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THE RSJ WINE LIST – August 2015

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 sparkler, the Cremant de Loire from Amelie  & Regis Neau. The white house selection is a ripe organic Chenin Blanc from Dominique Tessier. The red is a soft juicy Gamay from Vincent. The delightful dry rose is from the Domaine Passavant.

 

 

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2014  Saumur Blanc  Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers   Dominique Tessier

19.75

189

2014  Touraine GamayCanaille   Domaine Roussely   Vincent Roussely

19.75

190

Cremant de Loire  Domaine de Nerleux   Regus Neau

25.95

80

2014  Rose de Loire Chateau Passavant   David Lacomte & Francois David

22.50

 

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.

6

2014  Anjou Blanc   Chateau de Passavant  Olivier Lecomte & Francois David

23.95

24

2013  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur  Le   Pierre Luneau

21.50

34

2012  Vouvray Sec  Domaine Champalou

27.50

39

2013  Sauvignon  ‘Esprit du Clos   Vincent Roussely

25.95

47

2014  Touraine Sauvignon Blanc  Domaine Roussely   Vincent Roussely

22.95

61

2014  Reuilly Blanc  ‘Les Lignis   Les Desmoiselles Tatin

25.95

62

2014  Sancerre ‘Les Pierris   Domaine Roger Champault

28.95

69

2014  Pouilly Fumé   Domaine Treuillet

29.50

88

2012  Anjou Rouge  Domaine Ogereau   Vincent Ogereau

23.95

91

2012  Anjou Cabernet Sauvignon   Frederic Mabileau

24.95

94

2012  Anjou Rouge  La Cerisaie   Yves Guegniard

24.95

95

2013  Anjou Villages  ‘Croix de Mission’  Domaine des Rochelles

28.95

124

2013  Chinon   Domaine de la Noblaie  Jerome Billard

24.95

125

2011  Chinon  ‘ Les Chiens- Chiens   Jerome Billard

26.95

153

2014  St Nicolas de Bourgueil  Les Rouilleres   Frederic Mabileau

26.50

188

2011  Touraine Rouge  Anthologie du Clos   Vincent Roussely

23.50

 

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 LOIRE WHITE 

 

ANJOU - SAUMUR DRY WHITE

 

1

2013  Saumur Blanc   Domaine des Hauts de Sanziers   D Tessier
Organic ( Terra Vitis) lovely golden hue, delightful fruit and freshness

19.75

2

2014  Chenin des Rouilleres   Frederic Mabileau
Very low yields – organic – floral orange blossom nose with lovely concentration

25.95

4

2012  Anjou Blanc   Domaine Richou

Lovely freshness and minerality but nice weight and complexity.

27.95

6

2014  Anjou Blanc  Chateau de Passavant
Ripe honeyed nose, exotic fruit long mineral finish.

23.95

7

2012  La Roche aux Moines    Claude Papin

Lovely steely minerality with a hint of honey and floral finish

32.95

10

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

35.95

11

2010  Saumur Blanc   Chenin du Puy   Frederic Mabileau
1 hectare of 45 year old vines, 50% barrel fermentation – exotic fruits with fresh finish

32.50

13

2011  Anjour Blanc   Petit Prince  Domaine de Bablut  Christophe Daviau

Organic, hand picked with floral hints of apricot and peach

27.50

14

2010  Saumur Blanc   Château de Villeneuve   J.P. Chevalier

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

27.95

15

2012  Saumur Blanc   Les Loups Blancs   Regis Neau

Lovely oak vinified golden white with exotic quince and apricot nose

29.95

16

2012  Savennieres  La Roche aux Moines  M. Laroche

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

35.95

17

2012  Savennieres  Clos Le Grand Beaupreau   Yves Guegniard
Elegant honeyed richness, fresh finish and lovely complexity

29.95

18

2012  Savennieres  Clos Le Grand Beaupreau   Vincent Ogereau
Lovely honeyed minerality, ripe fruit and stunning length.

29.95

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

 

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

2013  Folle Blanche du Pays   Domaine du Verger   Luneau-Papin
100% Folle Blanche (Gros Plant) on light stony
schist in Vallet – lovely fruit and freshness

21.50

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

2013  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

28

2010  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Semper  Excelsior’ Luneau

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

39.95

29

2002  Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine sur lie   Le 'L' d'Or  Luneau

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

45.95

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

2014  Touraine Sauvignon  ‘Le Clos   Vincent Roussely 

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

22.95

32

2013  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

2013  Touraine Sauvignon   'Esprit du Clos'   Vincent Roussely
Old vines, oak fermented, rich weighty sauvignon

25.95

33

2013  Vouvray Sec   La Dilettante   Pierre Breton

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

29.50

34

2013  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

2011  Vouvray  Clos du Portail   Domaine Champalou

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

35.95

40

2014  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

56

2011  Montlouis  ‘Les Choisilles   Francois Chidaine
Assemblage from several sites, concentrated citrus fruit nose, fine white peach and herby palate. Wonderful

39.95

 

VOUVRAY MONTLOUIS DEMI-SEC

 

