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The Mermaid Inn Mermaid Street, Rye,
Wine List: June 2022
Vintages may be subject to change V.A.T. included at current rate.
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Bolney Wine Estate, based in Sussex, is one of England’s oldest and most beautiful vineyards. A three-generation family business which has been focused on sustainability and conservation since 1972 when the first vines were planted. Bolney Wine Estate won the vineyard of the year award at the inaugural UK Wine Awards in 2017 and the 2018 Pinot     Noir was awarded gold medal at the Wine GB Awards.

Chapel Down is proud to be England’s largest wine producer and is changing the way the world thinks about English wine. Located only a few miles away, they work alongside iconic British institutions such as The Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race and have recently become the official sparkling wine sponsor of the English Cricket Team. Chapel Down are passionate about sustainability, with renewable electricity used for all sites and the re-use of grape skins sent for anaerobic digestion to produce renewable energy.


50. Bolney Bubbly                                                                                                                              £36.50


Delightful floral and brioche notes combine with zesty citrus fruit, honeysuckle and elderflower. It is

delicate and well balanced, finishing with a soft fresh hint of sweetness.

50a. Bolney Estate Cuvee 2018 Rose Sparkling                                                                                 £40.00

           175ml- 9.50

An elegant and delicate, single vintage, traditional method sparkling wine. Salmon pink colour in the glass

full of lots of tiny bubbles. Floral and red apple aromas lead to red apple & cranberry on the palate with a bright, fresh finish and lovely length.


62. Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2018                                                                                              £38.00

Bright gold in colour, this blend highlights red fruit aromas with cherry and strawberry with a touch of cinnamon and spice

65. Chapel Down Vintage Reserve 2019                                                                                            £45.00

The Extra Brut style of this wine has developed a superb, delicate character and vibrant acidity which matches perfectly with premium gastronomy. Bramley apple and light red berries lead to a lemon shortbread finish.

Local Still Wine

34. Bacchus, White, Bolney Estate 2019                                             Haywards Heath                    £35.00

This complex Bacchus marries classic elderflower and gooseberry with savoury notes of white pepper and citrus undertones.

26. Bolney Pinot Noir 2020                                                               Haywards Heath                    £35.00

Cool climate Pinot Noir at its best. Soft red fruit aromas with ripe, cherry flavours and incredible balance.

A lingering and complex finish.

33. Chapel Down Flint Dry  2020                                                      Tenterden                                £29.00

Grapefruit, gooseberry, passion fruit and floral notes on the nose with tropical fruits, nettles and crunchy acid on the palate.


53. Charles Vercy Cuvee de Reserve N/V                                                                                              £40.00

                                                                                                                                                              175ml –£9.50

An excellent NV Champagne, well-structured and fresh with a rich apricot and honey flavour. Weighty and generous with complex and toasty aromas

54. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial N/V                                                                                                 £58.50

Still the best selling Non-Vintage Champagne in the UK, this classic blend boasts notes of green apple and citrus fruits. (VE)

55. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial N/V Magnum                                                                            £118.50

Still the best selling Non-Vintage Champagne in the UK, this classic blend boasts notes of green apple and citrus fruits.

57. Veuve Clicquot N/V Brut                                                                                                              £68.50

A world famous Champagne, rich and creamy in style, with an explosion of citrus fruit and a delightful yeasty toastiness.

58. Laurent Perrier Rose                                                                                                                    £78.50

This iconic rosé Champagne has great depth and freshness with hints of fresh strawberries, raspberries and wild cherries.

59. Dom Perignon 2009                                                                                                                      £255.00

Stylish and seductive, open and expressive with delicate ripe stone fruit, floral touches and minerality. Beautifully palate, with hints of honey leading to a polished finish and a touch of crisp grapefruit. Complete and harmonious with an irresistible vibrancy and energy.

