'Secret Wine Cellar'
Dear fellow wine enthusiast,
I am pleased to introduce a new, personalised way to buy wine from The Swan with a unique and limited selection of cases that offer extraordinary value for money and an interesting diversity of styles from vineyards all over the globe.
All the wine selections have been handpicked by me from our regular suppliers with special rates just for you, giving you the opportunity to purchase and take home a collection of fantastic quality wines. The unique prices and selections are subject to availability.
I will be creating new combinations on a regular basis to purchase and collect directly from the hotel, to be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. Please do not hesitate to contact me to place an order, discuss any suggestions or if you would like to me to source a specific wine, I would be more than happy to advise.
Champagne Frerejean Frères 1er Cru, Brut, Grauves NV A case of 6 bottles for £POA
Our House Champagne is the creation of a family of renowned vintners of Champagne, whose expertise is recognized worldwide for several generations, the Frerejean Taittinger brothers grew up with love and respect for the Champagne tradition. Guillaume, Richard and Rodolphe decided to launch their own brand of champagne in the image of their complementary natures.
The vineyards, from which the Frerejean Frères Champagne originates, straddles the Côte des Blancs and the Premier Cru village of Grauves, located 10km South of Epernay. The wines are made from a delicate blend of 50% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier.
Fermentation and maturation takes place in their cellars in the village of Grauves. The wines are aged for a minimum of five years in the cellar at a constant temperature of 10 degrees Celsius.
Mix Case of French Provincial White Wines 6 bottles for £94.00
An assortment of among the best value and high quality white wines produced in the South & South-West of France. This selection is from very conscientious and dedicated producers, most of them following an organic and biodynamic viticulture scheme. These wines are ready to drink and offer a great variety of flavours to relish.
1 x Gaillac Blanc La Vigne de l'oubli, Domaine d'Escausses 2010
1 x Saint-Mont, Le Faîte, Producteurs de Plaimont 2009
1 x Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne, Domaine de Miselle 2012
1 x Minervois Les Chamans Blanc, Hegarty Chamans 2007
1 x Ajaccio Faustine, Domaine Comte Abbatucci, Corsica 2011
1 x Picpoul de Pinet, Domaine Félines Jourdan, Coteaux du Languedoc 2012
Pieropan, Soave Classico 2012 6 bottles for £90.00
Nino Pieropan and his wife Teresita have a commitment to tradition and they are among the best and most recognised wine producers from the Italian region of Veneto. This selection is the freshest, youngest wine in the Pieropan family range. A delicate blend of Garganega (90%) and Trebbiano di Soave (10%) creates quite a taut, dense herby nose with a refreshing grassy edge.
Mix Case of New World Chardonnay 6 bottles for £104.00
New World Chardonnay does not always mean big, oaky or full bodied and I invite you to try this selection of carefully chosen wines from the finest wineries across Argentina, America, Australia, South-Africa and New-Zealand.
This selection explores the recent move in the New World towards more elegant, better- balanced and less oak-driven Chardonnays, which in my opinion is very welcomed.
1 x Bodegas Gouguenheim Chardonnay, Mendoza 2012
1 x Qupé Viognier Chardonnay, Bien Nacido Cuvée, Santa Maria Valley 2010
1 x Au Bon Climat Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County 2010
1 x Shadowfax Chardonnay, Geelong 2008
1 x Journey’s End Chardonnay Haystack, Stellenbosch 2011
1 x Crossroads Winery Milestone Series Chardonnay, Hawke’s Bay 2011
Château Moya, Castillon Côtes de Bordeaux 2009 6 bottles for £125.00
Close to Saint-Emilion and the Dordogne, Château Moya has a stunning 360 panorama view on the valley and its organic vines. David Curl, the owner of Château du Gaby in Canon-Fronsac, bought the 8 hectares of vines on clay and chalky soils in 2008 and 2009 is their very first vintage.
Elegant blend of 93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is very juicy and inviting, with deliciously ripe notes of linzer torte, blackberry and crushed plum, laced with anise and toasted spice. The lively finish stretches out nicely.
