Wine, Port & Sherry 2017
Welcome to The Grove
Our vintners Graham Donaldson and Blaise Le Mesurier have thought long and hard about
which delightful bottles from their well-stocked cellars are best suited to the unique ambiance
and style of this lovely old house.
The aim, of course, is to provide the perfect accompaniment to the delicious food we produce.
We do hope you enjoy your meal with us.
From all at The Grove
Whites (France unless stated)
125ml 175ml Bottle
Sauvignon Blanc, “Riviera” £3.50 £4.75 £18.50
Nice dry classic style. Excellent as an aperitif, and even better with food!
Pinot Grigio, Fabiano ITALY £3.50 £4.75 £18.50
Grown in Alpine vineyards this is a cut above the normal PG. Richer, riper and more textured….
White Rioja, Navajas SPAIN £3.50 £4.75 £18.50
Like its red sibling this is all about big, rich, satisfying flavours.
Chardonnay Reserve, Domaine Astruc £3.75 £4.95 £19.50
Classic, food-friendly style. Unoaked and traditional, the fruit jumping out of the glass.
Bacchus, Humbleyard ENGLAND ~ EAVA Silver Medal £3.75 £4.95 £19.50
A subtle lemon colour, refined and light-bodied. Elderflower and apple blossom followed by delicate citrus on the palate.
Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, “Whitehaven” NEW ZEALAND £27.50
Absolutely exquisite Kiwi classic, as served to Air New Zealand’s first-class passengers…
Chablis, Domaine Quinson Burgundy £30.00
Brilliant Burgundy – complex and elegant, the accent on sophistication rather than blockbuster flavour.
Pouilly-Fumé, Domaine j-j Breton Loire £31.50
The only thing to drink with shellfish! Deliciously dry, with exuberant fruit.
Sancerre, Domaine Sauvion Loire £33.50
Classic Loire Sauvignon, with mineral flavours which and go on forever. Dry, with elegant fruit character.
Semillon Sauvignon, Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux, £38.50
Delicious dry white, 70% Semillon and 30% Savignon Blanc. Fresh when young, fleshes out wonderfully when aged.
Marsannay le Clos Blanc, Rene Bouvier, Burgundy £44.50
With 17 hectares in and around Gevrey and Marsannay, brand new cellars have only improved the quality of wines.
Puligny-Montrachet, “Les “Enseignères”, Domaine Prudhon, Burgundy £71.00
From the legendary 2014 vintage this is crisp, fresh and incredibly complex, endlessly evolving in your glass..
Red Shoulder Ranch, Chardonnay, Shafer, Napa Valley 2005 £105.00
Richly textured, intensely flavoured, concentrated fruit is beautifully supported by pure, vibrant acidity.
Merlot, “Riviera” FRANCE £3.50 £4.75 £18.50
Quite a light, easy-drinking style but packed with flavour. Cracking all-rounder.
Rioja, Navajas SPAIN £3.50 £4.75 £18.50
A fruit-driven, light, style. For the classic, rich velvety traditional style, try the Reserva below.
Malbec, Caoba ARGENTINA £3.75 £4.95 £19.50
All the weight and power you’d expect from Malbec with an added dollop of ripe fruit. Easy-drinking style.
Shiraz, “The Helmsman” AUSTRALIA £3.75 £4.95 £19.50
The grape that woke the world up to Australian wine. Sweet, juicy fruit which slips down so easily…
Cotes du Rhone, Reserve de Fleur FRANCE £21.50
Firm, food-friendly texture combines with a satin-softness which makes it deliciously easy to drink.
Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve FRANCE £23.50
Simply exquisite! Combines intensity of flavour with a velvety texture and a firm finish.
Classic, very rewarding, food wine.
Rioja Reserva, Navajas SPAIN £25.00
The very best fruit was “reserved” in oak barrels, giving it extra power and flavour. Classic Rioja at its best.
Pinot Noir, Tabali CHILE £27.50
Light and elegant, but backed by a firm structure. Perfect with lighter dishes (chicken, pork…)
with lingering, ripe, flavours.
Chateau Noaillac, Damien and Xavier Pages, Bordeaux £30.50
25 years ago the Pagés family reclaimed an abandoned vineyard in the northern Médoc
and now their wines get better and better every year with succulent, earthy clarets.
Grenache/Shiraz/Mourvedre , Elderton Estate AUSTRALIA £35.50
The classic blend of Chateauneuf, but here with juicy, succulent New World style. Plenty
of power, but all wrapped up in dark velvety texture.
Chateauneuf-du-Pape Cuvee Reserve, Roger Sabon, Rhone £55.50
Roger’s vines are planted in the best sites of Chateauneuf, and all with ‘gelats roulés’ have a
minimum age of 50 years.
St Emilion Grand Cru, Chateau Laroque Bordeaux £65.00
One of claret’s big names, here from the classic 2010 vintage. Based on Merlot it shows
real complexity and extraordinary length of flavour.
Stag’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, Shafer, Napa Valley 2003 £130.00
An enticing balance between liveliness and density; plush, round aromas of dark fruit and herbs followed
by a mouth-filling blend of blackberry, black cherry, balsamic-infused strawberry, blueberry, cassis, herbs, and mocha.
