Those of you who know us, will know how important wines are to us. You'll find a lovingly chosen list of both new and old world wines from impeccable vintners, and we always keep a selection of inspirational Italian labels to honour Lino's homeland.
We have wines specifically chosen for their fine balance when served with fish, including favourites like Chablis and Gavi. We have some wonderfully succulent reds including a fruity Pinot Noir and an intense Squinzano, and you'll find a lovely offering of pudding wines too.
We couldn't resist keeping our fabulous Prosecco on the list, it really is exceptional. We have a fabulous Franciacorta (the Italian equivalent of Champagne) and, of course, Bolly for those who really want to push the boat out.
WINE BY THE GLASS
Wines by the glass are available in 125ml | 175ml | 250ml
1. Prosecco, D’Oro, Casa Defra, Italy 5.35 | 7.50 | -
2. Rosé, Nani Rizzi, Veneto, Italy 5.55 | 7.75 | -
10. Il Solare, Monferrato, Il Rocchin, Piemonte, Italy 3.55 | 4.95 | 7.10
13. Rioja Blanco, Finca Manzanos, Spain 4.45 | 6.20 | 8.90
14. Viognier, Vieilles Vignes, France 4.60 | 6.45 | 9.20
15. Pinot Grigio, Monte dei Roari, Italy 4.90 | 6.85 | 9.80
18. Snapper Rock Sauvignon Blanc, NZ 5.20 | 7.30 | 10.40
30. Ancora Rosato, Monferrato Chiaretto, Italy 4.05 | 5.65 | 8.10
35. La Viola, Barbera, Il Rocchin, Piemonte, Italy 3.55 | 4.95 | 7.10
36. Merlot, Tierra Del Rey, Chile 3.95 | 5.50 | 7.90
38. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Frentana, Italy 4.05 | 5.65 | 8.10
39. Tempranillo, Finca Manzanos, Rioja, Spain 4.95 | 6.95 | 9.90
BUBBLES . . . The Froth of Life
1. Prosecco, Casa Defra, Italy NV
Fresh and fruity, really easy drinking.
2. Rosé Spumante, Nani Rizzi, Italy NV
Sparkling rosé from Veneto. Fruity and elegant, made from pinot nero grapes.
3. Prosecco di Valdobbiadene, Nani Rizzi, Italy NV
A prosecco of great finesse and real style, dry with fresh fruit – a cut above the rest.
4. Franciacorta Brut, Majolini, Italy NV
If Champagne were made in Italy - this is probably what it would taste like. Full flavoured and elegant fizz from the fantastic boutique house of Majolini.
5. Bollinger Brut NV
An all time classic from one of the most revered houses of Champagne
WHITE . . . The Essentials
10. Il Solare, Monferrato, Il Rocchin, Piemonte, Italy
Fresh, crisp and dry, with a touch of soft fruit. Very easy drinking.. Ooops
11. Broccatelli Galli Bianco, Umbria, Italy
A little piece of Umbrian sunshine. Fresh, zesty and citrus fruit.
12. Trebbiano D’abruzzo, Frentana, Italy
A wine for every situation. These sun drenched vines achieve something extremely special: simplicity, fresh and citrusy touched with tropical melon and pineapple.
13. Rioja Blanco, Finca Manzanos, Spain
I have a soft spot for white Rioja, versatile and brilliant, dry and crisp, pretty good with everything really.
14. Viognier, Vieilles Vignes, Pays D'Oc, France
Honeysuckle and apricot, a rich taste that is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing.
15. Pinot Grigio, Monte dei Roari, Veneto, Italy
A fabulously fresh Pinot Grigio. A little too drinkable?
WHITE . . . Crisp, Fresh & Fruity
16. Verdicchio Jesi Classico, Cimarelli, Italy
The seaside towns of the Marche have one of the greatest seafood wines on their doorstep in Verdicchio, something we like to replicate in Kibworth.
17. Gavi di Gavi, Il Rocchin, Piemonte, Italy
From the cortese grape and a fabulous gavi, exactly as it should be
18. Snapper Rock Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
New Zealand Sauvignon at its best, bursting with vibrant ripe citrus fruit, just wonderful.
19. Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc, France
If any wine can transport you to the Côtes d’Azur, this is it. Perfect with grilled fish and piercingly refreshing too.
20. Pinot Grigio, Visintini, Friuli, Italy 2017
In place of our much loved Butussi, try this Visintini, as good if not better! Smooth fragrant fruit with a natural blush. Still one of our favourites.
WHITE . . . Something Out of the Ordinary
22. Pecorino ‘la Merlettaie' Ciu Ciu, Italy
Beautiful creamy texture with a fine complexity that suits everything from convivial company to blue cheese to fish.
23. Orballo Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain
A Spanish classic, fruity yet floral honied hints. Delish!
