Aperitivos

Sherry

The best all rounder for a wide variety of tapas are ‘Fino’ and ‘Manzanilla’. A half-bottle (375ml) is perfect for sharing as an aperitif or with food.

Fino ‘Tio Pepe’ (15%)

Bone dry, with pungent lemon & almond flavours. Especially good with cured meats, cheese & seafood.

Manzanilla ‘Solear’ (15%)

Light & dry with delicious salty notes. Great with pre-dinner nibbles & grilled white fish.

100ml        375ml

£3.75        £13.45

100ml        375ml

£3.75        £13.45

Please check the menu for our full range of Sherries & Ports.

Sangria

Glass         Jug

Spanish wine punch, made with red and white wine, sliced fruit, gin,

orange juice, bitter lemon, lemonade and cinnamon.

£3.75        £12.95

Rebujito

Glass         Jug

A classic cocktail served long over ice. Fino sherry, lemonade & fresh citrus juice

The drink of the fiesta de Caballero in Jerez.

£3.75        £12.95

Cava

Spanish sparkling wine made using the Champagne method.

Vilarnau Brut Nature NV (11.5%)

Pale yellow with delicate aromas of apple and pears.

Vilarnau Brut Rosado/Rosé NV (11.5%)

Ripe strawberry and raspberry on the palate with refreshing acidity

Glass         Bottle

£4.95       £19.95

Glass         Bottle

£4.95       £19.95

Please check the menu for our full range of Cava & Champagne.

Please note that vintages may occasionally differ from those

stated in the menu. We will only include the newer vintage if

we believe it to be of the same quality or higher.

An Introduction to Spanish Wines

“I Drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion”

-Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote

Spain has produced wines for over 3000 years, starting with the Phoenicians and further

developed by the Romans. Modern Spanish wines compete with the best in the world.

 

 

Grapes are grown in a variety of landscapes and climatic conditions, ranging from semi-arid& hot southern regions, to wet northern ones, while in the vast central plains vines have adapted to extremes of climate. The cool Atlantic coastline of the North West, the Mediterranean climate of Catalonia, and the dry arid plains of Central Spain are, worlds apart.

 

As far as types of wines are concerned, Spain produces many varieties, from the generous dry, to extremely sweet, through to the sparkling wines, the rosés and the oak aged reservas and grand reservas. There is a Spanish wine for every occasion and every type of meal.

 

 

Our wines have been selected through vigorous personal tastings and visits to many of the

vineyards over the past 20 years. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. So let us raise a glass to the new wave of Spanish wines and winemakers. We could suggest a Galician Albarino, or Grapes are grown in a variety of landscapes and climatic conditions, ranging from semi-arid & hot southern regions, to wet northern ones, while in the vast central plains vines have adapted to extremes of climate. The cool Atlantic coastline of the North West, the Mediterranean climate of Catalonia, and the dry arid plains of Central Spain are, worlds apart.perhaps a red Rioja, or a rosé from Navarra, a Cava from Catalonia, a Priorato or Ribero del Duero. Or possibly a Fino or Manzanilla, or.......Enjoy!

Cava

Cava, a sparkling wine made in exactly the same way as Champagne, has fully established its unique identity all over the world in the last thirty years. Our selection is amongst the very best available from the Cava regions of Catalonia.

Vilarnau Brut Nature NV (Macabeo: Parellada: Chardonnay) (11.5%)

A pale yellow colour with green reflections, and fine expressive bubbles. Powerful nose with aromas of apples and pears. Round, structured and well balanced. Great as an aperitif and with seafood.

Glass         Bottle

£4.95       £19.95

Vilarnau Brut Rosé NV (Trepat: Pinot Noir) (11.5%) 

A pale yellow colour with green reflections, and fine expressive bubbles. Powerful nose with aromas of apples and pears. Round, structured and well balanced. Great as an aperitif and with seafood.

