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Cataratto 2018 IGT

£8.30

ABV 12% 75cl

A rich and long lasting white wine with intense floral and fruity scents. Familliar Sicillian flavours to taste.

Orvieto Classico 2018 DOC

£10.70

ABV 12% 75cl

The lesser known dry Orvieto made from Grechetto grape, lovely with rabbit.

'Ciaca Bianca' Fiano 2019 IGT

£11.15

ABV 12.5% 75cl

Fresh and aromatic wine named after the "Giache Bianche" Beach, known for the white pebbles polished by the erosive action of the sea. An interesting change from the mainland Fiano. Sustainable, vegan and vegetarin. Fresh and fragrent on the nose. The pallet is fresh and mineral, with hints of aromatic herbs such as origano and mint. Being a versitile wine it will work with both slightly acidic and savoury dishes. In Italy it is commonly served with fish ans shellfish.   

'Costadune' Zibibbo Secco 2018 IGT

£11.75

ABV 12% 75cl

A cheaper Zibibbo but its strong minerality makes it a fresh and easy drinking wine.

Beneventano 

‘Falanghina’ 2019 IGT

£12.55

ABV 13% 75cl

Vesevo as in Mount Vesuvius. This  Campanian cracker is 100% Falanghina, vegan and vegetarian. A crisp, clean, dry and aromatic wine. Flowers n’ melon! Works a treat with shellfish or vegetarian shellfish.

"Levantae" 2018 IGT

£12.75

ABV 13.5% 75cl

A multiple Award-winning wine, loved by our customers. Luca Maroni gave it a score of 94. 

Gravina 2019 DOC

£13.30

ABV 12.5% 75cl

Pure Puglia. Greco (60%) Malvasia (40%) blend delightful dry wine to go with seafoods including grilled fish. 

"Ribolla" Gialla - Friuli Colli Orientalali 2017 DOC

£14.40

ABV 13% 75cl

Another unusual wine from RL. 100% Ribolla Giallo. Citrus, grapefruit and lemon. Firm structure yet not harsh. Another wine to partner fish or creamy vegetable dishes.

Decus Lugana 218 DOC

£15.50

ABV 12.5% 75cl

100% Lugana but at a more modest price than Molceo. 

‘Greco di Tufo’ 2018 DOCG

£15.50

ABV 12.5% 75cl

If “Donald” from the USA is reading this? It’s a Greco from Tufo! 100% Greco from Tufo in Campania. Lemon gold colour. Stone fruit flavours on the palate and a lovely minerality. Alas the vegans dip out on this one as it’s only vegetarian. Partners delicate fish well such as Sole (if you like fish). Silver Sommelier Wine Award winner  (2018).

Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2018 DOC

£16.25

ABV 13.5% 75cl

This beauty from the undiscovered Marche is 100% verdicchio. Certified organic, sustainable, vegan and vegetarian too. 13.5% ABV. Refreshing minerality with ripe flavours including wildflower honey. Best with food (chicken, fish, gnocchi etc).

"Giunco" Vermentino Di Sardegna 2018 DOC

£18.20

ABV 13.5% 75cl

Vermentino can sometines be bland but this is gorgeous. One of Greg's favourite white wines in the shop, delicous with fish and creamy cheese. Delicous as part of the "River Cafe's chicken vermentino" tray bake. 

"ETNA" 2018 DOC

£19.50

ABV 12.5% 75cl

100% Nerello Mascalese. Partially fermented in barique. A marvelous and modestly priced introduction to the unique Terroire of Etna.

Pinot Grigio - Friuli Colli Orientali 2018 DOC

£24.40

ABV 13% 75cl

One of our favourite producers and an interesting PG with character, weight, balance and a light copper colour. Multiple award winner. 

Jermann Vintage Tunina 2017 IGT

£44.20

ABV 13.5% 75cl

One of Italy's finest white wines and our Christmas day white wine. A fine blend made of Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ribolla, Malvasia and a little percentage of sweet local grape variety.

Pinot Grigio 2019 IGT

£10.50

ABV 12.5% 75cl

Our £10.50 introduction to PG. Single vineyard with aromas of pear and freshly baked bread (excuse plagiarism)! A pleasant glass of white. Sommelier Wine Awards winner 2019.

