White Wine

1. La Villa Real Macabeo 2017, La Mancha, Spain 125ml £3.95, 175ml £5.00, 250ml £7.10, Bottle £19.50
Made with only the best Macabeo grapes. Dry with a hint of tropical fruits and apples on the nose and palate.
2. Cape Hangklip Sauvignon 2017, Western Cape, South Africa 125ml £4.15, 175ml £5.50, 250ml £7.70, Bottle £20.95
A wonderful full Sauvignon with a pleasant crisp bite and hints of green apples on the nose. Long and refreshing finish.
3. Pinot Grigio 2017, Matra Hill, Hungary 125ml £4.15, 175ml £5.50, 250ml £7.70, Bottle £20.95
A refreshing fruity flavoured Pinot Grigio, clean and fresh with a slight spiciness on the tongue.
4. Sauvignon 2017, Comte de la Boisserie, France Bottle £21.50
An excellent, clean, uncomplicated dry wine made from pure Sauvignon grapes.
5. Privilege Chardonnay 2016, Loire, France Bottle £21.95
This Chardonnay has a yellow and very light green colour with an intense floral nose with hints of ripe fruit and brioche It is balanced and round with a light oak finish.
6. Viognier 2017, Chevalier Georges, Southern France NEW Bottle £22.95
An intensely aromatic wine which has notes of peaches and guava on the nose. Not quite dry and with a crisp finish
7. Vina Hermosa Blanco 2016, Bodegas Santalba, Rioja, Spain Bottle £24.50
A superb example of white Rioja made using 100% Viura grapes. Dry with a long smooth finish.
8 Krover Nacktarsch Riesling Spatlese 2015, Mosel, Germany Bottle £28.95
Light medium well balanced with plenty of bite, a delicious Riesling. Perfect with any food with a touch of spice.
9. Anchorage Sauvignon 2017, Nelson, New Zealand Bottle £28.95
Crisp and elegant with strong flavours of passion fruit and the cleansing acidity of grapefruit. The flavours are intense and mouth-filling.
10. Tuffon Hall Bacchus 2016, Castle Hedingham, Essex NEW Bottle £33.50
Originally a German grape variety that the UK has made into a style all of their own. This example from just down the road is dry and refreshing with a crisp green apple flavour. We were very impressed with this in tastings and just had to put it on the list!
11. Chablis 2016/17, Domaine de Mauperthuis, Burgundy, France Half Bottle £21.20 Bottle £38.50
This little domaine in the village of Prehy makes great austere Chablis in the traditional drier style.
12. Sancerre 2016/17, Domaine Legros, Loire, France Half Bottle £20.75 Bottle £37.50
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.
13. Gavi di Gavi 2016, Morgassi Superiore, Piemonte, Italy Bottle £38.50
A fine example of one of Italy’s best white wines. Lots of flavour and a smooth pleasant finish. Made with Cortese grapes.
14. Chassagne Montrachet Premier Cru 2012, “Morgeot”, Domaine Bachey-Legros, Burgundy, France Bottle £93.50
Exceptionally fine white Burgundy from the top-rated “Morgeot” vineyard.
15. Meursault “Les Perrieres” Premier Cru 2009, Domaine Potinet - Ampeau, Burgundy, France Bottle £137.00
For lovers of old white Burgundy this is a typically deep yellow, honeyed example from the finest vineyard in Meursault. One of this region’s finest estates specialising in mature old vintages.

