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                 ROSÉ & CHILLED RED WINE                                                                                  175ml       Bottle
PINK & ELEGANT   Mild mannered rosés with soft, fruity, gracious flavours
                 Sangiovese Rubicone Il Banchetto Rosato, IGT, Italy, 2009                                                 5.50        20.50
                 Château D‟Astros, Cotes de Provence, France, 2008                                                         7.40        28.50
                 Sancerre „Le Grand Fricambault‟ Domaine Andre Neveu, Loire, France, 2009                                              38.00
GROWN UP         More complex and cerebral rose that complement food
                                                                                                                                               PRODUCER PROFILE
                 Lagrein Rosato, Alois Lageder, Alto Adige, Italy, 2007 ♦                                                  8.10        31.00
                 Rosé des Tourelles du Longueville, Bordeaux, France, 2007                                                             38.50
                                                                                                                                               Royal Tokaji
CHILLED RED      A range of elegant reds, showing lots of fresh summer fruits.
                 Bourgueil Binette, Domaine de la Chevalerie, Loire, France, 2007 ♦                                                    29.00   In 1990, the Royal Tokaji wine company
                 Pinot Noir, Domaine Mathis Bastian, Luxembourg, 2006                                                                  39.50   was founded by a group of wine lovers
                                                                                                                                               who were inspired to restore and
                 RED WINE                                                                                                 175ml       Bottle   preserve what they considered a dying
                                                                                                                                               art. With the assistance of the famous
SPICE            Wines often from warmer climates with rich spicy characters, ranging from white pepper,                                       wine author Hugh Johnson they were
                 through to the aromatic spices of nutmeg, coriander and cinnamon.                                                             the first to invest in Hungary‟s legendary
                 Malbec Shiraz El Lapiz, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009                                                                      19.90   Tokaji reigon. This pioneering leap of
                 Carmenere Agustinos, Bio Bio, Valle Central, Chile, 2009                                                              23.00   faith started the renaissance of this
                 Touriga Alisios do Seival, Fonteira, Brazil, 2009                                                                     23.50   famed wine, immortalised by
                 Corvina Cabernet Sauvignon, Thesaurum, Veneto, Italy, 2006 ●                                              7.15        27.50   consumers that included King Louis XIV,
                 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Grover Vineyards, Nandhi Hills, India, 2006                                               28.00   Catherine the Great, President
                 Domaine de Montplo „Chrysalide‟ St-Chinian, Languedoc, France, 2005                                                   29.90   Jefferson, Empress Eugenie Napoleon
                 Cabernet Sauvignon Viu Manent Reserva, Chili, 2007                                                                    31.50   and Queen Victoria.
                 Malbec Château du Caillau, Câhors, France, 2008                                                                       32.00
                 Malbec Finca Decero, Agrelo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2007                                                     8.50        32.75   Neglected for much of the 20th century,
                 Malbec Catena, Mendoza, Argentina, 2008                                                                               36.25   Tokaji was in need of some careful
                 Shiraz Journey‟s End, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2005                                                                39.50   attention. With the services of a great
                 Côtes du Roussillon Rouge „La Coulée‟, Olivier Pithon, Languedoc, France, 2008 ♦                                      41.50   winemaker, possession of many of the
                 Syrah Mourvèdre, Newton Johnson, Walker Bay, South Africa, 2006                                                       42.00   finest vinyards and an ultra-modern
                 Gran Clos Finca El Puig, Priorat, Spain, 2002                                                                         44.50   winery based in the village of Mad,
                                                                                                                                               Royal Tokaji was perfectly placed to
ELEGANT          Aristocratic wines showing great harmony, balance and complexity. Medium to full bodied.
                                                                                                                                               produce the finest wines.
                 Cabernet Sauvignon Siete Soles Estate, Central Valley, Chile, 2009                                                    16.60
                 Tempranillo Candidato, Castilla La Mancha, Spain, 2009                                                                18.95   Now considered the most esteemed
                 Pinot Noir Les Templiers, Vin de Pays D‟oc, France, 2008                                                  5.55        21.90   winery in the region, Royal Tokaji is the
                 Alto Bajo Merlot, Valle Central, Chile, 2009                                                                          22.00   leading independent producer of these
                 Barbera Riva Leone, Piemonte, Italy, 2007                                                                             26.20   gloriously unique, deliciously distinctive
                 Sangiovese Cabernet, Col di Sasso, Castello Banfi, Italy, 2008                                                        28.50   dry and sweet white wines.
