An elegant, Chardonnay rich classic, versatile as an appetising aperitif or a subtle food wine
Created by Taittinger as an after-dinner Champagne, the Nocturne is rich, mellow and not as dry as the Brut Résèrve.
A blanc de noirs of compelling purity, this champagne is elegant and bone dry, with delicate mineral and lemon notes filled out by richer flavours of pear and white peach.
Full of appealing fruit but still a serious and well-made wine sourced from the family vineyard
This Champagne expresses real finesse and lots of aromatics on the palate, and a lovely honeyed finish
Made with more Pinot Noir and in a richer, nuttier style than the Taittinger
The purist’s pink, made from a rosé wine rather than (like most rosé Champagnes) blending red and white
A rare example of a single-vineyard Champagne, the Folies is unusually full, complex and long and a good match for rich and robust food.
Taittinger’s prestige cuvée epitomizes the Chardonnay predilection of this producer. This now-mature bottling is elegant and very stylish. Toast and a soft texture combine with great complexity to reveal a wine that is poised and ready to drink. But with the acidity in the background.
A balance of 120 wines, ten vintages and six year’s ageing in the cellars is the recipe for the purist’s champagne
A sensational vintage of this classic which sold out in a few hours when it was released to wine merchants in May 2015. Huge potential but already delicious.
A forward vintage of this classic Champagne, good for drinking now
Far more than just a weekday alternative to Champagne – Prosecco’s rise is rooted in the merits of gentle fizz, floral freshness and herbal moreishness
All the drinkability of Prosecco with an added dash of strawberry fruit
Franciacorta is to Milan what Champagne is to Paris, an elegant traditional method fizz.
Nyetimber were the first growers to spot the potential for world-class sparkling wines in England and twenty years on are still the best
A bistro classic and our house wine for 30 years
The grape is Picpoul, the village is Pinet, crisp and refreshing with a herbal edge
Lychees? Turkish Delight? Rose petals? Or just unmistakeable Gewurztraminer?
Satisfying roundness and lushness, offset by tingly acidity and more than a hint of mineral character, with fantastic complexity and length on the finish.
A wonderful example of wild Chenin Blanc with real minerality and restrained fruit. Medium-bodied with classic honeyed and almond aromas, the palate has a rich, lush texture with clean flavours of green apples, pears and marzipan. It is complex and refreshing with good length on the finish. A serious food wine.
A round and crisp Chablis with citrus and white peach notes.
Citrus and floral notes on the nose lead to a precise, mineral palate that marries freshness and weight in classic proportions.
The nose offers subtle citrus flavours as well as hints of honey and lime. The palate is fresh with some minerality and the finish is long and soft.
This young fresh wine principally produced from Grecanico grapes gains personality and style with the addition of some international variety grapes. A versatile companion for everyday drinking and appropriate for many different occasions.
The floral notes, pear flavours and refreshing crispness of genuine Pinot Grigio
A real curiosity, a white wine made like Champagne by very gently pressing black grapes (in this case the Piedmont variety Barbera), producing a fresh, light, apple-y wine ideal for summer dishes. From Oltrepo Pavese, about half an hour south of Milan
Straw yellow in colour with grennish hues, this natural wine has a delicate, fruity aroma with a hint of wood. Dry on the palate with an elegant, slightly bitter finish. Great with fish.
All the talent of the great Barolo winemaker Matteo Ascheri lets the citrusy fruit shine through and puts this Gavi on a different level of quality.
Delicious tropical fruits, salty twang, note of pine. Vermentino is a grape indigenous to this beautiful area of the Ligurian hinterland.
From Campania, the shin pad in the Italian boot - at a thousand metres above sea level, the vineyards soak up the southern sun but the cold nights keep the wines fresh and crisp. Fiano is the best white variety of southern Italy, and this examole is taken to another level with "natural wine" methods - organic vineyards, wild yeasts and long contact with the skins (very unusual for white wines) - adding great levels of character and complexity.
