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The Wine List at The Medina Restaurant

Maltese White Wines

Medina Sauvignon Blanc, ‘E.Delicata’, Malta                    €16.00
Sauvignon Blanc
A crisp, dry white wine with a pleasant, tangy attack.  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.

Chenin Blanc Caravaggio, 'Marsovin', Malta                    €16.75
Chenin Blanc
A dry white wine with aromas reminiscent of stone fruit: peaches and apricots underlined by a hint of green apples. Well balanced with refreshing levels of acidity.  Ideal to accompany light food dishes including salads, fish, poultry, veal and pork dishes.

Grand Vin de Hauteville Viognier, ‘Delicata’, Malta                €26.00
This fuller flavoured, dry white wine is made from the designer grape Viognier. It is an unoaked, delightfully fresh wine with an appealing floral and peachy nose. It is ripe in the mouth, yet has famously opulent apricot flavours to offer; all blossom-scented with exotic fruits.

Astarte Vermentino, 'Meridiana', Ta Qali Estates                €28.00
Astarte has a vibrant, straw-yellow colour with a pale green rim; intense aromas of tropical and citrus fruits with hints of flowers; and a fresh citrus taste with a pleasantly acidic finish.

Gran Cavalier Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Delicata’, Malta                €28.00
Sauvignon Blanc
A tropical fruit flavoured, dry white wine produced entirely from Malta grown Sauvignon Blanc grapes hand-picked from individual pocket sized vineyards. Before pressing, the grapes are left in contact with the skins to extract maximum flavour and varietal characteristics. The result is this full flavoured, rich, delicious Sauvignon Blanc.

Isis Chardonnay, ‘Meridiana’, Ta Qali Estates                    €30.00
Made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes, Isis is characterized by fresh, natural, tropical Fruit flavours.  The name Isis recalls the Phoenician goddess of sailorswhose vigilant eye still Graces the prow of the Maltese fishing luzzu.

Antonin Blanc Chardonnay, ‘Marsovin’, Ramla Valley Estate, Gozo    €32.00
A barrel fermented wine produced from Chardonnay grapes from the Ramla Valley Estate in Gozo. Aromas of vanilla, burnt toast, honey and buttery notes combined well with the Chardonnay grape's fruity character of crisp citrus and green apples on the palate.  It is full, smooth and round in the mouth and, whilst retaining a fruity Chardonnay character, the subtle nuance of oak adds finesse and complexity.


Italian White Wines

Trebbiano d’Abruzzo, ‘Azienda Masciarelli’, Abruzzo            €26.00
Has straw yellow with greenish glints colour, the bouqet is fairly intense and has fine aroma. It has hints of apple, apricot and iris. Ideal with seafood and all delicate fish dishes.

Vernaccia di San Gimignano, ‘Zonin’, Toscana                    €27.00
Pale straw-yellow with greenish highlights. Fine, penetrating and fruity, with delicate green apple notes. Full-flavored and well-balanced, with a faint aftertaste of almonds.

Falanghina del Sannio, ‘Mastroberardino’, Campania            €28.00
Pale lemon-green in color, aromas of ripe pineapples and citrus fruits are complemented by undertones of white flowers.  On the palate, zesty acidity and persistent notes of honeysuckle and toasted almond make for a definite crowd-pleaser.

Pinot Grigio Selezione, ‘Elena Walch’, Alto Adige                €28.00
Pinot Grigio
This Pinot Grigio captivates with light straw yellow and fruity notes of ripe pears, white Pepper and a bit of sage in the nose. Mineral-salty richness and a prolonged are distinctive on the palate. A wine with backbone and a likeable companion to many dishes.

Greco di Tufo, ‘Mastroberardino’, Campania                    €29.00
Greco Bianco
With its intense, yellow color this wine expresses the splendor of the land it comes from.  The bouquet is distinctly floral with notes of gorse and orange blossom followed by sensations of white pepper, sulfur and smoky notes. The mouthfeel is lively, salty and fresh with a long and wrapping finish.

Soave Classico, ‘Leonildo Pieropan’, Veneto                              €30.00
Garganega & Trebbiano
Generous, pleasingly fresh and versatile, it is made from the traditional varieties of Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave grown in family- owned vineyards situated in the Soave Classico zone.

Gavi di Gavi, 'Marchesi di Barolo, Piedmont                               €32.00
The color is yellow straw with green hues. The aroma is intense and fine, fruityand floral. It remembers the golden apples and green almonds. The scent of chamomile flowers is strong at the taste, completely in harmony.

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.

Vigna di Gabri, ‘Donnafugata’, Sicily                          €35.00
Ansonica, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc & Viognier
Intense, elegant aromas range from fruity to floral and complex scents of a mineral origin. A structured, fresh, mouth-filling flavour. Ideal with seafood pasta dishes, oven baked or char-grilled fish , and white meat with sauce.

