The Oxford Wine Café

Red wines

Prices read across for 125ml, 175ml and bottle

Borsao Garnacha, Campo de Borja, Spain  2013                                                   £2.95     £3.95    £14.95

Fruit driven with lovely white pepper spice and rich ripe plummy hints.

 

De Chansac Old Vine Carignan, Pays de l’Hérault, France  2012                          £3.50     £5.50    £21.00

A big staff favourite – lovely soft spicy fruit with creamy flavours of black cherry and raspberry rounded off with a lovely smoke filled finish.

 

Campagnola, Barocco Primitivo, Puglia, Italy  2011                                             £4.00     £6.00    £22.00

The spaghetti western of wines. Made from the Primitivo (alias Zinfandel) from Italy’s dusty heel, this has ultra smooth and spicy fruit.

 

Terra D’Alter Aragonez, Alentejo, Portugal  2009                                                 £4.00     £6.00    £23.50

Something a little different – this Aragonez is rich and tarry with soft red fruit and fresh strawberry flavours. Take a walk on the wild side.

 

Chinon Rouge, Domaine de la Semellerie, Loire, France  2011                            £4.50     £6.50    £26.00

Tobacco, lead pencil and deep ripe fruit predominate in this leafy, aromatic and well structured Cabernet Franc based wine.

 

Château La Tuilerie du Puy, Bordeaux, France  2009                                            £4.50     £6.50    £26.00

Michael Regaud lovingly crafts this mineral rich, well poised cassis and blackcurrant style in his new winery at Le Puy in the south of Bordeaux.

 

Morande Gran Reserva Pinot Noir, Casablanca Valley, Chile  2010                     £5.50     £7.50    £29.00

“You know how to whistle don’t you? Just put your lips together and blow.”
Think Lauren Bacall – all silk and style from Chile’s cool climate Casablanca Valley.

 

Luigi Bosca Malbec Reserva, Mendoza, Argentina  2010                                     £5.50     £7.50    £29.00

Made from old vines this is a rich, creamy and intense style with berry fruit and exotic spices on the palate and a little touch of white pepper.

 

Viña Alberdi Reserva, La Rioja Alta, Rioja, Spain  2006                                        £6.50     £8.50    £34.00

Seriously good Rioja from a brilliant producer – this has complex flavours of cinnamon and coconut combined with classical elegance.

 

Boekenhoutskloof The Chocolate Block, Franschoek, South Africa  2011            £8.00    £11.00   £39.50

What’s in a name? Galaxy or Cadbury’s Bourneville plain? Go on – spoil yourself. Just dive in and enjoy the experience.

 

Rosé

Hutton Ridge Pinotage Rosé, Coastal Region, South Africa  2012                        £2.95     £3.95    £14.95

Bursting with clean fresh strawberry and ripe cherry fruit characters.

 

Château de la Deidière, Côtes de Provence Rosé, France  2012                           £4.50     £6.50    £26.00

Very bright cherry and melon aromas with plenty of fruit showing spice, a creamy texture and just the right balance of fruit and freshness.