SAMPLE WINE LIST 2010 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 Laurent-Perrier 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 champagnes. 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. Vintage 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 sugar. 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.