Dominio de Punctum Lagasca Tempranillo/Petit Verdot, Vino de la Tierra de Castilla, Spain, 2015 7.25
Punctum means point. And this wine is straight to the point. Bold, brash and ballsy.
Rainbow’s End Mystical Corner, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2015 8.25
Bright, startling and beautiful as a rainbow, who cares what’s at the end of it.
Quinta de Saes Colheita Tinto, Dão, Portugal, 2015 9.25
Find out why this region is called the Burgundy of Portugal. Just Dão it.
Clos de Chacras Cavas de Crianza Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2015 9.75
Knockout terroir blend that’s all sweet science: fruity, spicy and complex. OR Fruit jab, tannin hook, structured uppercut. This terroir blend is a knockout.
Jourdan & Pichard “Les 3 Quartiers”, Chinon, Loire Valley, 2011 11.50
We had to wrestle this old-vine Cab Franc from cantankerous Philippe Pichard.
Blackwater Hinterland Cinsault, Blackwater Hinterland Cinsault, 2015 12.75
Made from vines fed by black rivers. Red flower blossoms & plums. Cinsault is back.
Dutton Goldfield Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California, USA, 2015 19.75
Nope not Sutton Coldfield. This is Russian River Valley. Yummy not Brummie…
Massimo Rattalino Barolo DOCG sel. 34, Barbaresco DOCG, Piedmont 60.25/500ml
Power, elegance, timelessness. Fear not, scaredy-cat, this is accessible and ready to drink.
Ménard-Gaborit Muscadet Sèvre et Maine Cuvée Classique, 2015, Loire 7.75
Tingly & pure. Sur lie, smell seashells, taste the seashore.
Cantina Ronca Garganega, 2014, Veneto, Italy 8.50
Rich creaminess and gorgeous tropical fruit flavours. Soave for the suave.
Allimant-Laugner Muscat, 2015, Orschwiller, Alsace, France 9.25
White grapes & white flowers: floral and just downright fun.
Massimo Rattalino "Unus" Arneis, 2015, Roero DOCG, Piedmont 10.50
Arneis means ‘rascal’: grab this fruity miscreant by the collar.
Adega Eloi Lorenzo Vino Villa Paz, 2015, Ribeiro, Spain 11
avier Monsalve’s bespoke blend, made with grapes from 2 vineyards that are miles apart.
Château de la Liquière Cistes Blanc, 2015, Faugères, France 11.75
Seriously aromatic white, plucked from between a rock and a hard place.
Hawkshead Riesling, 2015, Central Otago, New Zealand 14.25
Saved before the birds could get them. Denis’ Riesling is an off-dry delight.
Weingut Von Winning Chardonnay, 2015, Pfalz, Germany 16.25
Lemon skin, flint & elderflower. A touch of Burgundy is here with the usage of barrels
Les Frères Lafitte Rosé, 2016, Gascony 7
Hello, sunshine. Don’t tell me you’ve been flirting with other rosés?
Domaine des Aspras Trois Frères Rosé, 2015, Provence, France 9.50
Named after the three Latz brothers: Raphaël, Sébastien and Alexandre.
Ghisolana Prosecco Over 100 Extra Dry, Asolo, Treviso, Veneto 8
One of the most aristocratic Proseccos around. This is not just fruit frivolous fizz.
Allimant-Laugner Crémant d’Alsace, Orschwiller, Alsace, France 9
The Provence Rosé of sparkling. Delicate, darling and downright delicious.
Soutiran Alexandre 1er Cru, Champagne villages: Trepail, Chamery, Chigny-les-Roses 16.50
Inherited by Alain and Roselyne from Gérard and Solange. We call this Alexandre the Great.
Bernard Lonclas Blanc De Blancs, NV, Champagne 67.25
No famous name, celebrity backing, marketing or big discounts. Just goodness.
Bernard Lonclas Cuvée Prestige, NV, Champagne, France 64.25
Bernard’s miraculouly good Cuvée Prestige. Two more miracles and he’d be canonised.
Soutiran Cuvée Alexandre 1er Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 71.25
Inherited by Alain and Roselyne from Gérard and Solange. We call this Alexandre the Great!
Soutiran Signature Grand Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 80.00
17 of Champagne’s 320 villages are Grands Crus. Treat yourself to one of the Top 12 per cent!
Soutiran Cuvée Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 84.75
Sprinkle wild flower petals, crumbled fossils and grapefruit zest on the cold sea and jump in.
Soutiran Perle Noire Grand Cru Brut, NV, Champagne, France 92.75
Black pearls are extremely rare and beautiful. Snap. So is the rose gold-coloured Perle Noire.
Soutiran Rosé de Saignée Brut, NV, Champagne, France 92.75
This looks like it’s been made from blackberries, blood oranges and cherries. Tastes like it too.
Soutiran Cuvée Millésimée Grand Cru Brut, 2008, Champagne 126.75
Vintage in every sense; a superlative bottle with a sexy silhouette.
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Punctum Dulce Venganza Chardonnay, NV, Tierra de Castilla, Spain 6.50
Revenge has never tasted as sweet as this late-harvest, organic, biodynamic Chardonnay.
Allimant-Laugner Pinot Gris SGN 17
Team HG are rarely short of words. That is until we tried this noble beauty.