Wine List. - Ernest Hemingway

Wine List At the Elms we believe that Wine is a beautifully essential part of the dining experience. All of our wines have been chosen for their perso...
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Wine List At the Elms we believe that Wine is a beautifully essential part of the dining experience. All of our wines have been chosen for their personality, depth of flavour and wine maker philosophy.

Our wine list is our pride and joy, it has been categorised by style with tasting notes to assist your choice. As a team we are happy to share our knowledge, personal preferences and guide you with a recommendation.

We hope you enjoy our selection of wines as they range from classics of the old world to more contemporary and exciting wines from the new world.

“Wine is one of the most civilized things in the world and one of the most natural things of the world that has been brought to the greatest perfection, and it offers a greater range for enjoyment and appreciation than, possibly, any other purely sensory thing.” - Ernest Hemingway

Vintages may vary. We use the Verre de Vin wine preservation system to keep all our open wines in good condition We are therefore able to offer wine as 125ml, 175ml and 375ml pichets. Allergen advice: virtually all wines contain sulphates, either naturally or added in small doses as a preservative.

Champagne H. BLIN is the ideal partner for each of your “Champagne Moments” H. BLIN embraces the Art of Champagne while remaining true to its remarkable character and style. Located in Vincelles, in the middle of the Marne Valley, Champagne H. BLIN primarily uses one of the most amazing varieties of the region: the Pinot Meunier.

Non-Vintage Champagne 1. H.Blin NV Brut – Our House Recommended Champagne Perfect as an aperitif, lively and expressive with citrus and bakery notes Wine Spectator: 91/100 ABA awards 2015: Best in Class Berline Wine Trophy: gold medal 125ml Glass - £10.50, Bottle - £59.00 2. H.Blin NV Brut Rose – Champagne Powerful and elegant. Packed with aromas of fresh Bottle - £69.00 3. Billecart Salmon NV Brut Reserve - Champagne Without doubt, one of the finest, yet least known Grande Marque Champagnes Bottle - £85.00

Vintage and Prestige Champagne 4. Veuve Clicquot Vintage 2008 - Champagne In this Vintage 5% of the wines were produced and aged in wooden casks, thus increases the complexity and aromatic richness Bottle - £99.00 5. Dom Perignon 2006 – Champagne The flagship for Moet & Chandon, world renowned for quality and perfect for milestone celebrations Bottle - £155.00

Sparkling Wines 6. Pinot Rosato Spumante NV Rose - Italy Delicate blend of Pinots Grigio, Bianco & Nero Bottle - £34.00 7. Prosecco NV Spumante, Porte Leone - Italy Prestigious family maker of lifted, zesty Prosecco with ripe pear notes 125ml Glass – £6.50, Bottle - £35.50

White Wines by the Glass 10. Chenin Blanc 2015, Ben & Rudi Scott – South Africa White flower and almond notes 175ml Glass - £6.00, 375ml Pichet - £12.00, Bottle - £23.50 13. Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2015 Az Agricole Anselmi - Venezie, Italy Individual Estate, flinty, uplifted Pinot Grigio with refreshing zesty fruit from brothers Luigi and Bepe 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50 14. Picpoul de Pinet 2015 Terres Rouges, Domaine Reine Juliette – Languedoc Lime fresh, zesty white wine, like a squirt of lemon with fritti misti 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50 25. Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Southern Lights - Marlborough, NZ Intense grapefruit structure under the juicy elderflower nose 175ml Glass - £10.00, 375ml Pichet - £20.50, Bottle - £40.50 30. Chardonnay 2015 Condor, Casa Lia - Curico Valley, Chile Bright, fresh peach-like Chardonnay, no oak aging so very much driven by its ripe fruit flavours 175ml Glass - £6.50, 375ml Pichet - £12.50, Bottle - £24.50

Rosé Wine by the Glass 40. Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2015 Chiola Rosato, Az Agricole Ilauri - Abruzzo, Italy Cherry coloured Rosato wine, vivid and vibrant with great character 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50

