom notes and lovely minerality

26.95

184

2011  Domaine St Nicolas  Reflets   Fiefs Vendeens Thierry Michon

60% Pinot Noir, 30% Gamay, 10% Cabernet Franc. Biodynamic. Ripe cherry fruit with lovely structure

27.95

 

EASTERN TOURAINE

 

185

2012  Touraine Rouge   Irreductible   Vincent Roussely
Stunning natural wine from Vincent – blend of Gamay and Cabernet Franc

27.50

186

2012  Touraine Gamay   Vigne FrançaisesMarionnet

Pre–phylloxera, ungrafted vines, rich full bodied, perfumed fruit

29.95

187

2011 Touraine Rouge  Clos Roche Blanche   Roussel/Barrouillet
Biodynamic blend of Cabernet Franc and Cot. A lovely juicy fruit – long liquorice finish

23.50

188

2010  Touraine Rouge  Anthologie du Clos  Vincent Roussely
Old parcel of Cabernet, Gamay and Cot, handpicked, matured I French oak barrels

23.50

189

2013 Touraine Gamay   Vincent Roussely
A Gamay with real weight and zest – wonderful drink all year round

19.50

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 LOIRE VALLEY - SWEET WINE 

 

Outside of Sauternes the Loire Valley is the greatest world producer of non-fortified sweet wine.  The style is somewhat different to most other sweet wines.  Due to the Chenin Blanc grape's high acidity, Layons and Vouvrays, when late picked for botrytis, have a wonderful balance of fresh, clean fruity sweetness and acidity.  Never cloying, these wines can live for many years - 100 years plus in great vintages.  These wines are best drunk with fruit desserts or on their own at the end of a meal or, like the French, as a special aperitif.  They are especially good with blue cheeses and foie gras.

 

THE LAYON, AUBANCE AND COTEAUX de SAUMUR

 

These are several of the main areas for the sweet whites in Anjou.  Both the Layon and Aubance are ambling, somnolent tributaries of the Loire.  When conditions are right they provide the autumnal morning mists that helps botrytis to develop.

 

 

303

2011  Coteaux du Layon   Clos de la Soucherie    Claude Papin (50cl)

29.50

304

2011  Coteaux du Layon   Beaulieu Les Rouannières   Claude Papin  (50cl)

32.95

305

1997  Coteaux du Layon   Beaulieu Les Rouannieres   Claude Papin  (50cl)

47.95

308

1990  Coteaux du Layon   St. Lambert  ‘Cuvee Prestige’ Domaine Ogereau (75cl)

59.50

309

2011  Coteaux du Layon   Chaume   Claude Papin (50cl)

35.95

310

2001  Coteaux de L’Aubance  Ambre Roche des Rochelles  Lebreton

59.00

313

2005  Coteaux du Layon Faye   Domaine de Jushepie-Oosterlinck

45.00

314

1990  Coteaux du Layon  St Lambert  Cuvee Alexandre  Domaine Sauveroy (50cl)

75.00

315

1990  Coteaux du Layon   St Lambert   Domaine Ogereau (75cl)

95.00

320

1998  Coteaux de L’Aubance  ‘Les 3 Demoiselles’  Domaine Richou

65.00

321

1990  Coteaux de L’Aubance   Domaine de Montgilet  V Lebreton  ( 75cl )

59.95

322

1989  Coteaux de L’Aubance  Trie de Vendange  Domaine Richou  ( 75cl )

49.95

323

1970  Coteaux du Layon  Faye D’ Anjou  Chateau Montbenault  Leduc

59.95

324

1979  Coteaux du Layon  Chateau du Breuil

55.00

 

BONNEZEAUX & QUARTS DE CHAUME AND CHAUME

 

These are the two crus of the Coteaux du Layon and the top growers here produce the best wines of the Layon.  Quarts de Chaume has just 30 hectares of vines divided between no more than 10 growers. Bonnezeaux is larger with 80 hectares and the quality is more variable.

 

 

332

2011  Quarts de Chaume   Claude Papin  (50cl)

49.95

334

1976  Quarts de Chaume  Château de Belle Rive   J. Lalanne (75cl)

90.00

337

1985  Bonnezeaux   Château de Fesles   Boivin (75cl)

95.00

340

1989  Bonnezeaux  Chateau de Fesles  J. Boivin

99.00

341

1990  Coteaux du Layon   Chaume Cuvee Louis   Chateau de la Roulerie

85.00

 

VOUVRAY / MONTLOUIS MOELLEUX

 

These appellations lie immediately to the east of Tours, Vouvray on the north bank and Montlouis on the south bank of the Loire.  In favourable years the grapes are affected by botrytis.  Vouvray Moelleux tends to be a little more austere than those from Anjou but has similarly magnificent ageing potential.