24. Greco di Tufo, Ferrante, Di Marzo, Italy
Ferrante was born to make Greco, his ancestors created Greco di Tufo. It is a unique wine which could be described as a white for red drinkers – dry and surprisingly full.
25. Gewürztraminer, Reserve Cave de Hunawihr, France
A complex wine with bags of exotic fruit about it. It is “off dry”, with a refreshing acidity with a lingering finish. Matches with spicy food really well
26. Viognier, Ascheri, Langhe 2013
Matteo wanted to achieve a great Piemonte white capable of ageing for many years and his success is remarkable. The power, spice, intensity and fineness is pitch perfect, a very special wine.
27. Chablis 1er Cru, Bersan, Burgundy
Chablis at its best, this is full flavoured, rich and buttery, c’est magnifique!
ROSÉ . . . A Little Something Pink
30. Ancora Rosato, Monferrato Chiaretto, Italy 2017
A super, full fruit rosé. Rich in colour and yet a dry finish.
31. La Farfalla, Pinot Grigio Rosé, Bella Modella, Italy
A light and delicate rosé with typical pinot grigio fruit but still fresh and dry.
RED . . . The Essentials
35. La Viola, Barbera, Rocchin, Piemonte, Italy
Ruby red fruits with soft full flavour but not at all weighty. Another rather easy drinking little number!
36. Merlot, Tierra Del Rey, Central Valley, Chile
A perfect Chilean Merlot, ruby red, rich black cherry and plum, with yummy hints of dark chocolate.
38. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Frentana, Italy
Full plummy fruit, vibrant and full – dare we say, it’s almost like a stylish Ozzie Shiraz.
bottle 21.50 | magnum 41.00
39. Tempranillo, Finca Manzanos, Rioja, Spain 2015
Ripe with black and red fruit, kind of chocolaty and spicy too.
40. ‘Johnny Q’, Shiraz, Australia
The real McCoy, rich and inky and a jolly good Shiraz
RED . . . Fresh & Light
42. Bardolino Classico, Recchia ‘Poderi del Roccolo' Italy
Soft and easy cherry fruit, lovingly made, lifting it out of the ordinary.
43. Montsablé, Pinot Noir, Languedoc, France
Fresh and light red, perfect with fish, also lovely chilled
RED . . . Elegant Classics
44. Palustrel, Monte dei Roari, Veneto, Italy
A well-structured red of merlot and cabernet franc… better for a little breathing.
45. Côtes du Rhône, Le Rêveur, Guillaume Gonnet, France
Rich, earthy fruit flavours from this classic region.
46. Chianti Riserva, Baroncini 1489, Bruna Baroncini, Toscana, Italy
An elegant Chianti, full bodied, plumy and a hint of spice.
47. Squinzano Riserva, Masseria del Gelso, Italy
Squinzano is home to some of the Salento’s greatest Negroamaro and this is an unreformed, huge powerful wine, made for red meats and strong cheeses. Also disturbingly enjoyable with no food at all!
48. Reserva Finca Manzanos Rioja Baja, Spain
A brilliant Rioja. A round, intense and spicy wine
49. Les Gravesde Mahon-Laville, Bordeaux, France
An absolute class Bordeaux, dry tannins and bags of fruit
RED . . . Big & Busty
50. Cabernet Franc & Nero d’Avola, Millenote, Sicilia, Italy 2009
A deep, dark and deliciously complex velvety wine. Cabernet Franc and Nero d’Avola aged in oak – what’s not to love?
51. Rosso Di Montalcino, Le Sette Camicie, Italy
The same grapes as used in brunello and this wine does not disappoint. An elegant wine, full, rich with great depth
50. Ripasso del Valpolicella, San Michele, Italy
A ‘half-Amarone’, from the hills above Verona, complex and powerful rich red.
53. Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Biscardo, Italy
Brilliant! Intense, complex and great structure. Black cherries and a little bit nutty.
54. Barolo, Brezza, Italy
Elegant and sophisticated with a bit of age, presents well.
SWEETIES & STICKIES
60. Verduzzo Fior Di Mandorlo, Cormons NV
A deep amber moscato, rich in tropical fruits and honey
37.50 bottle | 6.25 125ml glass
61. Curatolo Marsala, Italy NV
Aromas of dried fruits, full and mellow with a typical pleasant sweet finish.
40.50 bottle | 6.75 125ml glass
62. Recioto Di Soave, La Colombare, Pieropan, Veneto 2012
A perfectly balanced pudding wine with just the right level of delicate sweetness.
39.00 bottle (50cl) | 9.75 125ml glass
Delaforce White Port
3.25 50ml glass | 6.75 125ml glass
Niepoort LBV Port
3.75 50ml glass | 7.75 125ml glass
63. Niepoort ‘The Senior Tawny', Douro, Portugal
A golden amber tawny port, lovely with cheese or just because.
3.75 50ml glass | 7.75 125ml glass
An indulgent blend of fortified red wine and chocolate.
4.50 50ml glass | 9.50 125ml glass