White Wine

1. La Villa Real Macabeo, La Mancha, Spain 125ml £4.05, 175ml £5.15, 250ml £7.30, Bottle £19.90
Probably the best house white wine in Braintree - dry, fresh, crisp and easy drinking. One bottle is never enough.
2. Mavida Sauvignon, Central Valley, Chile 125ml £4.25, 175ml £5.60, 250ml £8.00, Bottle £21.40
This Chilean more than ticks all the boxes for a house Sauvignon. Top tip - look out for wines bottles at the winery not in the UK
3. Matra Hill Pinot Grigio, Hungary 125ml £4.25, 175ml £5.60, 250ml £8.00, Bottle £21.40
We selected our house Pinot from Hungary not Italy. Why? Because we can. Oh and it tastes fabulous
4. Ramier Sauvignon, Drouet Freres, France Bottle £21.50
Classic French Sauvignon and tastes like a mini Sancerre. Bring on the goats cheese
5. Privilege Chardonnay, Loire, France Bottle £22.50
Great food wine, matches nicely with scallops, pork belly, mushrooms. And yes, you do still like Chardonnay
6. Le Chevalier Georges Viognier, Pays d'Oc, France Bottle £22.95
Packed full of peaches and apricots. Not literally just one of those things that can happen with a bunch of grapes. Go on, try it and tell us we're wrong
7. Santalba Vina Hermosa Rioja Blanco , Spain Bottle £24.90
Rioja is the region and they make great whites and rosés as well as the better know reds. Dry and unoaked and really rather interesting
8. The Shy Albatross Sauvignon, Marlborough, New Zealand Bottle £25.90
Marlborough Sauvignon, enough said! More interestingly, 11 of the worlds 22 species of Albatross breed in New Zealand
9. Marcus Stein Riesling Spatlese, Mosel, Germany Bottle £28.95
For those with a sweeter tooth, also a great match with spicy Asian inspired dishes or just enjoyed in the courtyard on a hot day.
10. Tuffon Hall Amelie Bacchus, Castle Hedingham, Essex Bottle £34.25
You know we love to keep things local here at The Chophouse and this elegant little beauty has only travelled nine miles to be with us.
11. Sancerre Domaine Legros, Loire, France Half Bottle £21.00 Bottle £37.90
Hand picked grapes from thirty year old vines making text book Sancerre Blanc. It has a rich Sauvignon bouquet and crisp gooseberry fruit on the palate.
12. Tuffo Gavi di Gavi Morgassi Superiore, Italy Bottle £39.00
The Cortese grape used here often makes some really dull white wines but here is a truly outstanding exception
13. Chablis Domaine de Mauperthuis, Burgundy, France Half Bottle £21.70 Bottle £39.50
Steely and austere, but austere in a good way. Very fine Chablis
14. Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru Morgeot, Domaine Bachey-Legros, Burgundy, France Bottle £93.50
From the top rated Morgeot vineyard in Chassagne this is an exceptionally fine Chardonnay
15. Meursault-Perrieres Premier Cru, Domaine Potinet - Ampeau, Burgundy, France Bottle £137.00
It simply doesn't get any better than this.. nutty, honeyed and with outstanding length and from the great 2009 vintage

Red Wine

16. La Villa Real Tempranillo Syrah 2017, La Mancha, Spain 125ml £4.05, 175ml £5.15, 250ml £7.30, Bottle £19.90
Rustic yet modern, smooth but spicy and extremely drinkable Spanish red from the land of Don Quixote
17. Le Chevalier Georges Merlot, Pays d'Oc, France 125ml £4.20, 175ml £5.40, 250ml £7.50, Bottle £20.95
Soft and supple, sunshine filled southern French red; who doesn't enjoy a cheeky glass or two of merlot
18. Simonsig Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz, Stellenbosch, S Africa 125ml £4.50, 175ml £5.90, 250ml £8.30, Bottle £22.95
A New World classic blend is the biggest and fullest of all our reds by the glass. If you're having steak and just fancy a glass..
19. Borgate Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Italy Bottle £24.90
Hailing from Central Italy and one of Italy's most exported wines. Calling out for Mediterranean inspired food
20. Messias Douro Selection, Portugal Bottle £25.50
From the Douro Valley, the Port producing region, this full bodied red tastes like Port Lite
21. Georges Lenoir Beaujolais-Villages, Domaine de la Saigne, France Bottle £26.50
Bring on the pates, terrines and charcuterie and enjoy this soft and juicy red from the Gamay grape lightly chilled
22. Le Chevalier Georges Pinot Noir, Pays d'Oc, France Bottle £27.95
Soft and silky red from our favourite little winery near Montpellier. Anyone else for an Easyjet weekend away to pay them a visit?
23. Masseria del Gelso Brindisi Riserva, Puglia, Italy Bottle £30.50
Made from Negroamaro and Montepulciano grapes in a full spicy style with balanced tannins and deep luscious fruit.
24. Joffre e Hijas Gran Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina Bottle £31.00
Essential drinking with a Chophouse rib-eye or fillet steak, Malbec was made for meat!
25. Santalba Vina Hermosa Rioja Crianza, Spain Half Bottle £16.90 Bottle £31.25
Yes, yes, yes - textbook oaked red that shows why Rioja is loved by one and all. Sunday roast anybody?
26. Chateau Vieux Bonneau Montagne Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France Bottle £36.00
Wonderful oak aged Merlot dominated Claret from the sunniest part of Bordeaux, very fine indeed
27. Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2011, Les Garrigues de Pierrefeu, Rhone, France Half Bottle £27.00 Bottle £48.50
In the 1950's the vingerons of Chateauneuf passed a law forbidding flying saucers to land in their vineyards. This is an exquisite Chateauneuf-du-Pape, enough said
28. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico Lenotti, Veneto, Italy Bottle £85.50
You will never drink ordinary Valpolicella again after trying this supercharged dried grape classic
29. Barolo Cerviano Marziano Abbona, Piemonte, Italy Bottle £106.00
The Abbona family are among the best producers in Barolo and this Nebbiolo really proves it
30. Gevrey-Chambertin Clos des Varoilles 1er Cru, Domaine des Varoilles, Burgundy, France Bottle £145.00
From a tiny walled vineyard which Varoilles own in its' entirety, this is simply sublime Pinot Noir