                 Lagrein Weingut Niklas, Alto-Adige, Italy, 2007 ●                                                                     32.00
                 Tempranillo Dinastía Vivanco Crianza , Rioja, Spain, 2005                                                             34.00
                 Plaisir de Chateau Siaurac, Pomerol, Bordeaux, France, 2007                                                           39.00
                 Sancerre Rouge „La Cote Blanche‟ Eric Louis, Loire, France, 2008                                                      43.50
                 Pinot Noir Stonier, Mornington, Peninsula, Australia, 2008                                                            45.00
                 Cabernet Sauvignon Larry Brooks, Napa, USA, 2005                                                                      49.00
                 Les Tourelles De Longueville, Paulliac, Bordeaux, France, 2004                                                        56.50
                 Brunello di Montalcino, Castello Banfi, Tuscany, Italy, 2004 ●                                                        75.00
PERFUMED         Fragrant, aromatic wines showing great finesse.
                 Here is a selection of wine which can be enjoyed as much on the nose, as on the palate.

                 Ray Viejo Tinto, La Mancha, Spain, 2009                                                                   5.00        16.90
                 Don Duelo Gran Reserva Tinto DO Carinena, Spain, 2003                                                     6.75        25.50
                 Aglianico del Vulture, Terre di Vulcano, Bisceglia, Basilicata, Italy, 2006                                           27.00
                 Corbieres Villes Vignes Château St-Eugene, Laguedoc, France, 2008                                                     27.50
                 Trousseau Arbois, Cuvee Grevilliere, Domaine Daniel Dugois, Jura, France, 2005 ♦                                      35.95   Dry Furmint 2007 Royal Tokaji
                 Brouilly Vielles Vignes Chateau Moulin Favre, Beaujolais, France, 2009                                                36.50   Furmint is a unique local grape variety and
                 Schioppettino Bressan, Friuli, Italy, 2004                                                                            46.00   here it shows its typical clean, fresh, ripe
                 Pinot Noir, Newton Johnson, Walker Bay, South Africa, 2007                                                            49.00   apricot aroma. On the palate the wine is dry
                 Belnero IGT Castello Banfi, Tuscany, Italy, 2005                                                                      49.50   and smooth with great depth of fruit and light
                 Morgon Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Beaujolais,France, 2009 ●                                                             54.00   spicy oak, all balanced by a crisp refreshing
                 Pinot Noir Calera, Mt Harlan Cuvée,California, USA, 2006                                                              57.00   finish.
                 Gevrey Chambertin, Vielles Vignes, Domaine Heresztyn, Burgundy, France, 2004                                          79.00   Glass 175ml               7.25
                 Volnay, 1er Cru Sante Nots, Nicolas Potel, Burgundy, France, 2004                                                     80.00   Bottle                   27.00
                 Vosne-Romanée 1er cru „Les Suchots‟, Confuron-Cotetidot, Burgundy, France, 1993                                      115.00
ONE OFFS         Portrait Restaurant recommends a small selection of unusual wines, showing great individual character
                 and well worth a look, from lesser known producers, if you want to discover something different.                              Late Harvest 2007 Royal Tokaji
                 Syrah y Granacha „El Rincón‟ Marques de Griñon, Spain, 2005                                                           43.00   A fine citrus aroma with hints of fresh orange
                 The leading estate in Montes de Toledo and rated as one of Spain’s top 10, by wine writer John Radford                        peel, quince and tropical fruit. On the palate
                 It focuses on Syrah and Garnacha grapes and is made in a modern, breathtaking style.                                          it shows a distinct sweetness balanced with
                 Lots of blackberry, blueberry and liquorice flavours                                                                          lively acidity and delicate flavors of apricot
                                                                                                                                               and peach. A gorgeously exotic wine,
                 Nero D‟Avola Cos Scyri, Sicily, Italy, 2003 ●                                                                         55.00   excellent with food or on its own as an
                 From the south eastern Provence of Ragusa, Scyri is undoubtedly an amazing Nero’d’Avola.                                      aperitif. Just 9.5% ABV.
                 Harvested from 35-40 year old vines on tufa rich soil.
                 It displays a wonderful Balance of pomegranate, cloves and pink peppercorns.
