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“Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship;
And pass the rosy wine.”
A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to the bill. WINE BY THE GLASS
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Oddfellows on the Park are pleased to offer Perrier-Jouët champagne as our Grand Marque. It was in 1811 that Pierre-Nicolas Perrier married Adèle Jouët, marking the genesis of the House of Perrier-Jouët.
We can offer the following small selection by the glass:
The composition of Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut is 40% based on the vinosity and the structure of Pinot Noir from the grands crus and premiers crus of the Mailly, Verzy, Aÿ and Rilly-la Montagne terroirs, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% of Chardonnay
G.H. Mumm Rosé, a blend of 60% pinot noir, 22% chardonnay and 18% Pinot Meunier. Luscious aromas are dominated by fresh summer fruits such as strawberry, with hints of caramel and vanilla.
G.H. Mumm Cordon Rouge champagne, offering a blend of champagne predominantly pinot noir and pinot meunier. On the nose, aromas of lemon and grapefruit, combined with the richness of firm, fleshy fruits such as white peaches, apricots and tart apples bring freshness and liveliness to the Champagne.
5 Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut £65
13 Pol Roger – Brut Reserve £70
14 Veuve Cliquot – Yellow Label £75
15 Taittinger – Brut Reserve £70
18 Ruinart - R de Ruinart £75
22 Louis Roederer – Brut Premier £70
24 Veuve Doussot – Brut Tradition £69
25 Veuve Doussot – Grande Cuvée £75
26 Guy Charlemagne – Brut Classic £75
27 Bollinger – Special Cuvée £80
20 Ruinart – Blanc de Blancs £90
29 Guy Charlemagne – Blanc de Blancs £85
3 G.H. Mumm – Crémant, Blanc de Blancs £150
28 Krug – Grande Cuvée £200
VINTAGE CHAMPAGNE BOTTLE
8 Perrier-Jouët – Belle Epoque, 2008 £190
10 Perrier-Jouët – Belle Epoque Blanc, 2006 £500
4 Mumm – Cuvée R. Lalou, 1999 £190
16 Taittinger – Comte de Champagne, 2005/6 £230
12 Dom Perignon – Vintage Brut, 2006 £230
30 Pol Roger – Vintage, 2008 £150
31 Pol Roger – Blanc de Blancs, 2009 £160
32 Pol Roger – Sir Winston Churchill, 2004 £350
33 Bollinger – Grande Anée, 2005 £200
23 Louis Roederer – Cristal, 2004 £250
Set in the middle of eastern France, Burgundy is a collection of vineyard areas united by the use of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. From the steely minerality of Chablis through the great growths of the Côte d’Or to the light and fruity wines of the Mâçonnais, Chardonnay produces a complete spectrum of styles to please more or less every palate. Here is a cross-section of wines from some of the region’s greatest growers.
105 Meursault 1er Cru “Charmes” – Domaine Bernard Bonin, 2008 £140
106 Corton Charlemagne – Domaine Rapet, 2014 £280
107 Macon Péronne – Domaine du Bicheron, 2015 £30
108 Pouilly Fuisse “Tete de Cru” – Chateau de Fuisse, 2012 £90
RED The areas of the Côte d’Or and the Côte Chalonnais are where the Pinot Noir grape grows supreme. The special soil structure changes every 100 metres producing an array of different wines from light and brightly fruited to deep and majestic. As the wines age they display a sense of origin but it is only the finest growers who can produce the ultimate Burgundy. This short selection is the best of the best.
401 Chorey les Beaune “Beaumonts” – M. de Gramont, 2014 £47
402 Bourgogne Pinot Noir – Domaine Tollot Beaut, 2013 £65
403 Hautes Cotes de Beaune – Domaine Jean Marc Bouley, 2012 £80
404 Monthelie 1er Cru “Les Vignes Rondes” £90
Domaine Prunier Bonheur,2013
405 Beaune 1er Cru “Clos du Roi” – Domaine Tollot Beaut, 2011 £135
406 Nuits St Georges 1er Cru “Clos des Fôrets” £160
This much maligned area of eastern France produces some of the country’s finest quaffing wines from the Gamay grape. They are wonderful to enjoy both on cold winter lunchtimes or, served cool, on warm summer evenings. Both producers listed make top class wines offering a great combination of pure fruit flavours and aromas, whilst having depth and backbone.
