WINE
at the red lion freehouse

FIZZ

175ml
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Bottle

Chapin & Landais, Le Grand Saumur, Saumur Brut, ’11

sparkling Chenin Blanc from the Loire, fresh and lightly appley (125ml)
£7.50
£29.50

Drusian, Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore, Extra Dry, Italy NV

A top prosecco, sherberty, light and with the merest hint of fruity ripeness (125ml)
£8.50
£35.00

Thomas-Hatte, Champagne, Tradition, Brut, NV

Based on Pinot Meunier, a grower's Champagne with satisfying maturity, apple & brioche character (125ml)
£9.95
£55.00

Cottonworth sparkling rose, Brut 'wine of the test valley' UK, NV

From Pinot Noir, Chardonnay & Pinot Meunier: delightfully fruity. An absolute must try & it's local..
£65.00

Champagne Jacquesson, Cuvée 736, NV

Very pure, very dry and stylish, from this tiny but highly regarded house
£90.00

WHITE

BRIGHT,DRY AND CRISP

Les Chapelieres, vin ded pays du comte de Tolosan, France '13

Ugni Blanc &colombard blend from Gascony
£5.00
£6.50
£17.50

Domaine de la Chauviniere, Muscadet, sur lie, France '13

Fresh, crisp oceanic accompaniment with the lightest of spritz, Perfect with shellfish
£6.00
£8.00
£22.50

Creyssels, Picpoul de pinet, Languedoc, France '13

Crisp & Zingy, with citrus, nettle & herb aromas
£6.50
£8.50
£24.00

Fryer's Cove, Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay, South Africa, '13

Intense but refined Sauvignon Blanc, cut grass & grapefruit, from a cool coastal vineyard in the Cape
£30.00

Sainte Barbe, Macon-Villages, Les Tilles, France, '12

Understated, finely textured & floral unoaked chardonnay from the Maconnais, Organically farmed
£31.00

Domaine, D'Elise Petit Chablis, France, '12

Well textured and creamy, mildly saline & true to the appellation
£8.75
£10.75
£32.00

Francis Blanchet, Poilly-Fume, France, '12

Classic Loire Sauvignon Blanc, restrained & mineral
£34.00

Pichler-Krutzler Gruner Veltliner Frauengarten, Austria, '12

Crisp, zingy,refreshing minerality with a surprising number of food matches
£9.50
£12.50
£35.00

AROMATIC AND FRUITY

La Petit Source, Les Clos, Viognier, IGP Pays, d'OC, France, '13

A fresh unoaked style of Viogner, Floral aromas, citrussy with a pretty peach element
£6.50
£8.50
£24.00

Eight Point Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand, '13

That exuberantly fruity style of Kiwi Sauvignon, with tangerine & exotic fruit
£7.00
£9.00
£26.00

Aba de Trasumia, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, '13

Offers an intense palate of stone fruit with marine freshness. A perfect apertif
£7.50
£9.50
£28.00

Domaine Sylvain Gaudron, Vouvray Demi Sec, France, '10

Medium-dry Loire Chenin Blanc, well textured, with pear & citrus notes. Perfect match for pate
£35.00

Pewsey Vale, Eden Valley Riesling, Australia, '11

Lime zest nose with white flower. A benchmark dry Riesling from an historic vineyard, steely & citrusy.
£40.00

Roger Perrin, Chateauneuf du Pape, France, '12

Based on Grenache Blanc & Roussanne: vibrant pear & stone fruit with herb & almond nuances
£55.00

FULL-BODIED AND OAKED

Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay, France, '10

Half of the wine barrel-fermented for a weighty, lightly oaked white Burgundy
£29.50

Tabali, Talinay Chardonnay, Limari, Chile, '11

A barrel fermented, oak aged Chardonnay from the coastal, limestone rich Camanchaca vineyard
£9.00
£12.00
£35.00

Badenhorst, Family White, Coastal Region, South Africa, '10

Superb, complex blend of Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Verdelho,Roussanne etc. Densely stone-fruited.
£52.00

Francoise & Denis Clair, St Aubin,1er Cru, Les Murgers des Dents de Chien, France, '09

From arguably the best vineyard in St. Aubin, a beautifully hedgerow fruited & elegant white Burgundy
£75.00

