Wine List

Manor House Wine List

CHAMPAGNE & SPARKLING WINE

12 M. Maillart Brut NV Premier Cru £39.00
½ bottle £27.00
The high percentage of Pinot Noir lends elegance and finesse with the Chardonnay contributing to weight, fruit and sheer refinement. Bottle age, breeding and balance are combined to produce the most beautiful Champagne. M. Maillart Brut NV Premier Cru
116 Louis Roederer Brut Premier £59.00
The outstanding quality and elegance of Louis Roederer Champagne are the result of two centuries of dedication to making only the finest wines. Louis Roederer controls every stage of the elaborate process of making champagne, including owning and managing the vineyards. This champagne is rich, soft, elegant and creamy with wonderful biscuity finish. Louis Roederer Brut Premier
130 Cava Castell Llord Brut NV £19.50
Soft, creamy sparkler from Northern Spain, with zesty fresh fruit and a wonderfully clean, dry finish. Cava Castell Llord Brut NV
117 Dom Perignon 2003 £149.00
Dom Perignon is famed for inventing Champagne in the 17th Century in the cellars of Hautvillers Abbey. He now lends his name to the ultimate in luxury Champagne.



WHITE WINES

Chardonnay

The greatest dry white wine grape in the world, this classic variety is responsible for producing the best white Burgundies and is one of the three major grape types used in the production of Champagne. Its flavour ranges from the classic, flinty pure clean flavours of Chablis to the other end of the scale – the new world Chardonnay – rich, buttery vanilla, oaky flavours

226 Macia Batle Blanc de Blanc 2012, Majorca, Spain £32.00
Pale yellow in colour with flavours of green apple, banana and ripe pinaple this lovely Blend of Prensal grapes and Chardonnay from sun drenched Majorca is particularly good with salads, soft cheeses and seafood
231 Chablis, Domaine du Colombier 2011 Burgundy, France £33.00
½ bottle £22.50
A perfect example of what can be done in the region. It is a pure and authentic wine vinified and aged in stainless steel tanks to retain all its freshness and mineral character.
438 Mersault, Domaine du Pavillion £49.00
Burgandy, France
Rich and buttery with toasted hazelnut and ripe fruit flavours.
441 Chardonnay, Cakebread Cellars 2009, Napa Valley, California £64.00
A glorious, graceful, full-bodied California star

Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most fashionable grapes on wine lists from San Francisco to South Kensington – this is certainly a cool, cool grape both in ethos and in the temperature at which it must be enjoyed.A very aromatic grape producing a dry but rich fruit dominated wine with flavours reminiscent of green apples, gooseberries, cut grass and lychees.

241 Sauvignon Blanc, Las Condes Chile £15.50
Fresh clean and crisp with hintas of tropical and citrus fruits. A deleicous aperitif wine but drinks well with seafood dishes.
250 Sauvignon Blanc, Francesca Bay Marlborough, New Zealand 2013 £23.50
Rich aromatics and flavours displaying gooseberries, grapefruits, lemons & limes. Lush, fat and plump, this wine is also precise & pure…...it bastes the palate with its copious fruit ……superb
260 Pouilly Fume Patrice Moreaux, Loire 2011 £29.00
Monsieur and Madame Brochard make wine near Chavignol (also famous for goat’s cheese). Their Sancerre is beautifully crisp and lively on the palate with aromas of green fruit and cut grass. Made from Sauvignon Blanc grapes it has a long lasting flavour and is one of the great partners to seafood dishes.

Chenin Blanc

Chenin Blanc is a magical grape in its Loire homeland – producing some of the world’s best sweet wines and some exceptional dry white wines. It is one of the few grapes that undergoes a complete personality change on leaving France with more honeydew melon character specifically associated with South Africa – compared to the strongly scented, searingly tart French prototypes made in appellations such as Vouvray and Coteaux du Layon. Fresh, clean zesty with elegant fruit: melons, lemons and lychees

332 Dewaal Chenin Blanc 2010 South Africa £15.00
Deliciouse, fresh wine, with a hint of juicy ripe peaches and honeydew melon flavours. Full silky texteue and dry finish
324 Vouvray Pierre Brevin, Loire, France 2007 £25.00
This beautifully balanced white wine from France’s Loire Valley is harmonious and delicately sweet with flavors of green apple and honey

Chenin Blanc

166 Lugana San Benedetto 2012, Lake Garda, Italy £29.00
From the Italian Wine Producer of the Year on the shores of Lake Garda this is a hugely versatile wine. Crisp and fruity yet complex. The palate is round and generous with a very long finish. If your first choice is Pinot Grigio, try this for a change. An elegant wine made from the Trebbiano grape to accompany appetisers and fish.

