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Champagne

  

Marquis de Bonnieres Brut NV  £49.50

Wonderfully rich and rounded Champagne with a creamy palate and notes of toasty brioche and fresh, green apple to balance. Pinot Noir /Pinot Meunier/Chardonnay blend, Full bodied

Laurent-Perrier Rosé Brut NV  £99.00

Salmon-pink in colour. The nose is precise and very crisp with a lasting impression of freshness, it has hints of soft red fruits, such as strawberries, redcurrants, raspberries and black cherries. Meticulous sorting of the grape bunches and controlled maceration help extract the colour and reveal the full aromatic richness of the pinot noir grapes. 100% Pinot Noir, Medium bodied

Perrier-Jouet Grand Brut NV  £70.00

A Champagne that is elegant yet delicate, with crisp citrus flavours and a lingering creamy finish, displaying immense complexity. There’s a mature vinosity, marked by notes of spice and perfume on the nose. These change to ripe stone fruits, exotic fruits and floral accents that give the wine freshness. In the mouth, the smooth, rounded character is balanced by the sparkle, lending the wine charm and elegance. A favourite with Queen Victoria and Coco Chanel. Pinot Noir blend, Light bodied

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Champagne, NV  £69.00

Elegance and poise are the watchwords for Delamotte’s exceptional Blanc de Blancs Champagne from this old-established house. Made from the grapes of top Grand Cru vineyards, this refined non-vintage Blanc de Blancs (100% Chardonnay) from Champagne Delamotte more than hints at the family pedigree – Delamotte is the sister house of Champagne Salon, perhaps the world’s rarest Champagne. Chardonnay, Medium bodied

Delamotte Blanc de Blancs Vintage Champagne, 2002  £99.00

An outstanding example of the stellar 2002 vintage, this Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru comes from Delamotte, one of the oldest and most prestigious Champagne houses established in 1760. Delamotte’s Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs 2002 is all about balance: its power, finesse and purity co-exist flawlessly, each enhancing the other. After an opening juicy, green apple nose come hints of white blossom, hawthorn and acacia. This vintage is well-structured, complex but delicate at the same time. Chardonnay, 2002, Medium bodied

  

  

Sparkling Wine

   

Bodega Ruca Malen Sparkling Brut Traditional Method NV  £38.00

Complex, rich and fruity, this is a pretty rare and perfect alternative to Champagne, made with the utmost care in the high altitudes of the Argentinian Andes. This sparkler has a unique look with bright golden bubbles enhanced by a copper hue. The ripe stone fruit, creamy feel and toasted almond touch will fill you with joy. Pinot/Chardonnay blend blend, Light bodied

Sparkling Rosé Le Colture Brut NV, Italy  £30.50

With 500 years of experience, the Ruggeri family are veritable sparkling wine experts. Located in Valdobbiadene, in the heartland of Prosecco production, their state of the art winery has an exciting new addition in the form of this attractive, pink sparkler, with its delicate mousse and ripe, red berry flavours. Chardonnay blend, Full bodied

Sylvoz Prosecco DOC Treviso Le Colture Brut NV, Italy  £30.50

Beautifully made sparkling Prosecco from boutique winery Le Colture in the heart of Valdobbiadene within Italy's Veneto region. Over 500 years of experience have led this old-established family to produce a world class Prosecco: light and delicate, with notes of orchard fruit and white flowers. Prosecco, Light bodied

 

  

Rosé

  

La Brouette Rosé, Vin de Pays du Comte Tolosan  £19.95

A fruity, easy drinking Rosé, blended for the perfect balance of fruit and acidity. Shiny salmon pink colour. Red fresh fruit nose with hints of wild strawberry and fruit drop. Fresh on palate, round and well balanced in the mouth. Cabernet blend, Light bodied 

Nelsons Estate Rosé, Paarl, South Africa  £27.00

Lisha Nelson's inaugural vintage scooped her several awards in wine competitions worldwide. This Shiraz-abernet rosé shows exactly why, with its delicate red fruit, creamy texture, fine acidity and structure. Shiraz, Light bodied

Merlot Rosé Eradus, Gisborne, New Zealand  £33.00

The Eradus family winemaking philosophy centres on achieving balance and freshness. Eradus rosé is a perfect example of this approach, offering creamy, ripe summer-pudding fruit balanced by bright acidity. Merlot, Medium bodied

