Wine Menu at Blacks of Chapel Street
We have a brand new wine list for 2018! Why? Well after running with our previous wine list for nearly two years – which proved very popular – we decided to explore some new and exciting offerings to ‘up our game’ at Blacks of Chapel Street. We’re delighted to have found a really knowledgeable local supplier for whom nothing is too much bother – just like how we like to operate. So, why not come down and see what is on offer and enjoy a glass or two with us?
Great news, not only are some of the wines available by the glass but we are pleased to be offering 500ml carafes as an alternative to purchasing certain full bottles.
Vina Zielo Macabeo - Spain
Juicy fresh, fruity wine from Spain’s Macabeo. Nice citrus, melon and with soft almond and floral notes.
Italia Pinot Grigio - Italy
Fresh and crisp, gentle floral and citrus aromas with lightly honeyed fruit balanced. Versatile as an aperitif or to with seafood, grilled fish, salads and cold white meats.
False Bay Slow Chenin Blanc - South Africa
Complex, full bodied, ripely fruity Chenin. This has a slow ferment that adds complexity and real character. Would suit lobster and other seafood, risotto or herb roast chicken. Can also handle spice well.
Villa de Fiori Pecorino - Italy
This wine is made from the Pecorino grape variety which is native to Italy. A dry, medium-bodied wine with floral aromas and fresh fruity flavours of pear and apple
Conde Villar Vinho Verde - Portugal
A fresh young wine from N Portugal it has tropical aromas of pineapple and mango. The palate is very light and crisp with flavours of citrus and white blossom. Lovely on its own or with delicate dishes.
Un-oaked and from S France, this has some chardonnay richness but a streak of freshness from the lesser known gros manseng grape. With pineapple, quince, apricot and melon, with a squeeze of grapefruit, it is a juicy fresh fruit salad! Great with lemon roasted chicken, smoked fish or lightly spiced Asian dishes.
Moko Black Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand
Classic New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon, this does everything you would expect; gooseberry, passion fruit and currant leaf all wrapped up with lovely tangy freshness and a nice medium weight.
Duc du Morny Picpoul - France
Grown in sight of the Med this is perfumed, with ripe melon fruit on the nose. The palate is weighty and ripe but remains fresh and tangy to the end. The perfect match for oysters, mussels, and grilled fish.
Foxlee Clare Valley Riesling - Australia
Clare Valley is one of the best places to grow Riesling in Australia. This is vibrant and crisp with limey citrus aromas and lemon, lime and grapefruit flavours. Perfect with seafood of all kinds.
Le Val Orballo Albarino - Spain
Stone fruit, honey, and floral notes mingle with wild herbs, sweet mandarin skin and apple. Generous and textural on the palate with hints of gala melon, a touch of salinity, and fresh citrus. Try with Baked goats cheese, prawns and other seafood.
Clos d'Eglise Macon Charney - France
Elegant unoaked chardonnay from the South of Burgundy. It’s a lean steely style with ripe citrus notes on the nose, then a complex palate which balances some richness with a savoury, mineral finish. Perfect with a puff pastry chicken pie, or with roast belly pork.
Turckheim Tradition Gewurztraminer - France
If you have never tried Gewurtz please do! Intensely perfumed with lychee and rose aromas the palate is very full, intensely ripe and finishes a lick of spicy sweetness. Voluptuous, sensual wine that is perfect with Asian spice, curries or even desserts.
Domain Roblin Sancerre - France
This is steely stony Sancerre but from a warm year, with lovely aromas of white currants and nettles. Very expressive. A classic really, one for a treat.
Zielo Garnacha - Spain
Soft, fruity, easy-going red with bags of dark berry fruit and just a twist of pepper on the finish.
El Tesoro Monastrell Shiraz - Spain
Ripe and appealing with plum, blackberry, cherry and a hint of milk chocolate. This is rich and spicy on the palate with dark fruit, balancing acidity and soft tannins. Great with premium, meat-rich, lasagna with layers of meatballs and slices of pepperami in the mix!