Golden colour, cloudy, one can really see that this wine is unfined and unfiltered .Full bodied, clean and intense. On the palate it shows white flowers, apple and a rusty finish with notes of lemon. It is definitely a wine for drinkers looking for something different and new
Big, bold headonistic white wine, full of flavour, depth, body and all round umpf!
Pale lemon colour. Clean and fresh aromas on the nose, with vibrant citrus notes that resemble lime, grapefruit and passion fruit. Delicate floral notes of orange blossom.
A traditional barrel-fermented white Rioja from a single vineyard of 45-year old vines, this is rich and complex with apple and peach fruit lifted by some oak spice.
A new classic from Galicia in north-western Spain, fresh and unoaked but with a well textured palate coming from ageing “sobre lias” – on the yeast lees
Lovely peachy nose with typical bracing acidity and lingering delicate citrus fruit on the palate, a harmonious marriage of fruit and acidity.
Medium-bodied with refreshing citrus, orange rind and exotic fruits and a refreshing lingering finish. Grüner is a versatile, food-friendly wine
High-lying terraces and valley sites comprising weathered soils are behind this elegant, unobtrusively fruity Riesling. This pairs perfectly with savoury cheeses and spicy fare.
This crisp Sauvignon Blanc offers aromas of gooseberry and elderflower, leading to a refreshing medium bodied palate with green apple fruit flavours and a citrus kick on the finish.
Lightly oaked and full of peachy fruit, just right with simply grilled halibut.
A distinctively Argentine grape variety: floral, aromatic and not too dry
Verdelho is a traditional Madeira grape variety; this Argentinian example balances peachy fruit with a crisp palate
Powerful, oaky, tropical fruit Chardonnay, but well-balanced and refreshing
This complex sauvignon blanc shows a mix of fruity and mineral characters. The palate is long and complex with grapefruit and passionfruit notes, rich in texture balanced by crisp acidity.
Very attractive tropical fruits and clean finish
The classic South African Sauvignon Blanc, drier than Marlborough but fruitier than Sancerre
A modern unoaked Australian Chardonnay, driven by grapefruit, lime and hints of spices.
The unmistakable gooseberry fruit of Marlborough
Pinot Gris is the lazy wine waiter’s dream; its spicy nose and rich palate works with more different dishes than any other wine.
Since her first vintage 1982 Jane Hunter has established herself as the Queen of Marlborough as well as an old friend of the 21 Hospitality Group.
The ripe Sauvignon gives tropical fruit, the Semillon extra body and texture to make this a richer, more complex alternative to Kiwi Sauvignon
A bistro classic and our house wine for 30 years
Ripe blackcurrant fruit balanced with a quite grippy palate
Plummy, well balanced Merlot from the south of France with a refreshing herbal twist
This Gaillac offers a mix of currant fruit and piney-herbal characters on the nose, as well as a crisp, medium-bodied palate with savoury complexity balancing the ripe fruit notes.
Ripe, fleshy Grenache from close to the Spanish border
Classic Cote de Bourg: gutsy, spicy and very approachable. Mainly Merlot, this is typically ripe and spicy with wild bramble flavours, tasty tannins and a lovely gutsy character.
The original Malbec, dark and rich but more savoury and structured than the Argentine version
This famous Cru lives up to its name with a smooth, elegant and –yes – floral wine of immense charm.
Avoiding some of the austerity that this vintage can possess; this wine exhibits a dense ruby purple colour, good minerality, savoury, dark cassis fruit and an alluring depth and ripeness.
Gigondas is a dozen miles from Châteauneuf-du-Pape – the opulent fruit and warming spices achieved at Trignon make it seem much closer
A magnificently ripe vintage means that this plummy Merlot is drinking well already
Ruby-red colour; fresh red berry fruit flavours on the nose. Elegant and fresh on the palate, this wine has great fruit with subtle spicy notes. Uncomplicated and accessible.
A benchmark Chianti for nearly seventy years.
