Wine List

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Cliff Nicholoson

For the whole of his working life Cliff Nicholson has been involved with wine. So, as he thinks about retirement, what is he going to do? Continue with wine of course!

Up to the time Cliff moved to Dunster he was the marketing director for a national wine company. The company supplied wines to the major supermarkets, but the emphasis was selling interesting and premium wines to hotels, restaurants and specialist retailers. Marketing wines from eclectic companies such as Inniskillin, Canadian wines; Frescobaldi, Toscano wines; Hamilton Russell, South African wines and Schloss Johannisberg, German wines means you have to understand wine and have a passion. Cliff has a passion for wine and is well respected by the country’s leading journalists, wine magazines and restaurateurs. He is a lifelong member of the Académie du Champagne, has sat on the advisory board of Plumpton College as well as being a sponsor to the Institute of the Masters of Wine.

On a slightly lighter note, for several years he organised a 450 wine, wine tasting at Claridge’s, selected Canadian wines for a banquet attended by the Queen and persuaded 80 sales conference delegates to hand pick grapes which was fine until French Regional TV came along to film them!

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White Wines

Cintila, Portugal

A fresh, refreshing and citrusy fruit flavoured dry wine.
A perfect match for sea food and chicken.

​£14.45

Tierra Antica, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile

Crisp, dry and fruity with flavours of tropical fruits, pears
and peaches.

£15.95

Sacchetto, Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy

​Dry white wine with a light spicy flavour; from the best area
producing this style of wine.

​£14.50

​Chateau de la Chasseloir, Muscadet, France

​This bone dry, crisp wine is from the best area, the Sevre et Maine
and has kept 'sur Lie' , on the lees. This produces greater flavours
and complexity.

​£22.95

​Gerard Bertrand, Chardonnay, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

​Crisp, Chardonnay wine with a gental 'buttery' flavour.
Organically produced grapes.

​£23.95

​Saint Clair, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

​Award winning wine from New Zealand. Full of ripe gooseberry
like fruit flavours; a total delight

​£25.95

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Rose Wines

​Sachetto, Pinot Grigio Blush, Veneto, Italy

​Delicate salmon pink wine with a fine fruit style on the taste. One of our most popular wines.

​£18.95

​Groot Constantia, Blanc de Noir, South Africa

​Produced from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This wine has an
abundance of summer fruit and a crisp, light finish

​£23.45

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Red Wines

​Les Boules, France

​From the south of France. Ripe berry fruit with a full bodied, soft taste

​£14.95

​Sierra Los Andes, Malbec, Argentina

​Bursting with ripe plum flavours. Soft tannins ensure this modern
styled wine is a delight to drink.

​£18.95

​Echeverria, Merlot Reserva, Chile

​Soft, juicy Merlot with great intensity of flavour and a lingering finish.

​£19.45

​Bodegas Ondarre, Rioja, Spain

​Powerful fruit aromas combine with gentle oak ageing. Modern day Rioja

​£20.45

​Berton Vineyards, Reserve, Coonawarra, Australia

This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Coonawarra region, regarded as the
bestfor producing this wonderfully intense wine. Full flavoured and lingering
with cedar, blackcurrant and spice on the nose. Wonderful stuff!

​£24.95

​Castello Vicchiomaggio, Ripa delle Mandorle, Toscano, Italy

​75% Sangiovese and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Sangiovese is matured in large 25hl. Barrels and the Cabernet in traditional
225l size barrels. The wines are then blended and left to mature.
The result is an elegant 'Super Tuscan'; perfect for drinking young, but also
able to mature.

​£24.95

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Champagne

​Favola, Prosecco, Italy

​Wonderful mousse with a light, lingering flavour ; This wine offers pure celebration!

​£24.95

​Brut Imperial, Moet et Chandon, France

​Elegant and complex with a fine mousse.

​£40.00

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Wine of the Month

​Yearlstone Vinyard, Pinot Blanc

​Produced In Bickleigh, South of Tiverton. Matured in new French oak; a soft, rounded wine with a hint
of vamilla on the taste. If you haven't tried English wine before, now is the time!

​£20.95

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