60. Louis Roederer Cristal 2013                                                                                                         £300.00

This famous Champagne is only produced in very small parcels. Superb and singular example of a Prestige Champagne


51. Prosecco Ca Bolani                                                                                                                                                    £28.50 

A pale straw yellow with biscuity nuances on the nose give way to a harmonious palate of mature apple and honeydew melon, very refreshing.

52. Spago Rosso Raboso, Colderove, Valdobiadenne, Italy                                                              £29.50                                                                                                                                                                 

Intense red colour with bright purple reflections.  Typically outlined by notes of cherry.  The grape’s natural sharpness is carefully softened through the winemaking process, making it easy to drink.

64, Sea Change Alcohol Free Sparkling. Veneto                                Italy                                        £18.00


Crushed green apple and elderflower, followed by aromatic hints of jasmine.  A fantastic alcohol free sparkling.



2. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon – Dulong 2020                                Bordeaux                                £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

This Medoc displays a well-structured firmness from the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. A popular wine from this well-established house.

3. Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Superieur   2017                               Bordeaux                                £29.50

A beautiful garnet hue and a rich, opulent nose lead in to a palate of concentrated black- berried fruit with subtle undertones of oak.

4.  Saint Emilion Reserve, Dulong, Bordeaux 2019                             Bordeaux                                £33.00

Round and supple attack on the palate.  Great, rich and fleshy structure.  Notes of liquorice, red and black fruits aromas at the end.

5. Chateau Perron Lalande de Pomerol   2016                                  Bordeaux                                £65.00

Garnet- red with aromas of sour cherry and spice give way to a velvety textured palate exuding beautifully ripe red berry and sous bois flavour.

6. Chateau d’ Angludet Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2012                      Bordeaux                                £85.00

Blackberries and freshly ground spice evolve in to a beautifully restrained chewy palate of bramble fruit with a creamy elegance from this sensational vintage.

7. Beaujolais Villages Chateau de Maontmelas Mommessin 2018  Beaujolais                              £25.00

From a small estate, the Gamay grape here showing bright ripe red fruit character with a seductive intensity and lingering flavour.

8. Fleurie Marchand Bolnot Cuvee St Laurence  2020                       Beaujolais                              £36.00

The most popular of the Beaujolais Crus, this wine has a wonderful, rich, elegant bouquet, excellent summer fruit pudding flavours and is swathed in a glorious floral character.

16. Cotes de Beaune Villages Louis Latour   2018                            Burgundy                                £46.75

A fine ruby red colour with aromas of forest floor fruit evolve in to an ethereal intensity of blackcurrant notes and cherry fruit

17. Patriarche Pere et Fils Nuits Saint Georges   2015                      Burgundy                                £65.00

Ruby red in colour with youthful purple hints. Concentrated nose with red ripe fruit aromas and rich woody tones. Well-structured, expressive, fine and elegant with a long finish. (VE)

9. Cotes du Rhone Victor Bernard  2020                                            Rhone                                      £25.75

Warm spicy wine that has a soft peppery taste coming from the Grenache and Syrah varietals.

10. Crozes Hermitage Pierre & Remy Gauthier  2016                       Rhone                                      £39.25

Rich flavours of pepper, eucalyptus and dark berries. A well structured wine with soft tannins and a good finish.

11. Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau Beauchene  2018                         Rhone                                      £48.25

A flagship wine with a firm structure and full, rich flavours and harmonious tannins. 65% Grenache, 25% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre


12. Macon Villages Chardonnay L’Aurore   2020                               Burgundy                                £29.50

This Chardonnay from the Maconnais region in Burgundy offers aromas delicate floral notes and a flattering and fresh palate of honeyed fruit with a hint of toasty oak.

13. Chablis Vignoble Angst Organic 2020                                         Burgundy                                £39.50

Golden yellow, intense and elegant nose of peach, pear, pink grapefruit and almond.  The palate is fresh, balanced and creamy with suker notes of cherry blossom and zest of citrus fruits.  The finish is long, iodized and persistent.

