PETERHOUSE WINE LIST October 2010 – October 2011
WHITE WINES Concha y Toro Chardonnay, Central Valley, Chile 2009
Appealing fresh, fruity medium dry white with rich flavours and a clean pleasant finish. Reliable house white from one of Chile’s best-known producers.
Forge Mill Chenin Blanc, Franschhoek, South Africa 2009
A refreshing fruit-driven dry white wine made from Chenin Blanc grapes. This wine displays powerful, ripe tropical fruit on both nose and palate.
Willi Haag Riesling, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Germany 2001
Pinot Grigio Terre del Noce Vignetti Delle Dolomiti IGT, Italy 2008/9
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Sauvignon Blanc, Vins de Pays d`Oc 2008/9
Guinea Fowl Chenin Viognier, Saxenburg Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa 2008
Petit Chablis, William Fèvre 2006/8
Light in body and alcohol this off-dry Riesling displays delicate flavours of grapefruit and peach on the palate. Delicious as an apéritif or with fish.
A versatile crisp dry white wine with good balanced acidity. Ideal for summer buffets or pre-dinner drinks.
Very much like a good Loire Sauvignon. Intense fruit flavours, prominent acidity, good length on the palate and attractive mineral characteristics.
A beautifully balanced wine blended from Chenin Blanc and Viognier grapes. An ideal match for poultry dishes but also makes for a delightful summer apéritif. Bright, forward Chardonnay fruit set against citrus acidity. Rich and full-bodied. 1
O:TU Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2009 A powerful wine showing intense aromas of passion fruit and gooseberry with a mouth-watering balanced acidity. Excellent as an apéritif or with fish /seafood.
ROSÉ WINE Château Guiot Rosé, Costières de Nîmes 2009
Salmon-pink in colour with finely perfumed aromas, this rich and creamily textured wine with refreshing acidity is perfect for long hot summer days.
RED WINES Concha y Toro Merlot, Central Valley, Chile 2009
Youthful and nicely rounded house red from Chile’s largest wine producer.
Apaltagua Gran Verano Carmenère, Chile 2007
William’s Well Shiraz, De Bortoli, Australia 2008/9
Château Lieujean, Haut-Médoc 2003
Darriaud Réserve, Côtes du Rhône Villages 2007/8
Waipara Hills Pinot Noir, New Zealand 2008
Satisfying flavours and excellent structure are apparent in this wine made from Carmenère, Chile’s signature grape variety. A voluptuous mouthful of generous succulent fruit. Chewy blackcurrant flavours.
Deliciously mellow and easy drinking claret. This well-rounded structured red is a perfect accompaniment for red meat. Spicy and full-flavoured wine made from a blend of Grenache and Syrah. Excellent with grilled meats. Delightfully vibrant and youthful Pinot Noir with attractive flavours of cherry and spice.
Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaines Rothschild, Chile 2008/9
Château Cap de Faugères, Côtes de Castillon 2004
Stylish New World Cabernet Sauvignon from Ch Lafite’s Chilean operation.
The vineyard from which this wine comes is split between the appellations of the Côtes de Castillon and the more illustrious St Emilion .The character and class of the latter shine through in what is a claret of exceptional value and quality.
CHAMPAGNE AND SPARKLING WINE Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut, Spain NV
Bouvet Brut, Loire NV
Dubois-Caron Reserve Brut, Champagne NV
A traditional Cava made from Xarello, Parellada and Macabeo grapes with a refreshing crisp finish. This outstanding sparkling wine from Saumur in the central Loire valley is made in the same way as Champagne but from Chenin Blanc grapes. Clean, fresh and fruity Champagne recommended by Jancis Robinson. Made from 50% Pinot Noir, 45% Pinot Meunier and 5% Chardonnay grapes.
Vilmart Grande Reserve Brut, Champagne NV
Intense and complex on the nose this Champagne is fermented and aged in oak by top grower Laurent Champs. Only 9,000 cases are produced annually.
DESSERT WINE Château Fayau, Cadillac (half bottle) 1999
Wonderful aromas of marzipan, nuts and melon from botrytis Semillon grapes. Full-bodied and luscious, this wine is ideal by itself or as an accompaniment to desserts.
SHERRY Peterhouse Sherry (Medium or Dry), Spain
PORT Peterhouse Ruby Port, Portugal Smith Woodhouse LBV 2004
MISCELLANEOUS Mineral water – litre bottle Orange juice – litre carton Sparkling elderflower pressé – 750ml bottle Beer/lager – 330 ml bottle Pimms – per glass Non-alcoholic punch – per glass Mulled wine – per glass