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The Wine List at The Medina Restaurant

MALTESE WHITE WINES

Medina Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Delicata’ 
€18.00
Fruity flavours of Granny Smith apples with broader flavours of grapefruit and kiwi; all of which are pleasantly laced with aromas of freshly cut grass and nettle. 

Fenici Chardonnay, Vermentino, Viognier, ‘Meridiana’, Ta Qali Estates
€20.00
A light bodied blend of Chardonnay, Vermentino & Viognier showing beautiful floral aromas while on the palate displaying citrus fruit and acidity. 


Laurenti Viognier & Vermentino, ‘Cassar Camilleri’, Malta 
€25.00
A full bodied white wine displaying developed characteristics of butter and ripe fruit with hints of vanilla & spice.


Astarte Vermentino, ‘Meridiana’, Ta Qali Estates
€28.00
This light bodied vermentino is characterised by beautiful acidity & freshness showcasing aromas of tropical & citrus fruits.


Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Delicata’
€28.00
A full flavoured rich wine having good acidity & freshness. The wine displays tropical fruit flavours and has a pleasant after taste.


Antonin Blanc, ‘Marsovin’, Gozo Estate
€32.00
A full bodied white wine displaying a perfect balance between acidity, oak and soft buttery flavours.


Isis Chardonnay, ‘Meridiana’, Ta Qali Estates
€32.00
A light bodied Chardonnay displaying aromas of green apples. On the palate it is characterised by beautiful minerality and freshness.


Blanc de Cheval, ‘Marsovin’, Gozo Estate
€35.00
This medium bodied white wine has distinct fruity aromas of citrus and apples bursting into zesty fruity flavours on the palette and ending with a pleasant lingering finish.

ITALIAN WHITE WINES

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, ‘Azienda Masciarelli’, Abruzzo
€26.00
Also known as Italy’s Chardonnay, this Trebianno is light bodied, crisp and fresh. It displays fruity characters on the palate.


Vernacca di San Gimignano, ‘Zonin’, Tuscany
€27.00
A light bodied wine displaying a nice balance between acidity and fruit. The palate is characterised by tropical fruit flavours.


Falanghina del Sannio, ‘Mastroberardino’, Campania
€28.00
Fresh and fruity with strong and persistent notes of citrus, tropical fruits, peach, and white flowers. Very fresh and persistent with a pleasant and fruity final impression.


Pinot Grigio, ‘Elena Walch’, Alto Adige
€28.00
Light straw yellow. Fruity notes of ripe pears, white pepper and a bit of sage in the nose. Mineral-salty richness and a prolonged finish are distinctive on the palate.


Greco di Tufo, ‘Mastroberardino’, Campania
€30.00
A light bodied wine displaying beautiful minerality and freshness. Has a beautiful bouquet showcasing chamomile, tropical fruit and dried fruit nuances. 


Soave Classico, ‘Leonildo Pieropan’, Veneto 
€30.00
A perfectly balanced white wine displaying a zingy acidity and freshness. It has a beautiful fruit forward palate which entails a lingering finish.


Sur Sur Grillo, ‘Donnafugata’, Sicily
€30.00
A light bodied wine having a fresh bouquet with fruity notes of white peaches combined with scents of elderflowers and rosemary. A soft palate, the fruity notes return combined with pleasant freshness.


Gavi di Gavi, 'Marchesi di Barolo, Piedmont 
€32.00
The color is yellow straw with green hues. The aroma is intense and fine, fruity and floral. It remembers the golden apples and green almonds.


Solosole Vermentino DOC, ‘Poggio al Tesoro’, Toscana 
€35.00
A white wine that captivates with its intense hints of flowers and unexpected yellow 
fruit. The palate has a medium body, is succulent and highly enjoyable.

Leone, ‘Tasca d’Almerita’, Sicily 
€32.00
Bright, straw yellow with green reflections. Pink grapefruit, citrus flowers, white peach, pineapple. Great personality, pleasantly soft rich intense and crispy.


