The Bridge Wine List
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Our wine list has been loving and painstakingly put together by Lesley-Ann in collaboration with Christopher Piper Wines. 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.
To serve you the freshest wine, we use LE VERRE DE VIN– world leading wine and champagne preservation.
Fizz 125ml Bottle
1. 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 fruit with hints of honey and wild apple.
The Bridge Champagne by the glass – White
2. GREMILLET BRUT SELECTION [PINOT NOIR/CHARDONNAY] - 12.5% abv £9.95 £41.00
Award-winning Champagne with a lovely depth of fruit, a citrus freshness and a toasty brioche finish.
3. GREMILLET VRAI ROSÉ EXTRA BRUT [PINOT NOIR] - 12% abv - £45.00
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.
4. 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 175ml 250ml Bottle
5. PINOT GRIGIO BLUSH ROSÉ , 2015 £4.95 £6.95 £19.50
Folonari, IGT delle Venezie, Italy – 11.5% abv [PINOT GRIGIO]
Off-dry, with fresh summer berry flavours. Extremely light and drinkable.
6. ZINFANDEL ROSÉ BLUSH, 2015 - - £23.50
Feather Falls, California - 11% abv [ZINFANDEL]
Medium, flavoursome, with gorgeous strawberry and watermelon overtones.
7. MASSAYA ROSÉ, 2015 £6.95 £8.95 £26.95
Massaya, Tanail Estate, Bekka Valley, Lebanon - 12.5% abv [CINSAULT 40%, SYRAH 30%, CABERNET SAUVIGNON 30%]
World class Lebanese Rosé. Pale, subtle and beautiful with aromas of red berry fruits and delicate spice. Eat your heart out Provence Rosé!
WHITE WINES 175ml 250ml Bottle
Crisp and Dry
8. SLOWINE CHENIN BLANC, 2016 £4.95 £6.95 £19.50
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.
9. DART VALLEY RESERVE, 2015 - -£27.50
Sharpham Eatste, Ashprington, Totnes, Devon, UK - 11% abv [MADELEINE ANGEVINE & BACCHUS]
Silver Medal IWC
Utterly delicious local wine from just down the road. “The apple and pear flavours transport you straight into an English orchard," Susanna Forbes.
10. PICPOUL DE PINET, 2015 - - £28.50
Domaine Saint Peyre, Pinet, Languedoc, South France - 12.5% abv [PICPOUL]
The vinous equivalent of gin and tonic– notes of lime–skin intertwined with fresh citrus. As you fly in to Bezier and look down upon the Mediterranean coast line you can see the oyster beds – a perfect match and with fish dishes.
11. PINOT GRIGIO, 2015 - - £21.95
Folonari, IGT delle Venezie, Italy - 11.5% abv [PINOT GRIGIO]
Deliciously flavoursome, elegant example of this often overproduced wine. Lively and fresh with pear and lemon rind fruit flavours and the merest hint of cloves on the finish.
12. SAUVIGNON BLANC Reserva, 2016 £5.95 £7.95 £24.50
Casas Del Bosque, Casablanca, Chile - 13.5% abv [SAUVIGNON BLANC]
Coastal Casablanca Sauvignon Blanc: crisp citrus zest, grapefruit and ginger with plenty of mineral backbone. Rather graceful.
13. GRECO BIANCO, 2015 £5.95 £7.95 £24.50
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, 2015 - - £23.50
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.
Rich and Weighty
15. CHARDONNAY, Stablemate 2015 £5.25 £7.25 £21.50
Excelsior Estate, Robertson, South Africa - 14% abv [CHARDONNAY]
Vibrant and fresh Chardonnay with bright peachy fruit, hints of green apple, marmalade and orange blossom and a full, creamy palate.
16. RIOJA BLANCO, Lopez de Haro 2015 £5.50 £7.50 £21.95
Bodega Classica, Rioja Alta, Spain - 13.5% abv [VIURA]
Silky and vibrant with white fruit and flowers, a touch of spice and the fresh palate of a young white. Easy to drink. Perfect with fish, tapas and chicken.
17. POUILLY FUMÉ, VILLA PAULUS, 2015 - - £32.95
Domaine Masson, 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 smokey richness that only Pouilly-Fumé can achieve. From a tiny producer dedicated to quality.
RED WINES 175ml 250ml Bottle
Lighter and Juicy
18. SLOWINE MERLOT 2015 £4.95 £6.95 £19.50
Slowine, Overberg, South Africa - 14% abv [MERLOT]
Very rich and well structured, with juicy dark red berry fruit and a savoury smokiness on the finish.
19. PINOT NOIR Reserva 2015 £6.95 £8.95 £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.
20. MALBEC, Classic 2015 £5.50 £7.50 £21.95
Altivo, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina - 13.5% abv [MALBEC]
Deep and dark with savoury, smoky aromas of mocha, and spicy new wood. Lingering flavours of vanilla and ripe black cherries with a long, smooth finish.
21. CHATEAU DES JOUALLES, 2010 - - £26.50
Bordeaux Supérieur, Ruch, Bordeaux, France - 14% abv [MERLOT, CABERNET SAUVIGNON, CABERNET FRANC ]
Soft and ripe ‘House Claret’ from the Freylon family at this 28 hectare estate in Ruch, widely considered as ‘top of it’s league’. A good structure provided by very soft, ripe tannins and a long finish.
22. RIOJA CRIANZA, Lopez de Haro, 2013 - - £28.50
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.
23. MASSAYA LE COLOMBIER, 2013 - - £29.95
Massaya, Tanail Estate, Bekka Valley, Lebanon - 13.5% 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
24. 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.
25. ZINFANDEL, SCOTTO, - - £27.50
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.
26. ‘BLACK MAGIC’ MERLOT, 2014 - - £30.50
Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch, South Africa - 14.5% abv [MERLOT ]
Sublime Merlot: think plums and dark bitter chocolate from old vines planted on Black Tourmaline rich granite soil. Crafted by trophy winning producers Kathy and Gary Jordan.
27. TARIMA HILL, 2013 - - £32.95
Bodegas Volver, Alicante, Spain - 15% abv [MOURVEDRE ]
Made by one of Spain’s most innovative wine –makers, this is an outstanding 100% Monastrell (Mourvedre ) made from old vines at high altitude between Alicante’s main mountain ranges. Aged in French oak for 20 months this is packed with deep brooding blueberries and blackberry notes and a touch of chocolate fudge. This is a real, must try wine. Robert Parker 93 points
PUDDING WINES Half Bottle, 75ml Glass
RIESLING, NOBLE LATE HARVEST, 2013 £22.00 £4.50
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 £25.00 £5.00
Campbells, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia - 17.5 % abv [MUSCAT A PETITS GRAINS]
Unbelievably concentrated and considered the world 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.