Mix Case of Legendary Bordeaux 6 bottles for £525.00
This mixed case gives you the opportunity to taste some of the finest Clarets from our cellars at a very competitive price.
These wines are definitively ready for consumption, but can also wait a few more years if you want to grow your collection at home.
1 x Château Batailley, Pauillac, 5ème Grand Cru Classé 2004
1 x Château Lynch-Bages, Pauillac, 5ème Grand Cru Classé 1988
1 x Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, Pauillac, 2ème Cru Classé 1990
1 x Le Bahans du Château Haut-Brion, Pessac-Léognan 2005
1 x La Gravette de Certan, Pomerol 1995
1 x Virginie de Valandraud, Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 1996
Juliénas Tradition, Jean-Marc Monnet 2010 6 bottles for £101.00
Domaine Chataignier Durand, owned by Jean Marc Monnet is a 10 hectare estate practicing sustainable farming methods spanning the two appellations of Julienas & Chiroubles in the higher hills of Beaujolais.
The estate has been kitted out with ultra-modern winemaking facilities ensuring wines of great purity. Julienas Tradition is a superb example of how enjoyable well-made Gamay can be.
Maranges 1er Cru La Fussière, Domaine Bachelet-Monnot 2010 6 bottles for £115.00
The lesser-known appellations of the Côte d'Or, like Maranges, are now providing some outstanding value wines, at least from the most talented Domaines. This estate was created in 2005 by two young brothers, Alex and Marc, following a re-organisation of the Bachelet family holdings in Maranges, Santenay, Chassagne and Puligny. The Bachelet brothers adopt an unforced, labour-intensive approach with all the grapes hand harvested into small cases to achieve their goals of naturally balanced and precise wines. Their aim is freshness, purity and elegance. This domaine is quickly establishing itself as one of the best estates in the Côte de Beaune. The wine presents irresistible combination of fully ripe fruit, assertive but balanced tannins, exceptional freshness, and remarkable versatility for early enjoyment or long ageing.
Côtes du Rhône Les Bateliers, Domaine Le Clos de Caveau 2011 6 bottles for £85.00
Located in Vacqueyras, Domaine Le Clos de Caveau has been producing organic wine since the late 1980s. This wine is warm and inviting, but balances delicacy with richness of fruit.
Silky and seductive with finely woven tannins, this is a fabulous Côtes du Rhône.
Bourgueil Racines, Frédéric Mabileau 2006 6 bottles for £109.00
Frédéric Mabileau operates a 27 hectare Domaine, with the majority of the vines concentrated in St Nicolas de Bourgueil, Loire Valley. ‘Racines’ is a single vineyard site made up of clay and limestone within the Bourgueil appellation. This wine is 100% organically cultivated Cabernet Franc that was harvested from vines that were planted by his grandfather with an average age of 60 years. His perfectly-ripe grapes produce soft, fleshy wines like this, full of juicy red berry flavours. Delicious with poultry or delicatessen meats.
Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Serraboella, Cigliuti 2011 6 bottles for £104.00
Cigliuti in Italy is one of the many small, family-run estates that embody the finest of the artisan traditions of Piedmont wine making. The 2011 Dolcetto d'Alba Vigna Serraboella is fresh, vibrant with plenty of varietal character. The 2011 is a floral, perfumed, medium-bodied Dolcetto to be enjoyed over the next few years.
Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2009 6 bottles for £104.00
From the Willamette Valley appellation, Oregon Pinot Noir wines consistently rate among the world's best. Firesteed aims to produce wines that are true to type with a forward and accessible character, offering great value for money. Garnet in colour with aromas of raspberries, cedar, leather and exotic spices, the wine’s berry and cherry flavours are framed by soft tannins and continue throughout its on the lingering finish.
Mix Case of New World Shiraz bottles for £117.00
Syrah in France, and the Old World; Shiraz in the New World, this is a very noble grape variety that tempts winemakers all over the world. We give you the opportunity to compare various versions from America, Australia and South-Africa, from highly prized and recognized Estates.
2 x Qupé Syrah, Central Coast 2010
2 x Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz, New South Wales 2010
2 x Journey’s End Shiraz, Stellenbosch 2007