Bianca di Valguarena, ‘Duca di Salaparuta’, Sicily 
€85.00
Exuberant, with hazelnut and toasted marshmallow accents, featuring flavors of pear, lemon curd and baked apricot. A rich white, kept fresh and focused by firm acidity, culminating in a smoky, nut-tinged finish.


FRENCH WHITE WINES

Chateau Roquefort Blanc, ‘Bordeaux’, France
€22.00
A wine with an intense white gold hue with green tinges. On the nose it is clean and very expressive, with citrus hints. In the mouth it is immediately clear, refreshing. This elegant wine is a perfect accompaniment to aperitifs, seafood and fish.


Cotes du Rhone « Belleruche », ‘M. Chapoutier’, Rhone
€27.00
Pale yellow and limpid. On the nose green apple, hawthorn and white blossoms, citrus aromas and exotic fruits. The palate is fresh and well-balanced, lot of fatness and length.


Bourgogne Aligote, ‘Bouchard Aine et Fils’, Burgundy
€29.00
On the nose it is fresh, with perfumes of green apples and lemons. The palate is lively and very crisp, discreet but with satisfying suppleness and very agreeable, subtle aromas that linger.


Riesling Les Princes Abbes, ‘Domaines Schlumberger’, Alsace
€30.00
The wine evolves in a pithy medium, sharp and marked by a sparkling note. The range of aromas is reminiscent of the nose, dominated by citrus, lime, spices and ginger as well as white flowers and a fine touch of vanilla.



Sirius Blanc , ‘Maison Sichel’, Bordeaux 
€30.00
This wine has a superb nose of grapefruit, lychee and rose. Razor-sharp, powerful aromas – the sign of perfectly ripened Sauvignon. The volume and freshness the palate are the hallmarks of rich Sémillon grapes and combine on deliciously with the hints of citron, white blossom and vanilla

Sancerre Blanc, ‘Pascal Jolivet’, Loire 
€30.00
A wine of style marked by richness, elegance and smoothness. This wine is powerful and presents a perfect balance. Fresh water fish dishes, shellfish and goats’ cheeses’ will prove to be a compelling match, demonstrating the full expression and minerality of this variety. 


Chablis Monopole, ‘Château de Viviers’, Burgundy
€35.00
Very fresh, its nose yields a mixture of citrus and grapes with a delicately floral touch. On the palate, it has a fine Chablis minerality in tune with the breeding and roundness of chardonnay gives it great length.


Pouilly Fuisse, ‘Domaine Faiveley’, Burgundy
€40.00
Hints of delicious white fruits and light buttered notes. On the back-palate there is a touch of peppermint which adds to the long finish.


Gewürztraminer Jubilée, ‘Hugel & Fils’, Alsace 
€40.00
It's our own interpretation of the expected quality the great terroir of the Sporen, famous since the 17th century. Profound, suave and with great minerality, it will still improve for years and keep for decades.

Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc ‘La Bernardine’, 'M. Chapoutier', Rhone 
€65.00
Golden, yellow, brilliant. On the nose hints of vine blossom and lily. Frank attack, well 
balanced, fresh. Candied citrus aromas.


Meursault, ‘Domaine Faiveley’, Burgundy 
€70.00
Very pale yellow with green tints. The full and round attack follows a fruity nose with aromas of yellow and white fruits and woody citrus notes. Very nice vanilla and toast scents evolve on the palate. This is a balanced and very harmonious wine.


SPANISH WHITE WINES

Verdejo Viura, 'Sanz Classico', Rueda
€17.00
Good fruit on the nose revealing pleasant aromas of blossom and herbs, such as fennel, typical of the grape variety. It has a fresh, supple sensation with a slight final bitterness.


Fransola Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Miguel Torres’ Penedes
€40.00
Fragrant and exceptionally delicate, it offers notes of mango and aromatic herbaceous nuances (fennel) framed by aging in highly aromatic new oak. Elegant, firm, flavourful. Extraordinarily long and juicy on the palate.


GERMAN WHITE WINE

Dr.Loosen Riesling QBA Feinherb, 'Dr.Loosen', Pfalz
€35.00
This is a crisp, refreshing & mineral rich Riesling with pronounced citrus fruit aromas. The wine Is off-dry, containing a significant amount of residual sugar which puts more emphasis on the fruit in the wine.