14. Chablis 1ER Cru Les Vaucopins J Moreau  2019                         Burgundy                                £59.95

Grown by the river Serein, very pale in colour, a complex nose of grapefruit zest and brioche with a pleasant citrus freshness and beautiful smoked mineral character.

15. Meursault Blagny 1ER  Louis Latour      2017                             Burgundy                                £85.00

A distinct and fresh nose of lemon and acacia honey lead in to a palate with plenty of finesse, ripe citrus fruit and unctuous exotic fruit balanced by a hint of toasty oak.

20. Picpoul De Pinet, Domaine de La Serre   2019                            Languedoc                              £27.00

Crisp and dry on the palate with additional notes of peach and melon, there is a backbone of intense minerality and a zippy, clean acidity that work together to deliver a long refreshing finish.

1. Viognier, Domaine de La Baume   2020                                        Languedoc                              £24.00

Golden in colour and deliciously rich with notes of white pepper, fresh peach and juicy apricots, intense and full flavoured.

19. Muscadet de Sevre et Maine Saget 2020                                      Loire                                       £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Clean and refreshing with a whirlwind of freshness, complexity and finesse and balanced flavours of ripe melon and crisp citrus fruit.

21. Sancerre Boisjoli  2020                                                                Loire                                       £37.75

A pale yellow with green hues and aromas of white flowers and citrus fruit develop in to a lively palate of crisp citrus fruit and flinty wet stone.

18. Sauvignon Blanc, Marquis de Goulaine  2020                             Loire                                       £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Has intense aromas of gooseberries and freshly cut grass. Fresh and vibrant in the mouth with zingy acidity and leafy hints coming through on the finish.


61.  Gruner, Veltliner, Crazy Creatures 2020                                     Kemstral                                £32.00

Notes of whole grain cookies, dried barley, hazelnut flour and baking spices lead the aromas and flavours on the forefront, followed by lemon tart and spice.


22. Albarino, Gotas del Mar 2020                                                      Rias Baixas                            £36.00

Delicate aromas of freshly cut grass and blackcurrant leaf follow through to a crisp and refreshing palate of citrus flavours and green apple.

24. Vina Cerrada Tinto Tempranillo    2019                                      Rioja                                       £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

The nose features espresso, black berries and a touch of wood. Powerful characters of plum, oak, ripe black fruits and prunes. Finish with salty and woody note. (VE)

25. Marques del Atrio Crianza D.O.Ca Rioja  2018                          Rioja                                       £26.50

Dark red colour with violet tinges. High aromatic intensity, hints of red and black fruit blended with the oaky and vanilla notes coming from the barrel ageing. In the mouth, it offers up firm and rounded tannins showing a good ripening.


27. Pinot Grigio, Sea Change 2021                                                     Venezie                                   £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Opulent aromas of grapefruit and peach that follow through to the palate and combine with melon, green apples and citrus fruit.

30. Chardonnay, Grande Passolo Rocca   2017                                 Piedmont                                £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Straw yellow colour; dry and pleasant palate. Intense fruity fragrance with notes of apple and tropical fruits like pineapple and banana.                                                   

29. Organic Sangoivese & Primitivo, 3 Passo Rosso 2019               Puglia                                     £30.00

An up – front ripe red fruit nose with sweet spice hints that lead into a voluminous structure of cherries and plum, followed by a warming pleasant finish.



23. Gewurztraminer Riesling. Willowglen   2020                             Australia                                £25.00

Pale straw in colour, the bouquet is lifted by roses, spice and fresh citrus fruits, the palate is aromatic an fresh with rose musk and sweet spice.

39. Sauvignon Blanc, Fountain of Youth. Elgin Valley 2020             South Africa                            £26.50

Youthful and very approachable with a nose of intense, fresh gooseberry fruit. The palate is dry and full of white peach and passion fruit flavour.

40. Chenin Blanc, Inkosi    2021                                                         South Africa                           £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Off dry, bursting with citrus and pineapple aromas. Well-balanced and refreshing clean finish.