410 Fleurie “Clos de la Roilette” – Domaine Coudert, 2015 £43
Picturesque Alsace is a collection of chocolate box villages with great gastronomy and truly wonderful white wines. These tend to be made from aromatic grape varieties such as Gewürztraminer and Riesling and make sensational food partners. The two wines below come from the Domaine Sipp Mack where vineyards are farmed organically, the resultant wines are simply delicious.
110 Riesling Grand Cru “Rosacker” – Domaine Sipp Mack, 2012 £65
The Loire Valley isn’t just a single vineyard area but rather a collection of different vineyards grouped together by their proximity to one of France’s greatest rivers. From the Pays Nantais in the west where the fresh and vibrant Muscadet is born, to the wonderful hillsides of Sancerre and Pouilly sûr Loire in the east where Sauvignon Blanc grows to perfection. The valley is dominated by white wines that offer great quality and exceptional value for money.
111 Muscadet sûr Lie “Les Schistes” – Chateau de la Ragotiere, 2015 £29
112 Vouvray Demi-Sec “Haut des Ruettes” – Domaine Darragon, 2014 £32
113 Sancerre “Les Collines Blanches” – Domaine Brochard, 2016 £43
144 Pouilly-Fumé – Domaine Pabiot, 2015 £50
SOUTH OF FRANCE
The South of France has countless vineyards where red wines excel. However, some very good white wines are made too and we musn’t forget the delightfully pink Provence Rosé which has risen remarkably in popularity. The crisp, fresh Picpoul de Pinet is often referred to as the Chablis of the south while the bold and buxom reds make for excellent drinking together with hearty meat dishes.
114 Picpoul de Pinet – Vignobles Canet, Languedoc, 2015 £28
147 Viogner ‘Argelières’- Marilyn Lesserre, Languedoc, 2015 £28
301 Rosé de Provence Cru Classé – Domaine de la Croix, £39
Côte de Provance, 2015
304 Les Vignes – Saint-Roch, £28
411 Cahors Tradition – Château Famaey, South West France, 2012 £27
412 Carignan – La Coume du Roy, Roussilion 2015 £31
413 Minervois “Les Evangiles” Vieille Vignes – Château Canet, £60
The red wines of Bordeaux have enjoyed a fabled reputation for many years and rightly so, for the great wines of the Medoc, St Emilion and Pomerol have been some of the finest the world has to offer. Cabernet Sauvignon dominates the Medoc whilst Merlot is the major grape of the more northerly right bank.
414 Château du Barry – Bordeaux Rouge, 2012 £25
415 Vieux Château Perey – St Emilion, 2011 £40
416 Château Paran Justice – St Emilion Grand Cru, 2009 £59
417 Château Pavillon de Beauregard – Lalande de Pomerol, 2009 £105
418 Château Clos de Clocher – Pomerol, 2005 £150
419 Château Caronne Ste Gemme – Cru Bourgeois Haut Medoc, 2010 £65
420 Château Chasse-Spleen – Moulis-en-Medoc, 2006 £110
421 Château Lascombes – 2 ème Cru Margaux, 2009 £210
The northern Rhône Valley with its continental climate is where both Viognier and Syrah reign supreme with the great vineyards of Condrieu, Côte Rotie and Hermitage giving rise to some incredible wines while further south in the Southern Rhône wines range from the simple and hearty Côtes du Rhône through to the complex and chewy Châteauneuf du Pape. A great spectrum of wines with something to delight every palate.
115 Condrieu – Brunel Frères, 2012 £96
116 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc – Château de la Gardine, 2013 £86
424 Côtes du Rhône – Château St Roch, 2015 £28
425 Croze-Hermitage – Domaine Laurent Combier, (Organic) 2012 £56
574 Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Château St Roc, 2015 £69
426 Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Château de Beaucastel, 1997 £150
427 Côte Rotie – Brunel Frères, 2009 £95
ENGLAND English wine is growing in popularity and is increasingly recognised as a premium wine producing region, with approximately 1,800ha of land under vine, more than 450 vineyards and around 3.15m bottles produced a year.
The most popular grapes varieties grown in English vineyards are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Bacchus, as well as others including Pinot Meunier and Ortega.