AUSTRIAN WHITE WINE

Gruner Veltliner, ‘Mantlerhof’, Kremstal
€30.00
This Gruner Veltliner is full of spicy, floral aromas, with flavours of pears and apples. It has a soft, smooth texture and a refreshing finish.


SOUTH AFRICAN WHITE WINES

Chenin Blanc, ‘Douglas Green’, Wellington 
€22.00
A light bodied & easy drinking white that is fresh and fruit driven. Has a good balance of fruit & acidity.

Saronsberg Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Saronsberg’, Tulbach 
€28.00
The wine has a translucent colour with a green edge, showing prominent tropical, Gooseberry and fruit-salad flavours, followed by hints of grass.


NORTH AMERICA WHITE WINE

Chardonnay Woodbridge, ‘Robert Mondavi’, California, North America
€25.00
A well-made Chardonnay which is fresh but with buttery, vanilla overtones from time spent in French and American oak. It has lots of tropical fruit, lemon and lime character to give just the right amount of balance.


CHILEAN WHITE WINES

Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay, ' Vina Maipo', Chilean Valle Central
€18.00
Exceptional soil and climate condition have created a bright, greenish – yellow wine, rich in peaches and citric fruit aromas. It is a fresh dry and balanced wine. Goes well with all kinds

Chardonnay, ‘Carmen’, Casablanca Valley
€23.00
This chardonnay has an intense fruit bouquet, featuring notes of melon, minerals, and tropical aromas such as pear and white peach, balanced with lime and creamy hazelnut. Good flavour and lingering finish. The wine’s oak combines perfectly with its fruit and mineral notes, giving a long, vibrant finish.


ARGENTINIAN WHITE WINE

Chardonnay 'Misterio' , Finca Flichman, Mendoza 
€22.00
Easy drinking Chardonnay . Medium bodied with ripe aromas of grapefruit, peach and melon.


AUSTRALIAN WHITE WINES

Koonunga Hill Chardonnay, ‘Penfolds’, South Australia
€28.00
A light to medium bodied Chardonnay with distinctive primary fruit characters, sustained intensity and a subtle underlay of moderate oak.

Jacob’s Creek Riesling, ‘Jacob’s Creek’, Eastern Australia
€28.00
Seductive citrus blossom and zesty lime nuances. Delicate floral lime and lemon citrus supported with a soft natural acid backbone that provides structure and a generous length of flavour.


NEW ZEALAND WHITE WINES

Mount Nelson Sauvignon Blanc, ‘M.L.S’, Marlborough 
€28.00
Offering strong pineapple fruit to support its charred oak element. It Offers a sweet, creamy mouthfeel, finishing quite broad and quite dry, with excellent length.


Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Cloudy Bay’, Marlborough 
€45.00
Bright, focuses citrus aromatics of grapefruit and kaffir lime abound, supported by subtle tropical notes. A silky, concentrated palate reveals ripe, juicy stone fruit and lemongrass, supported by a subtle minerality. Its racy acidity leads towards mouthwatering, persistent finish, suggesting a Sauvignon Blanc with ageability.


MALTESE RED WINES

Medina Syrah , 'Delicata', Malta 
€16.00
Light bodied, unoaked, juicy red wine that delivers fruit driven flavours to the nose and the palate and is followed by a soft, refreshing aftertaste that lingers tastefully in the mouth.

Ulysses Shiraz, ‘Marsovin’, Gozo
€19.00
This shiraz is full-bodied & fruit forward. On the nose it has a distinctive black fruit aroma while on the palate this is added by a spicy & peppery element, which is classical of Gozitan Shiraz.


Fenici Syrah & Merlot, ‘Meridiana’, Ta Qali Estates
€19.50
Fenici is crafted from a tasteful blend of Syrah and Merlot grapes, all sustainably farmed and gently vinified under Meridiana's exacting standards. The resulting soft, ripe, cherry-plum and peppery spice flavours are enhanced by light oak nuances.


