Drinks Menu & Wine List Scottish Independent Wine Merchant of the Year 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
We do not price our wines with usual restaurant mark-ups, but instead use our retail price plus a corkage charge. This makes our list exceptional value. Valvona & Crolla Ristorante and VinCaffè benefits from having an award winning wine retail list of over 1000 wines in Valvona & Crolla to select from. If you are unsure what to choose, we would be delighted for you to taste any of the wines we have open which are served by the glass.
CAMPARI & FRESH ORANGE
JAMES WHITE – Still Real Fruit Juices
EDINBURGH GIN & TONIC
BRAMLEY CLASSIC APPLE
APEROL SPRITZ Prosecco, Aperol, Soda
RUSSET PINK APPLE
BELLINI Prosecco, Peach Puree
APPLE & ELDERFLOWER
KIR REALE Prosecco, Creme de Cassis
MARTINI Grey Goose Vodka or Edinburgh Gin with olive or lemon twist
BIG TOMATO VIRGIN MARY MIX
NEGRONI Martini Rosso, Campari, Plymouth Gin, Orange Bitters
COSMOPOLITAN Vodka, Triple Sec, Cranberry Juice,Sugar Syrup, Lemon
FRENCH MARTINI Vodka, Chambord, £6.95 Syrup, Pineapple Juice, Fresh Raspberries MOJITO Rum, Soda, Lime, Syrup, Mint
BELVOIR FRUIT FARM – Sparkling Pressés ELDERFLOWER
MANGO & PEACH
CUCUMBER & MINT
LIME & LEMONGRASS
FENTIMANS – Sparkling Botanicals
Scottish Gins EDINBURGH 43% Scottish juniper, pine, heather & milk thistle EDINBURGH RASPBERRY
CLOUDY VICTORIAN LEMONADE 275ml £2.95 25ml £3.75
EDINBURGH ELDERFLOWER 20%
BOTANIST 46% £4.75 Menthol, apple mint, juniper, coriander, aniseed
TRADITIONAL GINGER BEER
CHERRY TREE COLA
SAN PELLEGRINO –Italian Sparkling Drinks ARANCIATA ORANGE
CAORUNN 42% £4.25 Dry and crisp, floral, citrus and slightly spicy aroma
PICKERINGS 42% £4.75 From Edinburgh, fresh pine, hints of cinnamon
Beer WILLIAMS CEILIDH LAGER 500ml 4.7% £4.95 Fresh and crisp, malty taste, floral grassy aroma BLACK ISLE ORGANIC ALE 500ml 4.5% £5.75 Light, biscuity blonde loaded with Hallertau hops BITTER & TWISTED ALE 500ml 4.2% £5.50 Zesty grapefruit, slightly sweet, hint of pepper BREWDOG PUNK IPA 330ml 5.6% £4.75 Tropical fruit with a spiky bitter finish I & G ORIGINAL AMBER ALE 330ml 6.6% £4.95 Biscuity malt , vanilla, creamy, mellow charachter 5AM SAINT RED ALE 330ml 6.6% £4.75 Brewdog, berry, caramel, marmalade, chocolate DARK ISLAND BLACK ALE 500ml 4.6% £5.75 Chocolate, dried fruits, coffee, nuts and toffee PERONI RED
330ml 4.7% £3.50
330ml 5.2% £3.95
OTHER SOFT DRINKS FRESH ORANGE JUICE
FRESH LIME JUICE & SODA
COCA COLA / DIET COCA COLA
MINERAL WATER 500ml / 1litre £2.75 / £4.25 San Pellegrino sparkling or Panna still
Caffè ESPRESSO £1.95 ESPRESSO MACCHIATO £2.25 ESPRESSO DOPPIO £2.50 CAPPUCCINO £2.85 CAPPUCCINO DOPPIO £3.45 CAFFÈ LATTE £3.25 AMERICANO £2.50 AMERICANO with MILK / FLAT WHITE £2.75 MOCHA £3.75 RICH ITALIAN HOT CHOCOLATE £3.45 FRESH LOOSE LEAF TEAS £2.85 Breakfast, Earl Grey, Darjeeling, Green, Fresh Mint
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PROSECCO SPAGO NV Valvona & Crolla £4.55 £5.95 Made from the Prosecco grape in North-East Italy, this frizzante wine is lightly sparkling, clean, zesty and refreshing. The lower alcohol level makes it superb for afternoon celebrations!
BRUT DI PINOT NERO ROSÉ NV Ruggeri £5.30 £6.95 £27 Pinot Nero grapes fermented without oak. Medium bodied and dry, with ripe cranberry fruit and a crisp finish.
