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Symbol Key

 

Our Wine Key

Below are the symbols we use to categorise our wine so that you can easily identify it's style.

Red A

Red A

Very light wines low in tannin but with good acidity such as Beaujolais and Loire Reds, serve sligtly chilled (12-14 degrees C).

Red B

Red B

Medium bodied wines with moderate tannins such as Burgundies or Bulgarian Pinot Noir, serve at room temperature (15-18 degrees C).

Red C

Red C

Firm, full-bodied wines such as Chianti Classico, Rioja and clarets, serve at room temperature (15-18 degrees C).

Red D

Red D

Rich, full-bodied wines such as Australian Shiraz and Chateauneuf du Pape, serve at room temperature (15-18 degrees C).

Red E

Red E

Stonking full bodied red blockbusters, such as Australian, Californian boutique wines and the occasional specialist hand-crafted French or Italian. These wines should generally be opened 2-3 hours before serving and if necessary decanted. (15-18 degrees C).

Rose wine temperature

Rose should be served at 8-12 degrees C.

Rose 1

Rose 1

Light and delicate roses such as Provence or Sancerre Rose

Rose 2

Rose 2

Medium bodied roses such as the roses from Bergerac and Vin De Pays D'Oc

Rose 3

Rose 3

Fuller bodied roses such as roses from the New World

White wine temperature

White wine, including Sherry, should be served cool but not over-chilled - overly cold wines taste and smells of nothing. For sweet and sparkling wines the correct temperature is between 6-8 degrees C, whilst dry still white and rose should be served at 8-12 degrees C.

White 1

White 1

Bone dry like Chablis, Sancerre and Muscadet

White 2

White 2

Dry like New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and unwooded Chardonnay

White 3

White 3

Not too dry like Cava, Gewuztraminer and oaked Australian Chardonnay

White 4

White 4

Medium like light German wine (e.g. Moselle) or Zinfandel Rose and Blush

White 5

White 5

Medium sweet like Liebfraumilch, Lambrusco and Vouvray

White 6

White 6

Semi-Sweet like German Kabinetts, medium Sherry and sparkling Aperifs

White 7

White 7

Medium sweet like pale cream Sherry and Asti Spumante

White 8

White 8

Sweet like cream Sherry and Port

White 9

White 9

Lusciously sweet like Sauterne and Vin de Liqueur

Drink Now

Drink Now

Suitable for drinking now.

Drink Now or Lay Down

Drink Now or Lay Down

Can be drunk now or laid down. 

Lay Down

Lay Down

Should be laid down