New Wines & Old Favourites
We’ve updated our Spring/Summer Wine List and really grown the collection this year. In the whites, our changes include an upgrade to the ever popular Pinot Grigio (and for the same price as previous). We’ve introduced a quality Bourgogne Aligote from a smallish 30 acre vineyard in the Cote Clhallonais. It’s perfect with seafood which is always on our menu.
We’ve also introduced a new French sparkling wine, which is a great alternative to Prosecco. Our Domaine Rosier has been awarded into the Top 100 Sud de France for Cuvée Ma Maison Blanquette de Limoux Brut 2017. This means that the wine will be shown at The London Wine Fair next month. The Civitas Pecorino is “Demeter” registered as bio-dynamic. Bio-dynamic agriculture is a form of alternative agriculture very similar to organic farming, but it includes various esoteric concepts drawn from the ideas of Rudolf Steiner (1861–1925). Initially developed in 1924, it was the first of the organic agriculture movements. It treats soil fertility, plant growth, and livestock care as ecologically interrelated tasks, emphasizing spiritual and mystical perspectives.
The Rioja Azabache Crianza returns to our list this spring. This wine has spent 12 months in American Oak barrels and 6 months in bottle before its released to us. It is therefore a pre-matured ripe and ready glass of Tempranillo from Rioja which is in the sub-alpine region of Northern Spain at 500 metres above sea level.
Finally the ever popular Boatman’s Drift Cabernet Sauvignon (and yes it really is a cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc Merlot blend is shipped in flexi-tank method (a shipping container sized bag in the box) and bottled in the UK saving packaging being shipped around the world unnecessarily. It also helps to recycle the UK glass mountain as a result.
Did you know that all but one of our wines are suitable for vegans (and vegetarians)! The odd one out is the Macon which still uses the traditional casein or milk protein in the fining process. Furthermore, no animal testing has been used to produce our wines. We have ten wines by the glass so you can be sure to match your grape to your dish.
Don’t forget you can claim your 20% discount each time you use your Carlton Club card.