Wine

We have chosen Taittinger here at Homewood Park as it is one of the few Champagne Houses to remain owned and actively managed by the family named on the label.

Its origins date back to 1734 when the original house was founded by Jacques Fourneaux. The Taittinger link was established in 1931 when Pierre Taittinger, the founder of today’s company acquired the House. Pierre had spent much time in the Champagne region when serving in the 1st world war as a young cavalry officer. Stationed at the Château de la Marquetterie, he fell in love with this remarkable property and its vineyards and eventually purchased the company.

Today, the Reims based House is headed up by Pierre’s grandson, Pierre-Emmanual Taittinger and his son, Clovis and daughter Vitalie both of whom are actively involved in the day to day running of this thriving family Champagne House.

Taittinger’s home is situated above miles of chalk tunnels and cellars. These 4th century Roman cellars once belonged to the Benedictine monks of the abbey of St Nicaise and are perfect for the slow ageing process required for great Champagne.

The hallmark of the Taittinger Champagnes is the high percentage of Chardonnay used in their winemaking which can be anything from 40% in the Brut Réserve Non Vintage to 100% in the prestigious Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. This Chardonnay dominance provides for a style of elegance, delicacy and finesse which is recognised worldwide and has earned the House many accolades and awards over the years.

We are very proud of our association with the Taittinger House and feel sure you will enjoy sampling their many wines.

Champagnes

C1 Taittinger Brut Reserve Non-Vintage £55.00
C2 Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut £75.00
C3 Ruinart Blanc de Blanc, Non -Vintage £80.00
C4 R de Ruinart Brut, Non -Vintage £80.00
C5 Bollinger Special Cuvée Brut, Non-Vintage £90.00
C6 Taittinger Nocturne Sec Non-Vintage £90.00
C7 Krug Grande Cuvée Brut, Non -Vintage £180.00
C8 Bollinger La Grande Année Brut 2000 £120.00
C9 Perrier-Jouet Belle Epoque Brut 2002 £160.00
C10 Laurent-Perrier Vintage Brut 2000 £75.00
C11 Dom Perignon, Epernay 2003 £175.00
C12 Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs Brut 1998/99 £200.00
C13 Bollinger R.D 1996 £270.00
C14 Laurent-Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut £89.00
C15 Taittinger Prestige Brut Rosé, Non-Vintage £70
C16 Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque Brut Rosé 2002 £190.00
C17 Tattinger Comtes de Champagne Brut Rosé 2004 £280.00
C19 Laurent-Perrier Alexandra Grand Siècle Rose 1997 £330.00

By the Glass

White Wine

175ml Bottle
17 Chenin Blanc, Kleine Zalze, South Africa £6.00 £24.00
18 Chardonnay, The Gourmet, Australia £6.00 £24.00
19 Pinot Grigio L’Aristocratico, Tenilo, Italy £9.00 £35.00
20 Vidal Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough £9.00 £40.00

Red Wine

175ml Bottle
56 Cabernet Sauvignon, The Gourmet, Australia £6.00 £24.00
57 Robert Mondavi Twin Oak Shiraz, California £7.50 £30.00
58 Torres Ibericos, Rioja Crianza £10.00 £40.00
59 Pinot Noir, Vidal, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand £9.00 £36.00

Rose Wine

175ml Bottle
120 Chateau du Seuil, Bordeaux Rose £10.00 £40.00
122 Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks Zinfandel Rose, California £7.50 £30.00

Champagne and Sparkling Wines

Glass (125ml) Bottle
1 Taittinger Brut Non-Vintage £9.50 £55.00
2 Taittinger Prestige Brut Rose Non-Vintage £11.00 £70.00

Sparkling Wine

C19 Rocco Prosecco Extra Dry, Conegliano e Valdobbiadene £45.00

White Wines

Very dry, delicate, light whites

Bottle
25 Marquis de Goulaine, Cuvée du Millénaire, Loire £35.00
30 Mâcon-Villages Domaine de la Grange Magnien, Burgundy £40.00
31 Montagny 1er Cru Montcuchot, Vignerons de Buxy, Burgundy £50.00
32 Chablis, Domaine Gilbert Picq et Fils , Burgundy £55.00
33 Chablis 1er Cru Vaucoupin, J. Moreau et Fils, Burgundy £75.00
39 Gavi di Gavi La Toledana, Domini Villa Lanata, Italy £45.00
40 Don Jacobo Rioja Blanco, Bodegas Corral, Spain £30.00
42 Leiras Albariño, Rías Baixas, Spain £45.00

