The Wine List
At The Belfry we like to offer our guests a great selection of wines at great value. We are huge wine lovers ourselves and really enjoy sourcing new varieties and trying them out. Consequently our wine list is a bit of an eclectic hotch-potch.
The following is a sample wine list and is subject to change.
Wines by the 175cl Glass
LA PETIT FERME, Maison Blanc £4.00
Franschoek, South Africa
SAUVIGNON BLANC. TINDALL £5.40
Tindall Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand
MERLOT ROSE, Finca El Picador £3.00
Finca el Picador, Central Valley, Chile
MONTELCIEGO RIOJA £4.20
CABERNET SAUVIGNON – CARMENERE , Casa Silva £3.75
Colchagua Valley Chile
Red CABERNET SAUVIGNON £9.95
Simon Hackett, South Australia
White SAUVIGNON BLANC £9.95
Tindall Estate, Marlborough, New Zealand
Light, Crisp and Dry
CHABLIS PREMIER CRU, MONT DE MILIEU £26.00
Domaine Pinson, Chablis, France
Acacia and lime on the bouquet with a hint of spice. A
powerful and outstanding Pinson with terrific concentration of vibrant, racy fruit and that Pinson minerality.
TRIADE, CAMPANIA BIANCO £20.00
Campania, Central Italy
International Wine & Spirit Challenge 2010 Silver Medal
The Fianco, Greco and Falanghina grapes produce rich tropical fruit and vanilla aromas. Subtle and soft, with a perfect balance of fruit flavors and citrus acidity. Triade is excellent to accompany white meats and fish.
DART VALLEY RESERVE £25.00
Sharpham Estate, Totnes, Devon
This off-dry and ever popular wine has a light, fresh character achieved by carefully blending the different grape varieties and partially ageing in American oak. Lovely fruit aromas with supple delicate flavours and a just off-dry style resulting in a wine ideal for drinking with or without food.
PINOT GRIGIO £17.00
Terre Di Montelusa, Pinot Grigio, Veneto IGT
Dry, crisp and delicately aromatic, with hints of lime and lemon citrus fruit. A Pinot Grigio that delivers classic Italian elegance.
SANCERRE CUVEE DES MAGES £30.50
Domaine Serge Laporte, Sancerre, France
The combination of soil types (limestone-pebbly and chalky) and age of the vines, ensures a ‘special cuvée’ with fantastic complexity, great purity of fruit and near-perfect balance. Cuvée des Mages is only made in very good years.
SAUVIGNON BLANC, GREEN LIP £29.00
Jackson Estate Marlborough, New Zealand
A dense, tropical and citrus fruitiness, with hints of basil and spiciness. The palate has a laser-show of juicy fruit flavours balanced out by a scintillatingly refreshing acidity.
SAUVIGNON BLANC. TINDALL £28.00
Tindall Vineyard, Marlborough, New Zealand
Grown on the alluvial deposits of the Wairau River. Bursting with fresh, tropical fruit and with hints of crushed nettles.
Aromatic and Fruity
CHARDONNAY, Un-Oaked, Mad Fish £22.00
Howard Park Wines, South West Australia
A pale straw colour with tinges of green. Aromas of melon and peach. This wine is unoaked and retains its natural vibrant fruit flavours of nectarine with citrus elements.
POUILLY FUME £35.00
Domaine Jonathan Pabiot, Loire, France
No notes of flint here, but rather a finesse and purity of Sauvignon fruit. Fruit driven with aromas of lime and gooseberry fruits, hints of smokiness on the nose, crisp and smooth in the mouth with appealing flesh and a purity.
Fulget Rias Baixas Adega "Maior De Mendoza", Salnés Valley, Italy
Albariño has been likened to both Riesling and Viognier, Riesling for its minerally character and Viognier for its bouquet of peaches and apricots.
MADELEINE ANGEVEINE, BARREL FERMENTED £32.00
SHARPHAM, Totnes, South Devon, England
This very successful oaked style wine has been made at Sharpham since 1992 and is one of the few English wines to be fermented in new oak barriques. The aromas and flavours are complex, balanced and give a wine that has great finesse.
Light and Fruity
BROUILLY. CHATEAU DU PAVÉ £30.00
M. Brac, Beaujolais, France
A wonderful Beaujolais Crus with bags of red fruit on the nose, and raspberry flavours on the palate.
PINOT NOIR, Omrah £25.50
Great Southern, Western Australia
Cherry and raspberry with that distinctive spice of Pinot and subtle undertones of oak derived spice. Supple and smooth with lashings of sweet vibrant fruit and a balanced acidity.
MONTELCIEGO RIOJA £18.50
Alavesa, Rioja, Spain
A classic Rioja. Incredibly silky smooth with red berries, vanilla, hints of spice and a deliciously rounded, oaky finish,
BOURGUEIL LES QUARTIERS, VIEILLES VIGNES £29.00
Domaine de la Coudraye, Loire, France
Remarkable complexity and dimension. Very intense blackberry and currant fruit aromas, with a hint of liquorice.
CHIANTI, Villa Marnia £19.00
CHIANTI DOCG, Italy
Ruby-red with a bouquet reminiscent of cherries, wild berries and prunes. Medium bodied, soft and smooth and bursting with deliciously gentle tannins.
SALICE SALENTINO, RISERVA £22.50
Paulo leo, Puglia, Italy
Gold Medal at the Decanter Wine awards 2010
An intense ruby red, reflections of dark orange, unique aromas of red berries and fresh herbs. Well rounded and full-bodied with lasting flavours of dried fruits. “Complex balsamic and vanilla with quite magnificent layers of complexity, richness and texture and a huge length.”