Vernaccia Di San Gimignano 2017 DOCG

£10.70

ABV 12.5% 75cl

This Tuscan delight is beautiful on its own or with a plate of fresh fish or a salad. 

Sauvignon 2018 IGT

£11.15

ABV 12.5% 75cl

A top selling SB with a fantastic nose and a fascinating contrast to New Zealand SB. Usual "goose berry" and grapefruit blah blah. A nice wine at a sensible price.

Nosiola Trentino 2018 DOC

£12.00

ABV 12.5% 75cl

Trentino wine, made from Nosiola. A dry wine with citrus notes with some minerality. If you like Sauvignon Blanc step outside your comfort zone for something interesting and different. 

Malvasia Toscana 2017  IGT

£12.55

ABV 13.5% 75cl

Less aromatic than southern Italian Malvasia but a lovely expression of this grape. Would partner a mild curry.

"Dispetto 2018 IGT

£12.95

ABV 13.% 75cl

Delicious new wine. Blend of grapes (not stated) our guess is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Viognier. Lovely on its own or with fish.

Fiano Appassite 2019 IGT

£13.75

ABV 13.5% 75cl

Wierd and wonderful! A Puglian white wine made in the Amarone style. Rich, round and full bodied. Pairs well with stuffed or roasted white meats and fresh cheeses.

Muller Thurgau IGT 2019

£14.60

ABV 12.5% 75cl

1882 GM Grape blending of Riseling and Madeleine Royale grapes. Mr. Thurgau passed away in 1927. Clean dry verging on aromatic wine.

Gavi DI Gavi 2018 DOCG

£15.50

ABV 13% 75cl

A lovely Gavi di Gavi with yet another of Marco's pretty labels. Light and fruity yet fresh. Pairs well with light cheeses or just to while away another furlough day.

Toscana Chardonnay 

2017 IGT

£15.80

ABV 13.5% 75cl

Tuscan Chardonnay at a lot less than Chablis. If you still have PTSD from the oaked Chardonnays of the 1990's this will cure you. Visited the winery, east of Sienna, was treated to a tour and lunch by Angelo D'Albelo.

Friulano - Friuli Colli Orientali 2017 DOC

 

£17.65

ABV 14% 75cl

A "Tre Bicchieri" award winner. 100% Fruliano. Straw yellow. Flowery, creamy and with a slightly saline finish. Very much a food wine, i.e not a quaffer, and will partner creamy fish and pork dishes.

Zibibbo 2012 IGT

£18.30

ABV 12.5% 75cl

Zibibbo grapes are grown in western Sicily. This gorgeous wine displays elegant perfumes of a Mediterranean garden, citrus, orange blossom, sage, mint, white rose and acacia tree. Multo plageo, one of our favourite wines this year.

Calvarino 2017 DOC

£21.75

ABV 12.5% 75cl

A single vineyard Soave. 70% Garganega/30% Trebbiano di Soave. One for Italian wine lovers. Very long and intense finish. Hints of almond blossom and a touch of acacia honey on the final notes. A repeat purchase for many. A lovely present for others. 

"Schweizer" Manna 2017 IGT

£27.25

ABV 13% 75cl

£27.25 may seem a lot for a bottle of white wine. This is wonderful and is one of these “must try” wines. Manna? Franz’s wife and “bread of heaven”. 40% Riesling, 20% Chardonnay, 15% Kerner and 10% Sauvignon Blanc. Vegan, vegetarian and sustainable. Beautifully smooth wine with a concentrated palate and steely character. A very clean Trentino white from one of our favourite wineries.

Terre Alte Rosazzo 2017 DOCG 

£57.14

ABV 13.5% 75cl

A newcomer at RL and probably the loveliest white wine in recent memory. Blend of Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon. The flavours and sensations go on and on. One for the bucket list.

Orvieto Amabile 2017 DOC

£10.50

ABV 12% 75cl

Orvieto as you know it made mainly with the Trebbiniano grape. Good with white meats, shellfish, cream sauces or on its own. Delightful and unfairly ignored. 

Pecorino Terre di Chieti 2018 IGT

£10.75

ABV 13.5% 75cl

100% Pecorino. Multiple award winner. Fresh, zinging with lively citrus acidity and great minerality. A beautifully balanced wine and a screwtop for those in a hurry.

