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THE RSJ WINE LIST – Spring 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 Chenin from Amelie and Regis Neau and the red is a soft and fragrant Gamay from Vincent Roussely.  The delightful dry rose is made by our old friend Vincent Ogereau

 

 

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2012  Saumur Blanc   Domaine de Nerleux  Regis Nea

19.50

189

2011  Touraine Gamay  Domaine Roussely   Vincent Roussely

19.50

190

Cremant de Loire   Domaine de Nerleux   Regus Neau

25.95

80

2012  Rosé de Loire   Domaine Ogereau

19.50

 

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.

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2012  Anjou Blanc   Domaine Richou

27.95

9

2011  Anjou Blanc  Les Pierres Girard  Yves Guegniard

24.95

16

2012  Anjou Blanc  Chateau de la Roulerie  Philippe Germain

25.95

17

2010  Anjou Blanc  Petit Prince   Christophe Daviau

29.50

24

2011  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur  Le   Pierre Luneau

21.50

34

2011  Vouvray Sec  Domaine Champalou

26.50

41

2011  Anjou Blanc   ‘En Chenin’  Vincent Ogereau

25.95

47

2013  Touraine Sauvignon  Domaine Roussely

21.95

62

2012  Sancerre ‘Les Pierris’   Domaine Roger Champault

27.95

69

2013  Pouilly Fumé   Domaine Treuillet

27.95

88

2011  Anjou Rouge   Domaine Ogereau

22.95

89

2012  Anjou Rouge  Chateau de la Roulerie  Philippe Germain

23.95

 94

2011  Anjou Rouge  ‘La Cerisaie’  Yves Guegniard

24.95

107

2012  Saumur Champigny    Domaine de Nerleux  Regis Neau

22.95

122

2011  Chinon   Beaumont  Pierre Breton

29.95

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

 

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2012  Anjou Blanc   Chenin des Rouilleres   Frederic Mabileau
Organic, floral orange blossom nose - delicious

25.95

3

2012  Saumur Blanc   Domaine de Nerleux   Régis Neau

Delightfully floral, honeyed nose, considerable fruit and long fresh finish.

19.50

4

2012  Anjou Blanc   Domaine Richou

Lovely freshness and minerality but nice weight and complexity.

27.95

7

2010  La Roche aux Moines    Claude Papin

Lovely steely minerality with a hint of honey and floral finish

32.95

8

2010  Saumur Blanc   ‘Les Commiers’   J P Chevallier
Lovely honey-tinged fruit with fresh citric finish – oak fermented

39.95

9

2010  Anjou Blanc  Les Pierres Girard  Yves Guegniard

Complex lime blossom floral nose long soft dried fruits and almond palate.

24.95

10

2006  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

32.95

12

2011  Savennières   Clos de Coulaine   Claude Papin

Delightful, full, dry white, with bags of ripe honeyed fruit.  Rich and complex.

27.95

13

2005  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

2012  Anjou Blanc    Château de la Roulerie  P Germain
Property acquired by Phillippe in 2004. Stunning concentration and freshness

25.95

41

2010  Anjou Blanc  ‘En Chenin’   Domaine Ogereau

Lovely floral nose. Full flavoured Chenin with very good balance. Vinified in large oak barrels and aged for 18 months on the lees.

25.95

17

2009  Anjou Blanc   Petit Prince  Christophe Daviau

Lovely floral fruity nose hints of peach and quince, nice elegance.

29.50

21

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

29.95

19

2010  Savennieres  ‘La Croix Picot’  Yves Guegniard

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

29.75

18

2010  Savennieres   Clos du Grand Beaupreau  Vincent Ogereau

Lovely honeyed minerality, ripe fruit and stunning length..

29.95

20

2010  Savennieres  Le Grand Beaupreau  Yves Guegniard 

Elegant honeyed richness, fresh finish and lovely complexity

29.95

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

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.

 

 

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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

2012  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Domaine du Verger  Pierre Luneau

Classic Muscadet with good fruit and pure zesty finish.