Classic Valpolicella, juicy and refreshing cherry fruit and light enough for oily fish as well as pork and poultry
Deep ruby red in colour, the wine is characterised by a complex nose of ripe black fruit, liquorice and spices. On the palate, the texture is silky and full with great density and length. Ripe black fruit, liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate show on the finish.
Montepulciano is the warmer south of Tuscany and this Sangiovese is fuller and richer than Chianti but well structure and elegant.
Casta Bassa Fay has a superbly vibrant colour which entices you in and leads to a complex nose of fruits and lowers; dog rose and raspberries with touches of spice.
Dark ruby, dried fruit and incense fragrance, mellow and murky. A pure expression of its terroir, an explosion of rustic intensity. A wine for special dishes.
Packed full of ripe fruit from the sunshine of the Spanish plains.
Light garnet colour on the eye. A mix of cherry and red fruits with mineral tones on the palate. Smooth mineral taste and elegant tannins with a long finish.
Juicy, light bodied and a great choice to cover meat and fish dishes.
Well flavoured and characterful but more elegant than Australian Shiraz
Made from a blend of Argentinian Malbec and Italian Corvina, from dried grapes as in the Amarone method, full of New World fruit and Old World finesse
Carmenère has survived emigration (from Bordeaux), disease (the vine plague phylloxera) and misidentification (much Chilean “Merlot” is actually Carmenère) to find a home as Chile’s signature grape – this juicy blackberry example is full yet soft
A slightly lighter style of Malbec but still full of flavour
Complex aromas of ripe red fruits and mint with dark chocolate notes. Highly concentrated palate with a long, spicy finish.
Crisp and zesty, with appealing raspberry, spice aromas, easy-going cherry and roasted herb flavours.
Full and rich with flavours of plums and warm spice, this pinot is a real crowd-pleaser. It’s full of finesse and elegance, the kind that allows you to sip the wine or pair with almost any medium-weight dish, vegetarian or meaty.
Very smart varietal Syrah, savoury but polished and seriously appealing. Dark garnet with a violet rim. Fresh lifted berry fruit that draws you in! Full yet elegant with bramble aromas and cream, cassis and black cherry flavours on the palate with structure provided by fine tannins with a long rich, ripe finish.
Uniquely South African, this is full of bramble fruit with a coffee-and-chocolate richness
Full of strawberry and cherry fruit, crisp and refreshing
The classic jammy fruit and peppery spice of Barossa Shiraz, terrific with Northumberland venison
On the nose this is a classic Cabernet Franc with hints of pencil shaving and lovely red fruits. The mouth feel is long, elegant with a memorable finish. Cabernet Franc’s liveliness makes it an excellent food wine.
Margaret River is Australia’s leading region for Bordeaux blends and Moss Wood is one of the two or three top producers – a little fruiter than classed growth Bordeaux, but just as high quality
Medium weight, spicy complex Pinot Noir from Jane Hunter OBE, an old friend of the 21 Hospitality Group.
From the legendary "red earth" cool climate soils of Coonawarra, this is a more elegant, crisp and peppery style - more Syrah than Shiraz.
From Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, making for a gutsy rose, dry but full of fruit
Puglia is the homeland of Zinfandel but this example is in the Californian style, full of summer fruits and not too dry
A grown up, light and dry rosé, made from Pinot Noir near Muscadet
Very refined dry rosé, with an attractive floral aroma, redcurrant fruit, and excellent length on the palate.
Delicate, fresh, fruity, with notes of white flowers, honey and vanilla
Fresh and supple, with notes of black cherry in alcohol. A perfect harmony of fruity strength and mellowness.
In the style of Port, but a little sweeter and a little less potent – a classic match with chocolate.
A honeyed, orange-blossom flavoured Sauternes-style dessert wine – marvellous with crème brûlée but a lovely match with Florentine doughnuts.
The purist's dessert wine, full of ripe apricots and luscious sweetness balanced by a crisp finish fantastic with pudding of course but also with rich savoury starters like cheese soufflé or charcuterie
Sweet plum infused Sake - a good alternative to dessert wine
Terrifically pure tropical fruit and spice, wonderful with soufflé or fresh mango – or by itself!