Grand Vin de Hautville Cabarnet Sauvignon, ‘Delicata’
€26.00
A full-bodied and robust Malta grown Cabernet Sauvignon with a proven track record offers true classical varietal character derived from selected hand-picked grapes. A sweet fruity nose, flows into a simple palate filled with light black fruits. Good length and elegant finish.


Antonin Noir, ‘Marsovin’, Marnisi Estates
€30.00
A full-bodied wine making it very approachable even in its early years. Oak nuances of vanilla with hints of cedar wood and chocolate combine well with fruity notes of red cherries and prunes on the nose.


Cheval Franc, ‘Marsovin’, Cheval Franc Estates
€30.00
A medium bodied wine has distinct peppery and herbaceous aromas typical of the Cabernet Franc grape which makes up most of the vineyard Estate. A smallpercentage of the earlier ripening Shiraz grape variety in the blend adds complexity to the fruitiness and a definite spicy note to the wine.


Gran Cavalier Merlot, ‘Delicata’
€32.00
A meduim bodied red wine displaying ripe red berry fruit characters. On the palate has a vibrant display of red fruit flavours balanced with a nice lingering finish.


Melqart Merlot, Cabarnet Sauvignon, ‘Meridiana’,Ta Qali Estate 
€35.00
This full-bodied blend displays a well balanced wine. Elements of red & black fruit flavours, like plum & currant are balanced with medium tannins & acidity. The wine has beautiful nuances of oak & spice.


Nexus Merlot, ‘Meridiana’, Ta Qali Estates
€38.00
Nexus has a clear, deep, purple-red colour; intense, ripe, cherry-plum aromas; and rich, well-structured, fruit flavours with soft tannins and a long finish.


Celsuis Cabarnet Sauvignon Reserve, ‘Meridiana’, Ta Qali Estates
€45.00
This reserve is aged for two years in oak barriques before being released.  The resulting wine is harmoniously full bodied, while it's chocolate and dark berry flavours are complemented by a full, intense aftertaste. Barrel ageing has mellowed the wine and endowed it with an elegantly toasted note.


Primus Imqadded ta Malta Shiraz & Gellewza, Marsovin, Siggiewi
€65.00
A deeply concentrated ruby-purple coloured wine displaying distinct tears with intense aromas of dried fruits and amarena cherries marrying well with new oak barrel flavours of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg leaving a very pleasant lingering off dry finish.





Grand Maitre, ‘Marsovin’, Ghajn Rihana Estate
€120.00
Grand Maitre is a wine dedicated to the past Grand Masters of Malta by special appointment to the Maltese Association Sovereign Military Order of Malta. The blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc produces a full-bodied red wine of unique character which is aged for twelve months in French oak barriques before its final release.


ITALIAN RED WINES

Riparosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, ‘Dino Illuminati’, Abruzzo
€18.00
Ruby red with a hint of purple in its early stages. Red fruit notes, agreeable and persistent. It reveals itself as full-bodied, deep, ripe, round, harmonic and persistent with a final note of liquorice.


Primitivo di Manduria, ‘Villa Mottura’, Puglia 
€25.00
Deep ruby red. Intense aroma of ripe red fruit, aromatic herbs and undergrowth rich in flavour, dry, velvety and harmonious.


Aglianico, ‘Mastroberardino’, Campania
€28.00
Deep ruby red. Intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet and spices. It is elegant and smooth, with notes of berries and strawberry jam.


Sherazade Nero d’Avola, ‘Donnafugata’, Sicily
€28.00
A full-bodied & jammy red wine displaying red & black berry fruit flavours. Oak aging give it a bit more complexity displaying hints of clove & vanilla.


Chianti Castiglioni, ‘Marchese De Frescobaldi’, Tuscany
€29.00
The wine of a good body, it has a mouth-filling flavour that is warm and soft and expresses a highly mature fruitiness, supported by a pleasant complex of sweet tannins.


Valpolicella Ripasso Pojega, ‘Guerrieri Rizzardi’, Veneto
€29.00
It’s a blend of 85% Corvina and Corvinone and 15% Rondinella and Molinara. It smells of black cherry with a touch of smoke, new leather and sweet dried herb – good and rich. On the palate medium bodied but fat and lush with dried cherry, herb, bitter almond and gentle earthy character. It has good extract with dry grainy toothsome tannins, balanced acidity and good exit leaving the mouth dry and clean.


