Top Picks from Our Wine List
Posted on 17th November 2017
Gone are the days when ordering beer with Indian cuisine was the obvious choice. Wine used to be thought as difficult to pair with spicy foods and so refreshing lager became de rigueur. Now with modern Indian dining, complementing a richly spiced curry with a full-bodied red that enhances flavour, rather than washes it away, is easier than ever. We have an extensive wine list to suit all tastes that will elevate both the dish and the wine. Here are three of our favourites to try with our winter and Christmas menus.
Grüner Veltliner, Weingärten Weissenkirchen, 2012
Domäne Wachau is one of the largest and best regarded wineries in Austria, with vineyards on steep terraces along the banks of the Danube river. The diverse vineyards are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site and produce a dazzling range of single vineyard and “village” wines.
This medium bodied, aromatic white wine has a deliciously fruity flavour which complements rich and spicy dishes. Well balanced acidity and citrus notes, as well as its subtle sweetness makes it an ideal match for our menu.
San Millán, Rioja Reserva, 2008
A modern wine from the ever-innovative Bodegas Bilbanaís, the oldest winery of La Rioja who produce some of the most prestigious and iconic wines of the region. From vineyards in the Upper Rioja fruity tempranillo varietals are blended to produce great reserve wines.
With notes of cherry and liquorice, and toasty, vanilla undertones this Spanish red pairs delightfully with the curries on our menu. Low in tannins, this rounded Rioja is well balanced to drink with spicy dishes and is recommended for red and white meats.
Laurent-Perrier Brut NV
Founded in Tours-sur-Marne in 1812, the great Champagne House of Laurent-Perrier is one of the largest and the best in the world. Still run as a family business, with a unique philosophy that inspires the high-quality wines they produce.
This non-vintage champagne is a wonderful and popular cuvée, made from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes. Light and fresh with subtle citrus, toast and spice notes, it’s perfectly balanced and pairs superbly with hot or spicy dishes.