Spring News from the GrapeVine

By Joe Taylor our Sommelier

Some recent additions to our wine list

new wine spring 2014

Bourgogne Chardonnay 2012 12.5% Stephane Brocard:  A classic unoaked chardonnary from Burgundy with orchard scents of white fruit and citrus blossom.  Excellent with Grilled Fish

Cassis 2011 13% Clos St Magdeleine, Provence:  Aromas of wild herbs and a whiff of provincial pine with a citrus palate.  Ideal with Shellfish

Grunër Veltliner Peter Schweiger  2012 12.5% Kamptal, Austria:  An elegant Austrian wine made from 100%  Grunër Veltliner grapes.  Classic spicy mineral flavours tempered with upfront stone fruit character  goes well with Sea Bass or Dover Sole or seared Scallops

Sauska Furmint 2012 13% Tokaj, Hegyalja, Hungary:  intense aromas of peach, blood orange and herbs.  Full leading to a crisp, dry finish.  Great with rich fish such as Dover Sole or dishes with creamy sauce such as Brill with Sorrel Sauce

Vinho Verde 2012 11% Felgueiras, Portugal: Light and refreshing with aromas of apple and grapefruit and a slight spritz.  Ideal with grilled Sardines, Mackerel or Gambas

Tokaji Late Harvest Cuvée  10.5% Tokaj, Hungary  Light and well-balanced with lemon and oriental spices.  Rich on the palate with wonderful acidity.  Good with vanilla pannacotta with rhubarb compote, and other sweets.