Roches Bar / Wine List

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House Wines - Red

1.    Pinotage - Merlot, Basket Pressed, Kleinrevier    South Africa 2002/03        €17.00
Ripe juicy summer fruit flavours, mellow tannins and good length of flavour.

2.    Les Vigneaux, Cabernet Sauvignon    France 2003/04        €17.00
    An exceptionally well rounded and approachable wine stuffed with ripe bramble fruit and     delightful nuances of thyme     and rosemary.  Very versatile with food and dangerously easy to drink on its own.
House Wines - White

3.    Chenin Blanc, Kleinrevier    South Africa 2004/05        €16.50
    A delightful wine with soft fruity aromas, and a fresh dry flavour of citrus and honey fruits.

4.    Les Vigneaux, Sauvignon Blanc    France 2004/05        €17.00
    A crisp, zesty, refreshingly dry Sauvignon with lively acidity made at a modern, new winery     using stainless steel     fermentation vats to retain the gooseberry character of the grapes.

Organic Wine

5.    J & F Lurton, Terra Sana Rouge    France 2003/04        €23.00
    Characterised by a deep bright colour with glints of ruby.  The taste evokes red fruits such as     cherries and hints of violet,     spices and pepper.  This wine is rich and concentrated with smooth fruit flavours.


6.     J & F Lurton, Terra Sana Blanc    France 2004/05        €23.00
    This pale yellow wine has white fruit and honey aromas.  This well rounded and full flavoured     wine is heightened by     subtle hints of acidity making it beautifully fresh.  A delicious wine that     will surprise and charm you.    

7.    Cotes du Rhone Villages, Domaine de la Janesse    2003        €26.00
Easy-going friendly, grenached based wine.  Plenty of kirsch, peppers and spicy fruits.

8.      Chateau Grand Monteil Bordeaux Superior     (Gold Medal)          2002/03            € 23.00
             Deep, brilliant red wine.  Rich and elegant with berry aromas and hints of vanilla, spice and toast.

9.    Chateauneuf du Pape, Domaine la Roquette    2000        €50.00
Attractive, spicy aroma, medium weight with good fruit background, a very forward style and ideal for current drinking.

10.    Chateau de Nages Blanc, Costiere de Nimes    2002/03        €21.00
Fresh honeyed citrus aromas, very lively with pure fruit flavours, attractive creamy mid-palate and good length.

11.    Mas de Daumas Gassac, Guilheim Rose    2002/03        €20.50
Nice deep ruby robe with inky tints.  Vinous, expressive complex nose with a strawberry note.  Ample, round, powerful palate with aromas of flavoursome red berries, with a great length and good freshness.

Australia and New Zealand


12.    ‘Bin 555’ Shiraz, Wyndham Estate     2002/03        €25.00
    Full flavoured spicy, and rich with solid tannins and lashings of ripe succulent blackcurrant fruits.

13.    Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir    2002/03        €34.50
A classic mix of plum, cherry and ripe aromas supported by very fine spicy oak complexity with lovely sweet plum fruit on the mid palate, fine tannins and a long soft finish.

14.    Mudhouse Sauvignon Blanc    2004/05        €26.50
    Lifted & perfumed nose of tropical fruits and honeysuckle.  The wine shows lush fruit flavours, mineral notes and has a long crisp finish with clean citrus.

15.    Cloudy Bay Chardonnay    2004        €50.00
    An elegant intense bouquet, very concentrated ripe tropical fruit flavours, quite powerful, excellent structure with well integrated oakiness and extreme length.

16.    Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc    2004        €35.50
Richly fruity and just off dry with fresh cut grass and citrus aromas.

South Africa
17.    De Wetshof Blanc Fume    2004         €24.50
Round robust wine with a style of it’s own, deliciously fresh with rich zesty citrus flavours.  This wine is delightful with seafood.

18.    Tulbagh Merlot    2004        €23.00
    Ruby plum colour with a garnet edge.  Poached strawberry aromas with plum pudding & dark     chocolate.  Spicy cassis fruit     with a bit of meatiness on the palate.  Serve with beef, game bird, roast lamb & steak.