Red Wines by the Glass 51. Pinot Noir 2014 Ragdoll, Casa Lia - Curico Valley The cool Curico Valley means riper New World fruit yet still the elegance of Burgundy 175ml Glass - £7.00, 375ml Pichet - £14.00, Bottle - £27.50 55. Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvee Prestige 2014 Preignes le Vieux - Southern France Deep, ripe berry Cabernet fruit, like earthy Claret 175ml Glass - £9.50, 375ml Pichet - £19.00, Bottle - £37.50 63. Merlot 2014 The Pillar Box Tree - Darling, South Africa Soft fruit but a wonderfully vinous spiced earth underpinning. Real Merlot, not just juice 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50 72. Malbec 2015 Casa Juanita - Mendoza, Argentina Powerful varietal, arguably grown at its best unblended in Argentina. Ideal with charred red meats 175ml Glass - £7.50, 375ml Pichet - £15.00, Bottle - £29.50 74. Black Shiraz 2014 Richland Estate - SE Australia Old fashioned, slightly jammy style of SE Australian Shiraz from family makers 175ml Glass - £9.50, 375ml Pichet - £19.00, Bottle - £37.50

Elegant, Zesty White Wines 10. Chenin Blanc 2015, Ben & Rudi Scott – South Africa White flower and almond notes 175ml Glass - £6.00, 375ml Pichet - £12.00, Bottle - £23.50

11. Grillo di Sicilia 2015 Njiro, Vitivinicola Tola – Sicily Lemony, zesty variety native to Sicily from the delightful Tola family, now from wholly organic grapes Bottle - £27.00

12. Sauvignon Semillon 2015 Domaine Daniel Oliver – SW France The Semillon adds a certain breadth of fruit under the bright, grassy Sauvignon Bottle - £31.50

13. Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2015 Az Agricole Anselmi - Venezie, Italy Individual Estate, flinty, uplifted Pinot Grigio with refreshing zesty fruit from brothers Luigi and Bepe 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50

14. Picpoul de Pinet 2015 Terres Rouges, Domaine Reine Juliette – Languedoc Lime fresh, zesty white wine, like a squirt of lemon with fritti misti 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50

15. Gavi di Gavi 2015 Produttore Govone - Piedmont, Italy Sometimes referred to as ‘Italian Chablis’, certainly has the same race Bottle - £39.50

16. Albarino 2015 Esencia Divina, Adegas Gran Vinum - Galicia, Spain Matches perfectly the seafood landed on the Atlantic coast of Galicia. Bottle - £43.00

17. Chablis 2015 Domaine St Marc Brocard – Burgundy The most mineral expression of Chardonnay from some of the most Northerly vineyards in France Bottle - £48.50

Aromatic & Mid-weight White Wines 20. Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Isabella da Silva - Valle de Rapel, Chile More Loire style than NZ with cut green bell pepper character Bottle - £25.90

21. Unoaked Chardonnay 2015 Comtesse de Marion - Southern France Light melon fruited Chardonnay with no clumsy oak aging to get in the way of the fruit Bottle - £30.00

22. Dry Muscat de Frontignan 2014 Caves de Frontignan - Southern France Heady, rose petal nose but finishing bright and fresh Bottle - £37.00

23. Sauvignon de Touraine 2015 Domaine Renaudie - Loire Wonderful Sauvignon, great poise and race, as good as most growers’ Sancerre Bottle - £38.00

24. Torrontes 2015 Finca La Daniela - Mendoza, Argentina Notably aromatic variety, quite heady with passion fruit and elderflower fruit Bottle - £34.50

25. Sauvignon Blanc 2015 Southern Lights - Marlborough, NZ Intense grapefruit structure under the juicy elderflower nose 175ml Glass - £10.00, 375ml Pichet - £20.50, Bottle - £40.50

26. Dry Riesling 2011 Lone Birch, The Airfield Winery - Washington State A dream wine, and taut, wonderful lime zest character and underlying petrolly maturity Bottle - £49.50

27. Sancerre 2015 Domaine Paul Prieur The Prieur family regularly win awards for their benchmark restrained, grassy Sauvignon Blanc Bottle - £55.50