                                                                                                                                               Glass 125ml               6.50
                                                                                                                                               Bottle 50cl              29.00
                 Brachetto D‟Acqui „Rosa Regale‟ Castello Banfi, Piedmont, Italy, 2009                                                 36.00
                 A unique red sparkling wine. Aromatic with a hint of rose petals and raspberries. Best matched with dark chocolate
                 but its classic, quirky style lets it stand well alone or balance everything from sweet to savoury.
                                                                                                                                               Royal Tokaji Blue Label 2005
                 Practising Organic ●               Biodynamic ♦                                                                               5 Puttonyos
                 All wines shown in a 175ml Measure are available in a 125ml measure upon request.                                             A beautiful amber colour with an intense,
                                                                                                                                               seductive perfume of honey and oranges,
                                                                                                                                               clean and concentrated. Richer and more
                 DESSERT WINE & STICKYS                                                                                   Glass       Bottle   luscious than the Late Harvest, sweet yet
                                                                                                                                               freshly balanced with a wonderful, lively
                 LBV Port Ferreira, Porto, Portugal, 2000                                                                  4.50                acidity and complex flavours of apricot, figs
                 Monbazillac Domaine De L‟Ancienne Cure, Monbazillac, France, 2007                                         5.00        24.00   and cinnamon, a magical dessert wine with
                 Banyuls Rimage, Les Clos de Paulilles, Banyuls, France, 2007                                              6.30        27.50   a long, lingering finish.
                 Royal Tokaji Late Harvest, Tokaji, Hungary, 2007                                                          6.50        29.00   Bottle 25cl              26.00
                 Fonseca „10 year‟ Tawny Port, Porto, Portugal                                                                         30.00
                 Madeira, Finest Meduim Rich “Reserve” 5 yr, Henriques & Henriques, Madeira                                            35.00
                 Brachetto D‟Acqui „Rosa Regale‟ Castello Banfi, Piedmont, Italy, 2009                                                 36.00
                 Coteaux du Layon, „Beaulieu la Soucherie‟ Château Pierre Bise, Loire, France, 2004                                    41.00
                 Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos, Tokaji, Hungary, 2005                                                                       26.00
                 Passito di Pantelleria, Bukkuram, Marco de Bartoli, Sicily, Italy ●                                                   49.00
                 Pedro Ximenez Triana, Bodegas Hidalgo, La Gitana, Jerez, Spain, 2005                                      8.25
                                                                          SAMPLE WINE LIST 2010
                      S PAR K L I NG W I NE                                                                                      125ml         Bottle
                      Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Brut, „Jeio‟, Bisol, Veneto, Italy                                                  7.10        35.50
                      Raboso Prosecco Rosato, Conti Neri, Veneto, Italy                                                             7.30        36.50

                      CHAMPAGNE & TRADITIONAL METHOD                                                                             125ml         Bottle
    CHAPEL DOWN       Boasting a state of the art winery wines where all of the grapes are hand-picked. Chapel Down has
                                                                                                                                                        PRODUCER PROFILE
                      Gained National and International recognition by becoming the first ever English producer to win
                      a gold medal for sparkling wine at the prestigious International Wine Challenge.
                      Chapel Down Brut Rose, Tenterden, Kent, England, NV                                                         10.50         52.50

    JAQUES CARTIER    The house was established in 1895 by Vicompte Florens de Castellane. It is today owned by Champagne Laurent Perrier
                                                                                                                                                        Laurent-Perrier is one the largest,
                       and although fully integrated in its commercial strategy De Castellane retains its traditional image                             independent family owned
                       and exists as a separate brand. Based in the centre of Epernay a landmark in Epernay and an emblem for the region,               champagne houses and is
                       and there are 6km of cellars underground!                                                                                        renowned for producing an
                      Jacques Cartier Brut, NV                                                                                      9.70        48.00   extremely high quality range of
    RUINART           Founded in 1782, Ruinart is one of the oldest Champagne houses. Chardonnay is the key
                                                                                                                                                        All are lead with chardonnay
                      thread running through all their wines, bringing fabulous elegance and purity.
                                                                                                                                                        giving a lovely fresh style, with
                      Ruinart Blanc de Blancs, NV                                                                                               66.00   the exception of the iconic
                      Ruinart Rosé, NV                                                                                                          69.00   Rosé which is 100% Pinot Noir.
