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The Bridge Wine List

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Our wine list has been loving and painstakingly put together by Lesley-Ann in collaboration with local wine producers. Every wine on here has been tasted by us, and deemed to be worthy of a spot! Our crew are regularly involved in wine tastings so they understand the list, particularly those wines served by the glass, and no doubt they all have their favourites! Please note that vintages may vary, although we also try to keep a close eye on this and taste each vintage as it comes out to ensure the quality is the same.

Fizz ~ 125ml Bottle

1. CUVEE VINO FRIZZANTE, Tombacco - £5.00 £24.95
Il Selvatico, Veneto, Italy - 11% abv [BLEND FROM THE VENTO]
A light and delicate sparkling wine from Northern Italy with hints of honeysuckle and elderflower with a freshness running through it. A cracking aperitif and alternative to prosecco.

2. PROSECCO SPUMANTE, Borgo del Col Alto - £6.95 £29.95
Casa Botter, Veneto, Italy - 11% abv [GLERA]
Stunning, fully sparkling, off-dry Spumante from impressive family business started in 1928. Light and delicately fruity with hints of honey and wild apple.

Champagne

Champagne Gremillet is a small, family-owned Champagne house, situated in the picturesque far south of the Champagne district, in Balnot-sur-Laignes, Aube. Due to its southern latitude the grapes achieve greater ripeness which leads to richer fruit and classic baked-biscuit flavours mixed with characteristic toasty yeast overtones. From one hectare left by their grandmother, the incredibly talented children have grown the estate to forty hectares and their champagne is listed in French embassies across the world. We are huge fans, having visited in Autumn 2016 and are delighted to partner with this award-winning family.

3. GREMILLET BRUT SELECTION [PINOT NOIR/CHARDONNAY] - 12.5% abv 125 ml glass - £10.50 Bottle - £43.00
Award-winning Champagne with a lovely depth of fruit, a citrus freshness and a toasty brioche finish.

4. GREMILLET VRAI ROSÉ EXTRA BRUT [PINOT NOIR] – 12.5% abv £48.00
Deliciously dry, crisp Rosé made using the 'saignée' method of extracting the colour from the skins of the grapes. Bright, fresh red fruit characters with great length and structure.

5. GREMILLET CUVÉE ÉVIDENCE BRUT [CHARDONNAY] – 12.5% abv - £54.00
Another IWSC 2016 gold medal winner, this intriguing, exotic Champagne is made from 100% Chardonnay and aged in oak. Spicy floral aromas mingle with notes of vanilla, liquorice and biscuits on the rich and toasty palate. A perfect 'food' Champagne.

Rose Wine ~ 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle

6. ZINFANDEL ROSÉ BLUSH, 2016 £4.25 £5.75 £7.85 £22.95
Feather Falls, California - 10.5% abv [ZINFANDEL]
Medium, flavoursome, with gorgeous strawberry and watermelon overtones.

7. CORBIERES ROSÉ, 2017 £4.50 £6.00 £8.00 £23.95
Château de Fontarèche, Corbieres AOC, Languedoc, France - 13% abv [PICPOUL NOIR, GRENACHE, SYRAH ]
Radiant salmon pink colour. A bouquet of red fruit, strawberry and grenadine with a touch of mint. Smooth and full on the palate with very rich fruit, slight vinosity and a fresh, airy finish.

8. ESPRIT DE PROVENCE ROSÉ, 2017 £5.50 £7.25 £10.00 £28.50
Domaine du Grand Cros, Côtes de Provence, France - 13.5% abv [CARIGNAN, CINSAULT, MOURVEDRE ]
An absolute classic Provence Rose, made by an English couple who moved to Provence in the late 80's. Full of delicate hints of red berries and citrus, combined with a lovely minerality and crisp acidity perfectly.

White Wines ~ 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle

Crisp and Dry

9. SLOWINE CHENIN BLANC, 2017 £3.65 £5.25 £7.25 £21.50
Slowine, Overberg, South Africa – 14% abv [CHENIN BLANC]
This offers a similar crispness to Sauvignon Blanc but without the mind-blowing acidity. Big and exotic with greengage and tropical fruit and a swirl of lemon sherbet on the finish. From a fascinating project which supports the parrot beaked tortoise.

