The Bhurtpore Inn
Wine List
 

 

HOUSE WINES

 

Cuvée Jean-Paul:  Red, Dry White and Medium-Dry White   £12.25

France.  Premium Vins de Pays selected and blended with scrupulous

regard to quality and freshness.

 

Marktree:  Merlot/Cabernet/Shiraz and Semillon/Chardonnay   £13.25

South East Australia.  A smooth, full red and a crisp, moreish white.

Remarkable style and structure.

 

Garganega Pinot Grigio   £13.25

Veneto, Italy.  Easy drinking, fresh PG. Ripe citrus fruit.

 

Ancora Chiaretto Rosato   £13.25

Piedmont, Italy.  Light and refreshing with ripe strawberry fruit character.

 

 

 

SPARKLING WINES

 

Aureus Crémant de Loire, Blanc de Blancs brut  2002   £19.75

Loire, France.  Complex aromas and fine flavours. Racy, pure fruit

with a dry finish. Méthode Traditionelle.

 

Lunetta Prosecco Spumante brut   £18.25

Veneto, Italy.  Softly sparkling and refined. Deliciously light and fragrant.

 

 

 

CHAMPAGNE

 

Champagne Gremillet brut selection   £33.60

France.  Fine mousse and fresh, floral aromas. Well-balanced with

a fine citrus finish. Great value.

 

Champagne Veuve Cliquot Ponsardin, Yellow Label brut   £44.50

France.  Classic, distinctive Champagne – one of the best. Complex,

subtle yeast and biscuit flavours. Creamy, lingering dry finish.

 

Champagne Gremillet Rosé brut   £36.50

France.  Stylish hand crafted rosé from this excellent house.

 

 

 

 

RED WINES

 

Ca’ di Ponti Nero d’Avola 2009   £13.25

Sicily.  Warm, juicy and spicy. Ripe plum and black cherry flavours.

 

Rioja, Vega del Rayo seleccionada 2007   £16.80

Rioja Alta, Spain.  Smooth and sophisticated. Generous fruit and good length.

 

Juan Gil Monastrell-Monastrell 2009   £18.15

Jumilla, Spain.  Full-bodied, warm and luscious. Added complexity

and balance from exemplary oak ageing.

 

Novas Carménère/Cabernet Sauvignon 2008   £18.25

Chile.  Vibrant, powerful organic red. A classic blend.

 

Vista Reserva TN, Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo 2005/06   £18.25

Beiras, Portugal.  Great concentration and structure. Dark and brooding.

 

Barbera d’Asti Superiore, Alasia 2005/07   £18.55

Piedmont, Italy.  Old vine Barbera, oak-aged for twelve months.

Dry, but with sweet fruit flavour and soft tannins.

 

Peacock Ridge Merlot 2007   £19.95

Stellenbosch, South Africa.  Dark, dense up front fruit balanced by fine,

seductive tannins. Long, complex finish.

 

Cahors, Château Pineraie 2007   £22.45

South West France.  Top-notch Malbec-based red. Tangy red berry fruit

flavours and a delicious long finish of ripe cherries.

 

Mr Smith Shiraz, Rogue wines 2008   £22.50

South Australia.  Impressive big-hitter. Loads of absurdly lush fruit.

 

Moko Black Pinot Noir 2009   £22.50

New Zealand.  Elegant, and pleasingly fresh, with lovely strawberry fruit.

 

Cousiño Macul Antiguas Reserva, Cabernet Sauvignon 2005   £23.95

Chile.  Complex, distinguished Cabernet from a beautiful old estate.

 

 

 

ROSĒ WINE

 

Viñedo No.5 Rosado, Bodega de Sarria 2009   £19.95

Navarra, Spain.  Big-flavoured, concentrated rosado in the classic style of

the region. Rich in ripe berry fruit with elegant floral notes.

 

 

WHITE WINES

 

Paarl Heights Chenin Blanc 2009/10   £14.25

Paarl, South Africa.  Fresh and aromatic. Easy and versatile.

 

Ruviano Verdicchio, Monte Schiavo 2009   £14.95

Marche, Italy.  Zesty citrus aromas. A bright and characterful wine.