Dry, herbaceous or aromatic whites

Bottle
16 La Campagne Sauvignon Blanc, Pays d’Oc, France £6.00 - 175ml
22 Gewürztraminer Alsace, Martin Zahn £45.00
24 Touraine Sauvignon, Domaine Trotignon, Loire £35.00
26 Quincy, Le Rimonet, Joseph Mellot, Loire £45.00
27 Sancerre, La Gravelière, Joseph Mellot, Loire £50.00
28 Sancerre, Château de Sancerre, Marnier-Lapostolle, Loire £70.00
29 Pouilly-Fumé, de Ladoucette, Loire £80.00
38 La Cala Vermentino di Sardegna, Sella & Mosca, Italy £40.00
45 Drylands Dry Riesling, Marlborough, New Zealand £40.00
46 Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand £60.00
48 Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc, Napa Valley, USA £45.00
51 Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier, Western Cape, South Africa £35.00
52 Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Sauvignon Blanc, South Africa £45.00
53 Maycas del Limarí Reserva Sauvignon Blanc, Chile £40.00

 Juicy, fruit driven, ripe whites

Bottle
37 Winke esuitengarten Riesling Weingut Fritz Allendorf, Germany £50.00
41 Analivia Verdejo Pagos del Rey, Rueda, Spain £30.00
43 Bethany g6 Riesling, Barossa Valley, Australia £40.00
49 Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch £30.00
50 Durbanville Hills Chardonnay, Durbanville, South Africa £30.00
23 Riesling Alsace, F.E. Trimbach £50.00

Full-flavoured, nutty, oaked whites

Bottle
34 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Les Ecusseaux Blanc, Burgundy £80.00
35 Meursault, Louis Jadot, Burgundy £90.00
44 Over the Shoulder Chardonnay, Yarra Valley, Australia £50.00
47 Chalone Vineyards Chardonnay, Monterey County, USA £40.00
54 Errázuriz Chardonnay Wild Ferment, Chile £45.00

Rose Wine

Glass (175ml) Bottle
122 Château du Seuil, Bordeaux Rosé 10.00 40.00
120 Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks Zinfandel Rosé, California £7.50 £30.00

Red Wines

Light simple, delicate, reds

Glass (175ml) Bottle
55 La Campagne Merlot, Pays d’Oc, France £6.00 £24.00
76 Brouilly Domaine des Dames de la Roche, Beaujolais £45.00

Juicy, medium-bodied, fruit-led reds

Bottle
60 Côtes du Rhône Villages Séguret, Les Laurons £45.00
64 Domaine du Seuil Merlot-Cabernet Sauvignon, Bordeaux £45.00
70 Bourgogne Pinot Noir Couvent des Jacobins, Burgundy £45.00
71 Savigny-lès-Beaune, Domaine Jean-Michel Maurice , Burgundy £55.00
72 Marsannay, Domaine Louis Jadot, Burgundy £75.00
73 Auxey-Duresses 1er Cru Les Ecusseaux Rouge, Burgundy £90.00
77 Morgon Château des Lumières, Domaine Louis Jadot Beaujolais £50.00
78 Fleurie Château de Fleurie, E. Loron et Fils, Beaujolais £55.00
79 Moulin-à-Vent, Château des Jacques, Beaujolais £90.00
80 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Valle Reale, Italy £40.00
81 Chianti Classico Santedame Estate, Ruffino, Italy £50.00
89 Whirlpool Reach Pinot Noir Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia £45.00
95 Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks Cabernet Sauvignon, USA £30.00
96 Chalone Vineyards Pinot Noir, Monterey County, USA £40.00
111 Fleur du Cap Pinotage Bergkelder Selection, South Africa £35.00
114 Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot, Coastal Region, South Africa £50.00