Well-balanced and drinkable without sacrificing the spicy, rich, tropical opulence by which this wine created Sicily’s reputation for quality.
The kind of foursquare, rich, oaky Chardonnay which only South Africa seems to make these days.
A curiosity from the Santa Maria Valley, about 150 miles north west of Los Angeles. Traditional rich Alsace varieties - Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc - are freshened up with a splash of crisp Aligote and textured in new French oak to produce a medium-full, creamy wine ideal with richer poultry or pork dishes.
The Californian sun gives richness, body and texture while the cool Pacific breezes offer a balancing freshness
Thanks to fermentation in 100% new French Oak barrels, the complex palate delivers intense citrus flavours that are joined by hints of hazelnut and gunflint. This wine has a creamy texture on the palate, a firm structure and hints of minerality.
Fantastically well balanced Chardonnay from Umbria – halfway between Florence and Rome
The richest of the Burgundies, a classically buttery and honeyed Meursault.
The most austere of our three Burgundies, with a crisp attack balancing the fruit.
Still an elegant and crisp Chablis, but the Grand Cru vineyards and light oaking add an extra dimension of flavour and texture
Lying between the Chassagne and the Meursault for body and richness, this has the Puligny blend of citrussy fruit and hazelnut.
From the Veneto, this is a wine made in the style of Amarone but with the addition of Cabernet Sauvignon to the traditional varieties - adding more structure to the traditional Amarone richness and potency.
Full colour; a pinot that proclaims its class from the first whiff of cherry blossom morphing smoothly into dark cherry and plum fruit on the long, perfectly balanced palate; you can sense the spicy complexity
The Legendary Peter Sichel spent forty years driving up the quality of this estate, classically styled Bordeaux showing fleshy and warm notes on the palate. Smooth with balanced oak and a fine finish.
Barolo is the finest wine of Italy: earthy and complex with very finely grained tannins, with touches of cocoa and hints of violet.
From the oldest vines on the Beaurenard Estate comes this dense, inky, hugely concentrated mouthful of blackberry fruit. Fresher than so many luxury cuvées.
Classic Paulliac blackcurrant and cedar, but the big dash of Merlot in this wine makes it approachable at a young age
Very well put together modern Claret from an incredible vintage. Ripe blackberries, plums, blackberries and cedar, followed by a wonderful array of generous spicy fruit flavours underpinned by ripe tannins
Ridge has made the East Bench as a single-site zinfandel since 2006. One of only two Ridge zinfandels that is entirely from the single varietal. Deep ruby colour, mixed red fruits nose, subtle vanilla and oak spice, black cherry and raspberry palate.
Minimal oak allows the red fruit and exotic spices to shine through
Traditional Amarone balancing spiced fruit flavours and potency from the dried grapes with the elegance of a “vino da meditazione” – a thinking wine.
Norton’s flagship wine is a selection of their very best vineyard parcels of Malbec, Cab. Sauv and Cab. Franc. It shows great depth on the nose, with dark, brooding aromas of toast, mocha and rich black fruit. The palate is dense and opulent, with impressive concentration of fruit and yet a deftly woven structure, leading to spicy complexity on the finish.
Combining intensity and subtlety, this classic Côte-Rôtie has aromas of cassis, liquorice and smoke with a graceful palate that masks it’s underlying concentration.
A cooler year in Napa gives a more elegant wine, with complex layers of chocolate and spice balancing out the luxurious Californian ripeness.
The original superTuscan, with a drop of French style (in the form of 20% Cabernet Sauvigon and high quality oak) adding polish to the Tuscan tradition and the meaty Sangiovese
One of the best loved third growths in the Médoc, Originally owned by Sir John Collingwood it has been under the stewardship of the Schyler family since 1925. A classic medium-bodied Margaux, showing good aromatic depth of red fruit and smoke with a fresh and succulent palate.
Making Bordeaux-style wines on the Tuscan coast since 1968 – still full of youthful blackcurrant fruit but terrifically long and well-balanced