   

 

White

 

IL Carretto IGT Bianco di Sicilia, Italy  £18.50

This lively, zesty white wine shows intense, lemon-citrus tart notes on the nose; the palate is in line and displays sherbetty aromas, is creamy and develops notes of fresh herbs and salted almonds. Grillo, Light bodied

Panul Sauvignon Blanc, Lontué Valley, Chile  £19.50

In the Lontué valley sub region, winds from the Pacific Ocean cool the grapes and concentrate delicate aromas and flavours. Fresh, grassy with gooseberry fruits and a great long finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Light bodied

El Campesino Un-oaked Chardonnay, Chile  £21.00

Pale gold in colour with green tints, this un-oaked Chardonnay is ripe, round and pure with notes of delicate stone fruit and fresh melon. Chardonnay, Medium bodied

Pinot Grigio Luna Cecilia Beretta, Soave, Italy  £24.00

The Cecilia Beretta family estate has been a centre for advanced agricultural studies since 1998. This has enabled the owners to use the latest techniques to make high quality wines from indigenous varieties. Their outstanding Pinot Grigio shows floral and almond notes, with ripe citrus fruit and a subtle minerality. Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio, Light bodied

Terre de Lumiere Viognier Celliers J d'Alibert VdP d'O, France  £23.50

One of the oldest established wineries in the ancient Minervois region. The unique mix of terrains makes for an extensive array of wines, all boasting a trademark freshness and juicy fruit. This Viognier is no exception, with orange blossom notes and ripe, orchard fruit flavours. Viognier, Light bodied

Rheingau Riesling QbA, Schloss Schonborn, Germany  £31.00

Schloss Schönborn, is one of the oldest established houses in the Rheingau. The Schönborn family has been involved in wine since 1349, building up an enviable collection of vineyard holdings. Light, fresh, floral and grape-sweet. Riesling, Light bodied

Pinot Grigio La Tunella, Friuli Venezla Giulia, Italy  £31.00

A fresh Pinot Grigio with rare depth and elegance from youthful, modern winery in Italy's classic Friuli region. Making the radical move in 1991 to build a brand new winery and replace vines with international varieties, the results produce a full bodied and expressive, with acacia blossom, tropical fruit and subtle brioche notes. This is not your standard Pinot Grigio! Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio, Full bodied

Old Vines Wine Cellars Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa  £29.00

The Old Vines vineyards grow high in the foothills of the Cape Fold mountain range. They produce only very low yields, guaranteeing intensity of fruit flavours in this wine. Warm peachy notes and almonds, layered with ripe pear and a pure acidity to lift on the finish. Chenin Blanc, Medium bodied 

Chardonnay Les Grenadiers, Alignan du Vent, IGP Cotes de Thongue  £23.00

Alignan du Vent is one of the most impressive cooperative wineries in the Cotes de Thongue. Their Chardonnay is ripe and round with creamy, peach fruit and spicy, vanilla notes. Chardonnay, Medium bodied, Dry

Macon-Solutré, Maison Auvigue, France  £33.95

Long-established winemakers in the Maconnais region, their Macon-Solutre is creamy and round with ripe orchard fruit, balanced by an elegant freshness. Fresh, crisp pear and white fruit character, with good length of flavour on the palate with a subtle oak integration. Chardonnay, Medium bodied

Sauvignon Blanc La Tunella, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy  £29.95

The Zorzettig family have run this winery in Friuli's Eastern hills (Colli Orientali) since the 1960s. Their Sauvignon is floral and fresh with ripe melon notes and a long, delicate minerality. Sauvignon Blanc, Light bodied 

Muscadet sur lie Chateau La Bretonnerie JF Guilbaud, Loire, France  £29.50

Made in the traditional way from the appellation's best vineyard site, this refreshing white will restore your faith in Muscadet. They work exclusively with different parcels of Muscadet grapes, thus creating a perfect balance of tangy torpical notes, fresh white flowers and a stony minerality. Muscadet, Light bodied

Lofthouse Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand  £31.50

The relative cool climate in Marlborough provides ideal conditions for this aromatic varietal. The Lofthouse style offers nettle and citrus character with lovely crisp acidity. Sauvignon Blanc at its best – grassy, fresh and invigorating, rather too easy to drink! Sauvignon Blanc, Light bodied

Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc Les Becs Fins Tardieu-Laurent  £32.00

A blend of Southern Rhone varietals, this is the perfect all round white wine from the leading wine makers in the Rhone. Grenache Blanc/Marsanne/Roussanne/Viognier Blend, Rich, Full bodied

Chablis Domaine Millet, France  £39.50

This Chablis knocks spots off many of its more costly Village-level peers. Poised and broad, wonderfully vibrant, with a roundness to run through with mouth-tingling minerals, juicy melon and apple fruit. A finely crafted wine. Chardonnay, Medium bodied

Sauvignon Blanc Eradus, Marlborough, New Zealand  £38.50

A distinctive style of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with intense fruit flavours and aromatic depth. This vibrant, aromatic wine comes from the Awatere Valley. Eradus Sauvignon is herbaceous and mineral with a long, rich finish. Sauvignon Blanc, Medium bodied

Gavi di Gavi, Fratelli Levis, Piedmont, Italy  £31.50

Wine is the lifeblood of the quiet town of Gavi, in Northern Italy. Here, the Cortese grape flourishes on fossil-rich soils. Fratelli Levis' Gavi di Gavi is pretty and perfumed with notes of ripe pear and orchard fruit. Cortese, Light bodied

Sancerre Dom de la Grande Maison Balland, France  £38.00

The vineyards of Sancerre are spread over 15 villages on very chalky stone.  A tiny farm produces this; one of the finest Sancerre's to be found. Sauvignon Blanc, Light bodied

Pouilly-Fuisse Moulin du Pont Maison Auvigue, Burgundy, France  £48.50

The Auvigue family are well-known winemakers in the Maconnais region. Their Pouilly-Fuisse is a classic representative of the appellation, made from the fruit of their old vineyard Moulin du Pont. Fresh-textured, complex and expressive, this wine offers layers of weighty orchard fruit flavour, hints of spice and balanced acidity. Chardonnay, Medium bodied

Puligny-Montrachet Les Meix Olivier Leflaive, France  £78.00

Les Meix is Olivier Leflaive's privately-owned Puligny-Montrachet vineyard, situated next to premier cru site Les Pucelles. The vines, farmed according to organic methods, yield beautifully balanced fruit. Les Meix shows a perfect balance of minerality and opulent, orchard fruit, gently perfumed with white flowers. Chardonnay, Medium bodied

  

Red

 

IL Carretto IGT Rosso di Puglia, Italy  £18.50

Bursting with ripe cherry fruit and laced with aromatic herbs, Il Carretto comes from a small vineyard in the heart of Puglia. Sangiovese blend, Medium bodied

Panul Merlot, Colchagua Valley, Chile  £19.50

Chile has been blessed with near-perfect vine growing conditions and the Colchagua Valley, with its balmy climate and luminous sunshine yields pure, ripe Merlot. Soft rounded fruits with balanced tannins an easy drinking, rich and juicy Merlot. Merlot, Medium bodied                                                                                                         

El Campesino Cabernet Carmenere EOV, Chile  £21.00

Campesino is a tribute to the farmers who toiled this ancient vally after the conquering Incas introduced agriculture in the 15th centry. The dark smoky fruit, vibrant palate and ripe tannins combine to deliver an approachable red wine perfect for any occasion. Cabernet blend, Full bodied                     

Shiraz Heywood Estate, South East Australia  £24.00

The fruit from these old vines is rich and concentrated, producing a wine with spicy dark berries, baked plum and hints of white pepper. Syrah/Shiraz, Full bodied

Mad Dog Shiraz, Australia  £47.00

The Barossa Valley is well known for its stunning Shiraz. Deep dark and brooding, almost a little surly for a young Mad Dog Shiraz. With cassis, plum and blackberry fruits along with soot, dried flowers and iron to the aroma. There’s good intensity in the mouth with a nice textural creaminess and some graphite like tannins underpinning the whole package. Syrah/Shriaz, Full bodied

Nuits-Saint-George, Domaine Jean Chauvenet Burgundy  £76.00

Jean Chauvenet’s wines are described by many as some of the most elegant and stylish in the whole Nuits-St Georges. A fantastic wine from a great appellation. Pinot Noir, Medium bodied  