Bianca di Valguarnera, 'Duca di Salaparuta', Sicily                €85.00
Golden yellow with greenish highlights. Complex and intense bouquet, rich in sensations typical of ripe fruit enhanced by scents of vanilla and dry fruit thanks to
the evolution in wood barriques. Flavour - marked character, well-bodied, harmoniously elegant and particularly persistent.

French Whites Wines

Cotes du Rhone "Belleruche", 'M. Chapoutier', Rhone            €27.00
Grenache Blanc, Clairette & Bourboulenc
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
Colour is white-gold with noticeable green tints. On the nose is fresh, with a hint pure perfumes of grapes, 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
Sémillon & Sauvignon Blanc
A brilliant wine with slightly greenish tints, it offers 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
Sauvignon Blanc
A fresh and steely white with apple, pear and mineral. Full body, bright acidity and a long tropical, pineapple and green apple character.

Chablis Monopole, ‘Château de Viviers’, Burgandy                €35.00
Pretty, pale bright yellow colour with slight glints of green. 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', Burgandy                             €38.00
The nose is fresh and elegant with varied white flower and citrus fruit aromas.  This wine is very expressive and round on the palate giving a nice sensation of freshness. It has beautiful liveliness and very long-lasting aromas which make it a very pleasurable fine wine.


Gewürztraminer Jubilée, ‘Hugel & Fils’, Alsace                    €38.00
Its colour is deep and intense, yet still young, with quite a few pale green and lemon hints.  The bouquet is explosive but not overpowering, aromatic and scented with great complexity. Remarkably balanced on the palate, the wine is flatteringly juicy, fleshy, silky, soft and supple, yet totally refined and elegant.

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

Meursault, ‘Domaine Faiveley’, Burgandy                    €70.00
A brilliant pale yellow colour.  The attractive aromas of white and yellow fruits mix with light woody notes.  On the palate, this wine meets up to the expectations of reveal themselves. Good long-lasting aromas. The finish is slightly acid.


Spanish White Wines

Verdejo Viura, 'Sanz Classico', Rueda                        €17.00
Intense nose in which aromas of tropical fruit (pineapple) with nice spicy notes (dill), mineral notes and fresh cut grass combined; all on a suggestive citrus background. In mouth it is tasty, with a refreshing acidity; step is silky, in which fruit and spicy notes is well appreciated.


Fransola Sauvignon Blanc, 'Miguel Torres', Penedes                €40.00
Sauvignon Blanc
The wine has a pale gold color. Fragrant and exceptionally delicate, it offers notes of mango and aromatic herbaceous nuances (fennel) framed by aging in highly aromatic new
oak. Elegant, firm, flavorful. 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. This wine can be enjoyed with spicy dishes or thick sauce pasta dishes.


South African White Wines

Chenin Blanc, 'Douglas Green’, Wellington                    €22.00
Chenin Blanc
An easy drinking white that is fresh and fruity. Great served well chilled for social enjoyment and absolutely delicious with sushi or shellfish as well as macaroni and cheese.

Saronsberg Sauvignon Blanc, ‘Saronsberg’, Tulbach                €28.00
Sauvignon Blanc
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', Napa Valley California    €25.00
Ripe Asian pear, autumn quince and white melon fruit mingle beautifully with toasty hazelnuts and a hint of ginger spice in this classic Napa Valley Chardonnay.


Chilean White Wines

Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay, ' Vina Maipo', Chilean Valle Central    €19.00
Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay
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 of fish and shellfish.

Chardonnay, ‘Carmen’, Casablanca Valley                    €23.00
A vibrant yellow-green chardonnay with 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

The Stump Jump Riesling, ‘d’Arenberg’ , McLaren Vale                        €25.00
Fresh as a daisy and wonderfully aromatic! The bouquet displays a riotous mix of white flowers, lemon, lime and quartz. The palate is well defined, showing the purity that Riesling is renowned for. The balance between acid and sweetness is the feature, the sweetness enhancing fruit character through the mid palate while the natural acidity unobtrusively tightens the wine's body ensuring more freshness through its long, lingering finish and an overall sense of finesse.

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.


New Zealand White Wines

Mount Nelson Sauvignon Blanc, ‘M.L.S’, Marlborough                        €28.00
Sauvignon Blanc
Bright, pale yellow. 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
Sauvignon Blanc
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.

Rosé Wines

Medina Rosé Grenache, 'Delicata', Malta                    €16.00
A delightful fruity rosé wine made entirely from the Malta grown red grape Grenache.  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.  These hand-picked Grenache grapes are grown in selected family run vineyards.

Eno Shiraz Rosé, ‘Marsovin’, Malta                        €18.00
A truly southern Mediterranean blend from the Mourvedre, Shiraz and Gellewza grapes. On the palate it is fresh with a good fruit concentration and slightly aromatic, at the end it has a slight sweet finish.

