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The Mermaid Inn Mermaid Street, Rye,
Wine List: May 2024
Vintages may be subject to change V.A.T. included at current rate.
Vintage 75cl Bottle

Wine List

Local Sparkling

The award-winning Plumpton Estate sparkling and still wines are produced by the enthusiastic  and  talented students, working alongside a team of vine growing and winemaking experts.

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.


1. Plumpton Estate Classic Cuvee                                          125ml 8.75                   £38.50

Dry, with refreshing acidity and delicate fine yet persistent mousse. This wine displays complex crisp apple and citrus fruit notes perfectly balanced with creamy brioche roundness and a long refreshing finish. Quality English sparkling wine at its finest

2. Plumpton Estate Cuvee Rose Sparkling                        125ml 9.50               £45.00          

Dry and youthful with a fine and creamy persistent mousse. This wine has an appealing salmon pink blush hue and displays delicate cherry and green apple fruit with floral hints well balanced with a soft yeasty body.


4. Chapel Down Brut NV               £49.00          

A great example of a classic English sparkling wine. An elegant English sparkling wine with aromas of red apple, lemongrass and freshly baked bread together with hints of strawberry and quince on the palate and fine persistent bubbles.

Local Still

5. Bacchus, Chapel Down . Kent                                                                           £37.50

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

6. Bolney Pinot Noir. Haywards Heath                                                                                 £44.00

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                                                                                     £37.50

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


8. Champagne De Saint- Gall Premier Cru                                      125ml £9.50           £48.00

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                             £29.50 

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. Cremant de Bourgogne, Leonce Bocquet                 France                          £35.00

Produced in Burgundy, this sparkling wine is very expressive with both fresh and dried fruit flavours, sweet pastry and zesty citrus..

White Wine

175ml  250 ml Btl

17. Sauvignon Blanc, Patriarche Père et Fils. Southern France        £7.00    £9.25    £27.50

Intense aromas of grapefruit and lime on the nose carry through to a refined and elegant palate of citrus and gooseberry fruit with a rich and expressive personality.

18. Picpoul De Pinet, Foncastel. Languedoc France                            £7.00    £9.25   £27.50

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                                                £32.00

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                                 £38.00

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, Le Chateau ‘Les Roches Blanches’ Loire France                         £48.00

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, Ca’ Lunghetta. Delle Venezie Italy                           £7.00    £9.25    £27.50

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                                                           £36.00

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                                                      £39.00

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          £7.00    £9.25    £27.50

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 £7.00  £9.25  £27.50

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

48. Sauvignon Blanc, Waddling Duck.  Marlborough NZ               £9 £12.50             £37.50

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.

Red Wine

175ml  250 ml Btl

24. Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, Dulong. Bordeaux France             £7.00    £9.25    £27.50

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                                £39.00

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 Domaine Presle Mommessin,. Beaujolais France                           £42.00

A garnet colour with aromas of violets and roses. leads into an elegant and feminine palate of delicate raspbery and strwaberry fruit.

27. Crozes-Hermitage, Heritiers Cheron-Misset, Rhone  France £47,50

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                                £57.50

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. Vosne-Romanée, Domaine Nudant. Burgundy France                                              £82.00

Notes of bramble and blackberry with both red and dark cherries. The staggering complexity with white pepper, wet forest floor, sauteed mushrooms and the warm cinnamon bark from the oak marry impeccably.

31. Chateau d’ Angludet Cru Bourgeois Margaux 2012. Bordeaux France                £89.00

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

36. Chianti , Saint Il’lario. Tuscany Italy                                                     £7.00 £9.25 £27.50

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                               £34.00

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                                                                               £59.00

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                                      £7.00    £9.25    £27.50

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.Old Vine Garnacha, Pablo. Catalyud Spain                                                                    £30.00

Deep red in colour and laden with dark juicy fruit from blackberry and blueberry to cherry, tempered with just a touch of smoky spice and dark chocolate. An intense yet well-balanced drinking experience with a long and impactful finish.

45. Shiraz Cabernet Sauvignon, Fat Barrel. Wellington South Africa  £7.00  £9.25 £27.50

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. Syrah, Passi Neri, Andreas Mazzei. Sicily Italy                                                            £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, Balauri, Bannat Romania                                               £7.00    £9.25    £27.50

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)

50. Organic Malbec, La Piedra Negra. Uco Valley Argentina           £7.00    £9.25   £27.50

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.


175ml  250 ml Btl

32. Côtes de Provence Rosé, Marius Peyol. Provence France                                     £30.00

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, Ca Lunghetta. Venezie Italy                    £7.00    £9.25    £27.50

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

51.Morgon, Les Corcelettes Louis Latour, Beaujolais    France                                      £19.75

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

52. Barolo, Vite Colte Paesi. Tuscany Italy                                                                         £25.00

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

58. Chianti Classico, Saint Il’lario. Tuscany Italy                                                                £18.00

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                                                                    £21.00

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                                                                                £27.50

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                                       £37.50

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                                                  £27.50

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

57. Tokaji, Disznoko Late Harvest, Hungary                                                                      £45.00

Aged in oak barrels, a silky and fruit driven wine with delightful acidity.

125ml available on request.          Prices Inclusive of VAT      

Vintages maybe subject to change