Monte Verdi Chardonnay, Central Valley£12.50 250ml £4.50 175ml £3.50
A fresh, lemony style of Chardonnay with just a hint of oak from the 15% of the blend that is barrel fermented.
Recommended – Rogan Josh, Korma, light to medium dishes. Works well with chicken or fish.
Monte Verdi Sauvignon Blanc, Central Valley£12.50 250ml £4.50 175ml £3.50
Grapes from low yielding vines planted in cool Maule valley provide raw material for this crisp, zesty Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruit flavours.
Recommended – Coriander and ginger dishes.
Dry, lighter, more floral style with racy, balanced fruit.
Recommended – Milder dishes. Works well with fish and vegetables.
Etchart Privado Torrontes-Chardonnay, Salta£16.00
Cafayate produces, unquestionably, the finest examples of the aromatic, grapey Torrontes. This refreshing wine is 20% unoaked Chardonnay to broaden and round the palate.
Recommended – Garlic and onion dishes, mild to medium heat.
Boschendal Chenin Blanc, Coastal Region£17.00
South Africa 14.5%
30 year old vines produce this excellent concentration of flavours. Well balanced with exotic mango and honey aromas on the nose and tropical fruits with hints of nuts and honey on the palate.
Recommended – Try this with Tandoori.
Torres Vina Esmeralda, Catalunya £18.00
The use of the aromatic Muscat with the spicy Gewurztraminer produces a wine which is both floral and fragrant while at the same time retaining a crisp, elegant palate.
Recommended – Grilled or BBQ chicken, pork, vegetables and fish.
Nobilo Southern Rivers Sauvignon Blanc, East Coast £20.00
New Zealand 13%
A fresh grassy gooseberry Sauvignon Blanc from the East Coast region. Cool fermented in stainless steel and bottled early to maintain the freshness and fruit. Gold medal winner.
Recommended – Grilled white meats, fish and mild to medium dishes.
Chablis Gloire de Chablis, J Moreau et Fils£22.00
Bone dry white Burgundy from Chablis’ most famous house. Classic Chablis flintiness with oak ageing. A regular gold medal winner at prestigious competitions, confirming the consistently high quality of this wine.
Recommended – Great with white meats in rich creamy sauces.
Monte Verde Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Valley£12.50 250ml £4.50 175ml £3.50
A vibrant coloured Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon full of up-front blackcurrant fruit flavours and ripe tannins.
Recommended – Strong robust foods. Meat and spice etc…
Berri Estates Shiraz, SE Australia£14.50 250ml £5.00 175ml £4.00
This spicy, fruity Shiraz is sourced mainly from Riverland and Sunraysia. The palate shows excellent varietal typicity with dark berry flacours and juicy, soft tannins mingled with a light touch of oak on the finish.
Recommended – Loves meat, garlic, coriander and rich sauces.
Etchart Privado Malbec, Valle de Cafayate£16.00
A rich yet soft and juicy example of what many regard as Argentina’s most successful red grape. Aged for 6 months in oak, aroma of ripe damson and vanilla. A crowd pleasing wine with plenty of ripe fruit.
Recommended – Grilled, spiced meat.