Wine List

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At RIVER HOUSE we believe in using the very best in seasonal Scottish produce, which means showcasing what we think to be the best drink for the menu: wine.

The selection has been chosen to feature the best wines for the job, with a large selection of wines by the glass, with a particular focus on seafood friendly wines.

This wine list is an ever-changing collection that will evolve with the seasons and with the menus.

The crew are here to help you discover new favourites. If you fancy trying something new please don’t hesitate to ask for our advice. Or you can trust in our dedicated research and take a punt, as we love it all.

 

SPARKLING WINES

 

Lessini Durello, Cielo e Terra, Veneto, Italy, n/v
An elegant sparkling wines from the hills of Lessinia between Verona and Vicenza. Citrus and gently floral aromas lead to a very fresh and zippy palate with crisp green apple and lightly honeyed characters. Lighter than its Prosecco cousin, this refreshing fizz made from the hand-picked Durella grape makes a delicious start to any meal!.
Bottle £34.00 | 125ml £7.95

Marchese Antinori, Franciacorta Cuvée Royale, Italy, n/v
Superb traditional method sparkling from the Antinori stable, crisp apple fruit with lemony finesse, has acquired subtle richness and perfect tiny bubbles from extended time on the lees. A blend of 78% Chardonnay, 12% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Blanc.
Bottle £52.00  | 125ml £9.50

Grande Reserve, Premier Cru, Pierre Mignon, Champagne, France, n/v
A crisp, well balanced champagne with citrus hints on the nose overlaid with touches of brioche. The palate is fresh, clean and lively with a creamy mousse and long finish.
Bottle £59.00  | 125ml £10.75

Classic Cuvée, Roebuck Estate, West Sussex, England, 2016
An absolutely elegant and structured example of modern English Sparkling from traditional grapes and methods. Citrus fruit and baked apples are layered with a toasty richness and hint of truffle. Produced from grapes in the heart of the South Downs, this is a lovely treat for any occasion..
Bottle £75.00  | 125ml £12.75

Blanc de Blanc, Drapier, Champagne, France, n/v
The House of Champagne Drappier has always cultivated its originality, and this Blanc de Blanc is a salute to this passion and conviction for uniqueness. Chardonnay holds 95% of the Cuvée Blanc Vrai (True White), a synonym for Pinot Blanc. The aromatic bouquet opens with fresh stone fruit aromas that evoke sweet peach and William pear, outlined by elegant floral scents. Chalky minerality of the terroir expresses itself through its frank, lively attack finished with generous flavours of tasty, indulgent biscuit notes. A Blanc de Blancs of rare finesse.
Bottle £85.00

WHITES

 

Catarratto, Palazzo del Mare, Sicily, 2020
An abundance of tropical peach and pineapple aromas leap out of the glass. These flavours continue onto the palate joined by lovely ripe pear and lots of acidity to balance the ripe fruit.
Bottle £23.00

Macabeo, Old Vine, Entero, Manchuela, Spain
A lovely, refreshing number from the high-altitude hills of Manchuela. Familiar peachy notes and ripe citrus flavours, with a light body and uncomplicated joy.
175ml £6.10   |  250ml £8.50  |  Bottle £24.75

Chardonnay, Montsable, IGP Pays d’Oc, France, 2020
A great match for fish. Seductive scents of blossom and cinnamon spice with a mix of pears, peach and honey. A very classy Chardonnay!
175ml £6.50  |   250ml £9.00  |  Bottle £26.25

Terras Lusas Branco, Adega de Redondo, Alentejo, Portugal, 2021
One of Portugal’s most impressive and dynamic cooperatives, founded by a a group of 14 farmers who commit to quality with local varietals. With ripe tropical flavours and gripping minerality, Alentejo is a region to know.
175ml £6.65  |  250ml £9.25  |  Bottle £27.00