31. Shiraz, Growers Gate       2019                                                    Australia                                £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Deep red in colour with a purple hue, this Shiraz combines vibrant blackberry and liquorice aromas with ripe berry flavours and soft tannins, producing a wine with richness and complexity.

32. Grenache Syrah Mouvedre, Copper    2018                                  Australia                                £35.00

Blending the very best of the Barossa Valley, rich and vibrant with a medium to full body and complex flavours of red berries, chocolate and coffee.

35. Merlot, Centre Monte 2019                                                          Chile                                      £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

A beautiful bouquet of black cherries and red summer fruits. Soft tannins on the palate make for a very smooth and balanced wine.

36. Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Vergelegen Estate 2019                 South Africa                           £35.00

This wine is a very rounded with great structure and concentration.  The sweet tannins portray a smooth, vivacious wine with a full body, while the fruit and spices display an intensely aromatic bouquet.

37. Organic Malbec, La Piedra Negra 2020                                        Argentina                                £24.00

 175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

A mix of plum, raspberry and blackberry, medium-bodied, yet soft and silky with seductive tannins.  The purity of this wine is a natural acidity which complements the fruits in a great, lengthy finish.

41. Pinot Noir, Cramele Noir   2020                                                  Romania                                 £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Complex aromas of black cherry, raspberry and cinnamon. Medium bodied with dried fruit notes that combine with fresh red berries and sweet spice on the palate. (VE)


28. Pinot Grigio Rosato, Sea Change  2020                                       Italy                                        £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Lively raspberry and floral aromas with fresh strawberry and apple notes on your palate.

38. Rose d’anjou, La Roseraie Marquis De Goulaine   2020             France                                     £24.00

175ml £5.75 /250ml £8.00

Fruity and fresh with a very pleasant mouth feel. A gorgeous  rosé laden by red fruit and hints of delicate spices. Rich in flavour with an elegant and harmonious after taste.

63. Chateau Routas Provance Rose 2020                                          France                                     £30.00

Pretty scent of crushed strawberries, peach, rose-water and orange blossom.  On the palate, it is wonderfully dry and crisp with delicate summer berry fruits, balanced by citrus zest acidity and a deliciously creamy finish.


44. Pinot Noir Bourgogne Louis Latour        2020                            Burgundy                                £15.50

A bright ruby colour with revealing aromas of cassis and raspberries evolving in to a fresh and fruity palate of rounded cherry.

45. Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Superior     2018                            Bordeaux                                £13.00

A beautiful garnet hue and a rich, opulent nose lead in to a palate of concentrated black- berried fruit with subtle undertones of oak.

46. Chablis J Moreau Et Fils   2020                                                    Burgundy                                £16.50

Lemons and limes with white peach and yellow fruit lead in to a round and greedy palate with a sublime and cleansing minerality.

47. Sancerre Le Perriere          2019                                                    Loire                                       £22.50

Bright appearance and well-balanced flavours of white flowers, peach and acacia with an underlying streak of cleansing minerality from well-established vineyards.

Champagne Half Bottles

48. Charles Vercey Cuvee de Reserve N/V                                                                                             £28.50

An excellent NV Champagne, well-structured and fresh with a rich apricot and honey flavour. Weighty and generous with complex and toasty aromas

49. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial N/V                                                                                                 £32.50

Still the best selling Non-Vintage Champagne in the UK, this classic blend boasts notes of green apple and citrus fruits. (VE)


42. Sauternes Dulong 50CL    2018                                                    Bordeaux                                £23.75

Gorgeous sunset yellow in colour with an addition of 5% Muscadelle adding an extra level of rounded sweetness on top of citrus, honey and white flower nuances.

43. Essensia Orange Muscat 37.5CL  2019                                       California                               £29.50

Made from 100 per cent Orange Muscat, this wine has an aroma reminiscent of orange blossom and apricot, a clean acidity and a lingering refreshing finish.

125ml available on request.    Prices Inclusive of VAT

Vintages maybe subject to change