RIOJA, MONTELCIEGO GRAN RESERVA £30.00
Montelciego Gran Reserva Rioja, Spain
Aged in American & French oak barrels for at least 3 years, A delicate ruby red with a delicate and subtle aroma of red berry fruit, soft vanilla and cedar leading to a velvety smooth palate very well balanced with considerable length.
Classic and Elegant
CABERNET SAUVIGNON. JORDAN £26.00
Jordan Vineyards, Stellenbosch, S. Africa
Deep and concentrated with a broad base of minty, cassis and blackberry fruit and a long, elegant finish.
CHATEAU TOUR DE BY £30.00
Cru Bourgeois Superieur, Medoc, Bordeaux, France
These are always deep-coloured, full-flavoured and concentrated wines with a clearly defined, cassis style and wonderful depth.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON – CARMENERE , Casa Silva, £25.50
Colchagua Valley Chile
From the award winning Casa Silva Estate. The blend is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carmenere. Fresh and intense aromas of fudge, nutmeg spice and ripe red fruits. On the palate, it is juicy with notes of red cherries, very good acidity with a long finish.
Big, Heavy and Complex
Domaine du Vieux Lazaret Chateauneuf du Papes £42.00
Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhône Valley, France
"A bright, fresh style, with perfumy incense, red currant and red cherry notes laid over supple structure. The finish is open and inviting." 89 Points ~ Wine Spectator
CINSAULT / CABERNET SAUVIGNON/CARIGNAN £26.00
Hochar Pere et Fils, Lebanon
COMMEMDED –International Wine Challenge 2009 (2002)
An unoaked gentle red made in the classical Bordeaux way. The vines are all over 50 years old and yields are low.
CARMENERE, In Situ £22.00
Vina San Esteban, Aconcagua Valley, Chile
Intense red in colour with violet highlights. Aromas of red fruit, spices, smoke and forest tones lead to a palate that's soft and fruity with ripe tannins, a silky texture and great elegance.
CABERNET SAUVIGNON / MERLOT £27.50
Meerlust “The Red”, Stellenbosch, South Africa
Intense cassis and plum notes and hints of Indian ink, chocolate and fennel. Rich with juicy fruit, silky refined tannins and layered complexity.
Michel Torino Coleccion, Calchaqui Valley, Argentina
Distinct plum aromas enhanced by oaky notes. This wine has generous spicy and fruity flavours, good body and well integrated soft tannins that give a round finish.
VACQUEYRAS CUVEE FLOURETO £30.50
Domaine le Sang des Cailloux, Rhone, France
Hand-crafted with enormous passion, from 16-hectares of vineyard where no pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers are used. An impenetrable, black purple colour combined with a dense, concentrated mulberry and spice fruit. Highly Recommended
ANJOU ROSE DEMI-SEC £16.00
Domaine des Maurières, Loire, France
This is deliciously fresh but leaning towards the off-dry with a clean strawberry fruit that is perfectly balanced.
MERLOT ROSE, Finca El Picador £18.00
Central Valley, Chile
Produced by one of Chile’s top wineries, this Merlot Rosé is zingy and fresh with succulent damson fruits that rattle the senses!
COTE DE PROVENCE ROSE £17.00
Domaine Houchart Rose,
A wine made for easy summer-time drinking. An ideal wine for red wine drinkers who want a lighter alternative when the temperature rises. A wine with some substance and structure showing ripe strawberry fruit with a slight tannic grip and a juicy finish.
SPARKLING AND CHAMPAGNES
Pink Fizz – Prosecco Rose £17.00
Conti Neri Bis Bis, Veneto, Italy
Wonderful light and refreshing
ROSE CAVA - Castell d'Olerdola Brut Rosado £28.00
An elegant, pale raspberry colour, and a fine bead. Delicate, well developed summer fruit aromas, light, fresh and floral fruitiness on the palate with a dry finish. A favourite with the Spanish Royals.
CAVA. Castell d'Olerdola Brut Reserva £28.00
This excellent dry cava has a fine bead, a fine delicate aroma, slightly lemony nose, with touches of butter and yeast from ageing. With its 18 months to 2 years cellarage the cava acquires a good structure and elegant personality.
LOUIS ROEDERER Brut Premier NV £50.00
Fine bubbles and a nose of fresh fruit and hawthorn. Smooth, complex palate mingling flavours of white-fleshed fruit (apple and pear) with red berries (blackberries, raspberries, cherries) and notes of toast and almonds.
BOLLINGER. SPECIAL CUVEE, NV £45.00
Bollinger, Champagne, France
Pinot Noir 1er Cru dominated, supremely complex, rich and elegant, with a biscuit, creamy finish.
BEAUMONT DES CRAYERES, Grande Reserve NV £36.00
A light coloured champagne with fine sparkling bubbles. Highly fruity nose over notes of plum, toasted brioche, butter and yeast complement the mouth, packed with flavours of honey, plum and cherry stone. Pleasing finish and good length.
MOET ET CHANDON BRUT IMPERIAL BRUT, NV £41.00
Moet and Chandon, Champagne, France
When young it is soft, light and fresh but with twelve months bottle age it picks up toasty aromas and develops a biscuitiness that is very appealing
PUDDING WINES - 37.5cl
BLACK MUSCAT. ELYSIUM £19.00
Quady Winery, Madera, California, USA
A cloned Muscat variety, this is red grapey, very rich and sweet but not sticky. The best wine ever with chocolate.
ORANGE MUSCAT AND FLORA £18.00
Brown Brothers, Milawa, Australia, Australia
Fragrant and aromatic, sweet but not cloying with a delicious orangey tang and an overall soft freshness.
RIESLING NOBLE LATE HARVEST £20.00
Paul Cluver, Elgin, South Africa, S. Africa
A rich wine with an intense marmalade character, but still fresh and uncloying. Delicious.