Costera Cannonau di Sardegna, ‘Argiolas’, Sardegna 
€30.00
Costera shows the tepidity of the Cannonau grape with flavours of very ripe strawberries, black cherries, herbs, and spices. The warmth and intense sunlight of southern Sardinia can be seen and felt in the wine with unexpectedly deep colour and fullness on the palate. French oak barriques provide rounded tannins and flavours of vanilla.


Barbera d’Alba, ‘Elio Altare’, Piedmont
€35.00
Dark red and black stone fruit, spices, leather and menthol meld together in a supple, silky Barbera built on pure texture. Over the last few years Sandrone has lowered the percentage of new oak and reduced toast levels considerably.


Barolo Serralunga, ‘Fontanafredda’, Piedmont
€60.00
Medium-deep bright garnet in colour. Full, forward & attractive nose of youthful & still-developing, ripe fruit aromas of cherries, strawberries & plums with lovely floral overtones of violets & roses, spices, dried herbs, earthy, dusty, loam, liquorice, leather, tar & minerals. Medium-full bodied with a good concentration of balanced, silky smooth textured, youthful & still developing, ripe fruit flavours of red cherries, mulberries & pomegranate with herbs, earthiness, spices & minerals. Long lingering finish. Drinks quite well with decanting & airing and will benefit and develop further with additional aging.


Brunello di Montalcino, ‘Castello Banfi’, Tuscany
€65.00
The colour is deep garnet red. The scent is sweet and rich of delicate hints of jam, plum, mature cherry, liquorice and tobacco, perfectly harmonized with a light and elegant leather note. The structure is powerful and characterized by silky and sweet tannins.


Duca Enrico, ‘Duca di Salaparuta’, Sicily
€110.00
The wrapping aroma has scents of ripe, dark fruit with notes of orange peel and spice. The mouth feel is meaty with distinct notes of thyme as well as an almost ‘nordic’ freshness, while the tannins have a nice texture and the finish is taut and vibrant.


Tignanello, ‘Marchese Antinori’, Tuscany
€150.00
The Tignanello shows a nose of great red fruit intensity along with highly pleasurable notes of vanilla, chocolate, and leather from the well balanced contribution and fusion of the aromas of the oak. The spicy and balsamic sensations which give additional complexity are also quite important. The wine is ample and enveloping on the palate with supple tannins and a savoury freshness which fully respects the character and personality of the Sangiovese grape. The balance between acidity and tannins is excellent, and the finish and aftertaste are of a lovely length and persistence.


FRENCH RED WINES

Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rouge, ‘M. Chapoutier’, Rhone
€28.00
Garnet red in color displaying aromas of red fruits like morello cherries and spices this wine has a great structure with firm and silky tannins.

Beaujolais, ‘Bouchard et Fils’, Burgandy 
€28.00
Ruby red with bluish tints. Limpid. Open and expressive, predominantly fruity. Supple 
and distinctive, elegant and smooth with a very subtle flowery finish.


Siruis Rouge Merlot-Cabarnet Sauvignon, ‘Maison Sichel’, Bordeaux
€30.00
The nose opens on a perfect note with intense, succulent aromas of jammy red and black-berried fruit melded with spices and roasted almonds. The palate is fat and full, powerful thanks to a firm tannic base and displaying perfectly integrated oak and fine freshness which imparts length and vitality.


Crozes Hermitage Les Meysonniers, ‘M. Chapoutier’, Rhone 
€30.00
Very intense purplish red. On the nose red fruits, blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by violet aromas. The palate is ample and round, final of stewed fruits and vanilla.


Château Chant Alouette , St.Emilion
€45.00
A full bodied & fruit forward red wine displaying red & black fruit characters of currant, berry & plum. Well balanced and a good lingering finish.