RED

SOFT AND JUICY

Carignan, Vieilles Vignes, Vin de Pays d'Oc, France, '12

Vibrant & juicy glass of black cherries with a lick of toast, from an old vine Carignan in the South.
£5.00
£6.50
£17.50

Segares Rioja, Tempranillo '12

Old vines give a lovely texture to this strawberry-soaked, unoaked Rioja
£5.50
£6.50
£21.00

Concha y Toro, Explorer Pinot Noir,Casablanca, Chile, '12

Fragrant red fruit & floral aroma, red currants, strawberries with subtle oak
£5.75
£7.50
£22.00

Domaine Calot, Morgon, France, '12

Cru Beaujolais: generous cherry flavours with enough structure to accompany veal or pork well
£30.00

Opawa, Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand, '12

Very pure, ripe red and black cherries and a hint of vanilla
£34.00

Brooks, Runaway Red Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Oregon, USA,'11

Light, silky & perfumed with clssic Pinot scents
£42.00

Herve Murat, Hautes cote de nuit, Bourgogne, '10

Fantastic Burgundy from the cellars or Nuits St. George at terrific price
£12.00
£16.00
£45.00

ROUNDED AND FLAVOURSOME

In Situ Merlot, Aconcagua Valley '12

Lifted scent with a hint of vanilla. Very clean, charmingly ripe fruit, fleshy & easy drinking
£5.50
£6.75
£19.50

Les Vignerons d' Estezargues, Cotes du Rhone, Les Galets, France, '13

Forward cherry & berry scented, Grenache-based blend from near Nimes. "Natural" wine
£5.75
£7.50
£22.00

Michele Taliano, Blagheur, Nebbiolo d'Alba, Italy, '11

Nebbiolo just rounded by old vats: cherries with hints of roses and leather. Fine aromatics
£28.00

Cennatoio, Emiliano Alessi, Chianti Classico, Italy. '11

95% old clones of Sangiovese Grosso with 5% Colorino, aged in large, traditional Slovenian oak bottle
£35.00

Seveb Hills, Merlot, Columbia Valley, USA,'09

A very classy, svelte Merlot with well-integrated oak from a top Walla Walla estate
£45.00

Chateau Palon, Saint Emilion, '09

Beautiful attack of red fruits, violets & spice
£55.00

Dom de la Charbonniere Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Cuvee Vieilles Vignes, '03

Warm fruitcake & black tea aromas, with red currant, raspberry & black cherry
£70.00

ROBUST AND HEARTY

Grand Arc, Corbieres, Reserve Grand Arc, France, '11

Deliciously rich, herb scented wine from Carignan, Grenache & Syrah, lightly oaked
£7.00
£9.00
£26.00

Earthworks, Shiraz, Barossa Valley, Australia, '10

Scents of black plum & cherry with smoky, leathery accents. Supple, showing plums & loganberries
£28.50

Filadoro, Aglianico, Irpinia, Italy, '10

A splendidly rustic red from the Campania, offering mellow damson and blackberry autumnal character
£32.00

Plenilunio Malbec, '08

Pure Malbec from Catamarca in Argentina. Lush, brambly fruit wrapped in cedary oak
£40.00

El Lagar de Isilla, Ribera del Duero, Crianza, '09

From 40-70 year old vines. Rich scents of cooked mulberries, cloves and mint.
£42.00

Domaine des Espiers,Gigondas, France, '10

Cooked plums, cassis and nutmeg: a bold Grenache based wine, hugely warming. Seeks cassoulet or venison
£12.00
£16.00
£45.00

Cousino Macul, Finis Terrae, Maipo, Chile, '07

Superb Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Cassis flavour, very polished, pure & silky
£47.00

Patrick Jasmin, Cote Rotie, Grand Vin, France, '10

Leathery & full of depth with a finish so long you won;t know whether to wait or keep sipping
£60.00

Domain Jean Guitton, Savigny Les Beaune, '10

Redcurrant, redberry & floral nose with spicy game
£65.00

Bernard Faurie, Hemitage, France, '01

From Hermitage in Northern Rhone, France, made from Syrah grape, terrific price for vintage
£125.00

ROSE

Quatre Tours,Signature Rose, Coteaux d'Alix en Provence, France, '13

Peaches, cranberries & plums on the palate-the classic Riviera pale rose
£6.50
£8.50
£24.00

Pierre Cherrier et Fils, Sancerre

Very pale salmon pink, Ripe soft red fruit with strawberry & redcurrant
£35.00