White Wine PIEMONTE
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043 GAVI DI GAVI 2015 Terre Da Vino £4.90 £6.50 £25 A superb single vineyard Gavi. The Cortese grapes are grown on a 25 hectare estate, Masseria dei Carmelitani, near the town of Gavi. Lively aromas of citrus fruits with a subtle nutty hint. On the palate, a crisp minerality which lingers. Gavi was made famous as the wine of the Italian Riviera in the 1950s. VENETO 050 CHARDONNAY 2015 Alpha Zeta £3.85 £4.95 £19 Unoaked Chardonnay made by IWC white wine maker of the year, Matt Thomson. Fully ripened fruit and low yields allow the full nectarine and honey perfumes to develop completely. 080 GARGANEGA 2015 Valvona & Crolla £3.85 £4.95 Peach and apricot aromas with a wonderful, delicate nuttiness give this exceptional value wine unexpected complexity that just gets better every year.
081 PINOT GRIGIO 2015 Valvona & Crolla £4.10 £5.25 £20 Clean, crisp and fresh but still with plenty of character, this Pinot Grigio is lively and aromatic, with the classic freshly baked bread crust perfumes and ripe, juicy pear character on the youthful, crisp palate which make this such a popular variety. Lovely almondy perfumes on the finish, with a twist of lime. 082 SOAVE CLASSICO 2015 Pieropan £4.90 £6.50 £25 Light gold in colour. Floral perfumes dominate the nose with notes of apricot and a hint of marzipan. An elegant structure, well balanced with mineral notes, combine with ripe apple and peach. Classic layers of almond blossom and acacia honey come through on the finish which is long and intense. MARCHE 085 VERDICCHIO DI MATELICA 2015 Belisario £4.10 £5.25 £20 The finest expressions of Verdicchio is found in the DOCG. Verdicchio di Matelica is characterized by a rich bouquet of acacia and floral notes. It is light, soft, zesty and fresh on the palate with a delicate orange and lemon after taste. ABRUZZO 102 PECORINO 2015 Talamonti £4.90 £6.50 £25 The Pecorino grape has been recently rescued from extinction. What a lovely wine- on the nose it has an intense bouquet of exotic fruit and wild flowers. On the palate it has flavours of ripe pear, white apple and peach, accompanied by a gentle and refreshing acidity CAMPANIA 104 FALANGHINA BENEVENTANO 2015 Vesevo £4.35 £5.75 £22 Perfumed aromas reminiscent of white flowers and white melon with mineral notes provide a backdrop to the full, ripe, fresh and crisp palate. An elegant wine, with a touch of honey on the finish. BASILICATA
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111 GRECO - FIANO PIPOLI 2015 Vigneti di Vulture £4.35 £5.75 £22 Rich, fragrant, deeply textured dry blend of Greco and Fiano. Intense aromas and a lingering taste. SICILIA 119 CHARDONNAY 2013 Planeta £5.85 £7.75 £30 Planeta’s Chardonnay is an icon for the whole of Sicily. Crisp and creamy palate. Mineral undertones and refreshing acidity compliment flavours of ripe yellow peaches, acacia honey and almond paste. Bold toasted and cereal aromas, long and balanced finish.
132 SAUVIGNON BLANC 2015 Greywacke £5.10 £6.75 £26 A refreshing sorbet-like medley of fresh lychee, grapefruit and honeydew melon laced with flinty minerality and finished with an infusion of mandarin and lime zest. A lively, invigorating wine with persistent grapefruit flavours and a steely blackcurrant tang. Crisp with a long, enduring finish.
Rosé Wine 125ml 175ml 75cl 150 ROSATO 2015 A Mano £4.35 £5.75 100% Primitivo from Puglia, bright pink with lovely strawberry and rose petal notes. A full-bodied rosé with all the flavour of a red wine combined with the delicacy and freshness of a white wine.
Red Wine PIEMONTE - BARBERA
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165 BARBERA D’ASTI 2014 Valvona & Crolla £4.10 £5.25 £20 The newest addition to our signature range. 100% Barbera grapes sourced from 40 year old vines from vineyards near Asti in Piemonte. This is a superb food friendly red wine. The nose is elegant and packed with fresh aromas of Amarena cherries. On the palate it is concentrated and dry, with red fruit flavours and delicious hints of smoke and cedar. The tannins are pure velvet! PIEMONTE 180 BAROLO “PAESI TUOI” 2011 Terre da Vino £7.20 £9.25 £36 The great Barolo, produced in a handful of villages south of Turin, is often regarded as the pinnacle of Italian wines, using the temperamental grape, Nebbiolo. Matured for at least 2 years in large oak barrels, this wine is aromatic with tones of cinnamon and berry, medium to full bodied, elegant tannins and a lovely, fresh berry finish. VENETO 188 MERLOT 2014 Valvona & Crolla £3.85 £4.95 £19 Intense ruby red colour. Attractive aromas of ripe red berry fruit followed by a touch of cinnamon and red currant leaves. This is a superb Merlot from the Veneto, it is ripe, juicy, smooth and easy drinking. 200 VALPOLICELLA CLASSICO 2014 Brigaldara £4.35 £5.75 Brigaldara, one of the best producers in the Veneto, makes Valpolicella in a traditional manner. This wine has a ripe raisiny, middleweight palate and a dry herbal finish.
