Wine Club

Wine Club

Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel Wine Club

Following on from our wine study, trips to vineyards and numerous wine tastings, the Penmaenuchaf Hall Wine Club is going from strength to strength.

We currently have 3 cases on offer:

  • The Spanish Collection
  • South African Tour Case
  • Around the World Case

THE SPANISH CONNECTION
12 bottles, two of each wine. (Unless shown) £80.00 per case (including VAT) plus £9.95 postage and packing (any number of cases) or collect when you next visit Penmaenuchaf Hall. All wines available separately in cases of 12.

Caño, Bodega Vina Bajoz, DO Toro, Spain. 2003 13.5% Vol.
Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) and Garnacha together make this easy drinking wine from the Toro region of Spain. Situated on a high plain above the Duero river, it is hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Modern methods combined with enthusiastic farmers and a young team of keen winemakers ensure an excellent product.

Escobera Crianza, Jumilla, DO Valencia, Spain. 2001 13.5% Vol.
From the east of Spain next door to the massive area of La Mancha. Extremely hot summers, so careful husbandry is required. Wines from this region have improved immensely over the last decade, with huge sums of money being invested in the vineyards and cellars. Made from Monastrell and Syrah. The wine is rich and intense with cooked fruit aromas, notes of vanilla and smoke come from the oak ageing. (1 bottle)

Vina Bajoz, Ovacion, Rueda, DO Spain. 2003 13.5% vol.
Made from 100% Verdejo, a grape native to Rueda. Situated just south of Valladolid. One of the best white grapes in Spain and here where the vineyards are up to 900 metres high and are cool and damp it produces an intense fruit driven crisp wine with excellent acidity and a long finish . Drink at any time.

Casa de la Ermita, Jumilla, DO Murcia, Spain. 2003 14% Vol.
Inland from Alicante in the Carche Valley, a protected natural park. High temperatures in summer and down to freezing level in winter, very dry with poor soil, perfect for vine cultivation. 100% Monastrell, garnet in colour. Full bodied with blackberries and liquorice, Soft mature tannins and a long finish. Great with casseroles and game. Made from organically grown grapes.

Martius Negre, Montsant, DO Falset-Marca, Spain. 2003 13.5% Vol.
Two hours drive south of Barcelona nestling in the hills adjacent to the famous Priorat area, lies the co-operative of Falset Marca. With a free hand with varietals they have come up with a wine that appeals to the modern consumer. Grenache, Carignan Syrah and Tempranillo is the mix. An intense vibrant colour with perfumed red fruits, spice and some vanilla oak. A full bodied palate with sweet ripe tannins and balanced acidity.

Criadores, Monte Clavijo, Rioja, DOCG Spain. 2004 11.5% Vol
A rosé wine from the well respected Rioja area. 100% Garnacha. Delicate red fruit aromas and dry crisp red fruit flavours. Simple well made refreshing rosé, best with fish, pasta or on its own. (1 bottle)

Bodega Mustiguillo, Mestizaje, Utiel Requena, Spain. 2003 13.5% Vol
It is Antonio Sarron’s goal to make Mustiguillo one of Spain’s top estates and he is well on his way, since his debut in 2000. This wine is made from 50% Bobal, the other 50% is a cocktail of Garnacha, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo. Aged in barrique for eight months prior to bottling.

SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR CASE
12 bottles, two of each wine. (Unless shown) £90.00 per case (including VAT) plus £9.95 postage and packing (any number of cases) or collect when you next visit Penmaenuchaf Hall. All wines available separately in cases of 12.

La Petite Ferme, Sauvignon Blanc, Franschhoek, South Africa. 2003 12.5% vol.
Coming from a “restaurant with vineyard”, this boutique winery produces small quantities of wine mainly to supply the restaurant in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. There is a lot of French influence in the area. Try this superb grassy Sauvignon Blanc. Great at any time.

Kloovenburg, Chardonnay, Swartland, South Africa. 2003 14.5% vol.
Small family run vineyards set in the Swartland region. Old World style Chardonnay with elegant butter lime notes, great elegance, balance and length. Food friendly wine with a touch of oak.

