Sparkle & Champagne

 

1. Prosecco, Cuvee Ora, Casa Defra £22.50 Spumante, Italy. Spumante simply means wine with bubbles at full pressure, not too gassy but longer lasting.

 

2. Pinot Noir Rosé, Brut Nature, £22.50 Cono Sur, Chile. Beautiful cool climate sparkling rosé made from the Champagne grape, Pinot Noir.

 

4. Raboso Rosé, Frizzante, £18.50 Casa Defra, Italy. Made in Prosecco by a Prosecco producer but can’t be called Prosecco because it’s pink!

 

5. Magenta, Brut Epernay, Champagne. £34.00 Blanc de Blanc in style this soft and delicate fizz makes for the perfect aperitif.

 

8. Pol Roger, Brut Epernay, Champagne. £53.00 Winston Churchill’s favourite Champagne. Try it, it will probably become yours too!

 

9. Moet et Chandon, Epernay, Champagne, £145.00 Cuvee Dom Perignon, 2000/02. They say it’s for Footballers and WAGS only, treat yourself, you know you want to!

 

10. Louis Roederer, Cristal, Brut, £225.00 Champagne. As drunk by pop stars, rap stars and Hollywood celebs. When Puff Daddy is in town - there’s only one drink - Cristal. The finest expression of Champagne there is - in its trade mark clear bottle.

 

In The Pink

 

11. Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon-Pinot Noir, £17.50 Rosé, Cornellana, Chile. Three popular red grapes combine to “put a fruit salad in a glass”. There is so much fruit it offers a sweetness but with a clean dry finish.

 

13. Pinot Grigio, Rosé, £18.00 Carlo Damiani, Italy. For those wanting a drier style, this delicate pink is perfect.

 

Pinot Grigio, Romato, £32.00 Specogna, Italy. Romato translates to coppery and that’s what Pinot Grigio is, a coppery hued grape. A gentle pressing gives the most delicate of pinks, this is Pinot Grigio but not as you know it!

By The Glass 175ml 250ml

 

White

 

21. Sauvignon Blanc, Chile. £4.50 £6.15

26. Sauvignon Blanc, NZ. £5.50 £7.80

22. Pinot Grigio, Italy. £4.50 £6.15

30. Chardonnay, Chile. £4.50 £6.15

31. Cataratto, Sicily, Italy. £3.95 £5.50

24. Rioja Blanco, Spain. £4.60 £6.20

 

Red

 

50. Primitivo-Sangiovese, Italy. £3.95 £5.50

52. Pinot Noir, Chile. £4.70 £6.70

53. Merlot, Chile. £4.50 £6.15

58. Shiraz, Australia. £4.60 £6.40

66. Cabernet Shiraz, Australia. £4.80 £7.00

68. Rioja Reserva, Spain. £6.35 £8.75

 

Pink

 

11. Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile. £4.50 £6.15

13. Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Italy. £4.60 £6.40

 

Sparkling

 

1. Prosecco, Italy 125ml £4.15

2. Pinot Noir, Rosé, Chile. 125ml £4.15

 

Dessert Wine

 

Moscatel de Setübal, Bacalhoa 50ml £2.50 Candied fruits and orange peel - almost Christmas pudding in a glass. A delightful accompaniment to any one of our desserts.

Muskadel, Nuy Winery, South Africa 50ml £2.75 A red dessert wine that is full of flavour, perfectly balanced and is great with any fruit based dessert.

 

Port

 

Ramos Pinto Collector, Vintage Character. 50ml £3.00 There are too many commercial Port Houses around , who have sold their soul. Here at The Norfolk Arms we have chosen wisely with Ramos Pinto, who produce Port of considerable note.

Ramos Pinto, Quinta da Ervamoira. 50ml £4.00 Great with cheese, great with chocolate, great on its own - a great 10 year old Tawny Port.

