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Wine List

Here at Appleby Manor we have a wide selection of wines from around the world, please take a look at our wine list so that you can familiarise yourself with our cellar before you arrive.

The vineyards of fourteen countries offer you an exciting choice.


CHAMPAGNE

The most famous wine of all. Offered here are five which highlight the unique qualities of the finest Champagne. Fresh dryness, splendid bouquet, great delicacy and fine balance.

1 House Champagne Jean Pierre Mariquet Venteuil, France £39.00 Half £22.00
A classic elegant wine, delicate, dry, with a crisp flavour and a fresh lemony tang. 12% vol.

2 Jean Pierre Marniquet Rose Brut Venteuil, France £45.00
Dry and crisp, very refreshing, with a sparklingly elegant red-fruit flavour. 12% vol.

3 Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Epernay, France £50.00
Medium weight and fruit with a good strong mousse. Moet & Chandon is the largest champagne merchant and grower. Take a trip round their extensive cellars if you get the chance. 12%vol.

5 Cuvee Dom Perignon Moet & Chandon Epernay, France 2000 £140.00
Fruit-driven aromas with toastiness peeping through very tightly-focused fruit on the palate. There is a huge concentration on the finish that promises to go biscuity, with some Christmas-cake complexity. 12.5%vol.

SPARKLING WINE

12 Freixenet Cordon Negro Brut, Cava Penedes, Spain £21.00
The popular black-bottle wine, made in the same way as Champagne but from three traditional grape varieties, blended with Macabeo and Parellada grapes, bringing a balance of fruit and flavour. 11.5%vol.

13 Prosecco Ca Valdobbaine Extra Dry Italy £24.00
Delightful lively off dry sparkling wine, made from proscecco, from Italy.
Great for any special occasion

DRY WHITE WINE - Light & Fresh

21 Chardonnay Domaine de Cibadies Languedoc, France 2010 £ £19.50
An unoaked, award-winning Chardonnay, full of strength and finesse, displaying an elegant pale gold colour. Very aromatic on the nose and palate. 13%vol.

22 Picpoul De Pinet Domain Des Lauriers Languedoc, France 2010 £ £19.50
Not often seen in the UK, this is a wonderful dry, crisp and fresh wine,
ideal with most fish and seafood dishes 13%vol.

23 Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie AC Loire, France 2009 £ £20.50 half £12.25    
Light, fresh and stylish wine. Buttery, honeyed fruit and crisp flinty finish with a fruity floral nose.
At its best with seafood and fish. 12%vol.

24 Pinot Grigio Fiorile Italy 2010 £ £21.50
A dry well made wine with a fresh grassy nose, a touch of spice and peachy fruits on the palate 12.5%vol.

26 Pouilly Fume Jean Pabiot et Fils Loire, France 2009 £25.95 Half £14.95    
Top quality Sauvignon Blanc with considerable depth and complexity. Dry, crisp and refreshing. 12.5%vol.

27 Sancerre AC, Les Godons Loire, France 2009 £26.95 Half £14.95
100% Sauvignon Blanc produces a crisp wine with high acidity and raw blackcurrant fruit aromas. Fragrant, fresh, elegant and complex, and deservedly popular. Gold Medal winner. 12.5%vol.

DRY WHITE MEDIUM - BODIED

32 Paparuda Sauvignon Blanc Romainia 2010 £19.50
Fresh grapey aroma. Excellent Muscat character, full-flavoured with a soft follow-through. 14%vol.

33 Bon Courage Sauvignon Blanc Robertson South Africa 2011 £20.50
A crisp and fruity wine with lots of gooseberry and tropical flavours. 12.5%vol.

36 Good Hope Chenin Blanc Good Hope Winery, South Africa 2010 £22.95
Classic Chenin showing rich flavours of peach and exotic fruits with a super long finish. This is South African wine at it's best! 14%vol.

37 Albarino Marques De Caceres Spain 2011 £25.00
The precise flavour of the “terroir” comes through in this dry, steely, lively, crisp wine. Chardonnay really suits the Chablis soils. 12.5%vol.

38 Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc Malborough, New Zealand 2010 £26.95
Classic New Zealand Sauvignon, lovely intense, fresh piercing fruit, grapefruit, asparagus and gooseberry. Crisp, clean and refreshing. 12.5%vol.

39 Chablis Domain Long Depaquit Albert Bichot, France 2008 £27.95 Half £15.00
The precise flavour of the “terroir” comes through in this dry, steely, lively, crisp wine. Chardonnay really suits the Chablis soils. 12.5%vol.

DRY WHITE WINE - FULL BODIED

41 Monopole, Rioja Barrel-Fermented Rioja Alta, Spain 2008 £20.95
The balanced fruit and acidity of the Viura grape blended with Malvasia, matches the concentrated American oak spiciness. Lemon-fresh, limes, butter, toast. Produced by CVNE. 13%vol.