    LAURENT-PERRIER   Reinvented in 1968, Laurrent-Perrier has been noted for its fresh, elegant style. One of the only famous champagne houses
                      to remain family owned, Laurent-Perrier has something for every palate, providing great value and finesse throughout.             The House of Laurent-Perrier
                      As the first champagne house to take Rose to a serious level, where the famous Laurent Perrier Rose has become something          expresses its sensitivity to nature
                      of an icon, the whole brand has become a household name.
                                                                                                                                                        by supporting gardening and
                      Laurent Perrier Brut Non-Vintage                                                                            12.50         65.50   flower shows on an international
                      Laurent Perrier Ultra Brut                                                                                  14.50         69.00   scale - conveying the natural
                      Laurent Perrier Cuvée Rosé                                                                                  17.50         80.00   values of the House through the
                      Laurent Perrier Grand Siècle                                                                                             145.00   art of gardens.

`                                                                                                                                                       In the UK, Laurent-Perrier is
                      WHITE WINE                                                                                                 175ml         Bottle   proud to be the Official
                                                                                                                                                        Champagne of the
    FRESH             Crisp, tangy and refreshing. Lighter style with mouth watering acidity, often with mineral notes.
                                                                                                                                                        „RHS Chelsea Flower Show‟,
                      Chenin Chardonnay El Lapiz „Las Socias‟, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009                                                         20.50   where this year marks the
                      Riesling Pinot Grigio Alisios do Seival, Fonteira, Brazil, 2009                                               6.80        24.80   twelfth
                      Pinot Blanc Piropo, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009                                                                              25.00   Laurent-Perrier Show Garden at
                      Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Agustinos, Bio Bio, Valle Central, Chile, 2009                                                    25.90   Chelsea from May 25th.
                      Viura Malvasia Vivanco Blanco, Rioja, Spain, 2009                                                                         26.50
                      Picpoul La Cote Flamanc, Coteaux de Languedoc, France, 2009                                                               27.50
                      Verdejo Cuatro Rayas, Rueda, Spain, 2009                                                                                  28.50
                      Buiten Blanc, Buitenverwachting, Constantia, South Africa, 2008                                                           29.00
                      Roussette de Savoie Cru Frangy, Bruno Lupin, Savoie, France, 2008 ●                                                       29.50
                      Muscadet „Sur Lie‟ Jacques Guindon, Coteaux de la Loire, France, 2009                                         8.25        30.50
                      Sauvignon Blanc, Newton Johnson, Walker Bay, South Africa, 2010                                                           33.50
                      Chateau Bonnet Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France, 2009                                                                    34.00
                      Soave Classico Suavia, Veneto, Italy, 2009                                                                                34.50
                      Château Rochemorin, Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France, 2007                                                                49.50
    ROUND             Softer, rounder classics with a balanced acidity, sometimes showing a slight creaminess.                                          Laurent-Perrier Brut Non-
                      Great food wines with the structure to pair with fuller flavoured dishes.
                      Il Banchetto Bianco, Rubicone, Italy, 2009                                                                                20.50   While vintage champagne shows the
                      Pinot Blanc Quercus, Gorsica Bdra, Slovenia, 2008                                     6.20                                23.55   character of a specific harvest, non-
                                                                                                                                                        vintage brut exemplifies the style of a
                      Tokaji Furmint, Royal Tokaji, Hungary, 2007                                           7.25                                27.00   particular House. Freshness, elegance
                      Côtes Du Roussillon „Cuvée Centenaire‟, Domaine Lafage, Roussillon, France, 2009                                          29.50   and balance, all of which are typical of
                      Sauvignon Blanc Catena Alamos, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009                                                                   30.00   Laurent-Perrier's wines, are found in the
                                                                                                                                                        Brut L-P year after year.
