Nolan & Matthew's
Wedding List


All wines are available by the bottle or in unmixed cases of 6 or 12.

Please order by email only to tufnellpark@theatreofwine.com. Please make the subject line 'Nolan & Matthew's Wedding', and include the bottle/s you wish to purchase, with a quantity, your name, gift message, and a contact number so we can call to take a payment.

The deadline for orders is the 9th August 2019

Quantities are subject to availability at the time of purchase.
Prices are accurate as of May 2019, though fluctuations in price may occur until the time of purchase.

Sparkling


Gusbourne Brut Rosé 2015, Kent, UK - £41.60 (now - 2029)

The rose from Gusbourne gets better every year. The 2014 is based on 60% pinot noir and 40% chardonnay, initially with upfront summer pudding fruits, before a delicate biscuity richness takes over and lengthens out the finish. Seamlessly elegant stuff, with exquisitely fine bubbles. If Chanel made sparkling wine it would probably taste like this.

Champagne Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve - £52.80 (now – 2025) SOLD
The house style at Heidsieck is bold, rich and toasty thanks to 40% réserve wines in the three-way blend and over 10 years ageing before release, giving mature aromas of roasted hazelnut and freshly brewed coffee. On the palate, flavours of brioche, butter and toast taper into a deeply savoury finish. Wonderful stuff from the smallest of the Champagne houses.

White

Cabidos Petit Manseng Gaston Phoebus Sec 2016, Béarn, South West France - £18.00 (now - 2024)
The dry whites from Cabidos are always exceptional, showing just what can be done with the Jurançon grapes that normally make sweet wine. There is real intensity here, and it still has some years potential ageing, but the tight, pineapple and quince fruit is softening, and some earthy spice adds complexity. A must-try.

Massa Derthona Timorasso 2016, Piedmont, Italy - £23.30 (now - 2026)

Timorasso is one of several Piedmontese white grapes offering far more thrills than Cortese can. Massa's resinous, smoky, fleshy interpretation gives a huge hit of satisfaction - and if you can hang onto it for a few years it'll only get better and develop wonderful nutty notes. Great with richer fish or roast chicken.

Crystallum The Agnes Chardonnay 2016, Western Cape, South Africa - £23.90 (now - 2024)

A creamy, sensuous Chardonnay from Peter-Allen Finlayson that boasts ripe, textured flavours of peach, apple and pear, counterpointed by some savoury, gentle oak (just 10% new), all carried along by fresh acidity thanks to a strong coastal influence in the vineyards.

Thorne and Daughters Rocking Horse 2017, Western Cape, South Africa - £24.00 (now - 2024)

An arresting blend of Roussanne, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Sémillon, this is a sophisticated, creamy, full-bodied white with gentle notes of vanilla, honeysuckle and papaya allied to one of the most luxurious textures of any white wine we've come across. We have a paltry allocation so try this new wave Cape icon before it vanishes.

Sandhi Chardonnay 2016, Santa Barbara, California, US - £26.50 (now - 2025)

Made by Sashi Moran, one of the most acclaimed wine makers in California, from 30 year old vines. With its peachy, zesty, subtle toasty flavours, following aromas of baked apple and ginger. This is a fantastic expression of Chardonnay, with old world finesse and freshness and new world ripeness.

Tomás Postigo Verdejo 2015, Rueda, Spain - £29.60 (now - 2025)

Extraordinary and ultra-rare barrel fermented Verdejo from this perfectionist Ribera del Duero estate, with multi-layered nuances of creamy, smoky and buttery oak alongside some smooth nutty tones. Goes toe-to-toe with top Burgundy Chardonnay.

Guillaume Chardonnay Collection 2012, Franche-Comté - £31.70 (now - 2026)

Guillaume's top wine is a lush, stunning Burgundy-style Chardonnay in a Puligny-esque way. Not quite tropical but certainly sumptuous with notes of stone fruit, nuts and fresh butter. Impressive wine that will leave you asking for more.

Orosz Gabor Kiraly Harslevelu - £33.40 (now - 2027)

From the fabled King vineyard, this bursts with salty marine aromas, and while not fruit driven the flavour has masses of depth and impact. The big structure disguises the persistent acidity that motors the flavour across the palate. Serious kit.

Inama Vulcaia Fumé 2016, Veneto, Italy - £33.50 (now - 2026)

One of Italy's top Sauvignon Blancs, this has been lightly oaked resulting in a richer, more textured flavour than most Sauvignon. Think orange zest, sage and grapefruit that is ideally suited to Veal or Pork slowly cooked.