Muscadet Sur Lie, Domaine des Herbauges, Loire, France, 2022
What is the loveliest pairing with oysters of any kind? This beauty from the Atlantic Coast. Picked from 45 year-old vines on rocky schist soils and pebbles, Herbauges presents striking acidity, intriguing minerality, and a textured and refreshing wine.
175ml £7.50  |  250ml £9.95  |  Bottle £29.50

Fiano, Produttori di Manduria, Zin, Puglia, Italy, 2021
A fully-loaded dry white wine packed with intense sweet apple, pear perfume, peaches and soft orange florals. Perfect for fish and shellfish but also very versatile.
175ml £8.10   |  250ml £11.25  |  Bottle £33.25

Faugères Blanc, Mas Olivier, Coteaux-du-Languedoc, France, 2022
In 1959 Mas Olivier had a vision to create high-quality wines in hills facing the Mediterranean sea at 300 metres above sea level. The heat of long summers, balanced by spring and autumn rainfall bring expressive and harmonious notes of ripe melon, orange blossom and lively citrus.
175ml £8.70  |  250ml £11.85  |  Bottle £35.25

Albariño, Bouza do Rei Lagar de Bouza, Spain, 2022
Aromas of ripe citrus fruit crushed flowers and underlying minerality give way to A fresh, crisp palate of lemon zest, fresh lime, stone fruits and notes of flint soil. Spain’s most famous white wine, especially pairing with seafood.
175ml £8.85  |  250ml £12.00  |  Bottle £35.75

Grillo, Bianco Maggiore, Cantine Rallo, Sicily, 2022
Full of rich structure and coastal personality. A heady mix of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruits, this is well rounded and complex with a long mineral finish. Perfect with Mediterranean seafood stews.
175ml £8.85  |  250ml £12.00  |  Bottle £36.25

Sauvignon Blanc, Iona, Elgin, South Africa, 2023
Beautiful fruit purity of limes and ripe gooseberry, with tropical, floral and fine herbal notes, ruby grapefruit and white pear drop on the finish. This is a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc – vibrant, mineral, elegant, balanced and delicate, with a long, layered and complex finish.
175ml £8.95  |  250ml £12.35  |  Bottle £36.75

Gavi di Gavi, Mille951, Piedmont, Italy, 2021
Produttori del Gavi overlooks the historic Gavi fortress and have been making wine for over 65 years in territory ideal for organically growing the native Cortese grape. Fresh and easy to drink with subtle almond flavours. Harmonious and balanced with pear and apricot-flavour intensity, and fresh acidity that sings throughout.
Bottle £37.25

Sancerre, Moulin les Lys, Domaine Reverdy Ducroux, Loire, France, 2021
A world classic from clay and limestone soils in the village of Verdigny, one of the best sites in the Loire Valley. Laurent is the 14th generation to head the Domaine, and works in meticulous sustainable practices. While the nose is bright with herbs and citrus, but gentle with hints of stone fruit, the finish is backed up by a robust body and mineral structure.
Bottle £49.75

Chablis, Domaine Michaut Freres, France, 2020
Bernard Michaut provides us with this stunning, fresh and vibrant Chablis. The winery is located in Biene close to Chablis, built on the classic kimmeridgian soil of the region. These wines show great typicity, steely acidity, plenty of fruit with that unmistakable note of flinty “terroir”.
Bottle £52.00

Rully, Maison Chanzy, Burgundy, France, 2019
Grapes sourced from the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, Chardonnay’s ancestral home, is an absolute stand-out of a wine. The bouquet showcases the limestone and clay soils, and develop with striking complexity on the palate. Each glass is more lovely than the one before.
Bottle £62.00

Chassagne-Montrachet, Domaine Pillot, Burgundy, 2021
With a superb collection of vineyards and a modern winemaking facility on the edge of the village, Laurent Pillot’s wines are of an excellent quality. This Chassagne-Montrachet is sourced from some of the best sites in Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune and promises great finesse on the nose. The palate is warming and sultry, concentrated and balanced with white fruit and peach carried by discreet oak notes. The underlying minerality shines through an amazing length on the finish.
Bottle £85.00