148 Shoreline – Lyme Bay, Devon 2014 £39
SPAIN LA RIOJA
The gentle, rolling hills of the Rioja Alta, the home of Tempranillo, sit on calcareous clay soil that is high in limestone, ideal for grape growing. Cracks in the rocks that make up the subsoil encourage the roots of the vines to burrow deeply in search of nourishment, aiding the balance of flavours within the grapes and highlighting in the finished wine, the distinct environment in which they were grown.
428 Rioja Selectión – Sierra Cantabria, 2014 £27
429 Rioja Reserva - Viña del Oja, 2011 £32
430 Rioja “El Puntido” – Viñedos de Páganos, 2005 £90
431 San Vicente – Señorio de San Vicente, 2006 £99
The climate of the Rias Baixas area of Galicia is influenced by the Atlantic. Cooling breezes help give an extended growing season and thus imparting extra flavour within the grapes. Albariño is without doubt the flagship grape variety, this particular example is crisp and fresh with delicious bright fruit flavours.
Wines are becoming very sought after from the Penedès region, especially from the higher altitude vineyards. The examples below are from the Parés Baltà winery, chosen not just because of the superb quality they produce across the range, but also for their philosophy of using only organic and bio-dynamic farming techniques and ensuring all of their wines are suitable for vegans.
120 Blanc de Pacs – Parés Baltà (Organic and Vegan), 2015 £28
121 Gewürztraminer “Ginesta” – Parés Baltà, 2015 £53
432 Mas Petit (Cabernet Sauvignon/Garnatxa) – Parés Baltà, 2014 £28
The vineyard area of Monsant surrounds the more famous Priorat region yet both produce some sensational wines based on Carignan and Grenache. The slate soils give a unique backbone to each of the wines and imbibe them with an obvious freshness.
435 GV5 – Gratavinum (Priorat) (Organic and Vegan), 2010 £122
RIBERA DEL DUERO
Growing vines in Ribera del Duero is not easy. Despite hot summers, winter and spring can have temperatures of -18°C. However, when harvests are good, the wines can be wonderful. Tinto Fino is the local clone of Tempranillo and makes wines of good depth and power.
436 Camino Romano – Dominio Romano (Organic and Vegan), 2014 £39
The Toro region was renowned for producing “Black Wine” that was bold and highly tannic. Today, modern vinification techniques have enabled producers to make much more approachable wines. Although many modern vineyards now exist, there are still parcels of very old vines producing high quality fruit.
437 Almiréz – Teso la Monja, 2010 £48
438 Victorino – Teso la Monja, 2008 £110
La Mancha is an ideal area for growing grapes because the yield per hectare is not very high and of premium quality. In addition, the health of their vines is extraordinary due to the long hours of sunshine they receive and their great ripening cycle.
303 Syrah Rosado – Vega Badenes, 2015 £23
In the heart of the Piedmont wine region sit the steep hills of the Langhe most famous for Barolo and Barbaresco. In addition to these two superstars, some lesser known grape varieties flourish here too; the fresh and fruity Dolcetto and the more rounded Barbera. Towards Alessandria Gavi is the region’s most famous white wine, where bright fruit flavours are underpinned by a stony minerality.
The most famous grape variety of these regions is Pinot Grigio, however this variety can range from very poor to sublime! There are two excellent examples here plus a top flight Soave. For the reds, Valpolicella is no longer the thin insipid wine that was served in pizzerias but rather the wine the Italians have been drinking for years. Ripe, fruity and easy drinking. The big brother, Amarone della Valpolicella takes no prisoners and is truly a wine for meditation. Up in the Alto Adige, Pinot Noir is rising to fame along with some other more local varieties.
123 Nina Pinot Grigio, Veneto 2016 £25
124 Pinot Grigio “Castel Ringberg” – Elena Walch, £47
Luigi Righetti,Veneto 2013
445 Pinot Nero – Elena Walch, Alto Adige, 2014 £41
446 Amarone della Valpolicella – Corte Adami, Veneto 2012 £80
Tuscany is now so popular with British holiday makers that it has become known as Chiantishire! Well, Chianti is probably one of the most famous wines of Italy and based on the Sangiovese grape. Fewer by far are the numbers of people who recognise the big brother, Brunello di Montalcino, also Sangiovese-based but in general, far higher in quality. Down near Perugia, the vineyards surrounding the town of Montefalco create some powerful and bold reds as do the vineyards of the Abruzzo over on the eastern side of the country.