42 Pfaffenhiem Gewurztraminer Alsace, France 2009 £21.95
Full of character and personality, intense and complex nose. Spicy, sweet, exotic, perfumed fruit-pineapple, lychees and hints of wax, balanced by mouth-watering acidity. 13.5%vol.

43 Esperao Reserva Alentejo, Portugal 2009 £23.00
Clear straw colour, this delicious wine oozes ripe tropical fruit aromas with citric notes and subtle oak complexity. Intense and full bodied with good fruit depth, long finish and balanced acidity. 14.5%vol

44 Simon Hackett Chardonnay Barossa Valley South Australia 2009 £24.50
Rich fruit with well-integrated oak-maturation in evidence. Round, full and rich palate, exceptional depth from the fermentation and maturation in French and American oak. 13.5%vol.

45 Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay USA 2010 £25.00
A delightful round and smooth, slightly oaked white wine, full of tropical flavours from
a winery which sits on San Francisco Bay. 13.5% vol.

46 Bon Courage Robertson Chardonnay South Africa 2011 £26.00
Full of fruit, light peachy citrus aromas, well balenced and delicious. 13.5% vol.

47 Meursault Premier Cru Bitouzet Burgundy, France 2007 £50.00
Meursault is one of the world's greatest whites. Savoury, rich smoothness, dry, slightly nutty flavour and long, mellow finish. Great finesse and balance, with lemon, vanilla and almond flavours. 13.5%vol.

MEDIUM-DRY WHITE WINE

51 Grenache Blanche Du Bosc France 2011 £19.50
Clean dry white wine with a fine fruit bouquet, refreshing, leaving a light flavour at the finish 12% vol.

54 Vina Esmeralda Torres Penedes, Spain 2009 £19.95
Muscat (85%) and Gewurztraminer give intensely fruity and floral aromas of passion-fruit, ripe banana, rose and jasmine, with a hint of spices. Fresh, crisp and elegant with an aftertaste
of green apples. 11.5%vol.

55 Pfaffenhiem Black Tie Pinot Gris Alsace France 2009 £22.00
Wonderful blend of these two grape varieties making a very refreshing, quite aromatic medium bodied wine. Stunning on its own but really goes well with all white fish and shellfish dishes. 12.5% vol.

56 Cairanne Cotes Du Rhone Villages France 2011 £26.50
70% Viognier, 30% Grenache. Brilliant straw yellow with a golden hue. The nose is dominated by peach, orange flowers and citrus fruits, leading to a luscious palate revealing the fullness and richness of the Viogner grape. 14% vol.

LIGHT RED WINE

61 Beaujolais Villages AC Burgundy, France 2009 £20.95 Half Bottle: £12.50
The outstanding Domaine de Monthoux from Albert Bichot. Bursting with rich raspberry
Gamay fruit, soft purple-red colour, good character and length. 12.5%vol.

62 Valpolicella Superiore DOC Botter Veneto, Italy 2009 £21.50
A proper Valpolicella from the best sites and made to reasonable yields with a red-fruit & cherry nose and palate, fresh, stony fruit flavour and a bitter almond twist to the finish. 12.5%vol.

63 Lake Chalice Pinot Noir Malborough, New Zealand            2009    £26.95
A classic Malborough amalgam of strawberry, raspberry, and black cherry all bound up in spicy French oak. It has firm but soft tannins and a finish of sweet black fruits. 13.5%vol.

MEDIUM-BODIED RED WINE

71 Domaine de Cibadies Merlot Red, Bordeaux, France 2010 £19.50
Lovely deep coloured Merlot full of woodland fruits and light tannins. Very easy drinking. 12.5%vol.

72 Paparuda Pinot Noir Romainia 2011 £19.50
Bright Purple with aromas of strawberries and raspberries and hints of spice. 12%vol.

73 Santa Digna Cabernet Sauvignon Torres Curico, Chile 2008 £20.95
A clear ruby colour with spicy liquorice and blackcurrant flavours typical of the variety, and boasting a lazy, elegant aftertaste. A product of the Miguel Torres family. 13.5%vol.

75 Verso Rosso Salento £22.50
A beautiful ruby colour with a typical Medoc style of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot. This wine displays elegant tannins with a hint of oak-ageing. 14%vol.

76 Chateau de Preuil Medoc 2004 £23.50
A well balanced wine revealing flavours of boysenberries, cherries and fleeting hints of white pepper. 13.5%vol.

77 Vina Real, Rioja Crianza, CVNE Rioja Alta, Spain 2006 £23.50
Tempranillo, Mazuela and Garnacha grapes, aged for one year in American oak. Ripe, plummy vanilla. Crianza means “nursing” - at least 2 years old (1 year in oak), not released before the 3rd year. 12.5%vol.