Pinot Gris/Grigio

A versatile variety capable of producing light dry wines such as those at Northern Italy through to much fuller more serious wines like those of Alsace which demand heavier cuisine like pâtés, terrines and pork or ham dishes.

340 Pinot Grigio La Casada, Italy 2012 £16.00

Riesling

A classic grape variety known for making some of the finest and longest living wines.

436 Riesling Siegel Mosel £24.00

Viognier

One of the worlds most elusive grape varieties and so imaginative in flavour – home to the hallowed soil of Condrieu – this example is beautifully made in the south of France and exhibits a soft and richly rounded white, with a hint of spice and a seductive floral style.

431 Viognier , Domain de Rebaute 2011 £19.50
The elusive Voigner grape variety gives a wonderful perfumed, subtle wine with a peachy apricot character. This fine example, not fully dry and perfect with sweeter shellfish like prawns or scallops.

Gewurztraminer

One of the most distinctive of grape varieties. Very perfumed on the nose and full on the palate. Our South African example has a touch of sweetness.

320 Gewurztraminer Opal Ridge, South Australia £18.00
Full bodied wine with aromas of honey suckle and rose petals. Rich and smooth with beautifully balanced sugar and acid. An uncomplicated wine ideal with fresh fruit based desserts and mild soft cheese.


SWEET WINE

Furmint (Sweet Wine)

The major grape variety of the legendary Tokay wines of Hungary. Perhaps the oldest and most famous sweet wines on the planet.

315 Late Harvest Tokaji , Domaine Disznoko 2011 Hungary 50ml glass £3.00
A fruity aroma with honey, banana, William’s pear and wild flower features. Hints of pear and lime harmonise perfectly with soft honey sweetness giving the wine intense flavours and aromas.



ROSE WINE

311 Gravite Rose, Languedoc £16.50
Very refreshing with full flavour of strawberries



RED WINE

741 Rioja Crianza Vina Amate £19.50
Aged for a year in oak barrels to give that classic mellow spicy character.

Cabernet Sauvignon (Dominated)

This is the noblest of all red grape varieties. The slightest waft of its concentration of blackcurrants and cedar wood is enough to remind wine lovers that this is a grape to be savoured and enjoyed – as often as possible! Capable of developing great complexity with age, this, the aristocrat of Bordeaux varietals, is the main contributing grape to the infamous appellations of the Medoc.

541 Cabernet Sauvignon, Las Condes, Chile £15.00
Deep ruby in colour with the typical Cabernet nose of blackcurrants. Full flavoured and rounded on the palate with some spicy notes and black fruit flavours.
550 Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Earth Merlot SE Australia 2010 £21.00
A vibrant ruby colour matured on French & American Oak for over 12 months. Cassis and slight Mint aromas with an explosion of ripe berry fruit flavours, toasty oak & silky tannins.
615 Frank Phelan, St Estephe, Bordeaux, France 2008 £46.00
“One of the best – run estates of the St Estaphe appellation. This property has been on a qualitative hot streak since the mid eighties”- Robert Parker
619 Segla, Ch. Margeaux. Bordeaux 2008 £59.00
½ bottle 37.00
One of the Haut-Medocs famous names where Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot Reach their peak. Deep colour with scents of blackcurrant and cedar. Full-flavoured and smooth with firm tannins and a long-lasting flavour


Gamay

621 Beaujolais-Villages, Drouhin 2010 £23.00
½ bottle 15 .00
The wine has a bright purple colour, a very intense nose, reminiscent of violets, peonies and red berries. On the palate, it has a silky smoothness, and its delicious fruit lingers for a long time. Beaujolais Villages is very versatile with all kinds of food, even spicy.


Merlot (Dominated)

With its name meaning little blackbird (due to said bird’s predilection for this grape) you’d be forgiven for thinking that Merlot is a dainty, wallflower of a wine – think again – this grape packs a real punch. It lives in the shadow of its big brother – Cabernet Sauvignon – but you will find that Merlot is the dominating grape in the exclusive vineyards of St Emilion and Pomerol. Here, it boasts an inky deep purple colour with a cedar box nose and soft, ripe plumy fruit flavours.