190 PALAZZO DELLA TORRE 2013 Allegrini Allegrini is one of the top Valpolicella producers and the Palazzo is one of their top wines. Some ageing in new oak to give it more modern appeal.
204 AMARONE ‘A’ 2013 Alpha Zeta £7.20 £9.25 £36 Alpha Zeta is now one of the most forward thinking producers of Amarone. Rich fruit cake, dried cherries and plums give way to a modern, rounded palate, offset by smoky, vanilla spice from the oak ageing. Rich, but still fresh on the finish. TOSCANA 216 CHIANTI COLLI SENESI 2014 Bichi Borghesi £4.35 £5.75 £22 Vibrant perfumes and lively cherry and blackberry fruit, with supple tannins and a lifted finish which is characteristic of the Selvapiana wines. Elegant and refined. 218 CHIANTI CLASSICO 2013 Isole e Olena £35 One of the great Classicos, made by the excellent Paolo di Marchi who uses a touch of Canaiolo to promote a softer, more perfumed style that has deep cherry fruit, a velvety palate, tightly knit tannins and great length. 224 BRUNELLO CUPOP 2010 Pinino £40 The Pinino estate has broken on to the Montalcino scene with a bang amid many plaudits. Touches of tobacco are balanced by a richly textured palate with berry fruit tones and a lingering finish. 263 TIGNANELLO 2012 Antinori £95 A stunner from Antinori. Deep concentration and intensity set the tone, with cherry fruit, blackberry, leather, spice, vanilla and liquid smoke. It’s a modern blockbuster with juicy fruit, succulence, velvety mouthfeel and long lasting flavors. 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
ABRUZZO 280 MONTEPULCIANO 2014 Valvona & Crolla
Bursting with black cherry aromas, hints of violets and the merest touch of spice. Medium to full bodied, the palate is full of juicy black fruit, and the gripping tannins make this wine charming and rustic, but never rough. Like a Vespa, it is tremendous! BASILICATA 300 AGLIANICO PIPOLI 2013 Vigneti di Vulture £4.55 £5.95 £23 Considered by some pundits to be best wine of Italy, Aglianico from the Vulture area of Basilicata is certainly exceptional. Powerful red berry fruit aromas, a complex and richly textured palate and chocolate-cherry notes on the finish. MARCHE 310 LACRIMA DI MORRO 2014 Belisario £4.55 £5.95 £23 Lacrima is a dark-skinned grape variety native to Italy's Marche region. Aromatic and richly flavoured, showing intense floral and spiced characters on the nose with a fresh, berry-dominated palate. PUGLIA 319 NEGROAMARO 2015 A Mano £4.10 £5.25 £20 Deep coloured with a concentrated chocolate and dark plum perfume and a touch of liquorice that gives way to a full-bodied and powerful palate. Dark red fruit dominates the palate with the characteristic tannin of Negroamaro which melts into a long, chocolately finish. 320 BRINDISI ROSSO 2013 Valvona & Crolla £4.20 £5.45 £21 100% Negroamaro, Our intensely concentrated, rich, ripe berry fruit wine is a winner year after year, and this vintage is no exception. Notes of all spice, leather and cedar. SARDEGNA 333 CANNONAU 2014 Le Bombarde La Palma £4.35 £5.75 £22 This is a classic Sardinian red from the popular Carignano grape. A delicious, smoky berry fruit nose and on the palate it is easy and not too dry. SICILIA 341 NERO D’AVOLA 2014 Zabu £4.55 £5.95 £23 Nero d’Avola, a dark-skinned grape of great historical importance to Sicily taking its name from the town of Avola on the island’s southeast coast. Deep ruby red in colour. Fresh and unoaked, packed with black fruit flavour and aromas of plum and cherry with hints of mocha. Soft and supple on the palate, the modern style enhances the fruit character. AUSTRALIA 362 JESTER SHIRAZ 2013 Mitolo £4.70 £6.25 £24 Handcrafted premium wines built on passion and an uncompromising commitment to quality by one of the best Australian winemakers, Ben Glaetzer. Cranberry, blueberry and a hint of black pepper and liquorice on the nose, well integrated spicy oak. Medium to full bodied, bright red berries with an herbal character. NEW ZEALAND 370 PINOT NOIR 2014 Kim Crawford £25 The grapes for this wine are sourced from some excellent cool climate vineyards in the Marlborough (70%) and Central Otago (30%) regions of New Zealand’s South Island. Rich, fruity, driven style of Pinot with ripe aromas of strawberry and cherry followed by hints of toasted spice. Vibrant and fresh on the palate with dark fruit flavours of plum and blackberry. Pleasant sweetness given by nuances of cocoa and coffee. Silky soft tannins give structure and weight.