Belezos Bodegas Zugober Rioja Crianza, Spain  £29.50

A classic Rioja from a small, quality-focused family winery in the prestigious Alavesa area. Supple, ripe but elegant style, true to Rioja traditions but with modern fruit appeal. Rich plum and dark cherry fruit spiked with just enough warm spice, long in the mouth. Tempranillo, Full bodied

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grande Reserve Chateau Beauchene, France  £60.00

Ancient vines are used to make this concentrated and delicious Chateauneuf-du-Pape, from the family vineyards at Chateau Beachene. The family’s vines used for their Chateauneuf-du-Pape are over 100 years old and produce perfectly concentrated, spicy, rich wines. A strong structure with well integrated tannins. Grenache blend, Full bodied

Merlot Bainskloof, Breed River, South Africa  £25.50

A fruity, easy drinking Merlot from well established, family ownded Bergsig Estate. Bainskloof Merlot shows a lovely interplay of fruit flavours with hints of chocolate and blackcurrant pastille, rounded off by soft oak. Merlot, Medium bodied

Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge Les Becs Fins Tardieu-Laurent  £36.95

The nose is immediately inviting with rich cherry fruit and spice whilst the palate balances power and grace beautifully. This Grenache/Syrah blend combines a soft approachable style with superb value. Grenache/Syrah Blend, Medium bodied

Amarone Classico Terre di Cariano Cecilia Beretta, Italy  £82.00

Brooding and intense, this stunning Amarone recently won the ultimate 3 Bicchieri Award from leading Italian wine publication, Gambero Rosso. Deep ruby red in colour with charming fragrances of wild cherry, black cherry, chocolate and spicy notes. Corvina blend, Full bodied

Chamuyo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina  £26.95

These wine grapes are hand picked at night when temperatures are coolest. Bright cherry red with violet hue. Intense, fresh berries, lifted with peppered notes and delicate spice. Malbec, Medium bodied

Viñamar Reserva Especial Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile  £29.50

Idea conditions for a slow ripening and making it possible for grapes to keep their flavours and intense aromas. Fresh and balanced with a fine tannic structure, sleek blackcurrant fruit, hints of eucalyptus and smoky notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Full bodied  

L'Hospitalet de Gazin, Pomerol, France  £73.00

The grapes for this, the second wine of Chateau Gazin, are rigorously selected, to ensure top quality, across vintages. The soils, shared with its neighbour, Petrus, are key to this wine’s understated richness. The traditional wine offers notes of red and black fruits. In the mouth it is powerful and supple tannins, a rich and elegant wine, well balanced with a lot of freshness and good length. Merlot, Medium bodied

Pinot Noir Eradus, Marlborough, New Zealand  £39.50

Silky smooth and complex flavours this Pinot Noir is almost too good to be true! The Eradus family winemaking philosophy centres on achieving wines with ripeness, balance and freshness. Displaying lifted floral notes, this wine has lovely black cherry, chocolate and savoury characteristics. A soft subtle wine with silky tannins. Pinot Noir, Medium bodied

Achaval Ferrer Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina  £39.00

Dark and sultry, this, typically for Malbec, is rich and intensely coloured. Atypical and it is the old vines, low yields and relatively high altitues which account for it. It is the heady perfume, the heightened aromaices and a delightful balance of berries, cherries and savoury nuances; pepper, juniper and pink pepper, making it hightly attractive. Malbec, Full bodied

Pinotage Rhebokskloof, Paarl, South Africa  £29.95

In 1843 Willem Lategan planted the first vines on this historic farm on the Breede River Valley. Six generations later The Lategan family are still producing wine. This Pinotage offers dark ripe fruit, subtle smoke and ash. Pinotage, Medium bodied

Zinfandel Edmeades, Mendocino County, California  £41.95

This is a powerhouse wine: concentrated and intense — a dark, brooding beast of a wine with layers of complexity, dollops of smoke, graham cracker, chocolate and fruit with only 350 cases made it’s a bit of a rarity. Primitivo, Full bodied

Chateau de Lamarque, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux  £51.00

This vineyard has had a major investment for this debut harvest with picking not beginning until October. The result is a very dark, jet-plum velvet appearance, pure fruit immediately on the nose, cassis, berries and spiced, candied fruit. Cab Sauv/Merlot, Full bodied