                      Chardonnay Newton Johnson, Walker Bay, South Africa, 2007                                                                 34.50
                      Pinot Grigio Alois Lagader, Alto Adige, Italy, 2009 ♦                                                                     36.00   Glass 125ml                  12.50
                      Jurançon Sec Vitatge Vielh, Clos Lapeyre, South West France, France, 2005 ♦                                               37.95   Bottle                       65.50
                      Chablis Terroirs de Chablis Patrick Piuze, France, 2008                                                                   38.50
                      Meursault „Clos du Cromin‟, Château Génot – Boulanger, Burgundy, France, 2007                                             76.00   Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut
                                                                                                                                                        This delicate champagne is essentially
                      Chassagne-Montrachet Blanchots Dessous,                                                                                           champagne in its purest form because it
                      Domaine Coffinet-Duvernay, Burgundy, France, 2006                                                                         79.50   is made without the addition of the sugar
                      Puligny-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Roche de Bellene Nicolas Potel, Burgundy, France, 2007 ●                               85.00   dosage found in most champagne. Ultra
                                                                                                                                                        Brut can only be made in years when the
    AROMATIC          Pronounced and fragrant bouquet, ranging in style from light, delicate Riesling                                                   grapes are at optimum ripeness with a
                      to richer, more opulent Viogner and Marsanne.                                                                                     good balance of acidity and natural
                      Rey Viejo Blanco, La Mancha, Spain, 2009                                                                                  17.70   Glass 125ml                  17.50
                      La Croix Blanc, Vin de Pays D‟oc, France, 2009                                                                            19.50   Bottle                       80.00
                      Chardonnay Trebbiano, Madregale Bianco, Terre di Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy, 2009   5.50                                      21.75
                      Les Combes Ventoux Blanc, Rhone, France, 2009                                                                             25.55   Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle
                      Pecorino Offida „Le Merlettaie‟, Ciù Ciù, Marche, Italy, 2008 ●                 7.90                                      29.50   The epitome of Champagne blending,
                      Malvasia Farina, Castello y Lyon, Toro, Spain, 2009                                                                       30.50   Grand Siècle calls on wines from the
                                                                                                                                                        finest growths and the very best
                      Riesling 'H', Prinz Von Hessen, Rheingau, Germany, 2008                                                                   32.50
                                                                                                                                                        harvests; years which have been
                      Moscatel Galego Quinta Do Vallado, Ferreira, Douro, Portugal, 2008                                                        33.50   declared as vintages by Laurent-Perrier.
                      Garnacha Blanca „Mar D‟Avall‟ Emporda, Jean Marc Lafage, Catalonia, Spain, 2007                                           34.00   Made to be shared with friends and
                                                                                                                                                        family, it is an extremely seductive
                      Riesling Prestige Cave de Ribeauville, Alsace, 2008                                                                       34.50   champagne of sublime richness.
                      Vouvray la Dilettante, Catherine & Pierre Breton, France, 2008                                                            35.50
                      Riesling QbA Trocken, Prinz Von Hessen, Rheingau, Germany, 2007                                                           37.50   Bottle                     145.00

    ONE OFFS          Portrait Restaurant recommends a small selection of unusual wines, showing great individual character                             Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé
                      and well worth a look, from lesser known producers, if you want to discover something different.                                  This champagne is famous for its highly
                                                                                                                                                        expressive bouquet, which stems from
                      Aidani Hatzidakis, Santorini, Greece, 2007 ●                                                                              36.00   the very careful preservation of the
                      Certified organic and made from the local varieties Aidani and Assyrtico.                                                         grape's natural fresh red fruit aromas. It
                      Flavours of Mediterranean citrus, sub-tropical fruits, and intense minerality combine to make this delightful wine.               is one of the rare rosé champagnes to be
                      A truly family, affair extends to the label, with a drawing of Hatzidakis daughter Stella.                                        made using the maceration (skin
                                                                                                                                                        contact) technique.
                      Rols le P‟tit Curieux, Patrick Rols Le Colombier, Vin de pays De L‟Averyron, France, 2007 ●                               38.50
                      First intended to be sweet but a second fermentation in the barrel has resulted in a now slightly sparkling white wine
                                                                                                                                                        Glass 125ml                  17.50
                      with spiky pink grapefruit, a yeasty palate and a funny honey nose. Slightly pétillant & effortlessly drinkable.                  Bottle                       80.00
                      Friulano Villa Russiz, Collio, Italy, 2007                                                                                39.50
                      Intense vibrant wine from the Alpine vineyards of Friuli. Villa Russiz is a charitable
                      organisation supporting the children’s orphanage built by the aristocratic founders.

                      Grillo Integrale, Marco de Bartoli, Sicily, Italy, 2007 ●                                                                 42.00
                      Integrale wines are organic, hand-harvested, not filtered and made from the local grape variety Grillo
                      Yellow plums, apple and underpinned by grapefruit freshness.

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