43

2013  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

52.95

76

2002 Vouvray demi-sec   Le Mont  Huet

54.95

75

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

69.50

55

1971  Vouvray demi-sec   Le Haut Lieu   Huet

79.50

50

1959  Vouvray demi-sec  Le Haut Lieu   Huet

149.00

45

1989  Montlouis   Vendange Tardive   Berger

69.95

 

LOIRE ROSÉ

 

80

2014  Chateau Passavant    David  Lacomte & Frncois David
Attractive dry fruity rose with good length and flavour

22.50

81

2014  Chinon  Goutte de Rose’   Domaine de la Noblaie   Jerome Billard

Delightful ripe dry rose with real elegance

24.50

82

2013  Sancerre Rose ‘Les Baronnes  Domaine  Henri Bourgeois

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

29.95

 

NIVERNAIS - Wines from the upper reaches of the Loire

 

57

2013  Menetou Salon ‘Clos de la Cure’ Domaine Roger Champault

Tiny quantities available, round full and floral

26.95

60

2013  Quincy   Domaine des Ballandors   Jean Tatin
30% old vines, 60% 20 year old vines – lively, elegant Sauvignon with richness and hints of grape fruit

27.50

61

2014  Reuilly Blanc ‘ Les Lignis  Les Desmoiselles  Tatin 

Attractive floral Sauvignon with nice length and balance

25.95

62

2014  Sancerre  ‘La Vigne Blanche’  Domaine Henri Bourgeois

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

28.95

68

2012  Menetou Salon  Clos des Blanchais    Domaine Henri Pelle

Wonderful purity, elegance and richness – benchmark Sauvignon

35.95

69

2014  Pouilly Fumé   Domaine Treuillet

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

29.50

70

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

39.95

71

2012  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

 

NIVERNAIS RED

 

74

2013  Reuilly Rouge  ‘La Commanderie  Les Desmoiselles  Tatin

Lovely fragrant spicy Pinot Noir – fresh red fruits finish

227.50

77

2013  Sancerre Rouge  'Les Pierris'  Domaine Roger Champault

Attractive lively Pinot Noir with good concentration.

28.95

78

2012  Sancerre Rouge  ‘Cote de Champtin  Domaine  Roger Champault

Deep dark red fruits aroma, aged in oak.

37.50

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 LOIRE RED 

 

ANJOU/SAUMUR RED

 

86

1999  Anjou Villages   ‘Sur Spilite   Claude Papin
Wonderful, mature Cabernet Franc. Dark fruits and toasted almonds

42.00

87

2014  Saumur Rouge   Domaine des Hauts de Sanzier   D Tessier
Viticulture
raisonnée – soft well structured fruit, Silver medal Paris

21.50

88

2012  Anjou Rouge  Domaine Ogereau   Vincent Ogereau
Delicious ripe fruit – easy drinking – classic Cabernet Franc

23.95

89

2008  Anjou Villages   Domaine Ogereau

Delightful mature Cabernet Franc with good length.

30.00

90

2013  Anjou Gamay 'Sur Spilite'   Claude Papin
Full ripe concentrated Gamay with considerable complexity

24.95

91

2012  Anjou Rouge   Domaine Frederick Mabileau
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 1 hectare,sand and gravel. Organic, soft and ripe

24.95

92

2011  Anjou Villages  Brissac   Petra Alba  Domaine de Bablut   C Daviau
From limestone terroir – fruity powerful red, fine structure and finesse

29.95

93

2012  Anjou Gamay   Le Champ de la Pierre  Domaine Richou

Organically made Gamay – floral and spicy with lovely concentration

27.95

94

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

24.95

95

2013 Anjou Villages  Croix de Mission   Domaine des Rochelles
30 year old vines planted in red schiste – lovely weight of soft fruit

28.95

96

2012 Anjou Villages   Breton   Domaine des Rochelles
80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon – red fruits with hint of spice

25.95

97

2010  Anjou Villages  VV  Domaine Richou

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

35.95

98

2009  Anjou Villages   Domaine Ogereau

Rich and full spicy fruit with great concentration from a wonderful year.

32.50

99

2011  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

101

1997  Anjou Villages  Clos de Coulaine    Claude Papin
Wonderful vintage – lovely vibrant fruit – drinking superbly 

47.95

102

2011  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

2011  Anjou Villages  Domaines Ogereau
Long and powerful, black fruits, spicy and animal

27.95

106

2013  Saumur Champigny   Domaine des Roches Neuves   T. Germain

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

26.50

107

2014  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

110

2011  Saumur Champigny  Marginale  Thierry Germain

Thierry’s top cuvee- wonderful fruit and concentration with hints of oak

49.95

111

2011  Saumur Champigny   Château de Villeneuve   J.P. Chevalier

Lovely ripe, juicy fruit with fine balance. Delicious

29.95

112

2002 Saumur Champigny   Chateau de Chaintres

Lovely elegant vintage – sweet fruit and soft tannins

35.95

113

2011 Saumur Champigny   Cuvee V.V.   Chateau de Villeneuve  J.P. Chevalier

Vinified in 50 litretonnes’ of 2 and 3 yr old. Lovely concentration and dark fruit concentration

37.95

115

1997  Saumur Champigny  Marginale’Domaine des Roche Neuves   Germain
Much overlooked vintage producing soft reds drinking superbly. Fully mature

55.00

118

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

55.00

119

2010  Saumur Champigny  Le Grand Clos  J.P. Chevalier
Wonderful concentrated  black fruit nose, rich, ripe toasty palate

45.00

121

2011  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

2013  Chinon  Domaine de la Noblaie   Jerome Billard
Wonderful red fruits nose – fresh round and fruity

24.95

125

2013  Chinon  ‘Les Chiens Ch Jerome Billard
Ripe and fruity with hints of spice. Vinified partially in oak and stainless steel.