Gigondas, ‘M. Chapoutier’, Rhone 
€45.00
Great ruby-red colour. On the nose powerful and fine, aromas of strawberry jam and 
Pepper .The attack is floral, tannic and spicy


Nuits St.Georges, ‘Domaine Faiveley’, Burgundy
€55.00
Perfumed bouquet with cranberry and strawberry fruit, a touch of wilted rose petals in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannins, crisp red cherry and strawberry fruit with fine focus on the finish.


Chateauneuf du Pape « La Bernardine », ‘M. Chapoutier’, Rhone
€75.00
Intense crimson red. On the nose, complex and subtle, blackcurrant and plum followed by roasted coffee and cinnamon, cherry, morello . The palate opens into spicy (liquorice) and fruity aromas.


Gevrey Chambertin, ‘Domaine Faiveley’ , Burgundy
€75.00
A brilliant dark ruby colour. The expressive and complex nose has aromas of red fruits with woody notes. We find these same aromas on the palate which are well enveloped by delicately blended tannins. This Gevrey Chambertin is perfectly balanced and reflects all the elegance of Pinot Noir beautifully.


Chateau Vieux Maillet, Pomerol
€80.00
The wine exhibits a dense purple color, lots of caramelized black currant and cherry fruit, hints of espresso and earth, and a dense, plump, with corpulent personality.


Ségla Margaux, ‘Chateau Rauzan Ségla`, Margaux
€120.00
Floral scents with sweet, dark berries in a forward, open, medium-bodied style that is both easy to like and understand. Gentle elegance that will be ready to drink as soon at it hits the stores.


SPANISH RED WINES

Busardo Syrah, 'Valonga', Aronga 
€17.00
It has a cherry color well Covered with violet trim. Clean and intense fruit aromas ripe with spicy notes. In the mouth it is powerful and fruity. With a sweet and concentrated step. Expressive wine with pleasant sensations in the mouth.


Crianza, ‘Dinastia Vivanco’, Rioja
€22.00
Fresh, balanced aromas. Cherry and raspberry character with soft cedar and vanilla oak and a gentle bramble fruit finish.


Celeste, ‘Miguel Torres’, Ribera del Duero
€32.00
Luminous Morello cherry red with garnet highlights. Intense aromas of wild blackberries and blueberry jam with toasted and spicy notes, such as pink peppercorn, and exciting undertones of hot wax and exquisitely fine oak. Round, velvety and mature, it envelops the palate in its perfume.


Rioja Gran Reserva Bodegas, ‘LAN’, Rioja
€35.00
The palate is medium-bodied with a tarry, leathery entry. The tannins are fine and linear, the finish classic in style with a dash of white pepper and tar.


LEBANESE RED WINE

Chateau Musar Jeune, Bekaa Valley 
€30.00
Dense and richly-textured, with intense ‘baked fruit’ characters like plums, damsons, cranberries, cherries, figs and dates. Bordeaux grape Cabernet Sauvignon lends black fruit flavours; Rhône grapes Cinsault and Carignan contribute fragrance of violets & pepper and supple spiciness.


ISRAELI RED WINE

‘Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah’, Judean Hills 
€48.00
The wine is aged for 16 months in oak. The oaky flavours are nicely subtle, with classic peppery and red fruit aromas from the Syrah and a full bodied, plummy palate with warm spice. 


SOUTH AFRICAN RED WINES

Spier Pinotage, ‘Spier’, Stellenbosch 
€28.00
This classic South African Pinotage has a medium body and is generous in its display of red berry fruit flavours and soft tannins.

The Chocolate Block, ‘Boekenhoutskloof’, Franschhoek Valley, 
€35.00
The wine has a soft, smooth entry, a rich mid-palate and the abundance of red and black berry fruit on the nose follows through with balanced acidity and svelte cocoa powdery tannins.


North American Red Wines

Zinfandel Woodbridge, ‘Robert Mondavi’, California 
€23.00 
Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Zinfandel has enticing peppery spice notes a unique Zin personality trait - that infuse the rich dark fruit character.

Founders Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Beringer’, California 
€35.00
Round flavors and rich fruit characters are enhanced by oak undertones from aging in small French and American barrels. Accessible tannins provide structure and backbone to the vivid berry profile.