21.50

25

2011  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

2009  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Le ‘L’ d’Or  Luneau Papin
Lovely fruit and minerality – very good concentration

29.95

23

2005  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie    ‘Semper Excelsior’ Luneau
Small parcel of vines on soil of schiste and gneiss terroir, wonderful fruit

39.95

27

2011  Melon de Bourgogne  V.V Miss Terre  Domaine de la Senechaliere

New to the list, ripe exotic ‘Muscadet’ from Marc Presnot.

27.50

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

31

1995  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie  Le 'L' d'or  Luneau

Still wonderfully fresh with yeasty, citric fruit finish

45.95

37

1990  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie  Le 'L' d'or  Luneau

Rich and concentrated with good acidity and freshness. Stunning

47.95

 

TOURAINE – DRY WHITE

 

47

2012  Touraine Sauvignon   Vincent Roussely 

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

21.95

39

2011  Touraine Sauvignon ‘Esprit du Clos’   Vincent Roussely
Old vines , oak fermented, rich weighty Sauvignon   

25.95

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

33

2011  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

2012  Chinon Blanc   Domaine de la Noblaie   Jerome Billard
Hand picked , three passages, citrus white peach nose, fresh finish. Delightful

25.95

66

2010  Chenin Blanc   ‘La Port des Anges’    Domaine de la Noblaie   Jerome Billard
2 years in 500 litre barrels, malo fermentation – notes of honey chestnut and liquirce

39.95

54

1995  Vouvray Sec   Domaine Champalou

Attractive minerality with hints of freshly mown hay – lovely honeyed concentration

55.00

36

2012  Touraine Sauvignon  Le Haut Perron  Guy Allion

19.50

 

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.

 

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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

2012  Rose de Loire   Ogereau
Wonderful ripe fruit, dry with good length

19.50

81

2011  Cabernet D’Anjou  Domaine Richou

Full bodied rose with fresh finish and just a touch of sweetness.

24.95

82

2012  Sancerre Rose ‘Les Pierris’  Domaine  Roger Champault

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

27.95

 

NIVERNAIS - Wines from the upper reaches of the Loire

 

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

Tiny quantities available, round full and floral

26.95

62

2012  Sancerre  ‘La Vigne Blanche’  Domaine Henri Bourgeois

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

29.95

68

2010  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.

27,95

70

2011  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

2012  Sancerre Rouge  Les Pierris  Domaine Roger Champault

Attractive, lively Pinot Noir fruit 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

22.95

89

2012  Anjou Rouge  Chateau de la Roulerie  Philippe Germain

Attractive red fruits nose, ripe and well balanced with nice length.

23.95

90

2011  Anjou Gamay  Chateau Pierre-Bise   Claude Papin
Delightfully heavyweight concentrated Gamay with great length

23.95

92

2011  Anjou Village  Petra Alba   Christophe Daviou
100% Cabernet Franc from vines planted in clay limestone soil. Kept for 18 months in oak barrels.

29.95

93

2011  Anjou Gamay    Domaine Richou

Lovely fruity Gamay with good concentration serve cool in summer.

22.95

95

2011  Anjou Villages Brissac ‘Croix de Mission’  J.Y. Lebreton
90% Cabernet Sauvignon - candied red and black fruits nose – elegant liquorice palate

28.95

97

2009  Anjou Villages  VV  Domaine Richou

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Cabernet Franc. Aged 18 months before release – full and ripe with lots of concentration and long length.

35.95

98

2010  Anjou Villages VV  Domaine Richou

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50 % Cabernet Franc. Attractive red fruits, well balanced with good length.

29.95

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

29.95

100

2010  Anjou-Villages  ‘sur Spilite’    Claude Papin

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

23.95

101

2008  Anjou Villages  Rocca Nigra   Christophe Daviau
100% Cabernet Sauvignon, nose of black fruits and liquorice – full and soft

29.95

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. Fabulous vintage

26.50

107

2012  Saumur Champigny   Domaine de Nerleux   Regis Neau

Wonderful quaffing Champigny by the ever consistent Regis.