78 Fleurie Burgundy, France 2009 £26.00
One of the lighter wines of Beaujolais Cru boasting a full raspberry fruit flavour. Lively and clean yet still the most popular Beaujolais Cru. 13%vol.

79 Sellan Gran Cru AC, Saint Emilion Bordeaux, France 2003 £29.50
A St. Emilion of class and elegance, aged partly in new oak barrels. Big jammy blackberry flavours from the Cabenet and Merlot mix, beautifully aged and ready to drink. 12.5% vol.

80 Chateau D'Agassac AC, Haut Medoc Bordeaux, France 2002 £50.00
Ruby and purple tints with red fruit aromas and plums and an elegant oaky touch. Full bodied with velvety tannins, an elegant structure for this Haut-Medoc. Toasted aromas with Kirsch notes. 13%vol.

FULL-BODIED RED WINE

92 Bon Courage Pinotage Robertson, South Africa 2008 £22.95
This truely South African wine features rich berries and plum flavours, finely balanced with well-integrated oak overtones. 14%vol.

93 Karri Oak Shiraz Western Australia 2009 £23.50
Soft, aromatic, easy-drinking style, with good depth of colour and generous fruit character. A versatile wine, remarkable for its compatibility with a wide diversity of cuisine. Stylish and spicy. 13.5%vol.

94 Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon USA 2008 £25.00
This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits flavours of cherry, dark plum and a hint of coffee. Rich yet approachable tannins provide a long smooth finish. 13.5% vol.

95 Mitchell's Cabernet Sauvignon Clare Valley, South Australia 2004 £27.00
From the Clare valley, dark and deep, intense full blackberry fruit nose with some earthy complexity. Lots of oak and berry fruit-mulberry and cherry linctus with chocolaty sweet ripeness. Intensely long, not big and ripe like wines from the Barossa. Good tannin and acidity structure. 14%vol.

96 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Melini Tuscany, Italy 2005 £27.95
Impressive full-flavoured wine from the Sangiovese grape. Exuberant character and generous ripe-fruit flavours of cherry and plum. Similar to a top-quality Chianti. 13%vol.

97 Esperao Reserva Alentejo, Portugal 2008 £28.00
Intense aromas of ripe red berry fruits and well integrated new oak, giving hints of chocolate and vanilla. The palate is well balanced and elegant, with layers of ripe fruit and fine integrated tannins. Shows richness and complexity, with a long and persistant finish. 14.5%vol

96 Rioja Vega Reserva Rioja, Spain 2006 £28.00
Soft and fruity with delicious cherry berry fruit balanced with spice and a long finish. 13%vol.

99 Chateau Musar Gaston Hochar Beka'a Valley, Lebanon 2003 £35.00
Serge Hochar deserves a medal for this wonderful wine - his vineyards were in the middle of the war zone in the Golan Heights. Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah blend bursting with ripeness. 13%vol.

100 Chateauneuf du Pape Mont- Thabor Rhone, France 2008 £35.00
A traditional blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Vaccarese grapes producing a wine of strength and elegance, with aromas of small red fruits and liquorice. 14.5%vol.

101 Chambertin Grand Cru Burgundy, France 2006 £120.00
Maison Albert Bichot. Red wine with an elegance on a grand scale!! 13.5%vol.

ROSE WINE

111 Rioja Vega Rosado Rose Rioja, Spain 2010 £19.50
Delicate and refreshing with a raspberry-hued colour that bursts with the vibrant notes of fresh strawberries Great as an aperitif or with smoked salmon or prawns. 12.5%vol.

112 Chateau Bellevue la Foret Rose AOC, Fronton, France 2010 £20.00
Chateau bottled, elegant, dusky pink in colour. Dry crisp and refreshing. A balanced wine that deserves good fish or light meat dishes to compliment. 12%vol.

"PUDDING" WINE

121 Southbrook Canadian Framboise Ontario, Canada £22.95
Made from the finest Canadian raspberries and brandy, this wine is delicious with dessert, especially chocolate, or poured over ice-cream! Intense, rich, sweet, jammy fruits which invade the nostrils and last in the mouth for a very long time. Gold Medal winner. 14.5%vol.

122 Mitchell's Noble Semillon Late Harvest Australia 2006 £20.95
Clare Valley Australia, Characteristic honey and marmalade concentrated sweet fruit balanced by crisp acid on a lingering and luscious finish. Also available by the glass from the Dessert Trolley. 10.5%vol.


All quoted vintages relate to bottle size. For the vintages of half-bottles, please enquire.

Vol. = alcohol by volume (relates to bottle size. Half-bottle alcohol content may differ; please enquire).

When stocks of any particular vintage cannot be obtained, the best alternative year is offered with every confidence. If our normal shipper is out of stock, an alternative shipper with an equal reputation will be substituted.

Listed wines from EC countries are quality wines from specified regions unless otherwise stated.

All prices include Value-Added-Tax at 20%. There is no service charge; gratuities are not expected.

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