Spicy, peppery, warming reds

Bottle
61 Gigondas, Clos la Grande Boissière, Rhone £55.00
62 Crozes Hermitage, Les Fées Brune, Rhone £60.00
87 Fortius Reserva, Navarra, Spain £87.00
88 Bethany g6 Old Vine Grenache, Barossa Valley, Australia £40.00
91 Over the Shoulder Shiraz, Yarra Valley, Australia £55.00
93 Vidal Syrah, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand £55.00
97 Ravenswood Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi County, USA £45.00
112 Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection, South Africa £35.00
113 Flagstone Writer’s Block Pinotage, Western Cape £45.00
115 Veramonte Carmenère Reserva, South America £30.00
116 Callia Reservado Malbec, San Juan, South America £35.00
118 Errázuriz Pinot Noir Wild Ferment, Casablanca Valley £45.00

Oaked, intense, concentrated reds

74 Beaune 1er Cru Les Theurons, Domaine Louis Jadot, Burgundy £110.00
75 Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Clos de Thorey, Burgundy £120.00
82 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Lodola Nuova Estate, Italy £60.00
83 Barolo Lo Zoccolaio, Domini Villa Lanata, Italy £80.00
84 Don Jacobo Rioja Gran Reserva, Bodegas Corral, Spain £70.00
85 Torres Gran Coronas Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva, Spain £45.00
86 Portia, Ribera del Duero, Spain £65.00
90 Leasingham, Clare Valley, Australia £50.00
63 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, La Tiare du Pape, Rhone £80.00
92 Oakridge Shiraz, Yarra Valley, Australia £70.00
94 Nobilo Icon Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand £60.00
65 Château des Bardes, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux £55.00
98 Bonterra Organic Merlot, Mendocino County, USA £55.00
99 Robert Mondavi Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, USA £70.00
66 Château Lamothe-Cissac Cuvée Vieilles Vignes, Bordeaux £65.00
67 Château Deyrem Valentin, Cru Bourgeois Margaux, Bordeaux £85.00
68 Château Teyssier, Saint-Émilion Grand Cru, Bordeaux £110.00
69 Château Talbot, 4ème Cru Classé Saint-Julien, Bordeaux £150.00
117 Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Merlot, South America £117.00

 

Dessert Wines

125ml Bottle
122 Etchart Torrontes Tardio, Salta, 2010
Late-harvested, overripe, native grapes offer hints of honey, deliciously mingled with spices and floral aromas.
£8.75 £35.00 (50cl)
123 Saulterns Les Garonnelles, Lucien Lurton et Fils 2007
An alluring seduction of heavenly honeyed lemons and limes with a ripe luscious richness.
£13.33 £40.00 (37.5cl)
124 Nerderberg Winemakers Reserve Late Harvest 2008
Brilliant gold with lime-green highlights; it shows aromas of fresh honey, pineapple, dried apricots with floral and spice notes; the palate is bursting with flavour and well-balanced with a long finish.
£15.00 £45.00 (37.5cl)
125 Campbelle Rutherglen Muscat, Victoria NV
Deep amber with tawny hues. Rich, fresh raisin fruit aromas, the palate is powerful and balanced with intense raisin fruit supported by mellow oak and a luscious lingering finish.
£16.67 £50.00 (37.5cl)
126 Royal Tokaji Aszu 5 Puttonyos, Hungary 2007
An incredibly sweet and luscious dessert wine with a unique flavour of bittersweet oranges, underlying acidity and a long lingering finish. The most famous Hungarian wine consumed by Kings and Emperors.
£27.50 £55.00 (37.5cl)
127 Château Les Justices, Saulternes 2005
Shows superb balance with the sweet, rich, complex fruit flavours being backed up by refreshing finish.
£20.00 £60.00 (37.5cl)

Half Bottles

Champagne

400 Taittinger Brut Réserve, Non –Vintage £28.00

White Wine

401 Sancerre Joseph Mellot, Loire Valley, France £24.00
402 Chablis Paul Deloux, France £24.00

Red Wine

410 Cotes du Rhone Louis Bernard, France £22.00