22.95

109

2011  Saumur Champigny   ‘Les Chatains’   Regis Neau

Old vines, wonderful concentration of exceptional ripe  fruit - Superb

27.50

111

2010  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

110

2012  Saumur Champigny  Terres Chaudes   Thierry Germain
Aged 6 months in oak, lovely finesse and complexity – showing well

35.95

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

2011  Chinon  Beaumont  Pierre Breton

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

29.95

129

2009   Chinon Les Picasses  Chateau Coulaine  Bonnaventure
Old vines, one hectare. 1/3 new oak. Organic since ’97. Long complex finish

39.95

133

2005  Chinon ‘Les Blanc Manteaux’ Domaine de la Noblaie
60 year old vines, 12 months in 50 litre oak barrels, lovely concentration

42.00

136

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

49.95

 

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

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

 

BOURGUEIL

 

165

2011  Bourgueil  Bonn’heure  Domaine de la Chevalerie

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

24.95

166

2012  Bourgueil  La Coudraye   Yannick Amirault
Fresh ripe fruit, organically grown  – easy drinking

29.95

167

2011  Bourgueil Racines   Frederic Mabileau
Malolatic fermentation in barrel, no filtration, hints of blackberry and oak, soft tannins

29.95

174

2007  Bourgueil   Les Quartiers   Yannick Amirault
40-50 year old vines on limestone slopes giving complex fruit and structure

35.95

178

2007  Bourgueil  La Petite Cave Yannick Amirault
On limestone soil – old vines, hand picked, low yields – fermented in oak vats

37.95

180

2009  Bourgueil  Cuvee V.V.  Lame Delisle Boucard

Nice elegance, red fruits and violets, soft tannins

27.95

 

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 Françaises’ Marionnet

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

2011 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.

 

 

302

2011  Coteaux du Layon  Rablay  ’Clos de la Girardiere’   Yves Gueguiard  (75 cl )

27.95

303

2011  Coteaux du Layon   Les Soucherie   Claude Papin [50cl]

29.50

304

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

32.95

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

1995  Coteaux de L’Aubance   Cuvee Grand Pierre  C Daviau (75cl)

55.00

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

1991  Coteaux du Layon   St Lambert   Domaine Ogereau (75cl)

45.00

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.

 

 

331

2011  Coteaux du Layon  Chaume   Domaine de la Bergerie   Yves Guegniard

39.95

332

2010  Quarts de Chaume   Claude Papin  (50cl)

45.95

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

349

1989 Vouvray Moelleux   Cuvée CC  Champalou

89.50

351

1990  Vouvray Moelleux   1er Trie Clos du Bourg

85.00

352

1989  Vouvray Moelleux   Le Mont 1er Trie

89.50

353

1959  Vouvray Moelleux   Le Haut Lieu

195.00

 

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

193

Saumur  Bulles de Roche  Thierry Germain & Michel Chevre

Fine bead, nice citric minerality, dry (zero dosage) finish.

32.95

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

2011  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 Pierris’ Champault

14.95

4A

2011  Pouilly Fumé   Domaine Treuillet   Sebastien Treuillet

15.35

6A

2012  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

10A

2010  Anjou Rouge   Domaine Ogereau

12.95

12A

2012  Chinon  Domaine de la Noblaie  J Billard 

13.95

13A

2010  Anjou Gamay   Domaine Richou  

12.95

15A

2012  Sancerre   ‘Les Oierris’   Champault

15.35

17A

2011  Saumur Champigny   Domaine de Nerleux   Régis Neau

12.95

18A

2011  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

25A

2005  Bourgueil Cuvee Prestige  Lame Delisle Boucard

23.95

26A

2002  St Nicolas de Bourgueil ‘Les Graviers’   J P Mabileau

19.50

 

CHAMPAGNE

 

51A

Bernard Robert  N.V Brut

21.95

 

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