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

 

Prosecco Superiore, Giavi, Conegliano Valdobbiadene, DOCG, 2018
Brilliant pale yellow with greenish hues. Very fine and persistent perlage. Aromas of apple, pear and white flowers that complement notes of honey and chamomile. On the palate it is refreshing, balanced and smooth. Harvested by hand, the quality of the resulting wine is high, full of purity and freshness of fruit, making this very much a boutique wine.
125ml £7.50
Bottle £32.00

Marchese Antinori, Franciacorta Cuvée Royale, NV, Italy

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.
125ml £8.60
Bottle £47.00

Grande Reserve, Premier Cru, Pierre Mignon, Champagne, NV, France

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.
125ml £9.95
Bottle £54.00

Camel Valley English Sparkling, 2017

A fresh and fruity English sparkling wine perfect for all celebrations. With English hedgerow scents and a touch of honey on the palate ending in a creamy finish.
Bottle £60.00

Blanc de Blanc, Grand Cru, Pierre Mignon, Champagne, NV, France

Pierre Mignon produces stylish Champagnes with a fresh, vibrant character, all of the wines are made within their own cellars where attention to detail and quality is paramount. Made from 100% Chardonnay, pale gold in colour with a delicate bead of bubbles. Aromas of pear, citrus fruit lead on to exotic fruits, then soft buttery and caramel notes with a hint of toast.
Bottle £65.00

WHITES

 

Catarratto, Palazzo del Mare, Sicily, 2019
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.
175ml £5.30
250ml £7.00
Bottle £20.00

Chardonnay, Montsable, IGP Pays d’Oc, France, 2019
A great match for fish. Seductive scents of blossom and cinnamon spice250ml £7.50with a mix of pears, peach and honey. A very classy Chardonnay!
175ml £5.90
250ml £7.50
Bottle £22.75

Grenache Blanc, Celler de Capçanes, Sense Cap, Spain, 2019

Sense cap meaning – without head, care free, happy go lucky. This is a lovely seductive wine with flavours of peach, pear and mango with hints of flowers and herbs: creamy and soft with a crispy fresh finish.
Bottle £24.50

Viognier, Mont Rocher, Vieilles Vignes, France, 2019

A haunting honeysuckle and apricot aroma. Rich, almost unctuous palate that is somehow still dry, tangy and refreshing.
175ml £6.10
250ml £8.00
Bottle £24.95

Pecorino Biologico, Feudo Antico, IGP, Italy, 2019

Dry, crisp and full flavoured, with a bouquet of flowers and pleasant ripe fruit finish. Perfect with seafood and salads.
Bottle £25.25

Grillo, Bianco Maggiore, Cantine Rallo, Sicily, 2018

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.
Bottle £26.75

Fiano, Produttori di Manduria, Zin, Puglia, Italy, 2019

A fully loaded dry white wine packed with intense sweet apple, pear perfume, peaches and soft orange flora. Perfect for fish and shellfish but also very versatile.
Bottle £28.00

Pinot Gris, Stoney Range, Sherwood Estate, New Zealand, 2019

The palate is light bodied, smooth, very refreshing with a lingering sweet finish. Extended lees contact gives this wine aromatic spice, flavours of poached pear and honeysuckle on the finish.
175ml £7.10
250ml £9.60
Bottle £28.50

Muscadet sue lie, Domaine des Herbauges, La Roche Blanche, France, 2019
A charming, full-bodied Muscadet that expresses beautiful minerality, honey and grapefruit notes. The palate is punctuated by flattering lemon with a light crisp finish. The perfect partner to seafood..
Bottle £29.50

Albarino, Bouza do Rei Lagar de Bouza, Spain, 2019

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.
175ml £8.00
250ml £10.20
Bottle £30.50

Sauvignon Blanc, Zephyr, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2020