 

343

1995  Vouvray Moelleux  Le Marignyy   Bernard Foquet

59.95

344

1989  Vouvray Moelleux   Le Marigny   Domaine des Aubuisieres   Fouquet

85.00

345

1990  Vouvray Moelleux   Le Marigny   Domaine des Aubuisieres   Fouquet

70.00

347

1989  Vouvray Moelleux   ‘Grand Année   Bernard Fourquet.

79.00

348

1997  Vouvray Moelleux   Le Moat Huet

49.95

350

1989 Vouvray Moelleux   Le Haut    Lieu Moelleux

89.00

351

1990  Vouvray Moelleux   1er Trie Clos du Bourg

85.00

352

1989  Vouvray Moelleux   Le Mont 1er Trie

95.00

353

1959  Vouvray Moelleux   Le Haut Lieu

195.00

354

1989  Vouvray Moelleux   CLos du Bourg 1er Trie Moelleux

95.00

 

LOIRE VALLEY SPARKLING: METHODE TRADITIONELLE

 

190

Crémant de Loire Brut   Domaine de Nerleux   Régis Neau

We think Régis’ slightly dry lemony Crémant is superb. A delicious aperitif.

25.95

191

Vouvray Brut Methode Traditionelle  Domaine Champalou

Classic Vouvray character in sparkling form – delicious.

29.50

195

Crémant de Loire Rosé   Domaine de Nerleux   Régis Neau

Delightfully elegant, fragrant, fruity sparkler from Saumur

25.95

194

Touraine Mousseux Rose ‘MON ANGE’  Jerome Billard
Cabernet Franc hand picked. Lovely apricot colour, nose of peaches and white fruit

28.95

197

NV  Les ‘D’ en bulles Brut  Domaine Richou
Classic dry sparkler from Anjou (again zero dosage)

29.95

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 OTHER REGIONS 

 

CHAMPAGNE

 

200

NV Chanpagne  Le Brun de Neuville
Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – lovely yeasty nose and fine fruity palate

39.95

199

Gallimard Brut Rosé N.V,
100% Pinot Noir – full, elegantly perfumed Rosé – with gently fizz

39.95

201

Lanson Brut Black Label
One of the oldest Grande Marque Champagnes – no malo, fresh, fruity purity.

45.95

 

OTHER FRENCH REDS 

 

220

2012  Morgon  “Cote du Py  Jean Feillard

Simply one of the best cru beaujolais we’ve tasted – unfiltered, unfined, unsulphured

35.95

 

 

BORDEAUX RED WINE

 

221

2010  Château Penin Grand Selection P. Carteyron

Made from predominately Merlot, this is a lovely ripe well balanced claret.

28.50

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 THE HALF BOTTLE LIST    

 

Half bottles are a difficult area for restaurants, many suppliers do not have them and when they do, they will not always be the same vintage as the full bottles offered.  As we import direct from growers in the Loire Valley, we can and do ask them to specially bottle some for us.  This has met with the odd refusal and sometimes the premium charged for half bottles can be exorbitant, but we persevere because our customers like them especially at lunch times. 

 

DRY WHITE LOIRE

 

1A

2012  Saumur Blanc  Domaine de Nerleux, Regis & Amelie Neau

12.95

2A

2012  Quincy   Domaine des Ballandors  Cantal Wilk & Jean Tatin

14.75

3A

2012  Sancerre   ‘Les PierrisChampault

14.95

4A

2013  Pouilly Fumé   Domaine Treuillet   Sebastien Treuillet

15.35

6A

2013  Muscadet sur Lie   Domaine du Verger    Luneau Papin

12.25

8A

2011 Anjou Blanc   Chateau de la Roulerie   Ph. Germain

12.95

 

RED LOIRE

 

9A

2011  Anjou Rouge  Chateau de la Roulerie  Ph. Germain

12.95

12A

2012  Chinon  Domaine de la Noblaie  J Billard 

13.95

13A

2010  Anjou Gamay   Domaine Richou  

12.95

15A

2012  Sancerre Rouge  ‘Les Oierris   Champault

15.35

17A

2011  Saumur Champigny   Domaine de Nerleux   Régis Neau

12.95

18A

2012  St Nicolas de Bourgueil  Les Rouillères   Frederic Mabileau

13.50

21A

2011  Saumur Champigny  Les Chatains  Regis Neau

13.95

22A

2010  Bourgueil Cuvee Prestige Lame Delisle  Boucard

16.95

23A

2009 Bourgueil  Cuvee V.V    Lame Delisle Boucard

18.95

24A

2008  Bourgueil Cuvee Prestige  Lame Delisle Boucard

17.95

 

CHAMPAGNE

 

51A

Bernard Robert  N.V Brut

21.95

 

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