Pinot Grigio, Ancora ITALY £3.50 £4.75 £18.50
Exuberant summery fruit balanced beautifully by a gently dry finish. Elegant and complete.
Blush Zinfandel, “Hawkes Peak” ITALY £3.25 £4.50 £17.50
Just off-dry – the sweetness obvious, but kept in check by a hint of acidity, preventing it becoming cloying.
Sancerre Rosé, Loire, Bue, FRANCE £42.50
The wines of Bué are full and rich in style, and Jean-Paul Balland’s daughters’
bottles are a classic example of the village. A magnificent rosé.
Petit Manseng, Larmes Celestes, Chateau Bouscasse 75ml glass 500ml bottle
The original home of Alain Brumont, Chateau Boucasse make excellent sweet wine £4.95 £18.95
at the foothills of the Pyrenees.
Vin d’Alsace, Mittnach Freres, Gewurztraiminer 750ml bottle
A quite wonderful sweet white. Floral and delicate. £4.95 £21.95
Botrytis Semillon, Dean de Bortoli 375ml bottle
Wonderfully succulent, Sauternes-style, with a splash of £4.95 £15.95
New World approachability. Richly elegant – never cloying.
Sparkling & Champagne
Prosecco by the glass, “Vispo Allegro” Italy £7.95
A 200ml bottle, just enough for two.
Prosecco, Fabiano ITALY – white or pink £23.50
The classic fizz of northern Italy is a bit richer and
riper than Champagne – no bad thing!
Champagne Ayala nv FRANCE ½ bottle
Made by Bollinger, this delivers exquisite quality at £23.00 £45.00
a pocket-friendly price.
Champagne Louis Roederer FRANCE £55.00
From the house that gives us Cristal, the standard
Champagne is rich, toasty… and very classy.
Vintage Champagne “Dom Perignon” 2006 FRANCE £195.00
A floral, fruity pastel tone then unfolds and quickly darkens into candied fruit,
ripe hay and toasted notes, along with hints of licorice.
Port & Sherry
Harvey’s Bristol cream, SHERRY £3.95
Deep golden in colour with fragrant aromas of candied orange, dried fruit and toasted almonds.
Croft original, SHERRY £4.50
Pale dryness of quality fino sherry, with the added depth and body of a cream
Fernando de Castilla, SHERRY £4.50
Classic dry fino
Fonseca Bin 27 PORT £3.95
Well-made, standard style.
Taylor’s Vintage PORT £4.50
Pale, rich and ripe. Complex.
Graham’s 6 grape PORT £4.50
Dark red and ripe. Complex.
Lagers, Cider & Beers
Panther Honey (500ml) Norfolk 4.0% £3.70
Panther Black (500ml) Norfolk 4.5% £3.70
Woodforde’s Once Bittern (500ml) Norfolk 4.0% £3.70
Woodforde’s Nelson’s Revenge (500ml) Norfolk 4.5% £3.70
Woodforde’s Wherry (500ml) Norfolk 3.8% £3.70
Guinness (440ml) Dublin 4.1% £3.70
Aspall Draught cider (500ml) Suffolk 5.5% £3.70
Dew Hopper Lager (500ml) Norfolk 3.8% £3.70
StubbleStag Premium Lager (500ml) Norfolk 5.0% £3.80
25ml £3.40–Smirnoff Vodka, Wild Knight Vodka £4.10, Gordons Gin, Bombay Sapphire, Black Shuck Gin £3.60 Courvoisier, Remy Martin, Lambs Navy Rum, Woods Old Navy Rum, Pussers Rum, Morgans Spiced Rum, Bacardi, Tia Maria, Tequila, Malibu, Archers, Cointreau, Pimms, Disaranno, Drambuie, Bacardi, Jack Daniels, The Famous Grouse, Bells, English Whisky £5.50 and Southern Comfort.
50ml £4.00- Martini, Martini Bianco, Martini Rosato, Baileys, Cinzano, Stones Original, Campari
Malts – 25ml £4.50 – Bushmills, Highland Park, Laphroaig, Talisker, Johnny Walker Black label, Monkey Shoulder, Glenfiddich
Teas and Coffees
Fresh leaf English tea £1.50pp Hot chocolate £2.00 Fair Trade coffee, Cappuccino or Latte £2.50pp
Coke, Diet Coke, Cloudy Lemonade ~ 330ml ~ £2.50
Tonic Water, Slim Tonic Water, Lemonade, Tomato Juice, Soda water ~ 200ml ~ £2.25
Bitter lemon, American Dry Ginger ale ~ 125ml ~£2.00
Apple juice, Orange juice, Cranberry juice, ~£2.00
Hildon Sparkling -330ml – £2.20 – 750ml ~ £3.80
Hildon Still -330ml -£2.20 – 750ml -£3.80
J20 – Apple and Mango, Orange and Passionfruit – £2.50
Flavours available: Rhubarb Orange and Ginger, Raspberry, Wild Elderflower, Blackberry, Strawberry & Lime all served with either still water, sparkling water or soda. £2.50