The Wine 2016 Archive

2016 Wine List

Friday night wine team

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


Laurens, Blanquette de Limoux Brut, NV
From 90% Mauzac, the traditional variety of Limoux, with 10% Chardonnay. A crisp style, but with lots of interest: ripe pear, white flowers and stone fruit. Drink now to 2017.

Vitteaut-Alberti, Crémant de Bourgogne, Blanc de Blanc
100% Pinot Noir, dry and intensely flavoured. Half the price of pink champagne and better than many! Joyous red-fruited palate. Drink now to 2017.


Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, VdP de Loire,
Bright, citrusy and grassily refreshing. Drinking now to 2017

Fichet, Mâcon-Burgy, Les 3 Terroirs
From the northern Maconnais near vine. Pure, understated French Chardonnay. Nicely weighted with hints of grapefruit and almonds.

La Battistina, Gavi,
From the Cortese grape, particularly lively and exotic in the 2015 vintage, Light and fresh with tropical fruits and a hint of pine.

Badenhorst, Secateurs Chenin Blanc
10% goes into 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. Now to 2017.


Murphy Vineyards, Big Rivers Shiraz
Supple, brambly, Aussie shiraz, friendly and warming!

Vignerons d'Estézargues, Côtes du Rhône, Terra Vitis
Terra Vitis is a sustainable, minimal intervention farming discipline.

El Lagar de Isilla, Ribera del Duero, Roble
From a bodega in La Vid, just east of Aranda de Duero. 95% Tempranillo with 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, with just five months in French and American oak barrels. A bold and satisfyingly robust glass full of briary fruit, not sweet, with accents of black pepper and balsamic vinegar. Drink now to 2018.

Lemberg, Pinotage, Western Cape
Textbook example, aged in older French barrels: bright red fruit with a blueberry twist, juicy and ripe, with proper weight and some meaty and herbal nuances. Drink now to 2018.

Escarpment, The Edge Pinot Noir
This is an unoaked example that provides red cherry and raspberry fruit, appealingly moreish in its juicy ripeness.

Burlesque, Zinfandel, California, 2014
Sourced from some old vine fruit, this is hearty and generous, giving a sumptuous gush of raspberry and spice.

Village Hall wines supplied by:

Stone, Vine and Sun
No.13 Humphrey Farms
Hazeley Road
SO21 1QA

Tel: 01962 712351