Domaine Saint Honorat Rouge, Côtes du Rhône, France, 2015 7.75
Syrah/Grenache from organic vineyards promoting biodiversity & butterflies.
Winzer Familie Gregor Schup Zweigelt, 2017, Thermenregion, Austria 8.75
Invented by Fritz, made by Gregor, discovered by Desiree. Dark and gentle like the night.
Podere Ruggeri Corsini Dolcetto d'Alba, 2016, Barbera d'Alba DOC, Piedmont 9.25
“Dolcetto” is a false friend here - this ain’t sweet, it’s fresh, fruity and a little bit floral.
First Drop The Matador, 2016, Barossa Valley, Australia 10.50
Made by an Essex boy who packed in the army to break the rules of the wine world.
Pico Cuadro Wild, 2014, Ribera del Duero DO, Spain 11.50
Silky and rich; this will take you somewhere wild.
Bartinney Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa 12
Leopards & honey badgers wander through this eco-friendly mountain vineyard.
Domaine Balland-Chapuis La Louisonne, 2009, Sancerre, Loire Valley 19
Red Sancerre is rare as hen’s teeth, but single-parcel red Sancerre is well... rare.
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.
Noble Savage Sauvignon Blanc, 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa 7.25
Jog on New Zealand. Eco-friendly & free from the corruption of civilisation.
Casata Mergè Venere, 2016, Lazio IGT 8
Malvasia + trebbiano, an eclectic & elegant marriage endorsed by the Goddess of Love herself.
Millaman Limited Reserve Chardonnay, 2015, Isla de Maipo, Chile 9.75
Casablanca Valley Chardonnay: of all the wine joints, in all the towns, in all the world…
Château de la Liquière Cistes Blanc, 2015, Faugères, France 11.75
Seriously aromatic white, plucked from between a rock and a hard place.
Quinta Edmun do Val, 2011, Minho, Portugal 11.75
A white wine for people that only like red wine. Intrigued?
Weingut Von Winning Weissburgunder II, Pfalz, Germany, 2016 12.25
A.K.A. Pinot Blanc. Ripe quince, fresh pear and apricot. We go nutty for this.
Domaine Balland-Chapuis Chêne Marchand, 2010, Sancerre, Loire Valley 18.50
Rich & powerful with concentrated ripe fruit. Grown from a plot less than 1 hectare wide.
Quinta de Saes Primus, 2014, Dão, Portugal 20.75
Primus is Latin for “first”. To quote Barry White: our first, our last, our everything…
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.
Llopart Reserva Brut Cava, Penedès, 2013 9
Produced by Spain’s oldest boutique Cava house. Still riddled by hand.
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.