CHILEAN RED WINES


Carmenere-Cabernet Sauvignon, 'Vina Maipo', Central Valley 
€19.00
A wine with a friendly personality, ideal for sharing with friends and family. It has aromas and flavors of red fruits, and a medium, balanced and juicy body.

Nimbus Syrah, ‘Vina Casablanca’, Casablanca Valley
€28.00
This Syrah has a deep red violet colour. Exceptionally complex, the wine features aromas of black fruit, black pepper and exquisite floral notes. The velvety palate is well-structured, with grainy and round tannins that evolve into a prolonged finish.

Cabarnet Sauvignon Max Reserva, ‘Errazuriz’, Aconcagua Valley
€35.00
A bright ruby red colour and an expressive nose that showcases fresh red fruit and a hint of mint, complemented by notes of dried fruit and a subtle touch of sweet spices. Light balsamic touches enhance the complexity even more. Velvety on the palate, with fine tannins.


ARGENTINIAN RED WINES

Malbec Barrel Select, ‘Bodega Norton’, Mendoza
€24.00
Deeply red with violet hues. Aromas of ripe red fruits, cassis and pepper. Sweet on the palate, friendly tannins with spicy flavours. Very good persistence.


Malbec Caro ,‘Caro- Catena & Rothschild’, Mendoza 
€80.00
Deep ruby red color. The nose recalls fruity aromas of plums, coffee and spices, followed by hints of anise and graphite. Its ageing in French oak barrels sourced by DBR (Lafite)’s Cooperage gives the wine subtle dark chocolate notes. It evolves slowly in the glass, revealing elegant fragrances layer after layer, and a unique mouthfeel of outstanding complexity.


AUSTRALIAN RED WINES

Koonunga Hill Shiraz, ‘Penfolds’, South Australia
€28.00
This shiraz is a plumper style with plush red-berried fruits, generosity of flavour and supple ripe tannins. It has excellent structure and length, and while it is ready for drinking now, the Koonunga Hill Shiraz will gain further complexity over the next two to four years.


Cabarnet-Merlot ‘Cape Mentelle’, Margaret River 
€32.00
Spicy, rich and herbaceous, with a blueberry palate featuring a long, red plum finish, and drying, well-structured tannins.


NEW ZEALAND RED WINES

Merlot-Cabarnet Sauvignon Private Bin, ‘Villa Maria’, New Zealand
€30.00
This wine exhibits rich blackberry and raspberry notes on the nose, leading to a palate packed with juicy red cherry and cedar spice with an underlying tobacco character. This wine has fine grained soft tannins and good length, making it a perfect match for a variety of red meats and cheeses.


Pinot Noir, ‘Cloudy Bay’, Marlborough, New Zealand
€75.00
Discreet aromas of black stone fruit, dried herbs and sweet spice; palate is soft, with fresh acidity and firm, fine tannins. Smartly crafted but needs time to come together.


ROSÉ WINES

Medina Rosé Grenache, 'Delicata', Malta 
€16.00
The elegant sophistication of this particular rosé wine has been achieved because of skilful fermentation with a grape that is renowned for producing top quality rosé wines.


Eno Shiraz Rose, ‘Marsovin’, Malta
€18.00
On the palate it is fresh with a good fruit concentration and slightly aromatic. On the aftertaste it has a slight sweet finish.


Fenici Rose Syrah & Cabarnet Sauvignon, ‘Meridiana’, Malta
€20.00
A harmonious Rose displaying a great balance between acidity and fresh juiciness. On the palate has a vibrant acidity and red berry fruit characters. Nice lingering finish.


White Zinfandel Woodbridge, ‘Robert Mondavi’, California, America
€20.00
Bright and crisp, making it an ideal wine to enjoy on a warm afternoon. With hints of citrus and juicy red fruit from a proprietary blend of grape varieties, the wine's fruity aromas and flavors come alive through watermelon and floral notes.


Planeta Rose Nero d’Avola & Shiraz, ‘Planeta’, Sicily
€28.00
Clear rose colour, and brilliant. A good intense bouquet with a touch of red fruit and fruit drop. The mouth is fruity and very delicate.


