The Wine

2018 Wine List

A wide selection of fine wines are available in the Village Hall with a carefully chosen range of sparkling, whites and reds.

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All wine is available by the bottle/case from Selborne Village Stores




Fizz

Diamant de Loire, Cremant de Loire, Brut
France, NV, 12.5% - £12.75
An easy-drinking, light, perfectly clearn and fresh sparkling wine from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay. Produced in the same way as Champagne. Ripe, gently appley fruit, lightly creamy with a little structure too. Easy to like and classier than a lot of Prosecco.

Fontessa, Prosecco Spumante
Venezie, Italy, NV, 12.5% - £11.95
Light and fresh prosecco. Citrus and green apple.


Whites

Esk Valley, Sauvignon Blanc
Malborough, NZ. 2017, 13.5% SC - £11.25
Invariably an open, juicy and friendly Kiwi SB. Elderflower and grapey perfume. Bright and citrussy. An easy-drinking aperitif.

Des Dieux, Chardonnay
Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, 2014, 13%, - £16.50
A full flavoured, perfectly ready to drink, barrel fermented and aged Chardonnay of concentration and length. Gold medal in 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards. An exotic nose of honeysuckly, lemon and lime, wet chalk and creamy biscuit notes. Very classy and complex wine.

Vila Nova, Vinho Verde
Portugal, 2017, 11.5% SC
Loureiro, Avesso and Arinto, from vineyards in the north of Portugal, facing the Atlantic. Zingily fresh and citrussy, an old fashioned pleasure.

Aba de Trasumia, Albarino
Rias Baixas, 2017, 12.5% - £13.50
Albarino is the best known grape and wine of Gallicia in Spain’s Atlantic north-west. A deliciously open palate of rosemary, apricot and lime. Lively, gassy and with a salty tang, this makes a superb match to any seafood, but an enticing aperitif too.

Badenhorst, Secateurs White, Chenin Blanc
Swartland, 2017, 13.5% SC - £12.50
From vines in Swartland, many old. 10% goes into old oak barrels, giving volume rather than oak flavour, and the wine gains weight from about seven months on its lees. Sunnily exotic fruit - tangerines and lime - with a hint of marzipan. Very good vintage.

Creyssels, Languedoc
Picpoul de Pinet, 2017, 13.5% - £10.75
Julie Benau makes a top Picpoul. Citrus and herbal aromas, rounded texture and the expected stony finish. It’s always a fresh but generously weighted wine.


Rosé

Les Quatre Tours, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence Rosé, Signature
2017, 13% - £11.95
The characteristic Provencale blend of Grenache, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from a small co-operative just north of Aix. Very pale - a transparent onion skin tint -generous fruit and restrained elegance. Flavours of white peach, melon and berries, with a satisfying weight and a fine dry finish.


Reds

Murphy Vineyards, Big Rivers Shiraz
Murray Darling, 2016, 14.5% SC - £6.95
Supple, brambly Aussie Shiraz, friendly and warming.

Burlesque, Zinfandel
Lodi California, 2016, 14.5% - £8.95
Sourced from some old vine fruit. This is hearty and generous at the price, delivering a generous gush of raspberry and spice.

Carinae, Cuvee Brigitte
Mendoza, Argentina, 2014, 14.5% - £12.95
About 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon. The former brings rich red fruit from old vines and the latter black fruit and structure. A classy bottle.

Segares, Rioja Crianza
2011, 13.5% - £13.95
Excellent pure Tempranillo Rioja, all cooked strawberries and spice, attractively mellow and drinking very well.

Calot, Morgon
Beaujolais, 2015, 13.5% - £13.50
Splendid cherry flavours, ripe, concentrated but with mouth-watering juiciness too. Lively and cherry scented but with a balance of rocky minerality. Nicely oak free.

Des Dieux, Josephine Pinot Noir
Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge, South Africa, 2013, 14% - £16.95
From cool vineyards at the top of the Hemel-en-Aarde valley, bold and forward, showing an oak and strawberry aroma, and ripe strawberry and cherry fruit with mocha notes. Depth and fragrance.

Festival Wine Supplied By

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Selborne Village Stores
High St, Selborne, Alton GU34 3JW
Tel: 01420 511738