Nero d’Avola-Shiraz Rosé, ‘Planeta', Sicily                    €28.00
Cinsaut, Grenache & Syrah
Clear rose color, and brilliant. A good intense bouquet with a touch of red fruit and fruit drop. The mouth is fruity and very delicate.

Maltese Red Wines

Medina Syrah , 'Delicata', Malta                                     €16.00
The noble Syrah grape performs fantastically under the hot Maltese sun and produces red wines of great charm and finesse.  The result is a 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.

Caravaggio Merlot, 'Marsovin', Malta                                  €16.75
A concentrated fruity red wine of deep intensity with abundant aromas of mature dried fruit: figs, dried plums and ripe juicy forest berries combined with supple and rounded tannins.

Antonin Noir, ‘ Marsovin’, Marnisi Estate, Marsaxlokk             €30.00
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc.
Besides ageing for over 12 months in oak barriques, it is essentially the Merlot grape, being the dominant variety in the blend that marks the distinctive fruit driven character of this full-bodiedwine 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.

Gran Cavalier Merlot, ‘Delicata’, Malta                                 €32.00
This elegant, velvety red wine is made entirely from ripe, concentrated Merlot grapes grown in pocket sized Maltese vineyards.  The wine is then matured for one year in French oak barrels at the Delicata cellar.

Melqart Merlot, Cabarnet Sauvignon, ‘Meridiana’,Ta Qali Estate                 €35.00
Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
Melqart is characterized by ripe berry flavours which are enhanced by careful Maturation in barrique.

Nexus Merlot, 'Meridiana', Ta Qali Estate                    €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

Grand Maitre, ‘Marsovin’, Ghajn Rihana Estate                €120.00
Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
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 licorice.

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

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

Pojega Valpolicella Classico Superiore Ripasso,                 €28.00
‘Guerrieri Rizzardi’, Veneto
Corvinone, Corvina, Rondinella & Molinara                                             
Full bodied with abundant fruit, and a fine silky texture.

Benuara Nero d’Avola, Syrah, ‘Cusumano’, Sicily                         €28.00
Nero d’Avola & Syrah
Deep colour, richly textured. Raisin/prune character with good acidity. nice integration of oak and fruit.

Costera Cannonau di Sardegna, ‘Argiolas’, Sardinia                         €30.00
Costera shows the typicity of the Cannonau grape with flavors 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 color and fullness on the palate.  French oak barriques provide rounded tannins and flavors of vanilla.

Barbera d’Alba, ‘Elio Altare’, Piedmont                                 €35.00
Ruby red with violet reflections. Aromas of violets and black cherry. Warm, full bodied, with the right acidity, nice long taste of dark red fruits.

Brunello di Montalcino, ‘Castello Banfi’, Toscana                         €35.00
The color is deep garnet red. The scent is sweet and rich of delicate hints of jam, plum, mature cherry, licorice and tobacco, perfectly harmonized with a light and elegant leather note. The structure is powerful and characterized by silky and sweet tannins.

Mille e Una Notte, ‘Donnafugata’, Sicily                                €90.00
Nero d’Avola
A wine with lots of dried-berry and dark-berry aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy tannins and a berry, toasted-oak and bark aftertaste. A wine with richness and power.
Top-class Nero d'Avola.

Duca Enrico, 'Duca di Salaparuta', Sicily                                €110.00
Nero d’Avola
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.

Ornato Barolo, ‘Pio Cesare’, Piedmont                               €120.00
A complex and complete wine with black cherry, mushrooms, wet earth and plum. Full-bodied, yet so refined and caressing in texture. Wonderful length and beauty.

Tignanello, ‘Marchese Antinori’, Toscana                    €150.00
Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
An intense ruby red in color with purple highlights, 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 savory 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

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.

Cotes du Rhone "Belleruche" Rouge, 'M. Chapoutier', Rhone                 €28.00
Grenache & Syrah
Garnet red in colour. aromas of red fruits (mainly morello cherries) and spices this wine has a great structure with firm and silky tannins.

Siruis Bordeaux Rouge Merlot-Cabernet, ‘Maison Sichel’, Bordeaux    €29.00
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
Sirius shines with a brilliant hue of deep garnet. 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.

'Chateau Vieille Tour La Rose', St.Emilion – Bordeaux            €35.00
Merlot & Cabernet Franc
A simply good, full-bodied, red-fruited and savoury Saint Emilion. A soft and fruit-driven enough to enjoy a glass alone, yet with the firm, savoury tannins that makes claret so ideal to match with food.

Gigondas, 'M. Chapoutier', Rhone                            €45.00
Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault & Mourvedre
Great ruby-red colour. On the nose powerful and fine, aromas of strawberry jam and  pepper.The attack is floral, tannic and spicy.