Dessert Wine WHITE
600 MOSCATO PASSITO 2013 Valvona & Crolla £4.95 Fresh, ripe, aromatic and not too sweet Moscato from 100% Muscat grapes grown and hand-picked in the zone of Aqui in Piemonte. Deliciously perfumed apricot and blossom. 602 VIN SANTO 2007 Bichi Borghesi £5.75 Vin Santo, literally Sacred Wine, can trace its origin back to the Middle Ages when it features in sales of Florentine merchants. Trebbiano and Malvasia grapes are drired before crushing to enhance flavour and intensity. Nuts and candied fruit are followed by a rich texture and a long elegant finish. RED 620 RECIOTO DELLA VALPOLICELLA 2013 Cortegiara £5.95 The Corvina and Rondinella grapes are dried to raisins then crushed to extract tiny droplets of superconcentrated juice. Then fermented and aged to produce this sublime sweeter version of Amarone.
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GRAPPA DI CHARDONNAY, Pilzer Soft and smooth with notes of apples, pear and a floral character.
GRAPPA DI AMARONE, Allegrini Rich perfumed flavours of cherry and bramble. Deliciously smooth
GRAPPA GRAN MOSCATO, Bocchino Made from Moscato grapes, giving sweet, fragrant aromas.
Whisky 25ml VALVONA & CROLLA BLENDED WHISKY 40% A warm blend of Speyside and Islay malts specially selected for Valvona & Crolla. Smoky character citrus and vanilla - very smooth.
LAGAVULIN 16yo, Islay Sherry, saltiness, orange marmalade, toffee, peat, grass. Stunning.
SPRINGBANK 10yo, Campbeltown Tar, chilli fragrance, cloves, allspice, nutmeg with a gentle saltiness.
GLENKINCHIE 10yo, Lowland Marzipan, floral, slight smoke, finishing with a light honey sweetness.
HIGHLAND PARK 12yo, Island Smoke, heather, malt and with a hint of sherry.
TALISKER 10yo, Island Deep dried fruit, oyster like salinity, fruit sweetness.
GLENFARCLAS 10yo, Speyside Creamy, biscuit like, sweet sherry notes with a subtle spiced finish.
ARRAN 10yo Island Aromatic and creamy with oranges, lemons and apples.
CAOL ILA 12yo Old Malt Cask Islay Smoky, spicy, peat, pepper, cigar – hint of cloves.
BOWMORE 10yo V&C Highland Grassy and smoky with notes of lemon, spice and heather
Spirits & Liqueurs ITALIAN APERITIFS & DIGESTIFS
Amaro Montenegro Amaro Nonino Aurum Averna Cynar Disaronno Fernet Branca Frangelico Galliano Limoncello Mandarine Napoleon Martini Bianco, Extra Dry, Rosso (50ml) Nocello Opal Bianco Vecchia Romagna
23% 35% 40% 32% 16.5% 28% 39% 24% 30% 38% 15% 24% 38% 38%
OTHER APERITIFS & DIGESTIFS Armagnac Comte de Lafite Baileys Brandy Fernando Castilla Chambord Cognac Chabasse VSOP Cointreau Drambuie Grand Marnier Jack Daniels Kahlua W.J. Weller 12 Tequila Jose Cuervo Tequila Sauza
£2.95 £4.65 £2.95 £2.95 £2.95 £3.25 £2.95 £3.45 £2.95 £2.95 £3.25 £3.95 £2.95 £2.95 £3.95
£3.75 £3.45 £4.25 £3.25 £3.75 £3.45 £3.45 £3.25 £3.45 £3.25 £3.45 £3.75 £3.75
VODKA Stolichnaya Grey Goose Wyborowa
40% 40% 40%
25ml £3.25 £3.75 £3.95
RUM Bacardi White Bacardi Oro Mount Gay
37.5% 37.5% 43%
25ml £3.25 £3.45 £3.75
SHERRY Fernando Castilla Manzanilla Dy Fernando PX Sweet
50ml £3.25 £3.95
PORT Niepoort Tawny Dee Krohn Ambassador Ruby Niepoort LBV 2009
42% 17% 38% 16.5% 40% 40% 40% 40% 40% 20%
50ml £3.45 £3.45 £4.25