630 Merlot Red Earth 2008 £21.00
This firm lush, and generous Merlot is supported by a strong backbone of tannins. Fresh cherry And mulberry flavours linger over clove, cinnamon and chocolate aromas. Smooth & Sassy


Shiraz/Syrah

Syrah is the red grape of the Rhone Valley in France, or Shiraz as it is know in the southern hemisphere, and has the oldest chartered history of any of the noble grape varieties. French style, it produces stunning and complex wines and you can expect to find rustic fruit flavours with leathery, vegetal overtones and good tannins.

670 Shiraz, Jacobite Ridge, South East Australia £18.00
Deep coloured with rich spice and bramble aromas leading to a full flavoured soft and warming palate.


Sangiovese (Dominated)

The legendary grape behind Tuscany’s great reds like Brunello and Chianti. The wines tend to be full to medium bodied with an earthy character.

721 Chianti Riserva Bonacchi Tuscany £24.50
A superior Chianti with extra ageing in barrel. Ruby to Garnet in colour with aromas of leather and spices. Medium-bodied on the palate with flavours of dried fruits and an earthy character typical of red wines of Tuscany
711 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Paradiso Abruzzo, Italy 2010 £18.50
A Contemary Style take on an old Italian Classic. This is a Medium Bodied and Easy Drinking wine with soft Cherry flavours


Pinotage

The legendary grape behind Tuscany’s great reds like Brunello and Chianti. The wines tend to be full to medium bodied with an earthy character.

726 Springfontein , South Africa £29.50
The wine’s colour is centred in a deep inky heart with a youthful rim. Elegant ripe grape tannins form the backbone around which red cherry, spices, hints of mulberry and cassis linger on the palate. Best enjoyed with stews and all lamb dishes.


Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is unlike any other red grape variety, and as such, it has several accolades: the first being that it is thought to have been the first vine to have been cultivated by man, and the second that it produces some of the finest red wines in the world. It is extremely hard to grow and to obtain that perfect ripeness required for viticulture – it is known as the Holy Grail of grapes - due to its elusiveness.

760 Pinot Noir, Francesca Bay, Marlborough, New Zealand 2011 £26.00
This classic New Zealand Pinot Noir is grown on selected Marlborough vineyards and is carefully and selectively harvested by hand. Aged in oak casks, this fine wine has a vibrant colour and a complex abundance of strawberry, cherry and dark berry fruit.
770 Albert Bichot Burgundy, France 2010 £27.00
755 Sancerre Rouge, Hubert Brochard, Loire, France 2010 £34.00
Stunning Pinot Noire with a silky soft red cherry style fruit on the nose and elegant summer pudding red fruits on the palate.


PORT WINES

The Manor House is proud to feature the ports of Churchill Grahams Lda . Founded in 1981 by the current generation of the Graham family, and the only new entry in the port market in the past 70 years, the high quality of Churchill's Port found early praise from the leading wine writers including Robert Parker who wrote that “in less than one decade Churchill's has established an impeccable reputation for quality. Churchill Vintage ports are also available for off premises sales.

525 Finest Vintage Character Port £26.00
A premium Vintage Character Port, selected from the wines of different years from our top quintas. Plenty of structure and concentrated layers of fruit makes finest vintage character a serious alternative to Vintage Port. It is bottled ready for drinking and retains much of the fruit characteristic of Vintage Port.
505 1995 Churchills QUINTA DA AGUA ALTA Vintage Port £50.00
Muscular style... this is a big burly young port with loads of violet and berry aromas and flavours and a seriously powerful backbone of tannis. Full bodied. Long mouth ouckering finish... JS Wine Spectator rating 91
506 1996 Churchills Quinta da Agua Alta Vintage Port £55.00
This is a big glass of young port. It’s got grip. Intense grapy, berry an violet aromas and flavours. Full bodied and medium sweet with plenty of tannins and a fruity but tannic finish... JS wine Spectator rating 91

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Pickled Cucumber and Grape Salsa £10.00

Taynuilt Haggis, Neeps & Tatties with
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Goats Cheese Soufflé with Roast Beetroot and Walnut Salad
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Roast Saddle of Lamb with Fine Ratatouille,
Shepherd’s Pie and Confit Potato £23.50

Fillet Steak with Horseradish Potato Cake, Local Wild Mushrooms and Mange Tout £27.50

Courgette & Red Onion Tarte Tatin with
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