Whites

 

Crisp & Dry

 

21. Sauvignon Blanc, Cachapoal Valley, £17.50 Cornellana, Chile. Fuller and richer than most Sauvignon, so whilst dry it is not too acidic.

 

22. Pinot Grigio, IGT, Italy, £17.50

Not too dry with a very gentle hint of spice, which makes this wine very popular.

 

24. Rioja Blanco, Otanal, Bodegas Olarra. £18.00 White Rioja? - and why ever not! Flavoursome white, dry, full bodied but low on acidity.

 

26. Sauvignon Blanc, Mount Vernon, £23.00 Marlborough, New Zealand. Out of 14,000 wines tasted, Decanter magazine awarded 32 wines an international trophy with Mount Vernon being awarded the International Sauvignon Blanc trophy - wow! Tropical fruits - gooseberries - herbaceous - classic Kiwi Sauvignon.

 

27. Muscadet de Sévre et Maine, £28.50 Domaine Louis Métaireau, France. This isn’t a throw-back to the late eighties! Muscadet is a great food wine. Perfect with any shell fish dish and for anybody wanting a bone dry wine with flavour.

 

28. Chenin Blanc, The Francophile, £24.50 The Liberator, South Africa. The “Cape Crusader” Rick, a Master of Wine, liberates parcels of wine from some of the finest estates in the Cape. This wine from Demorgenzon, the foremost Chenin Blanc producer in South Africa, is rich and fat with good fruit structure and perfectly balanced.

 

29. Sauvignon Blanc, Cloudy Bay, £34.00 Marlborough, New Zealand. We think you might already know this one!

 

Medium, Aromatic & Floral

 

30. Chardonnay, Oak-free, Cachapoal Valley £17.50 Cornellana, Chile. No oak flavours, simply overflows with fruit.

 

31. Cataratto, ICT, Palazzo del mare, Italy. £15.50 Native to Sicily this grape produces rich, flavoursome wines with tropical fruit characteristics.

 

34. Pinot Gris, Lawson’s Dry Hills, £30.00 Marlborough, New Zealand. There is Pinot Grigio and then there is Pinot Gris! With a fatness and richness, this wine just brims with aromatic flavours and has so much going on.

35. Albariño, Zios, Rias Baixas, Spain £31.50 Albariño is made for Sauvignon Blanc lovers who want a little more. Great as an aperitif or as the perfect accompaniment to fish. Apricots, ripe fruits and slightly aromatic.

 

36. Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Episode 4, £26.50 The Liberator, South Africa. Another spot of Liberation going on. The Semillon adds a structureand fatness to this classic blend of grapes normally associated with white Bordeaux. Ask Ben or Mark about the pie story.

 

38. Gewurtztraminer-Riesling, Willowglen £18.00 As declared on the label, this is a medium wine. The Traminer grape adds a little spice to the fruitier Riesling.

 

Classic & Complex Wines

 

40. Sancerre, Domaine Pierre et Alain Dezat, £34.00 The classic version of French Sauvignon Blanc. Dry, herbaceous and wonderfully crisp.

 

42. Chablis, Domaine Séguinot-Bordet, 2012 £29.50 France. 7th Generation Chablis growers, needless to say they must be doing something right. Chardonnay in its purest form - no oak - stone fruits and minerally.

 

43. Chardonnay, Cape Chamonix, £33.00 Franschoeck, South Africa. Under winemaker Gottfried Mocke, Chamonix was awarded South African winery of the year in the influential John Platters wine guide, beating over 5000 wineries. This is awesome Chardonnay with wonderfully integrated new oak from the finest French barrels. Think Meursault, very good Meusault.

 

45. Pinot Grigio, Romato, Specogana. Italy. £32.00 Romato translates to coppery and thats what Pinot Grigio is, a coppery hued grape. A gentle pressing gives the most delicate of pinks, this is Pinot Grigio, but not as you know it!

 

47. Chablis Premier Cru, Les Vaillons, £38.00 Domaine Billaud-Simon. Billaud-Simon are purists. This wine has no oak, allowing the fruit to show in its classic form. It is rich, flavoursome and really justifies its 1er Cru status.