 

Artesa Rioja Viura 2009   £15.25

Rioja Baja, Spain.  100% unoaked Viura. A modern, refreshing Rioja:

the rounded richness of fruit balanced by clean, crisp acidity.

 

Pinot Grigio, I Mastri Vernacoli 2008/09   £16.30

Trentino, Italy.  Stylish PG, dry yet gentle, with nutty and spicy overtones.

 

Picpoul de Pinet, Duc de Morny, Cave de l’Ormarine 2009   £17.30

Languedoc, France.  Floral and enticing. Exuberantly fresh, concentrated

fruit palate with an underlying dry minerality. Excellent long finish.

 

Vouvray demi-sec, les Côteaux Tufiers 2003/05   £17.65

Loire, France.  Honeyed mellow fruit, sweetness balanced by gentle acidity.

 

Tabalí Reserva Viognier 2010   £18.35

Chile.  Beautifully aromatic, pure Viognier  with mouthfilling, creamy texture.

Off-dry and unoaked, soft and rounded. Real value.

 

Lugana Campo Valentino, Giacomo Montresor 2009   £20.50

Veneto, Italy.  Elegant, light and dry. Lingering finish with a dash of citrus.

A subtle, restrained wine – highly recommended.

 

Orballo Albariño, Bodegas La Val 2008/09   £22.50

Rías Baixas, Spain.  Generous floral, citrus and mineral flavours; succulent,

silky texture backed by lively acidity. A Galician classic.

 

Moko Black Sauvignon Blanc 2009/10   £22.50

New Zealand.  Definitive Marlborough Sauvignon. Full, layered palate with

hints of gooseberry and tropical fruit; clean, with good weight and balance.

 

 

 

APĒRITIF/DESSERT WINE

 

Monbazillac, Domaine de Grangeneuve 2005 (50c. bottle)   £17.80

South West France.  Luscious, ethereal and honeyed, with an elegant finish.

Great with cheese, or enjoy it French style as an aperitif. Not sticky sweet.

 

 

FINE WINES – RED

 

Chianti Classico Riserva, Villa La Pagliaia 2000   £28.95

Tuscany, Italy.  Archetypal Chianti. Classic Sangiovese flavours of brambly,

bitter cherry fruit backed by succulent acidity and age-mellowed tannins.

 

Balgownie Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2005   £34.45

Victoria, Australia.  Dark, sumptuous Cabernet from a famous, old estate.

Juicy blackcurrant/chocolate/spice. Power tempered by finesse.

 

St Emilion Grand Cru, Clos de la Cure 2007   £39.50

Bordeaux, France.  Complex claret of superb structure. Good fruit, solid,

tight tannins and a long, satisfying finish.

 

Valenciso Rioja Reserva, Compañia Bodeguera de Valenciso 2004   £41.00

Rioja Alta, Spain.  Pure Tempranillo: rich, elegant and beautifully understated.

Combines the best of tradition with fine modern winemaking practice.

 

 

 

FINE WINES – WHITE

 

Sancerre “La Clochette”, Jean-Jacques Breton 2009   £24.45

Loire, France.  Dry, crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Flavour-rich palate

with good gooseberry fruit and fine, well-balanced acidity.

 

Jurançon Sec, Domaine Bellegarde 2008   £30.25

South West France.  Racy, citrus scented dry white. Delicious acidity,

absolutely characteristic of the finest Jurançon. Delightful.

 

Yangarra Estate Roussanne 2009   £35.30

South Australia.  A touch of Aussie class. Vibrant, spicy and refreshing.

 

Zeltinger Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese, Markus Molitor 2004   £26.35

Mosel, Germany.  Exciting wine: lovely lemon and ripe pear flavours.

A vibrant mix of sweetness and acidity, ripeness and minerality.

 

Pernand Vergelesses Blanc, Vallet Frères 2006   £42.95

Burgundy, France.  Proper Burgundy. Rich and complex. Great vintage.

 

 

 

 

PORT

 

1997 Colheita, Wiese & Krohn  -  Bottle:  £38.85  Glass:  £2.10/£4.00

Portugal.  Wonderful single-vintage tawny. The perfect finish.