Italia Primitivo - Italy
Rich and characterful Primitivo from southern Italy It is generous with ripe plum and black cherry fruit and hints of dried figs, liquorice and dark chocolate. The perfect partner to grilled meats, pasta dishes with meat or spicy sauces and hearty stews.
Valdivieso Merlot - Chile
Ultra-smooth, juicy Merlot with ripe plum, blackberry and damson fruit served up with lashings of mocha coffee and chocolate. Versatile and delicious on its own too.
Le Fou Pinot Noir - France
Lovely light, juicy Pinot Noir from southern France this has lots of lovely red fruit flavours and a juicy more-ish freshness. Works really well with full flavoured fish or lighter meat dishes.
Belleverne Beaujolais Villages - France
Very fresh, delicate style. Appealing aromas of crushed strawberries and autumn leaves with a puff of lilac perfume. Great with strongly flavoured savoury dishes such as dried meats, liver and hard cheeses.
Dubosc Claret - France
Claret is still the classic food wine. Ripe plum and blackberry fruit on the nose with spice and black pepper. Rich and satisfying with excellent depth and fruit, this one punches way above its weight. Goes perfectly with roast beef and lamb, also steaks and chargrilled meats.
Ontanon Rioja Ecologico - Spain
This is an organic Rioja with great fruit intensity, it is well oaked too so there is plenty of sweet spice, clove, cinnamon and touch of vanilla. Classic match is hearty food of all kinds; tomato-based dishes and grilled or roasted meat.
Quinta Garidda Dao - Portugal
Penzance has a long connection with Portugal and this celebrates that. Bags of wild black fruit, off-set with some spicy, smoky notes then a herbal, black fruit finish. Pretty savoury and great with robust stews and roast meat.
FLM Reserve Malbec - Argentina
This superb Malbec has concentrated aromas of black cherries and chocolate notes. The rich blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours are rounded off perfectly by soft, supple tannins. The classic wine for steak of course.
Colonial Estate Barossa Shiraz - Australia
This is perfect Barossa. Big, spicy, rich and punchy wine with sweet aromas of blackberries, white pepper, liquorice and graphite. Full-bodied, powerful and rich, it’s one to savour slowly with someone special. Perfect with steaks, slow cooked beef and game.
Angelo Veglio Barolo - Italy
An absolute treat. This is powerful complex Barolo with ripe red fruit flavours, cherry, rose and orange. Aged for 2 years in old wooden barrels and is rich with elegant and complex earthy flavours and notes of violets. Delicious!
Italia Pinot Grigio Blush - Italy
Delicate pink rose with red berry and strawberry aromas, soft, rounded mouthfeel, the slightest touch of sweetness balanced by the refreshing red cherry crush on the finish.
Wandering Bear Zinfandel Rose - South Africa
A very fruity rosé with juicy flavours of strawberry and raspberry. It has a little sweetness, so is perfect for those who don’t want a dry style of rosé. It’s also very easy drinking.
Dome de la Vielle Tour Provence - France
Perfect! Pale pink, elegant and from Provence. This is juicy, zesty, mineral and so drinkable. Lovely on a summer’s day – serve chilled and accompany with seafood, Mediterranean dishes or just by itself.
Italia Prosecco - Italy
Pale green with lemon hues. Hints of apple and peach on the nose. Light and delicate with citrus notes – this wine is dry, soft and creamy
Also available as Single Serve bottle (200ml) at £8
Gremillet Champagne - France
Fresh floral aromas combine with characteristic sweet brioche overtones, balanced by peach skin and baked biscuit flavours with a crisp citrus finish
We hope you enjoyed our wine menu, make sure you check out our wine specials. If you are a fan of a particular wine that not on this wine menu then come and talk to us, we are always happy to try something new!