Referring to himself humbly as the janitor, Ben Glover creates wines from his own vineyards in the renowned Marlborough sub region of Dillon’s Point. The wine has a lovey Citrus focussed palate with quenching acidity and elegance and on the nose, ginger, g reen apple and crisp highlights of lime. 2020 is the first vintage where this single vineyard Sauvignon Banc will be certified organic and is also Vegan friendly.
175ml £8.20
250ml £10.70
Bottle £32.00

Alice Verdeca, Produttori Di Manduria, Italy, 2019

Straw yellow in colour, the nose shows aromatic white flowers mixed with citrus notes as well as pear and pineapple. Dry on the palate this is fresh and mineral like.
175ml £8.70
250ml £11.20
Bottle £34.00

Sancerre Blanc, Domaine Picard, Loire, France, 2018

Another world classic from the Loire Valley.This comesfrom a small family producer. The nose is bright but gentle with hints of orange blossom. This is backed up by a robust body and structure.
Bottle £42.50

Chablis, Domaine Michaut Freres, France, 2019
Bernard Michaut provides us with this stunning, fresh vibrant Chablis. The winery is located in Biene close to Chablis, built on the classic soil of the region, kimmeridgien, underpinning the 60 hectares of vineyards. These wines show great typicity, steely acidity, plenty of fruit with that unmistakeable note of flinty “terroir”.
Bottle £47.00

ROSÉ

 

Grenache Rosé, Mont Rocher, Vieilles Vignes, France, 2019
This is a dry pale pink rosé with soft red berry fruits, strawberry and raspberry flavours, supported by deliciously fresh acidity.
175ml £6.10
250ml £8.00
Bottle £24.95

Domaine La Grande Bauquière, B By La Grande Bauquière, Côtes de Provence Rosé, France, 2020

A lovely salmon pink colour, the red berries on the nose lead into a very appealing, ‘more-ish’ wine that is rich in fruit yet delicately balanced by a lovely lemon freshness on the finish.
Bottle £32.00
Magnum £62.00

REDS

 

Palazzo del Mare Rosso, Sicily, Italy, 2019
Bags of ripe, plummy fruit, hints of spice and liquorice, red and cherry fruits, this wine is deliciously supple and juicy. The perfect partner for a variety of dishes.
175ml £5.30
250ml £7.00
Bottle £20.00

Pinot Noir,Calusari,ViileTimisului, Romania, 2019

Not easy to find good value Pinot Noir these days! This one comes from an old vineyard in the Romanian mountains and offers all that you might be looking for -strawberry and cherry fruit, spiciness with an elegant finish. Seafood friendly.
175ml £5.80
250ml £7.50
Bottle £22.75

Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Feudo Antico, DOP, Italy, 2018

Feudo Antico pride themselves in their Magis certified winery, championing organic wines and sustainability. Coming from vines with well established and ancient roots, this is a robust red with a big persona, big aromas and bold fruit, finished off with elegant spice.
175ml £6.30
250ml £8.50
Bottle £25.00

Tempranillo, Bodegas Manzanos,Rioja, Spain, 2018

Rioja as it should be – very much medium bodied with wild berry fruit, a bit of spice from oak. There is a reason why this is one of the most popular red wine styles.
175ml £7.10
250ml £9.20
Bottle £27.75

Malbec, Man Meets Mountain, Mendoza, Argentina, 2019

This is the “big boy” – the full on, rich, spicy, fruity wine from the beautiful slopes from under the Andes. Most structured and full wine on our list – great with steak.
175ml £7.50
250ml £9.60
Bottle £28.50

Pinot Noir, Zephyr Wines, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2018

Pure elegance in the bottle. If you are a red Burgundy lover, you will enjoy this wine. It comes from the cool vineyards of Marlborough. Pinot with Light colour but intense flavours!
Bottle £36.00

DESSERT

 

Pedro Ximinez, Casa del Inca, Equipo Navazos, Spain 2017
The perfect partner to vanilla ice cream, caramel and chocolate desserts!
75ml £7.85

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.
75ml £7.85
37.5cl Bottle £23.00