Our wine list has been carefully chosen with the help of our highly experienced supplier, Victoria Beckett from Alexander Wines, who personally source a boutique wine selection from small, independent wineries across the globe. The new list has wines to enjoy throughout your stay with us: sparkling wines to relax with on the sun terrace or inside by the fire, wines to accompany your selection from the menu, and dessert wines to add the perfect finishing touch to your meal.
Highlights from The Pierhouse 2019 Wine List
Digby Leander Rosé nv England
Digby make simply stunning sparkling wines. They are the first pure négociant in England, choosing the best sites to grow grapes for prestigious sparkling wine on the chalky soil of Kent, Hampshire, Sussex and Dorset. Leander Rosé is elegant and spirited with all the quality of a Champagne method wine, made with the best of England’s most vibrant Pinot Noir fruit. Red berry aromas carried on the back of a light, creamy fruitiness.
Pinot Gris, Villa Wolf 2017 (V) Germany
This sumptuous and elegant Pinot Gris offers a fuller, more characterful style to its Northern Italian counterpart, Pinot Grigio. Medium bodied with rich grapefruit flavours and a spicy crackle of acidity, this is a lovely, lifted and food friendly white. It makes a perfect partner to meaty white fish dishes, our scallops and Pierhouse mussels.
Pecorino Civitas, Terre du Chieti, Lunaria O/B 2017 (V) Italy
From an estate closely linked with nature, Lunaria have chosen to implement Biodynamic agriculture. This method is ruled by strict regulations that set high standards for both the environment and the consumer, going beyond Organic and farming to the lunar calendar. The orange ‘binding’ rope is entrusted to the ‘BABALU’ Friendship Farm, a local social cooperative bringing opportunities to the community. Civitas Pecorino is unique and intense; full bodied and complex with herbal notes, stone fruits and a long finish.
Getariako Txakolina, Akarregi Txiki 2016 (call it Chiki!) Spain
This tongue twister is from the Basque country, in the quintessential town of Getaria. Commonly known and pronounced as cha-colí, this is an amazingly unusual coastal wine, low in alcohol and slightly spritzy, with a tart fruity elegance which makes it a perfect wine for fresh Scottish seafood.
Chardonnay, Ataraxia 2015 South Africa
Simply stunning. From the cool climate Hemel-en-Aard (or Heaven on Earth) in the tip of the western Cape. Kevin Grant makes terroir driven wines, heavily influenced by the maritime climate. Expressive, hugely complex Chardonnay made with more than a nod to the Burgundian style.
Nero Di Troia, Terre Avare 2016 Italy
Nero di Troia is thought to have been brought from Greece after the battle of Troy and is something of a hidden gem in its home in the northern areas of Bari and Foggia. Whatever its origins, this little-known grape is impressive and not to be missed… Super charged lush, ripe fruit with damson, sour cherries, liquorice and dried herbs with a full and juicy mouthfeel. A great all rounder but very much at home with our Highland Game Pie and burgers.
Pinot Noir, Devils Corner, Tasmania 2016 Australia
Tasmania's eastern coast produces the renowned Devil's Corner wines, named after a treacherous bend in the river Tamar. This is a very fruit-driven style of Pinot with ripe morello cherry and strawberry notes that combine with silky, soft tannins and a fresh, crisp finish.
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