Red Wine

16. La Villa Real Tempranillo Syrah 2017, La Mancha, Spain 125ml £3.95, 175ml £5.00, 250ml £7.10, Bottle £19.50
A luscious soft red from La Mancha, supple red fruits and a fantastic finish.
17. Merlot 2017, Comte de la Boisserie, France 125ml £4.20, 175ml £5.40, 250ml £7.50, Bottle £20.95
A deliciously fruity red with the power of Grenache grapes combined with the silky smoothness of Merlot.
18. Simonsig Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Shiraz 2016 125ml £4.50, 175ml £5.90, 250ml £8.30, Bottle £22.95
Stellenbosch, South Africa. A great combination of these two classic grapes made in a full bodied style from one of the Capes’ top estates.
19. Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2016, Borgate, Italy Bottle £24.50
A deep ruby, but not heavy red, made from Montepulciano grapes.
20. Beaujolais Villages 2017, Domaine la Saigne, Beaujolais, France Bottle £25.75
A soft and typically jammy Beaujolais made from 100% Gamay grapes from a very fine small domaine. Served chilled.
21. Douro Tinto 2014/15, Messias, Portugal NEW Bottle £25.00
This superb wine is made from Port grapes! It retains that full fruit style that is so loved about Port but without the kick of the brandy. Great with a steak!
22. Brindisi Riserva 2015, Masseria del Gelso, Puglia, Italy Bottle £29.95
Made from Negroamaro and Montepulciano grapes in a full spicy style with balanced tannins and deep luscious fruit.
23. Joffre Gran Malbec 2016, Lujan de Cuyo, Argentina NEW Bottle £29.95
This Malbec is a beautiful example of harmony between succulent ripe fruits and soft tannins. 12 months in oak barrels
24. Vina Hermosa Crianza 2015, Bodegas Santalba, Rioja, Spain Half Bottle 16.60 Bottle £30.75
A bodega with a fine reputation for its wines. Vanilla overtones from 18 months in casks.
25. Anchorage Estate Pinot Noir Reserve 2016/17, Nelson, New Zealand Bottle £33.75
This wine balances an old world style with New Zealands new world fruit components. From a great Nelson estate.
26. Chateau Vieux Bonneau 2014, Montagne Saint Emilion, Bordeaux, France Bottle £35.00
The best Claret we found in the village of Montagne. A deep plummy cask aged Merlot based wine.
27. Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2011, Les Garrigues de Pierrefeu, Rhone, France Half Bottle £26.50 Bottle £47.50
A mature example of the southern Rhone’s best wine. Soft, rounded and very full.
28. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2012, Lenotti, Veneto, Italy Bottle £85.50
This is a dry, warm, full bodied wine whose flavours and scents are accentuated by its very long ageing and the intensity of the grapes produced from the dried grapes.
29. Barolo “Cerviano” 2004, Abbona, Piemonte, Italy Bottle £105.00
One of the Abbona family’s best wines from the great Cerviano vineyard. Made from Nebbiolo grapes and wonderfully long and full.
30. Gevrey Chambertin Premier Cru 2012, Clos des Varoilles, Domaine des Varoilles, Burgundy, France Bottle £125.00
Very fine full-bodied Burgundy. Clos des Varoilles is one of the best Premier Cru Vineyards in Gevrey Chambertin and is entirely owned by this great domaine.

Rose Wine

31. Grenache Rosé 2017, Ramier, France 125ml 3.95, 175ml 5.00, 250ml 7.10, Bottle 19.50
A delicate dry Rosé with strawberries and raspberries on the nose and a good balanced flavour on the palate.
32. Rosé d’Anjou 2016, Comte de la Boisserie, Loire, France 125ml 4.30, 175ml 5.90, 250ml 8.30, Bottle 22.95
Full of fruit medium sweet rosé from a high-quality producer in the Loire valley.
33. Pinot Grigio Blush 2017, Matra Hill, Hungary Bottle £22.95
Leaving the pink grape skins in the wine a shorter time produces this pale, perfumed medium-dry rosé.
34. Tuffon Hall Pinot Noir Rosé 2016, Castle Hedingham, Essex, England Bottle 31.50,
The Pinot Noir Rose is fresh and summery, with flavours of crushed strawberry and redcurrant. It’s just off-dry in style and very refreshing. Try it to see!

Sparkling Wine

35. Simonsig Estate Brut 2016, Stellenbosch, South Africa NEW Bottle £32.00
Made in the traditional method, this is a multi award winning sparkler from this prestigious estate in Stellenbosch.
36. Tuffon Hall Classic Cuvée 2014, Castle Hedingham, Essex Bottle £42.00
Made from a superb blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. English sparkling is really making a name for itself, and this example is no exception.
37. Tuffon Hall Sparkling Rosé “Charlotte” 2016, Castle Hedingham, Essex Bottle £48.00
Fruity, frivolous and alluring with mouthfilling roundness and berry-fruit aromas and flavours. Named after the winemakers daughter.
38. Veuve de Lalande Rosé Sec, France Bottle £26.90
Aromas of strawberries and raspberry with a light gentle fizz.
39. Prosecco Spumante, Breganze, Beato Bartolomeo, Italy Bottle £29.00
A high class dry sparkling wine from Prosecco grapes in north east Italy.
40. Prosecco Frizzante La Pieve, Italy Bottle £26.50
A delightful semi sparkler from Veneto with hints of citrus and green apples. Very refreshing.
41. Prosecco Spumante Tallero, 20cl bottles, Italy Bottle £8.90
Made from a superb blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. English sparkling is really making a name for itself, and this example is no exception.


42. Joly Brut Champagne Half Bottle £29.00 Bottle £53.50
This Champagne benefits from 3 years bottle age to give it great complexity and a slight biscuit aroma. Very fine.
43. Joly Brut Rosé Champagne Bottle £53.00
A fine full flavoured Rosé from the Joly family’s vineyards in the Marne Valley.
44. Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne Bottle £69.00
Matured for three years in the cellar and rested for six months in bottle. From a quality house.
45. Dom Perignon 2006 Bottle £215.00
Fine vintage Champagne with a deserved reputation.
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