Rose Wine

31. Finesse Syrah Grenache Rosé, Pays d'Oc, France 125ml £3.95, 175ml £5.00, 250ml £7.10, Bottle £19.50
Southern French sun kissed dry rosé with a complimentary butterfly with every bottle, perhaps an Adonis Blue
32. Jean de la Roche Rosé d’Anjou Prestige, Loire, France 125ml £4.75, 175ml £6.75, 250ml £9.00, Bottle £23.90
Medium sweet pink and only 10.5% alcohol so you can safely drink two bottles, we do promote sensible drinking at Chop though
33. Matra Hill Pinot Grigio Blush, Hungary Bottle £22.95
Insanely fashionable style of rosé and each bottle bought earns you a stamp towards your Essex passport
34. Tuffon Hall Beatrice Pinot Noir Rosé, Castle Hedingham, Essex Bottle £31.70
Top, top, top quality wine - has won Best Anglian Rosé for the last three years and this vintage is a shoo in for the award again we reckon

Sparkling Wine & Champagne

35. Prosecco Tallero, Italy (Quarter bottles) Bottle £8.90
Little mini bottles of fizz. Top tip - always keep one of these in your pocket for emergencies.
36. Veuve de Lalande Sec Rosé, France Bottle £28.50
Frivolous and fun off dry pink fizz that always puts a smile on the face of whoever is drinking it. Try it and see!
37. Prosecco Beato Bartolomeo Breganze, Italy Bottle £29.50
Welcome to the ubiquitous section of the of the wine list. It's Prosecco, it's pretty decent and you're thirsty, why not?
38. Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel Brut, Western Cape, S Africa Bottle £42.00
The first winery in South Africa to make a Champagne method sparkler and still the best in our humble opinion. Dare we say a vastly better choice than Prosecco?
39. Tuffon Hall Classic Cuvée Brut, Castle Hedingham, Essex Bottle £48.50
These English sparklers have the vignerons of Champagne quaking in their boots, so much so that some have begun planting vines in our country.
40. Tuffon Hall Charlotte Sparkling Rosé, Castle Hedingham, Essex Bottle £54.50
Pink version of the above and gives Laurent Perrier Rosé a run for it's money. Named Charlotte after the wine makers daughter, or was it the potatoes?
41. Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne, France Bottle £69.00
Our favourite Grande Marque Fizz from one of the last independent and family run Champagne houses.
42. Pommery Brut Royal Champagne, France Bottle £75.00
In the 19th century, Madame Pommery requested the cellar master, Victor Lambert, to create the first vintage 'brut' in the history of Champagne.
43. Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV Champagne, France Bottle £79.00
Founded in 1849, Pol Roger is blended from 30 still wines and spends 3 years in the deep cellars under Épernay.
44. Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut NV, France Bottle £99.00
A favourite with many Champagne connoisseurs.
45. Champagne Dom Perignon 2009, France Bottle £215.00
Really rather pleasant. Lenny Kravitz is their creative director and photographer btw.
46. Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Bottle £290.00
The perfect fizz for celebrations, Cristal is rich and indulgent and will get even better if left to mature further

Of course, no meal is complete without the perfect drink to accompany it. At The Chophouse, we offer a superb array of wines, including several grown in Essex’s own vineyards. As well as our house wine list, which consists of 50 carefully curated bottles, we also offer a unique and extraordinary Specials list, courtesy of our partners at Peter Watts Wines:

“All our wines are produced and bottled in the country where the grapes are grown.

In order to maintain the utmost quality, it is best that the producer is responsible for all aspects of wine growing and bottling.

In order to save costs, many lower quality wines are now imported in large plastic balloons and bottled in the UK with a heavier addition of sulphites and other chemicals. We do not offer any UK bottled wines on our list, except of course the excellent Tuffon Hall wines, which are produced from vineyards here in Essex.

The wines on our list have been selected from many hundreds so we are totally confident you will be pleased with these outstanding wines.”

Peter Watts, Peter Watts Wines