£4.95       £19.95

Santa Digna Estelado Rosé 2012 Pais Chile (12%)

Pale rose colour with fine persistent bubbles. On the palate, fresh and lively. This is the most extraordinary wine, a very delicious, well-made fizz that is really quite delicate - and made from Pais, the most widely grown grape in Southern Chile, brought by the Spanish from Europe some 450 years ago.

      £20.45

Champagne

Gremillet Brut Selection NV, Champagne (Pinot Noir: Chardonnay) (12%)

A light yellow colour with fresh floral aromas, balanced on the palate with richer ripe soft fruits and a crisp citrus finish.

      £26.95

Champagne Charles Chevalier Brut d'Honneur Rosé NV (Pinot N. : Chard: Pinot Meunier) (12.5%)

A fresh vivacious champagne rose with some depth and weight. Perfect pink bubbly,

well-balanced and exuberant in style.

      £26.95

Rosé Wine 

Altozano Tempranillo/Shiraz Rosé 2012 (13%)

Vinos de Tierra de Castilla y Léon Mouth watering red berry aromas & ripe, succulent strawberry flavours with a crisp, dry finish.

175ml        250ml      Bottle

£3.75        £5.25     £14.95     

Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2012/13 (14%)

Chile

A pale cherry colour, with an aroma of plums and strawberries. A full flavoured wine with a delicate fruity acidity and floral flavours. Perfect for those who like the sweeter side of life!

£4.25        £5.25     £15.95     

Artesa Rioja Rosado 2012 (Tempranillo : Garnacha) (12%)

Rioja

A rounded, medium bodied dry rosé with a pale salmon-pink colour. Gently fruity on the nose, with strawberry and cherry aromas. Quite full in flavour with soft berry fruits and a hint of spiciness on the finish.

£4.25        £5.45     £15.95     

Señorío De Sarría Rosado 2011/12 (Garnacha) (13.5%)

Navarra

Very appealing raspberry-red Rosé, with a soft, fresh palate showing full-bodied, plumy fruit. Balanced with a refreshing streak of acidity. The rosé of Pamplona's San Fermin festival!

     £17.45     

Vinas Del Vero Rosado 2011 (Cab Sauvignon : Tempranillo) (13.5%)

Somontano

A deep cherry red colour, and bright cherry & peach on the nose. Full bodied with a touch of sweetness. It’s very much cherry & peach on the palate, with juiciness & good acidity.

     £17.45     

Real Sitio de Ventosilla Prado Rey Rosé 2012 (Tempranillo : Merlot) (13.5%)

Ribera del Duero

Pale strawberry in colour, this wine offers complex aromas of fruits with hints of smoke, balsam & cedar wood. In the mouth it is pleasant with a surprisingly full body for a rosé. Superb!

     £20.95     

White Wine 

Altozano Verdejo/Souvignon Blanc 2012 (12%)

Vinos de Tierra de Castilla y Léon

Fresh & crisp, with delicate floral aromas and citrus fruit flavours. Enjoyable on its own,

or with white meats or seafood.

175ml        250ml      Bottle

£3.75        £5.00     £14.95     

Torres Vina Esmeralda 2012 (Muscat: Gewurztraminer) (11.5%)

Penedes

An exceptionally delicate and strikingly fragrant wine. It's delightful blend is fresh and

exuberantly grapey, yet subtle and exquisitely balanced.

£4.00        £5.45     £15.95     

Beronia Rioja Blanco, 2012/13 (Viura) (12%)

This crisp, young, dry Rioja has fresh & lively citrus aromas and delicious tropical fruit not. A delicate but well structured taste.

£4.00        £5.45     £15.95     

Castell del Remei Blanc Planell, 2012 (Sauvignon Blanc : Macabeo) (12.5%)

Costers del Segre

Pale ivory colour, delicate bouquet of violets, with a hint of honey and apple on the palate. Perfect with fish or poultry dishes.

                               £18.75