Jordan, Chenin Blanc, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 2003 14% vol.
Family run winery established for only 10 years situated in the Stellenbosch region. The Jordan family’s total involvement has lead to this winery’s phenomenal success. The Chenin Blanc is from mature vines, barrel fermented for 6 months on the lees. Spicy, peachy/pear flavours and waxy texture. Will improve with cellaring

Graham Beck, Pinotage, Coastal Region, South Africa. 2003 14% Vol.
A large concern but the Graham Beck wineries have won the reputation for being one of the most astute yet quality driven operations on the Cape. This Pinotage from the Franschhoek winery is made from hand picked grapes, made in open fermenters and matured in oak, gives a ripe cherry and tropical fruit nose and spicy fruity flavours. A good balance and fine finish (one bottle)

Springfield Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Robertson, South Africa. 2002 14% vol.
An Estate Wine is the highest echelon of vineyards in South Africa. It means that the actual vineyard is a recognised area. Only grapes from that area can be used in the wine. This wholeberry wine is made without crushing the grapes to produce a soft velvety wine with varietal characteristics and a smooth finish.

Jordan, Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 2003 14% Vol.
This Bordeaux mix has a little Cabernet Franc in it. The wine has quite assertive qualities. It is rich with berry flavours and soft ripe tannins. Barrel maturation has added some spicy complexity. Will keep till 2007.

Graham Beck, Brut, Chardonnay/Pinot Noir, Robertson, South Africa. 13% Vol.
A Champagne mix of grapes make Graham Beck sparkling wines one of the Cape’s real delights. Made with tremendous skill and finesse this sparkling wine is more than a match for most lower priced Champagnes. (one bottle).

AROUND THE WORLD CASE
12 bottles, two of each wine. (Unless shown) £85.00 per case (including VAT) plus £9.95 postage and packing (any number of cases) or collect when you next visit Penmaenuchaf Hall. All wines available separately in cases of 12.

Pieropan, Soave Classico, Veneto, Italy.2002, 12.% vol.
Nino Pieropan is a perfectionist and as a result his white wines are outstanding. This Soave Classico is not a run of the mill Soave. It has lovely perfume and good acidity. It is easy drinking at any time with or without food. (1 Bottle)

Laroche. Chablis, France. 2001 12.5% Vol
South east of Paris lies the area and town of Chablis set in a hollow surrounded by hills. From here is produced one of the most famous wines in the world. Made from Chardonnay grapes grown on limestone and clay this wine is full of minerals. It is well balanced, full and typical of its reputation. Laroche is one of the longest established and most respected of producers but is also at the cutting edge of innovation. (I Bottle)

Jordan, Chardonnay, Stellenbosch South Africa. 2003, 14% vol.
This close knit and dedicated family of wine makers are producing wine of excellent quality all from grapes grown in their own vineyard. This medal winning Chardonnay is fermented and matured in small French oak barrels. It has a ripe intense toasty, creamy mouthfeel complemented by fresh fruit, lime-chalky qualities. Compare to the Chablis.

Escobera Monastrell-Syrah, Jumilla, Spain. 2001. 13.5% Vol.
It is a hot dry climate in South East Spain with poor rocky soils. This ensures that the grapes ripen fully. Careful winemaking procedures are required to produce good wine with a balance of fruit, tannin and acidity. This wine has ripe and spicy perfumes and full rich fruit on the palate.

Wynns Coonawarra Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, South Australia 2000 13.5% Vol.
From the oldest established winery in Coonawarra with the first vines being planted in 1891 comes this excellent Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine of the excellent 2000 vintage is showing typical minty, spicy characters on the nose followed by rich stone fruit and tobacco on the palate with a long smooth finish. The wine will keep and improve. It is also worth decanting as there may be some naturally forming sediment. (I Bottle)

Paul Jaboulet Aine, Cote du Ventoux, Les Traverses, France 2000 13% Vol. 
From the Southern Rhone on the steps of Ventoux Mountain. This fairly powerful wine is well balanced with ripe spicy berry flavours and light tannins a round lively wine ready for drinking now after being cellared here at Penmaenuchaf Hall

Jordan, Merlot, Stellenbosch, South Africa. 2002 14.5% Vol.
Prestigous wines from a neat winery. The Jordan Merlot has stony mineral characters with lots of plum fruit seasoned with spice and clean oak. Soft, ripe tannin finish.

Staatlicher Hofkeller Wurzburg, Franconia, Germany. 2003 12% Vol.
From the Franken region this revelation of German wine is scented and soft yet crisp making it eminently appealing and drinkable. A blend of 65% Kerner, 30% Muller-Thurgau and 5% Scheurebe the grapes are carefully selected from the ripest on the estate. The cellars are beneath the UNESCO– listed residence of the Upper Bavarian Prince Bishops who have produced Franken wine for centuries. (1 Bottle)

To place your order telephone 01341 422129 or email wine@penhall.co.uk
We will be pleased to help you.