M de Minuty Rose, ‘Chateau Minuty’, Provence, France
€30.00
A classic Provence rose show casing a great display of vibrant acidity and freshness. A truly great rose.


DESSERT WINES

Moscato d’Asti, ‘Luca Bosio’, Piedmont, Italy 
€26.00
Straw yellow in colour. Sweet, smooth with fruit and flower notes. A lovely, easy to drink wine.


Lafleur Mallet, ‘Cheval Quancard’, Sauternes – Bordeaux, France 
€35.00
Beautiful golden colour. Flavours reminding of sunbathing matured oranges and honey. Excellent fruit wealth of ripe grapes and the typical botrytis-note convince at the palate.


Guze Passito Shiraz ,’ Marsovin’, Malta
€38.00
A naturally sweet, intense and complex red wine produced from partially raisined, locally grown Shiraz grapes. Guze is reminiscent of intense black fruit, chocolate aromas with sweet, spicy, jammy prune flavours. Delicious with cheese, game and chocolate-based dessert.


Ben Rye Passito di Pantelleria, ‘Donnafugata’, Sicily
€85.00
The bouquet is intense and fragrant: typical aromas of apricots and candied citrus zest combined with balsamic scents of Mediterranean scrub and sweet notes of honey and fresh figs. The palate is well defined and intense, with pleasant sweetness well balanced by a fresh vein of acidity and lively sapidity. It finishes with a lingering persistence.

SPARKLING WINES

Prosecco 'P', 'Santa Margherita', Veneto – Italy
€25.00
Fresh, dry & effercesvent, this prosecco is easy drinking and fruit forward. Best enjoyed as an aperitif.


Cassar de Malte Brut ‘Marsovin’, Wardija Valley Estate, Malta
€35.00
Its bouquet is typically complex with lingering floral and fruity notes. It is invitingly rich, full in taste and complemented by its pleasant natural sparkle.


Franciacorta Brut Prima Cuvee, ‘Monte Rossa’, Lombardy, Italy
€45.00
The happy union of Pinot Nero (15%), Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco (85%). Fermentation (cuvée) is obtained only with the juices deriving from the first pressing (mosto fiore) and vintage wine. Resting on the yeasts continues for at least 24 months. This Franciacorta wine has a great body and personality distinguished by grace and elegance.


CHAMPAGNE

Brut Precieux, ‘Veuve Bonneval’, Champagne, France
€80.00
Light yellow in colour with slight green reflections. A fine mousse. Fruity nose with aromas of white peach and bread. Good coolness on the palate display white flesh fruit flavours and finally some spice. 


Brut Reserve ‘Duval Leroy’, Côte des Blancs, Champagne, France 
€85.00
A fresh, finely knit version that meshes a silky mousse and delicate acidity with a subtle flavour range, including rich hints of toasted brioche, blackberry, spun honey, lemon zest and smoked almond. A fine aperitif in terms of weight and balance, but in a slightly richer style.


Brut Imperial ‘Moet et Chandon’, Epernay, Champagne, France 
€90.00
Golden straw yellow with green highlights in colour. The bouquet has vibrant intensity of green apple and citrus fruit, and it has freshness of mineral nuances and white flowers.

Dom Pérignon ‘Moet & Chandon’, Epernay €280.00
Classic toasted notes give a rounded finish and denote a fully realized 
maturity. On the palate, the wine instantly traces an astoundingly fine line between density and weightlessness. Its precision is extreme, tactile, dark and chiseled. The full taste lingers with the utmost elegance on a sappy, spicy note.


ROSE CHAMPAGNE

Rose Brut Reserve ‘Moet et Chandon’, Epernay, Champagne, France
€120.00
Moët Rosé Impérial is a spontaneous, radiant, romantic expression of the Moët & Chandon style, a style distinguished by its bright fruitiness, its seductive palate and its elegant maturity.

Rose Prestige Brut ‘Taittinger’, Reims, Champagne, France 
€120.00
This mouth-watering rosé shows lovely harmony and a fine, chalky texture, with appealing flavors of raspberry preserves, toast and candied kumquat. Offers an elegant, smoke-tinged finish.

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MDN 1050, Malta.
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