26.95

126

2012  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

37.95

130

2012  Chinon  ‘Pierre de Tuf   James Billard
Lovely ripe black fruits nose – plump and structured mouth

29.95

131

1989  Chinon Domaine de la Noblaie   James Billard

One of the great Loire vintages. Wonderful mature example recently released

59.95

133

2000  Chinon  Domaine de la Perriere  C Baudry

Little seen vintage these days lovely ripe fruit with soft tannins

42.95

134

1990   Chinon  Domaine de la Perriere  C. Baudry

Offically Christophe’s first vintage. Elegant red fruits nose, ready to drink.

52.00

 

SAINT NICOLAS DE BOURGUEIL

 

152

2013  St. Nicolas de Bourgueil  La Source   Yannick Amirault
Ripe juicy fruit aged in old oak for short period

29.50

153

2014  St Nicolas de Bourgueil   ‘ Les Rouilleres   Frederic Mabileau

Lovely ripe fruit with good concentration and length – organic

26.50

158

2012  St Nicolas de Bourgueil  Coutures   Frederic Mabileau

Made from vines over 40 years old – 9 months in oak. Ripe fruit balanced with soft tannins

31.50

 

BOURGUEIL

 

165

2012  Bourgueil  Diptyque  Domaine de la Chevalerie

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

24.95

166

2013  Bourgueil  ‘La Coudraye   Yannick Amirault

Made from old vines, lovely spicy fruit with good concentration and length

32.50

167

2013  Bourgueil  Racines    Frederic  Mabileau

Malo in barrel, no filtration. Hints of blackberry and oak. Soft tannins

29.95

173

2012  Bourgueil  Vielles Vignes  Lame  Delisle Boucard

Long established domaine still producing excellent quality wines

29.50

174

2011  Bourgueil  Les Quartiers  Y. Amirault

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

39.95

175

2008  Bourgueil  Cuvee Prestige  Lame  Delisle Boucard

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

32.50

 

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

2013  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

 

186

2012  Touraine Gamay   Vigne FrançaisesMarionnet

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

29.95

188

2011  Touraine Rouge  Anthologie du Clos  Vincent Roussely
Old parcel of Cabernet, Gamay and Cot, handpicked, matured I French oak barrels

23.50

189

2014 Touraine Gamay   Vincent Roussely
A Gamay with real weight and zest – wonderful drink all year round

19.75

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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.

 

 

301

2013  Coteaux du Layon  Domaine Ogereau

27.95

303

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

35.95

305

2010  Coteaux de l'Aubance Les Trois Schistes Domaine de Montgilet V.Lebreton

32.95

310

2001  Coteaux de L’Aubance  Ambre Roche des Rochelles  Lebreton

59.50

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

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.

 

 

334

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

90.00

337

1985  Bonnezeaux   Château de Fesles   Boivin (75cl)

95.00

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   Cuvee CC. Champalou

79.50

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

26.95

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 Bernard Robert Brut
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

2013  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

2011  Château Penin Grand Selection P. Carteyron

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

28.50

 

 

CAHORS

 

228

2011  Mas del Perie  ‘Les Acacias’  Faban Jouves

Hand picked. Fermented in barrels of 1-2 yrs old and foudres for 22 months. Black fruits, spicey, elegant oakey nose

37.95

 

 

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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

2013  Saumur Blanc  Domaine de Nerleux, Regis & Amelie Neau

12.95

2A

2013  Quincy  Domaine des Ballandors

15.95

3A

2013  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

 

RED LOIRE

 

9A

2011  Anjou Rouge  Chateau de la Roulerie  Ph. Germain

12.95

12A

2013  Chinon  Domaine de la Noblaie  J Billard 

13.95

15A

2013  Sancerre Rouge  ‘Les Oierris   Champault

15.35

17A

2013  Saumur Champigny   Domaine de Nerleux   Régis Neau

12.95

18A

2013  St Nicolas de Bourgueil  Les Rouillères   Frederic Mabileau

13.50

21A

2013  Saumur Champigny  Les Chatains  Regis Neau

14.95

22A

2010  Bourgueil Cuvee Prestige Lame Delisle  Boucard

16.95

24A

2008  Bourgueil Cuvee Prestige  Lame Delisle Boucard

17.95

 

CHAMPAGNE

 

51A

Bernard Robert  N.V Brut

21.95

 

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