19.    Sandown Pinotage, Cape Bay    2001/02        €19.50
    Full bodied and well structured wine with berry flavours and supple tannins.

20.    Trio Merlot, Cab Sauvg., Carmenere, Concha y Toro    2001/02        €25.50
Exciting new Trio, very deep colour, ripe and rich, slightly smoky  nose.

21.    Casas del Bosque Reserva Sauvignon Blanc (Silver Medal)    2003/04        €26.00
    Intense colour, with aromas of ripe pear & banana.  A fresh flavour with great acidity.  A full soft style wine.

Italy & Sicily
22.    Salice Salentino, Agricole Vallone    2000/01        €22.00
    A flavoursome robust red from the heel of Italy. Deep brick red in colour, spicy cherry aromas and ripe sweet fruit flavours linger on the palate.

23.    Liveli Salento Passamante    2002/03        €26.00
Deep ruby red colour with violet hues, full and persistant fragrance, marked by fruit from prune and cherry; notes of cracked pepper; strong body; on the palate, warm and radiant, flavours of pulpy fruit with structure and compact body; a long finish with scents of raisins and almonds.
24.    Frascati Superiore, Valle Vermiglia    2004/05        €19.00
A delicate refined nose with a hint of apple and honey.  Firmly dry and fruity with a slight almondy finish.

25.    Feudo d’Elimi, Grillo, Sicilia    2002/03        €22.50
A native Sicilian grape, Grillo is a fresh zesty vibrant fruity dry wine with floral hints.  Crisp, smooth & refreshing.

Spain & Portugal

26.    Marques de Riscal Reserva, Rioja     2000/01        €33.00
    Characterised by that wonderful classic vanilla oaky aroma.  Ripe rich fruit flavours, mellow, full bodied yet elegant with great length.

27.    Mas Collet, Celler de Capcanes    2002/03        €28.00
A blend of Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carinena and Cabernet.  Ripe aromas, full of flavours with creamy oak.  Ripe tannin, rich black fruit characters.

28.    Quinta Do Cachao ‘Tinta Barroca’ Vinho do Douro    1999/02        €27.00
    Rich & very full bodied with smooth spicy dark fruits & chocolate character.  Subtle tannins & good length in flavour.


29.    Conde de Valdemar Blanco, Oak Aged    2002/03        €26.50
    Unctuous and round with complex flavours of fruit, melon and green apples, that are perfectly     alanced with delicate toasty hues from ageing in American and French oak.


30.    Dr Loosen Riesling    2003/04        €27.50
The epitome of Mosel Riesling, light in alcohol but full of flavour.


31.    Chateau Musar, Gaston Hochar    1997        €45.00
    Immense power and concentration with incredible potential for long ageing.


32.    Moet & Chandon, Brut Champagne    NV        €57.50  
    The real deal with, refined subtle fruit character, slightly nutty flavours and a long creamy finish.

Half Bottles Red

33.    Casa Blanca, Merlot, Chile    2001/02        €11.00

34.    Chateau Tour de Mirambeau, France    2000/01        €14.00

35.    Best’s Shiraz, Australia    2001/02        €14.50

Half Bottles White

36.    Casa Blanca, Sauvignon Blanc, Chile    2004/05        €11.00

37.    Best’s Chardonnay, Australia    2003/04        €14.00

Quarter Bottles Red

38.    Fleurie, Paul Sapin            €7.50

39.    Wolf Blass, ‘Red Label’, Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon, Australia            €5.50

40.    Bin 555, Shiraz            €6.50
41.    Peter Lehman, Grenache            €5.00

Quarter Bottles White

42.    Carmen, Sauvignon Blanc, Argentina            €4.70

43.    Wolf Blass, Chardonnay, Australia            €5.50
44.    Peter Lehman, Chenin Blanc, Australia            € 5.00
45.    Snipe Moet & Chandon    NV        €20.00