ROSÉ

 

Rosado, Finca Manzanos, Rioja, Spain 2022
Garnacha and Tempranillo blend beautifully from this 4th Generation family winery.The grapes are hand-harvested from the estate vineyards in October to encourage medium-bodied, fruit-driven wine with lovely strawberry and watermelon freshness. A dry, wintertime rosé indeed!
175ml £7.25  |  250ml £9.75  |  Bottle £27.95

REDS

 

Palazzo del Mare Rosso, Sicily, Italy, 2020
Bags of ripe, plummy fruit, hints of spice and liquorice, red and cherry fruits, this wine is deliciously supple and juicy. A perfect partner for a variety of dishes.
Bottle £23.25

Pinot Noir, Calusari, Viile Timisului, Romania, 2020
A familiar grape varietal from perhaps a less familiar place, this Pinot comes from an old vineyard in the Romanian mountains and offers strawberry and cherry fruit, spiciness with an elegant finish. Everything you’d expect from a classic, and seafood-friendly.
175ml £6.10  |  250ml £8.50  |  Bottle £24.75

Tempranillo, Ignacio Marin, Aragón, Spain, 2020
Tempranillo as it should be: medium- bodied with wild berry fruit, fresh fig and plum and a bit of spice from oak. There is a reason why this is one of the most popular red wine styles.
175ml £7.40  |  250ml £9.65  |  Bottle £28.25

Malbec, Manos Negras, Mendoza, Argentina, 2020
This is the “big boy” – the full on, rich, spicy, fruity wine from the beautiful slopes under the Andes. High-altitude vineyards help to maintain fresh acidity, and a little more elegance than most Malbecs out there, but with that undeniable dark fruits layered with fine oak. As always, great with steak.
175ml £8.75  |  250ml £11.65  |  Bottle £34.50

Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Le Revêur, Guillaume Gonnet, France, 2020
Energetic and charismatic, Guillaume Gonnet is not your average Rhône winemaker. His curiousity led to working in Australian and New Zealand wine regions, and his boundary-challenging approach to work exclusively biodynamically and organically were lessons learned from the New World. The wine is cherry-fleshy, ripe and finishes with impressive forest floor sweetness, rounded out by peppery tannins.
Bottle £35.50

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore, DOC, Biscardo, Mabis, Veneto, Italy
Amarone’s younger cousin that ticks all the boxes! Traditionally the ripasso process re-ferments skins and must from prior Amarone production, and Biscardo brothers Maurizio and Martino also incorporate sun-dried grapes to add sugar, strength, and complexity while maintaining fresh balance. A brilliant wine after dinner…and with cheese!
Bottle £39.50

DESSERT

 

Moscato d’Asti, Pian Centive, Tenuta Olim Bauda , DOCG, Italy, 2018
This semi-sparkling wine is made from 100% Moscato Bianco grapes. Golden apples, pineapple and honey aromas with a palate which is fresh and fragrant.
125ml £8.25  |  37.5cl bottle £23.00

Pedro Ximinez, Colosia, Bodegas Gutierrez, Spain, n/v
Naturally sweet and dark in color with aromas of caramelised raisins and molasses, with an intense finish. The perfect partner to vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate desserts!
70ml £5.75  |  37.5cl bottle £29.95

Branco Colheita, Tardia Late Harvest Quinta da Alorna, Tejo, Portugal 2017
A light, sweet delight from Central Portugal, the River Tejo provides the perfect micro climate to keep yields lower than other regions in Portugal so Quinta da Alorna can properly showcase the quality of the vineyards and wines. Apple crunchiness and tropical vibrancy, this pairs with any fruity dessert, or crème brûlée.
70ml £6.50  |  375.cl bottle £35.00