Nuit St.Georges, 'Domaine Faiveley', Burgundy                €50.00
Pinot Noir
A dark garnet colour. The nose unveils woody, fruity and spicy scents. Then comes around, full attack on the palate with velvety, silky tannins and beautiful balance.  This wine is characterized by finesse, charm and elegance.

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

Gevrey Chambertin, 'Domaine Faiveley', Burgundy                                 €75.00
Pinot Noir
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. 

'Chateau Vieux Maillet', Pomerol – Bordeaux                            €80.00
Merlot & Cabernet Franc
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 – Bordeaux              €120.00
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cabernet Franc
Extremely perfumed and pretty for the vintage with rose petal, currant, berry and hints of citrus. Medium to full body, firm tannins and refreshing acidity. Flavorful and bright.


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 envelopes the palate in its perfume.

Rioja Gran Reserva Bodegas, ‘LAN’, Rioja                    €35.00
It has an intense minty nose of blackberry, smoke and grilled meats that is well-defined, but surprisingly taut considering the vintage. 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
Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan & Cinsault
Dense and richly-textured, with intense ‘baked fruit’ characters: plums, damsons, cranberries, cherries, figs and dates. Bordeaux grape Cabernet Sauvignon lends
black fruit flavours; Rhône grapes Cinsault and Carignan contribute fragrance  (violets; pepper) and supple spiciness.

Israeli Red Wine

'Clos de Gat Har’el Syrah', Judean Hills                                 €38.00
Syrah & Cabernet Sauvignon
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 generous red berry fruit and soft tannins.

The Chocolate Block, ‘Boekenhoutskloof’, Franschhoek Valley                 €38.00
Syrah, Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon & Cinsault
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 ocoa powdery tannins.

North American Red Wines

Zinfandel Woodbridge, 'Robert Mondavi', Napa Valley California    €23.00
Vibrant wild black raspberry, cranberry and blackberry character, with nuances of hibiscus tea, orange.

Founders Cabernet Sauvignon, 'Beringer', Napa Valley California    €35.00
Cabernet Sauvignon
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
Carmenere & Cabernet Sauvignon
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 color. 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.

Argentinian Red Wines

Expressiones Malbec-Cabernet Reserva, ‘Finca Flinchman’, Mendoza    €28.00
Malbec & Cabernet Sauvignon
Expresiones: Inspiration and passion. Cabernet Sauvignon based wine, blended with Malbec, grape variety that has reached its best expression in Argentina. Fruity expression
for the Malbec embodied in the structure of the Cabernet Sauvignon. Complex and elegant wine aged in French and American oak casks.

Malbec, 'Caro- Bodegas Caro- Catena & Rothschild', Mendoza        €30.00
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.

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


New Zealand Red Wines

Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon Private Bin, 'Villa Maria', Hawkes Bay    €30.00
Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon
This blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon has fragrant aromas and flavours of cassis, red fruits and dried herbs. A rich mouthfeel balanced with supple tannins leads to a delicious smooth finish.

Pinot Noir, ‘Cloudy Bay’, Marlborough                                €75.00
Pinot Noir
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.


Dessert Wines

Moscato d’Asti, ‘Luca Bosio’, Piedmont, Italy                              €26.00
Moscato Bianco
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
Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc & Muscadelle
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,' Marsovin', Malta                                      €38.00
Guze passito is 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
The star-bright straw yellow hue and lingering streams of tiny bubbles usher in subtle aromatics of flowers with pear and peach-like white-fleshed fruits. Stimulating freshness on the full-bodied, elegant palate brings out the long lingering suite of subtly nuanced aromatics.

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
Chardonnay & Pinot Noir
Brilliant gold. Open, intense nose intermixing cinnamon, caramel and mild tobacco backed by stewed apple. Firm, fruity and closely-integrated palate displaying a mineral
dimension and a clean finish.



Brut Precieux, 'Veuve Bonneval'                                            €80.00
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
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                             €85.00
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
A fresh, finely knit version that meshes a silky mousse and delicate acidity with a subtle flavor 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                            €90.00
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
Golden straw yellow with green highlights in colour. The bouqet 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
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
On the nose, aromas of almond and powdered cocoa develop gradually into white fruit with hints of dried flowers. 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.

Cristal Brut ‘Louis Roederer’, Reims                        €400.00
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
Cristal is a remarkably balanced and refined champagne whose length is inimitable. It has a silky texture and fruity aromas, complemented by a powerful mineral quality with white fruit and citrus notes.

Rose Champagne

Rose Prestige Brut ‘Taittinger’, Reims                               €120.00
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
This mouthwatering 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.

Rose Brut Reserve ‘Moet et Chandon’, Epernay                €120.00
Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Chardonnay
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.

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