Weightier, More Rounded White Wines 30. Chardonnay 2015 Condor, Casa Lia - Curico Valley, Chile Bright, fresh peach-like Chardonnay, no oak aging so very much driven by its ripe fruit flavours 175ml Glass - £6.00, 375ml Pichet - £12.00, Bottle - £23.50

31. Viognier 2015 Preignes La Vieux - Southern France An absolutely authentic Viognier wine, underlying creamy, honeyed orange blossom character Bottle - £29.00

32. Trebbiano d’Abruzzo 2015 Lume, Az Agricole Ilauri - Abruzzo, Italy Delightful wine! Good fruit character with balancing freshness, as good a Trebbiano as you will find Bottle - £30.00

33. Mon Blanc 2015 Domaine Montrose - Southern France Restore your faith in Unoaked Chardonnay. Impeccable Domaine, as good as Southern Burgundy Bottle - £36.50

34. Chardonnay Viognier 2015 Domaine Median - Southern France Ripe unoaked Chardonnay given intrique and blossom notes with the addition of Viognier Bottle - £38.00

35. Pecorino di Colline Peconesi 2015 Az Agricole Avalos - Les Marches, Italy Rare Italian, named as the ripe bunches look like a sheep’s head. Fresh yet waxy, mineral & hazelnut Bottle - £43.50

36. Viognier 2014 Illahe Vineyards - Oregon Rare to see Viognier from Oregon but this unashamedly eccentric winery makes a great example Bottle - £69.50

37. Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Hameau Blagny 2009 - Burgundy Well defined, mineral style broadening out with opening Bottle - £130.00

Rosé Wines 40. Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo 2015 Chiola Rosato, Az Agricole Ilauri - Abruzzo, Italy Cherry coloured Rosato wine, vivid and vibrant with great character 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50

41. Paradis Grenache Rose 2015 Domaine Preignes le Vieux - Southern France Wonderful new Rose wine from Jerome Vic, a beautifully elegant colour Bottle - £37.00

Elegant, Vibrant Red Wines 50. Reserve de Canalet Reserve 2015 (Grenache Cinsault Syrah) - Southern France Well presented, bright cherry and woodland fruit character Bottle - £25.00

51. Pinot Noir 2014 Ragdoll, Casa Lia - Curico Valley The cool Curico Valley means riper New World fruit yet still the elegance of Burgundy 175ml Glass - £7.00, 375ml Pichet - £14.00, Bottle - £27.50

52. Barbera d’Alba 2014 Produttore Govone - Piedmont, Italy Cherry fruited, inky style of Barbera but the emphasis on fruit rather than tannic structure Bottle - £30.00

53. Rioja Crianza 2012 Finca Besaya - Spain Soft, cedary spiced, vanillin style of Rioja aged in large American oak for 18 months Bottle - £32.50

54. Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvee Prestige 2014 Preignes le Vieux - Southern France Deep, ripe berry Cabernet fruit, like earthy Claret 175ml Glass - £9.50, 375ml Pichet - £19.00, Bottle - £37.50

55. Morgon 2014 Domaine Pavillon Des Perrets - Cru Beaujolais One of the weightier Cru Beaujolais with certain Pinot Noir notes Bottle - £46.00

56. Pinot Noir 2014 Wingspan, Woollaston Winery - Nelson, New Zealand Wonderful NZ Pinot Noir, pure, stone fruit but more supple than Burgundy Bottle - £49.00

57. Pinot Noir 2014 JK, Scotto Cellars - California Soft, rounded, slightly indulged style of California Pinot Bottle - £52.50

58. Gevrey Chambertin 2013 Domaine Charmond-Geoffrey - Burgundy Violet scented Pinot from the Cotes de Nuits, an up and coming small Domaine Bottle - £74.00

Rounded, More Supple Red Wines 60. Merlot 2015 Santa Rosato - Valle de Rapel, Chile Rich, roasted earth style of Merlot with lots of rotund fruit Bottle - £25.50

61. Douro 2014 Vila Real - Douro, Portugal Touriga Nacional and Roriz, part oak aged, fresh with Violets, red berries, some toastiness Bottle - £29.50

62. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Bajo 2015 Az Agricole Ilauri - Abruzzo, Italy Wood smoke and bitter cherries, lovely family, on their way to organic certification Bottle - £32.00

63. Merlot 2014 The Pillar Box Tree - Darling, South Africa Soft fruit but a wonderfully vinous spiced earth underpinning. Real Merlot, not just juice 175ml Glass - £8.00, 375ml Pichet - £16.00, Bottle - £31.50

64. Minervois 2014 La Balade - Southern France Represents wonderfully the garrique flavours of Southern Mediterranean France Bottle - £35.00

65. Chateau des Gravieres Rubis 2012 Graves - Bordeaux Merlot dominated Claret, supple fruit with intelligent oak treatment Bottle - £43.50

66. Zinfandel 2014 Black Ridge - California Big, unashamedly old fashioned style of rich, fruity Zinfandel Bottle - £48.50

67. Ripasso delle Valpolicella 2012 Az Agricole Tobele - Veneto, Italy Made by passing good Valpolicella over the lees of Amarone giving the wine some deep, rich notes Bottle - £47.50

68. Priorat 2005 Els Igols, Amettler - Priorat, Spain Old vine Garnacha and Cabernet, intense flavours, some of Spain’s greatest wines here Bottle - £57.50

69. Chateau Beaumont 2005 Haut Medoc - Bordeaux A property viewed with great fondness by the British, consistent and rewarding Bottle - £105.00

Robust, Heartier Red Wines 70. Cabernet Shiraz 2015 Ben & Rudi Scott - Coastal Plain, South Africa Roasted earth and white pepper Shiraz Bottle - £23.00

71. Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Finca Lucia - Valle de Rapel, Chile Berryish Cabernet fruit and spiced, slightly roasted earth character 175ml Glass - £6.50, 375ml Pichet - £13.00, Bottle - £25.50

72. Malbec 2015 Casa Juanita - Mendoza, Argentina Powerful varietal, arguably grown at its best unblended in Argentina. Ideal with charred red meats 175ml Glass - £7.50, 375ml Pichet - £15.00, Bottle - £29.50

73. Carmenere 2014 Finca Los Riscos - Colchagua Valley, Chile Ancient Bordelais variety now very at home here in Chile Bottle - £27.50

74. Black Shiraz 2014 Richland Estate - SE Australia Old fashioned, slightly jammy style of SE Australian Shiraz from family makers 175ml Glass - £9.50, 375ml Pichet - £19.00, Bottle - £37.50

75. Paroles de Femme 2012 Domaine Galevan, Coralie Goumarre - Organic Southern Rhone From Grenache, Mouvedre, Cinsault and Carignan, roasted herbed meat and black raspberry notes Bottle - £43.50

76. Faugeres Le Portails 2014 Domaine des Trinites - Faugeres, Southern France Syrah/Grenache/Mouvedre, unoaked youthful cherry and spice from Englishman Simon Caulshaw Bottle - £46.50

77. Malbec Cabernet 2013 Amancaya, Catena Rothschild - Mendoza, Argentina From Nicolas Catena & Lafite Rothschild, one of the finest wines coming out of Argentina currently Bottle - £60.00

78. The Expression Cabernet Shiraz 2008 The Goose - South Africa SA red wine royalty, well reviewed by Jancis Robinson and up there with South Africa’s finest Bottle - £70.00

79. Chateauneuf du Pape 2012 Domaine Cigalons, Berthet-Rayne - Rhone A ‘proper’ Chateauneuf, all warm stones and hard herbs from a leading organic maker Bottle - £74.50

Dessert Wines 80. Chateau Calabre 2014 Montravel Doux (half bottle) - South Western France Lighter style of dessert wine with grapefruit notes, good with fresh fruit and light custards Bottle - £27.00

81. Piquepoul Moelleux 2015 Domaine Beauvignac (bottle) - Pinet Rare, sweet version of Picpoul – fresh, delicate sweetness rather than unctuous 100ml Glass - £4.50, Bottle - £31.50

82. Botrytis Semillon 2014 Three Bridges (half bottle) - SE Australia Unctuous, deep rich dessert wine with mushroom and woodland notes under honeyed fruit Bottle - £45.00