Muller Thurgau MARCA Trevigana 2018 IGT

£11.35

ABV 12% 75cl

Muller Thurgau? A cross breed between Silvaner and Rhine Riesling grapes. All grown in San Polo di Piave in the Veneto. Intense and aromatic match for fish dish-starters or roasted fish. 9.5/10

Traminer 2019 IGT 

£12.15

ABV 14% 75cl

Think Gerwurtztraminer with a northern Italian twist. At 14% it will blow your sprouts away.

Frascati 2018 DOC

£12.70

ABV 13% 75cl

Lazio blend of 70% Malvasia 15% Trebbiano and 15% Greco. Dry white wine with refreshing acidity and delicate aromas of citrus fruit and orange blossom. Vegan and Vegetarian. 

Colli Aprutini Pecorino 2019 IGT

£13.00

ABV 13.5% 75cl

Fruity and floral Pecorino with balsamic herbal notes. Sweeping palate, fervent in the mouth, with good acidity and with multo plagiarism.

Sereole Soave 2018 DOC

£13.95

ABV 12% 75cl

The mineral interpretation of Bertani's Soave DOC. Notes of Citrus and wild flowers. A good partner for white meat dishes, soups and starters.

Civitas Pecorino 2018 IGT

£15.30

ABV 13% 75cl

Our Organic Pecorino. Multiple award winning and just stunning. Straw yellow, intense, fruity and full bodied. Pairs well with seafood, pasta dishes and white meats.

Perste Arneis 2018 DOCG

£15.50

ABV 13.5% 75cl

My 50th birthday wine. Arneis, the "Rascal", is Piedemont's lesser known white wine after Gavi (Cortese grape). 100% Arneis.  Distinctive pear thng going on like pear drops!

‘Dragon’ Langhe Bianco 2018 DOC

£16.05

ABV 12.5% 75cl

Very unusual blend for the Barolo area (Serralunga d’Alba). Enjoyed it with one of Poon’s, lovely lady in Kippen, Thai curries. 50% Chardonnay, 30 Sauvignon, 15% Riesling and 5% Nascetta. Dry and elegant wine with slightly savoury taste and a refreshing finish.

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio Collio 2017 DOC

£17.65

ABV 14% 75cl

One of our favourite producers, an interesting PG with character, weight, balance and a light copper colour. Multiple award winner.

Gavi Di Gavi 2019 DOC

£19.30

ABV 13% 75cl

Lovely clean citrusy Gavi yet with good minerality.

Gewurztraminer 2018 DOC

£22.70

ABV 14% 75cl

One of our favourite producers of  northern Italian wines. A classic pairing for mild curries, liver pates and white grilled meats. By definition gerwuztraminer is a "marmite" wine but this is excellent. Lychee, orange peel etc.

Planeta Chardonnay 2018 DOC 

£29.35

ABV 14% 75cl

This fantastic Sicilian Chardonnay has a cult following with some of its customers. If you like Chardonnay, this is one the greats. If you are psychologically scarred from the oaked Chardonnays of the 1990s, this may help your recovery.

 

SPAIN

Blanco Sobre Lias 2019

£8.25

ABV 13% 75cl

Gorgeous "Grenache" Chardonnay blend. An absolute stunner for the money.

Verdejo 2018

£12.20

ABV 13% 75cl

As we move south and inland from Galicia to Rueda this 100% Verdejo greets us. Intense, aromatic and just the ticket as an aperitif or with smoked salmon. Also goes well with Brechin  artichokes and Methil Asparagus (kidding).

Garnacha Blanca Nativa 2018

£9.75

ABV 13.5% 75cl

Lovely white Garnacha. Hints of light citrus. Mouthfilling and crisp. A nice partner for tuna dishes.

Albarino 2019

£13.55

ABV 12.5% 75cl

Aromatic and dry Galician stunner. 12.5% ABV so you won't fal of your perch either. Pairs perfectly with mussels, squid, spiced fish etc. A perfect match for the Scottish diet. 

Rioja 2018

£10.00

ABV 12% 75cl

Lesser known white Rioja. 100% Viura. Dry, medium bodied and "fruit forward". What's there not to like at £10 a bottle?