Cabernet Franc, La Tunella, Colli del Friuli, Italy  £31.50

Unique ‘Ponca’ marl soils lend weight and finesse to this ripe, juicy and herbaceous Cabernet Franc. This unusual and rare wine displays fresh red currants, raspberry and a whiff of freshly ground black pepper. Cabernet Franc, Medium bodied

Chateau La Courolle, St Emilion, France  £37.00

Wonderfuly supple, sappy cherry-rich blend which coates the palate. Very keenly balanced, it has a sensual, silky texture. It offers lovely plum and red berry fruit aromas and flavours, with notes of flowering herb, vanilla and sweet spice. It is round, smooth, full in the mouth, with a lingering finish. Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon, Full bodied

Masseria dei Trullari Primitivo del Tarantino IGT, Italy  £25.95                                                                          

Distinctive, cherry-scented red wine from innovative Puglian winery. This silky offering shows intense, black cherry notes, with a characteristic, balsamic lift. Primitivo, Medium bodied

Pinot Noir Reserva Viña Mar, Maipo Valley, Chile  £29.50

Purity and freshness are the keywords for this spicy Pinot Noir from Casablanca in Chile. Their Pinot Noir is spicy and ripe fruited, yet retains an elegance thanks to the vineyard’s proximity to the Pacific. Light and gentle a bright nose of spicy ripe plum and cherry. Finely structured and elegant on the palate, with juicy, forest fruit. Pinot Noir, Medium bodied

Crozes-Hermitage Le Millepertuis Maison Guyot, France  £39.95

A modern expression of traditional Rhone Syrah with all the best bits of both! This 100% Syrah from family owned vineyard, is made in a contemporary, fruit-forward style: fresh and spicy, with dried herb notes and plenty of dark plum and damson fruit. Syrah, Medium bodied

Belezos Bodegas Zugober Rioja Reserva, Spain  £39.50

This reserve offers a succulent iteration of this classic Rioja style. While respecting traditional structure, the wine is bursting with ripe, dark fruit balanced by complex savoury notes of leather and tobacco. A light top note of vanilla spice gives lift. Tempranillo, Full bodied

Château Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon  £63.00

Deep blood red colour with a smoky, spicy, nose of black fruits, toasted bread, dark chocolate and cigar box – an impressive fragrance of fruits and spices. The palate is well structured; full of black and red fruits such as cherries, blackcurrants and prunes with a hint of dark chocolate and fresh tealeaves. The finish is long and fine with velvety tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon/Carignan/Cinsault Blend, Full bodied

Fleurie Vieilles Vignes Marcel Joubert, Beaujolais, France  £35.95

Organically produced, old vine Fleurie from 4th generation family Domaine Joubert. Their 100 year old Fleurie vines give concentrated, pure tasting fruit. Make in the Burgundian style, this is a serious, traditional Fleurie with ripe juicy fruit and proper structure. Gamay, Medium bodied

Gevrey-Chambertin Clos des Varoilles Domaine de Varoilles  £95.00

Rich plum-ruby in colour. The nose provides a blend of red and black fruits, savoury intrigue and a very pronounced crushed stone minerality. The palate is lucious in texture, rich in fruit, tender, with wild blackberry, black cherry, spice and vanilla in attendance, layered and complex. This is a lovely wine, balanced, intense, pure and very long. Pinot Noir, Full bodied

Pinot Noir Muddy Water, Waipara Valley, New Zealand  £59.00

Small quantities of bunches are handpicked early in the morning while the fruit is cold to allow for a gradual introduction to the winemaking process. Deep burgundy in colour with a complex and elegant nose. Wood smoke, dried herb, peppercorn spice underpinned by enduring blue floral notes. The palate is rich yet restrained; focused and integrated with resolved tannins. Pinot Noir, Medium bodied

 

Celebrate your arrival in style!

We will happily arrange for a bottle of wine to be in your room before you arrive. Just give us a call on 017687 77247 or e-mail [email protected] to discuss your options.

 

Enjoy the only 2 AA award winning hotel restaurant in Borrowdale, Keswick, Lake District.

Our fantastic wines are supplied by Corney & Barrow.

 

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