Wine List

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The Mermaid Inn Mermaid Street, Rye,
Wine List: October 2020
Vintages may be subject to change V.A.T. included at current rate.
Vintage 75cl Bottle

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.

Sussex 

50. Bolney Bubbly                                                                                                                              £36.50

           175ml-£8.75

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 2016 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.

Kent

54. Gusbourne Estate Brut Reserve 2016                                                                 £38.00

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

Local Still Wine

34. Bolney Lychgate Bacchus                                                            Haywards Heath                    £31.00

Characteristic aromas of hedgerows and apple orchards, bright lemon green in colour, crisp elderflower and grapefruit flavours, medium length, good intensity, with a very fresh clean finish and a hint of sweetness.

26. Bolney Pinot Noir                                                                        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                                                                Tenterden                                £29.00

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

Champagne

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                                                                                                                      £205.00

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 2004                                                                                                         £265.00

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

Sparkling

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. Raboso Rose Casa Vinicola Botter                                                                                                 £28.50                                                                                                                                                                  

A light rosé colour with crisp raspberry aromas lead in to a dry, soft and balanced palate of berry fruit, round and full bodied. (VE)

FRANCE

Red

2. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon -Dulong Medoc 2018                     Bordeaux                                £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

Well-structured Medoc that displays a firm backbone from the percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. Popular wine from this well-established house.

3. Chateau Argadens Bordeaux Superieur                                         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. Chateau Robin Lussac Saint Emilion                                            Bordeaux                                £33.00

Garnet colour and a multi- layered nose of rich fruit and spice lead in to an elegant palate showing bramble fruit with undertones of vanilla.

5. Chateau Perron Lalande de Pomerol                                             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 2011                      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           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                                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                                       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                                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                                                      Rhone                                      £25.75

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

10. Crozes Hermitage La Rollande                                                    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                                   Rhone                                      £48.25

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

White

23. Michel Leon Riesling                                                                    Alsace                                     £25.00

Aromas of orange, mandarin and mineral notes. Fresh and well-bodied. Goes perfectly with seafood.

12. Macon Villages Chardonnay Caves de Lugny                              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. Petit Chablis J Moreau Et Fils                                                     Burgundy                                £39.50

A pale gold with silver highlights and a highly expressive nose of mandarin and grapefruit lead in to a balanced palate of the same with great finesse and length.

14. Chablis 1ER Cru Les Vaucopins J Moreau                                   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 Patriarche                                                                   Burgundy                                £72.75

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. Domaine La Serre Picpoul De Pinet                                            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. Domaine De La Baume Viognier                                                   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                                               Loire                                       £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

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

21. Sancerre Boisjoli                                                                          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.

22. Pouilly Fume Les Logeres Domain Saget                                    Loire                                       £47.75

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

18. Louis Eschenauer Sauvignon Blanc                                             Pays D’oc                               £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

Pale yellow with green highlights and a clean expressive nose of tropical fruit, crisp and refreshing       

SPAIN

24. Rioja Vega Tinto Tempranillo                                                     Rioja                                       £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

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                                   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.

ITALY

27. Primi Soli Pinot Grigio Bianco                                                   Arcole                                     £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

Dry, crisp and fruity with a wonderful hint of lemon.                                             

28. Primi Soli Pinot Grigio Rosato                                                   Lazio                                       £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

A very easy style of wine with a soft, refreshing burst of summer red fruits.         

29. Lucale Primitivo Appassimento Rosso                                       Puglia                                     £27.00

Full, rich, red wine with all the classic blackberry and plum flavours of the Primitivo grape. Rounded in style with a good warm finish.

NEW WORLD

White

30. Growers Gate Chardonnay                                                          Australia                                £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

This wine has attractive stone-fruit and citrus aromas. Minimal use of French Oak allows the fresh, ripe fruit flavours to be the wine’s outstanding feature.

39. Waddling Duck Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough                         New Zealand                          £25.90

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. Inkosi Chenin Blanc                                                                     South Africa                           £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

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

Rose

38. Charlie Zin – White Zinfandel                                                     California                               £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

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.

Red

31. Growers Gate Shiraz                                                       Australia                                            £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

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. The Landings Shiraz Cabernet                                         Australia                                            £30.00

Aromas of fresh, lifted mint and blackcurrant combine with ripe, dark berry flavours and a soft acidity to produce a wine with a rich, persistent finish.

37. La Grupa Malbec Mendoza                                              Argentina                                            £21.00

 175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

 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.

36. Via Alta Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva                                        Chile                                       £22.50

A deep-coloured, rich blackcurrant flavoured Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine has a long finish with a hint of mint.

35. Central Monte Merlot                                                                  Chile                                      £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

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

41. Cramele Recas Pinot Noir                                                            Romania                                 £21.00

175ml £5.25 /250ml £7.50

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)

HALF BOTTLES

44. Pinot Noir Bourgogne Louis Latour                                            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                                         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 Jean Marc Brocard                                                          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 Domaine de Le Perriere Saget                                       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 Vercy 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)

DESSERT WINE

42. Sauternes Dulong 50CL                                                                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                                                  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

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