10. SAUVIGNON BLANC, 2017 £5.00 £6.85 £9.00 £26.50
Berry Brothers, Marlborough, New Zealand - 13.5% abv [SAUVIGNON BLANC]
Full of fresh gooseberries, hints of tomato leaf and passion fruit, there is nonetheless an elegant restraint here. The typical Marlborough pungency is held in check by tangy citrus notes and a fine, mineral finish. This is a delicious wine with verve and vibrancy.

11. PICPOUL DE PINET, 2017 - - - £28.50
Domaine Saint Peyre, Languedoc, Southern France - 13% abv [PICPOUL]
The vinous equivalent of gin and tonic – notes of lime–skin intertwined with fresh citrus. A perfect match with fish and shellfish dishes.

Aromatic

12. GAVI DI GAVI, 2017 £5.00 £6.85 £9.00 £26.50
Sassi, Sarotto, Italy - 12.5% abv [CORTESE]
Versatile, enjoyable and easy-drinking. It has floral and citrus aromas with great depth and concentration on the palate. Great with fish and pasta.

13. GRECO BIANCO, 2015 - - - £23.50
Feudo dei Baron, Statti, Calabria, Italy - 12.5% abv [GRECO]
Wonderfully aromatic and refreshing dry white wine crafted from 100% Greco Bianco grapes. It is lively and crisp with intense aromas and flavours of almonds and citrus. Made by Alberto and Antonio Statti, fourth generation farmers who champion indigenous grape varieties.

14. VERMENTINO, 2016 - - - £26.00
Domaine St Hilaire, Montagnac, Pays d'Oc, France - 13% abv [VERMENTINO]
The white grape variety of Sardinia, yet here is a brilliant (award-winning) wine from Nick and Lisa Kent. Soft and mouth-filling dry white. Deliciously crisp and with a clean refreshing fruitiness. Superb with fish.

15. WALT RIESLING 2016 - - - £28.75
Loosen, Pfalz, Germany - 11% abv [RIESLING]
The very epitome of a racy, scented and highly charged Riesling, with sweet and sour appeal, hence ideal with spicy and Asian influenced dishes... and for good measure made my Ernst Loosen, Germany's Best Producer.

16. BASA RUEDA BLANCO, 2016 - - - £28.95
Telmo Rodriguez, Rueda, Spain - 13.5% abv [VERDEJO, VIURA]
"A well-made wine, a wine for all occasion drinking. Stunning, dry, aromatic, scented honeysuckle with a twist of lime.

Rich and Weight

17. BERRY BROS & RUDD WHITE BURGUNDY, 2016 - - - £26.75
Burgundy, France - 13% abv [CHARDONNAY]
This opens with aromas of hawthorn and white flowers, alongside notes of white stone fruit and lemon zest. On the palate, it is well balanced with a touch of cream, toasty hazelnut, and a persistent mineral finish. Well-structured but refreshing, it is ample and charming.

18. ICARE CHARDONNAY, 2016 £5.50 £7.25 £10.00 £28.50
Côtes du Thongue, Languedoc, France - 13.5% abv [CHARDONNAY]
So reminiscent of a classic wood influenced, white Burgundy. Great fruit, a touch of lemon and total harmony between natural acidity and the vanillin oak.

19. SEMILLON, Helmsford 2016 - - - £29.50
Pauletts, Clare Valley, South Australia - 13% abv [SEMILLON]
Superb example of a grape more known in the Hunter Valley and of course, Bordeaux.

20. POUILLY FUME, Villa Paulas, 2015 - - - £35.00
Domaine Masson-Blondelet, Pouilly-sur-Loire, France – 13% ABV [SAUVIGNON BLANC]
Vines grown on two types of soil (Marne and Calcaire), give the wine a terrific balance and depth, and that smoky richness that only Pouilly-Fume can achieve. From a tiny producer dedicated to quality.

Red Wines ~ 125ml 175ml 250ml Bottle

Lighter and Juicy

21. SLOWINE PINOTAGE 2016 £3.65 £5.25 £7.25 £21.50
Slowine, overberg, South Africa – 13.5% abv [PINOTAGE]
Deliciously juicy Pinotage, South Africas own grape, this is Pinot Noir crossed with Cinsault. Full of Summer plums and lick of spice. Easy and gulpable.