ABRUZZI WHITE BOTTLE
142 Pecorino – La Valentina, 2015 £38
450 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo – La Valentina, 2013 £38
REDBOTTLE 447 Chianti Classico – San Giorgio a Lapi, 2011 £35
531 Tignanello - Marchesi Antinori, 2013 £190
448 Brunello di Montalcino – Pian Delle Vigne, 2009 £90
449 Montefalco Rosso – Cantina Pardi, 2009 £40
530 Bolgheri Superiore, Guado al Tasso, 2013 £200
SOUTHERN ITALY AND THE ISLANDS
The south of Italy has long enjoyed a good reputation for strong, well flavoured reds that could well be said to be a little rustic in style. With modern wine making techniques and better vineyard management, they have achieved wines of great complexity and elegance whilst losing nothing in terms of power. The real excitement comes from the whites that have changed from being almost oxidised and flabby to fresh and vibrant.
Long gone are the days when German wine was associated with Liebfraumilch. True German wines are some of the finest examples of Riesling (and more recently other grape varieties) that can be found. The cool climate allows them to offer fresh, vibrant acidity to balance the pure clean fruit flavours. From the elegant filigree style of the Saar to the luscious wines of the Rheingau, these are certainly wines not to be missed.
117 Saar Riesling Spätlese – J & H Selbach,Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, 2015 £42
Chile enjoys a wonderful position, bordered by the Atacama Desert to the north, Antarctica to the south and the Andes mountains to the east. No wine pests have successfully managed to invade the vineyards and thus original rootstocks are still to be found. The many different climates allow for a wealth of different grape varieties to flourish.
133 Chardonnay – Lapostolle, Valle Central 2015 £21
134 Sauvignon Blanc Reserva Especial – Valle Andino, £30
Casablanca Valley, 2015
558 Cabernet Sauvignon – Sol de Andes,Central Valley, 2013 £21
559 Merlot Reserva Especial – Valle Andino, Central Valley, 2014 £30
560 Carmenere Gran Reserva – Sol de Andes, Central Valley 2012 £36
The higher altitude vineyards of parts of Mendoza, irrigated by the snow melts of the Andes have developed a reputation for some of the world’s finest Malbecs. But the country has more to offer than just Malbec. Finely fruited Torrontes from around Salta also fares well along with other bold red varieties. Having said that, Malbec remains the king!
North America is one of the major wine producers in the world, but aren’t featured as much as they deserve in the U.K. Originally it was the Napa Valley that caught everybody’s attention but now such areas as Oregon are very much on the radar. The wines are well worth searching out for those of you with a broad budget.
145 Chardonnay, The Crusher, Napa Valley, California, 2012 £42
143 Antica, Napa Valley, California, 2014 £85
136 Staglin Family Chardonnay – Rutherford, 2010 £195
565 Petit Syrah, The Crusher, Clarksburg, California £42
564 Old Vines Zinfandel – Scotto Wines, 2013 £28
573 Pinot Noir – Cristom “Mount Jefferson”, Willamette, Oregon £100
566 Opus One – Oakville, 2006 £650
Over the last decade, South Africa has risen to prominence amongst southern hemisphere wine nations. Expect great examples of grape varieties, produced with a classic, almost European frame but tinged with a touch more sunshine. As well as more famous regions such as Stellenbosch, slightly lesser-known areas are gradually coming to prominence such as the Overberg where Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grow superbly well.
Vines were first planted centuries ago, many to slake the thirst of some of the pioneers caught up in the gold rush. In more modern times, Australia has developed the technology of wine making, not single-handedly but it certainly played a major part in the modernisation of vinification. Now there are fruit-driven, simple wines on offer, but the true glories are where the old vines from the pioneer days are still to be found that give over to bold, powerful reds.
138 Highness Riesling – Rolf Binder, Eden Valley, 2016 £38
New Zealand has risen to fame over the last few decades for its high-quality production of Sauvignon Blanc, mainly from the vineyards of Marlborough. More recently, Pinot Noir has created its own fame, not only from Marlborough but also from the cooler climate of Central Otargo. Wherever or whatever you buy from New Zealand, it will offer excellent drinking at sensible prices.
With the rise to fame of such producers as Château Musar and Château Ksara, the wines of the Lebanon have risen in popularity over the last two decades. They are enjoyed by amateurs and connoisseurs alike, offering bold, ripe flavours that partner well with fuller flavoured dishes or char-grilled steaks.
137 Blanc de l’Observatoire – Château Ksara,2015 £36