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The Mermaid Inn Mermaid Street, Rye,
Wine List: October 2022
Vintages may be subject to change V.A.T. included at current rate.
Vintage 75cl Bottle

Wine List

Local Sparkling

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.

Sussex 

1. Bolney Bubbly                                                                                            125ml 8.75                   £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.

2. Bolney Estate Cuvee 2018 Rose Sparkling                        125ml 9.50                   £45.00

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.

Kent

3. Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2018                                                                            £40.00

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

4. Chapel Down Vintage Reserve 2019                                                                               £49.00

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

5. Lychgate Bacchus, Bolney Estate. Haywards Heath                                                  £35.00

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

6. Bolney Pinot Noir. Haywards Heath                                                                                 £40.00

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

A lingering and complex finish.

7. Chapel Down Flint Dry. Tenterden                                                                                     £35.00

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

Champagne

8. Champagne De Saint- Gall Premier Cru                                      125ml £9.50           £45.00

An excellent NV Champagne, the perfect balance of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This is elegant and refined with lively aromatics of white fruits, preserved lemons and a touch of red berries.

9. 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)

10. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial N/V Magnum                                                             £125.00

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

11. 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.

12. Laurent Perrier Rose                                                                                                          £85.00

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

13. 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.

14. Louis Roederer Cristal                                                                                                   £300.00

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

Sparkling Wine

15. Prosecco Ca Bolani. Veneto                                                       Italy                             £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.

16. Marzemino Rosso Spago Colderove Frizzante, Valdobbiadene     Italy £29.50                                                                                                                                                                          

Intense red colour with bright purple reflections.  Pleasantly fruity fragrance, medium to full-bodied flavour with hints of forest fruits.

White Wine

175ml  250 ml Btl

17. Sauvignon Blanc, Marquis de Goulaine. Loire France                 £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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.

18. Picpoul De Pinet, Foncastel. Languedoc France                            £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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.

19. Viognier, Domaine de La Baume. Languedoc France                                                £28.00

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

20. Macon Villages Chardonnay L’Aurore. Burgundy France                                 £32.00

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.

21. Sancerre Boisjoli. Loire France                                                                                         £39.00

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.

22. Chablis 1ER Cru Les Vaucopins J Moreau. Burgundy France                                   £62.00

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

23. Meursault Blagny 1ER  Louis Latour. Burgundy France                                      £90.00

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.

175ml  250 ml Btl

33. Pinot Grigio, Sea Change. Delle Venezie Italy                                £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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

34. Gavi di Gavi, Corte del Duca. Piedmonte Italy                                                           £30.00

An intense nose of complex fruit with a hint of almond leads on to a crisp and soft-textured palate of juicy peach and opulent honeyed fruit.

40. Albarino, Gotas del Mar. Rias Baixas Spain                                                      £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.

43. Chardonnay Reserva, Alma de Chile. Maule Valley Chile          £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

Elegant and complex Chardonnay with round peachy fruit, notes of honey and butterscotch and a soft creamy finish, medium toast French oak adds a touch of class. SWA Commended.

44. Chenin Blanc, Bellingham Pear Tree. Stellenbosch South Africa £6.25  £8.50  £25.00

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

46. Gewurztraminer Riesling. Willowglen. SE Australia                                                  £27.00

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.

48. Sauvignon Blanc, The Crossings. Marlborough NZ                                                   £33.00

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.

Red Wine

175ml  250 ml Btl

24. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Dulong. Bordeaux France             £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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

25.  Saint Emilion Reserve, Dulong, Bordeaux. Bordeaux France                                £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.

26. Fleurie Marchand Bolnot Cuvee St Laurence. Beaujolais France                          £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.

27. Crozes Hermitage Pierre & Remy Gauthier. Rhone France                                 £40.00

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

28. Chateauneuf du Pape Chateau Beauchene. Rhone France                                £49.50

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

29. Chateau Perron Lalande de Pomerol Bordeaux. France                                           £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.

30. Patriarche Pere et Fils Nuits Saint Georges. Burgundy France                  £75.00

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)

31. Chateau d’ Angludet Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2012. Bordeaux France                £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.

175ml  250 ml Btl

35. Organic Montepulciano D’abruzzo. Vigna Madre Dega. D’Abruzzo Italy        £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

A deep purple with rich aromas of damson fruit and morello cherry with a robust concentration, beautifully layered, rich and extremely smooth.

36. Chianti Classico, Saint Il’lario. Tuscany Italy                                                             £28.00

Characteristic scents of violet, small red fruit and subtle spices. Full, well-structured and conveys all the character of the Sangiovese grape

37. Organic Primitivo & Negroamaro, 3 Passo Rosso. Puglia Italy                               £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

 38. Barolo, Mandfredi. Piedmonte Italy                                                                               £55.00

With Ancient and noble origins and aged in Solvenian Barrels. Its deep in colour with aromas of violet and spice develop in to a full-bodied palate of damson fruit and sun-kissed blackcurrant.

41. Rioja Crianza, Bogeda Mirano. Rioja Spain                                      £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

Striking plum above other various red berries, classic vanilla with a touch pepper, kicking at the end. Medium body making justice to its ageing and good finish

42.Graciano, Finca Constancia Parcela 12. La Mancha Spain                               £29.50

A fabulous Gran Rioja Style from the organic producer Constancia. This 100% Graciano wine has an intense cherry colour and a purple edge. With floral aromas and very balanced on the nose, it has a powerful, elegant and very fresh palate.

45. Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Fat Barrel. Wellington South Africa                           £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

An enticing bouquet of cassis and blackberry together with sweet spice and vanilla. It has dense black fruit flavours of blackberry and blackcurrant, with cedar notes and a great tannic structure. SWA Commended.

47. Shiraz, Wakefield Estate. Clare Valley Australia                                                      £32.00

A soft and fleshy shiraz boasting a lively palate of juicy red berry fruits, plum and spice, along with subtle chocolate and savoury characters from the oak maturation.

49. Pinot Noir, Cramele Noir. Bannat Romania                                    £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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)

50. Organic Malbec, La Piedra Negra. Uco Valley Argentina           £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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.

Rosé

175ml  250 ml Btl

32. Rose d’anjou, La Roseraie Marquis De Goulaine. Loire France  £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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.

39. Pinot Grigio Rosato, Sea Change. Venezie Italy                          £6.25    £8.50    £25.00

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

51.Pinot Noir Bourgogne Louis Latour. Burgundy    France                                            £16.50

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

52. Chianti Classico, Saint Il’lario. Tuscany Italy                                                                £14.50

Characteristic scents of violet, small red fruit and subtle spices. Full, well-structured and conveys all the character of the Sangiovese grape.

53. Chablis J Moreau Et Fils. Burgundy France                                                                    £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.

54. Sancerre Le Perriere. Loire France                                                                                £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.

55. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial N/V. Champagne France                                       £32.50

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

Dessert Wine

56. Sauternes Maison Sichel  37.5cl. Bordeaux France                                                   £23.75

A concentrated, luscious dessert wine showing intense flavours of caramelized fruits, pear, melon and almond, rounded and balanced by good acidity.

57. Boschendal Vin D’or 37.5cl. Stellenbosch South Africa                                         £29.50

Natural sweet aromas of tropical fruit, honeysuckle and tangerine fruit core and an explosion of kumquat finishing with a fresh citrus zest.

125ml available on request.          Prices Inclusive of VAT      

Vintages maybe subject to change

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