22. PINOT NOIR Reserva 2016 - - - £26.95
Casas del Bosque, Casablanca , Chile – 14.5% abv [PINOT NOIR]
Ripe, fruit-driven Pinot Noir with juicy black cherry and raspberry flavours. Some earthy nuttiness adds a nice complexity to the long, elegant finish. This is the perfect red to match with duck, chicken and pork.

Medium Bodied

23. WHISTLING DUCK CABERNET /MERLOT, 2017 £4.50 £6.00 £8.00 £23.95
Calabria Family Wines, New South Wales, Australia - 14% abv
Dark mulberry notes with plummy flavours and a surprising burst of spice on the finish. Very moreish and approachable.

24. MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO 2016 - - - £24.75
Conte de Castel Vecchio, Abruzzo, Italy - 12.5% abv [MONTEPULCIANO]
This wine is medium-bodied with a strong fruity bouquet and scents of red fruit and liquorice. Hearty, rustic and full flavoured!

25. RIOJA CRIANZA, Lopez de Haro, 2015 - - - £26.75
Bodega Classica, Rioja Alta, Spain - 13.5% abv [TEMPRANILLO, GARNACHA, GRACIANO]
How Rioja should taste! A rounded, expressive, elegant wine, made from vines of 20 to 70 years old. The fruity character of the wine is in perfect balance with the subtle toasty vanilla notes lent by 12 months in French and American oak barrels.

26. WINEMAKERS CLARET, Berry Bros & Rudd, 2014 - - - £27.50
Bordeaux, France - 13.5% abv [MERLOT/CABERNET SAUVIGNON]
Ripe redcurrant, cassis and a hint of spice. It’s seductive fruit flavours are wrapped around a core of fresh acidity with firm integrated tannins.

27. MASSAYA LE COLOMBIER, 2015 - - - £31.00
Massaya, Tanail Estate, Bekka Valley, Lebanon - 14.5% abv [CINSAULT, GRENACHE, SYRAH, TEMPRANILLO ]
Wine has been the pride of Lebanon for thousands of years. The winemakers craft began with the Pheonecians and developed through many centuries. This is a new wave soft and subtle red that will really impress.

Richer and Complex

28. SMART DOG SYRAH, 2016 £5.00 £6.85 £9.00 £26.50
JP Ramos, Alentejo, Portugal - 13.5% abv [SYRAH]
Not only an eye catching label but a great wine too. From Southern Portugal, best described as a palate teasing Rhone style red, hence we recommend this with beef and dark meats.

29. ZINFANDEL, SCOTTO, Old Vine, 2013 - - - £28.50
Scotto family vineyards, Lodi, California- 14.5% abv [ZINFANDEL ]
Drinking beautifully, with initial flavours of rich, ripe plums and dark chocolate, followed by vanilla and spice. The racy nose has black cherry and pepper with a hint of herbs.

30. CHURCHILL’S ESTATES DOURO, 2012 - - - £30.50
Churchill Graham, Douro Valley, Portugal - 13.5% abv [TOURIGA NACIONAL, TOURIGA FRANCA, TINTA RORIZ]
Elegant red fruit and subtle oak. Beautifully textured and lush - made from hand-picked port grapes on the Northerly terraces some 2 hours from Porto.

31. PETITE IMMORTELLE, 2016 - - - £32.95
Cotes du Roussillon Villages, France - 13.5% abv [GRENACHE, CARIGNAN, SYRAH]
Made by a good friend of ours Liam Steevenson MW. Old Vine Grenache, Carignan and Syrah. Exceptional depth and richness from the Roussillon. A favourite on the list!

Pudding Wines ~ Half Bottle, 75ml Glass

RIESLING, NOBLE LATE HARVEST, 2015 £27.00 £5.50
Casa del Bosque, Casablanca, Chile - 9% abv [RIESLING]
Stunning dessert wine made from hand-harvested Riesling grapes. Fruity notes of quince, spiced apple and honey combine with a bright zesty acidity to bring it all into balance with excellent structure and length. Try with our lighter desserts.

CAMPBELL’S RUTHERGLEN MUSCAT £29.00 £6.50
Campbells, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia - 17.5 % abv [MUSCAT A PETITS GRAINS]
Unbelievably concentrated and considered the worlds’ richest pudding wine. The palate is luscious and lingering with plenty of sun-ripened raisin fruit, typical of Muscat from the Rutherglen region. Wonderful with any of our richer puddings or chocolate.