Reds

 

Lighter, Easy Drinking

 

50. Primitivo-Sangiovese, IGT, Puglia, £15.50 Bella Modella. The Primitivo grape, related to the American Zinfandel, blended with Sangiovese, the grape that makes Chianti. Resulting in a flavoursome easy going wine.

 

52. Pinot Noir, los Ganos, Central Valley, £19.00 Cono sur. The geese, Los ganos, are a natural pesticide which scare pests and other birds away from the cono sur vin yards. Not a heavy wine butenjoyably fruitier than its French counterparts.

 

53. Merlot, Cachappoal valley, £17.50Quinta Las Cabras. For merlot, think mellow! This grape is very low in tannins which makes it soft and easy to drink.

 

55. Pinot Noir, Lawson’s Dry Hills, £27.50 Marlborough, New Zealand. Classic Pinot Noir - lots of soft delicate strawberry fruit and subtle oak. If this was in Burgundy it would be expensive, a lot moreexpensive.

 

58. Shiraz, de Bortoli, Sacred Hill, Australia. £18.00

Good shiraz should have a balance between fruit & spice. This is a good Shiraz!

 

Fuller, Fatter Reds

 

61. Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve, Old Vines, £19.50 La sanglier de la de la Montagne, Vin de Pays d’Oc. The French fight back! To regain popularity they have to excel and this wine from old vines does just that!

 

63. Mourvedre/Syrah, Episode 3, £28.00 The Bandolier, The Liberator, South Africa. Classic Rhône style blend with good structure and spice. Young gun winemaking at its best!

 

64. Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso, £27.50 Corte Giara, Italy. Sometimes referred to as a “baby Amarone”, it is a little lighter in style with the Ripasso part adding concentration and ripeness offruit.

 

65. Carlos Reynolds, Alentejo, Portugal. £23.50 A seriously impressive wine for its money – lots of barrel ageing and the maturity it deserves. Think Reserva Rioja with richer fruit.

66. Cabernet-Shiraz, GB51, Australia. £20.00 The blackberry fruit of the Cabernet blend well with the spiciness of the Shiraz making a very characterful wine.

 

67. Malbec, Lujan de cuyo, Mendoza, £23.50 Anubis, Argentina. The ever increasingly popular Malbec grape is shown at its best here, think good merlot with chocolate!

 

68. Rioja Reserva, Finca Manzanos, Spain! £25.50 Barrel and bottle aged before release, as all reserva’s have to be, resulting in a mellow softer wine with great flavour !

 

Classic and Complex

 

70. Shiraz, Old Vine, Grant Burge, £42.00 Barossa Valley, Australia. Gnarled old vines produce a few bunches of amazingly concentrated flavour, throw in a splash of spice and a dusting of pepper and you have the perfect Shiraz.

 

72. Chianti Classico, Panzano, Fontodi. £33.50 Not your normal “wicker basket” Chianti here, instead this is a wine from a notable producer and from the best district in the region.

 

73. Château Roc de Candale, Grand Cru, £34.00 Saint-Émilion, 2006. Elegant Saint-Émilion.This is the Merlot grape at its best.

 

75. Pinotage, Greywacke, £36.50 Cape Chamonix, Franschhoeck, South Africa. Pinotage, but not like you know it! Sun dried grapes in an Amarone style provide richness of fruit and concentration with hints of smoked oak and delightful spice.

 

77. Cote de Nuits Villages, £40.00 Domaine Jean Marc Millot, 2008. Jean Marc Millot is a Burgundy producer of considerable note famed for his Echezeaux. This is classic, mature Pinot Noir made by him at a fraction of the price but with a lot of class.

 

78. Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Télégramme, £44.00 Domainede Vieux Télégraphe, 2008. Vieux Telegraphe is an iconic producer of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This is great drinking with a nice bit of maturity.

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