Chateau Couhins-Lurton Blanc 2011, Pessac-Léognan, France - £34.20 (Now - 2027)

A relatively young wine from Couhins-Lurton, with bundles of citric life and oaky richness. This is Sauvignon like you have never experienced before bursting with flavours of dried sage, sesame seeds, woody spice and dried orange zest. Enormous potential for ageing.

Marof Chardonnay Kramarovski Grand Cru 2015, Slovenia - £39.30 (Now - 2025)

An iconoclastic Chardonnay from volcanic soils in north-east Slovenia that displays a rich, buttercup yellow colour but firm structured flavours of honeycomb and grilled peach. Fabulous!

Galevan Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc 2014, Rhone, France - £40.60 (Now - 2030)

A frankly brilliant example of this often lacklustre style of wine, this is rich, broad and smoky with notes of orange zest and fennel seeds. This is a rare and unique white style from this red wine territory, as and if not more impressive and opulent.

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Red

Laougué Madiran Cuvée Marty 2014, South West France - £19.10 (2021 - 2025)

Based on 80% of the local Tannat grape, this is Madiran at its muscular best. Dry, powerful and spicy, this demands serious food like a rib of beef and should be decanted hours ahead to fully explore its heady bouquet.

Piombaia Rosso di Montalcino 2015, Tuscany, Italy - £21.50 (now - 2024)

Produced according to the demanding rules of biodynamics, this is a fantastic textbook Sangiovese with vivid cherry and bramble fruit, hints of tea leaf, anise, and possessing fine, elegant tannins. A triumph.

Cims de Porrera Vi de Vila 2014, Priorat, Spain - £24.40 (now - 2024)

From a newly founded co-operative, this is a blend of carignan and grenache from several vineyards. Its an excellent introduction to the rich, meaty red wines of Priorat. Never shy of a bit of oak, there is lots of woody, coconut spice, joined by intense, jammy black fruit and dried herbs.

Aurelio Settimo Langhe Nebbiolo 2013, Piedmont, Italy - £25.50 (now - 2024)

This small 6 hectare estate is based in La Morra in the heart of Barolo, with 18-45 year old vines providing the fruit for this wine, made as a true baby Barolo. The tannins are firm (and need food), framing mature flavours of aged game, mushroom, cassia bark and a touch of mint with a long, leathery finish that's uncompromisingly nebbiolo.

Thymiopoulos Rapsani 2015, Greece - £25.80 (now - 2024)

Rapsani, at the foot of mount Olympus, is just over 100km south of Naoussa, meaning Xinomavro grown here tends to have more power and structure. Apostolos's version is no exception, but it is the elegance and complexity that stuns here, with layers of sweet spice and fruit held up by the signature tannins of the grape.

Clonakilla Hilltops Shiraz 2016, Canberra, Australia - £26.50 (now - 2026)

When the topic of Aussie shiraz comes up it brings to mind the Barossa, Heathcote and McLaren Vale. Now think Canberra and what do you imagine? Politics? No. Beautiful cool climate Australian shiraz with rich plum fruits, bacon fat, pepper and spice. Delicious.

John Duval GSM Plexus 2015, Barossa, Australia - £26.50 (now - 2027)

From the former winemaker for Penfold's Grange, this is rich, muscular and powerful, rather than thick and oaky like much Barossa, and has a firm, redeeming line of freshness to counterpoint the rich, spicy fruit and eucalyptus aromatics from vines up to 100 years old.

Clos du Val Classic Zinfandel 2015, California, US - £27.60 (now - 2027)

A great example of American zinfandel big complex and robust. Bursting with red berry fruits, cherry, spice and hints of liquorice. Complex stuff from this famous Stag Leap producer. Screaming for rich meat dishes or a special BBQ.

Guillaume Pinot Noir Collection 2013, Franche-Comté, France - £31.80 (now - 2024)

This is Xavier's top red – a pinot noir of true concentration, dense with black cherry and smoke. If this were from nearby Gevrey-Chambertin, it would cost double the price, but Xavier must trade on quality alone. A pinot noir with guts, this will only get better with time.

Cain Cuvée NV12, Napa Valley, California - £32.90 (now - 2027)

From California's most vaunted viticultural area comes this refined Bordeaux blend made using multiple vintages. Classical, old world profile of earth, spice tobacco and leather comes through. On the palate a velvety and soft impression with a vein of rich and smoky cassis fruit.

Lukasi Saperavi 2014, Khaketi, Georgia - £38.00 (now - 2026)

This must be one of the best, if not THE best, Saperavi coming out of Georgia right now. A subdued aroma of coffee bean, herbs and black fruits introduces the streamlined elegant proportions of this resonant red that finished with the charcoal tannins that are a signature of the grape.

Domaine Lionnet Terres Brûlées Cornas 2016, Rhone, France - £38.40 (2020 - 2028)

Ludovic Izerable is one of the top winemakers in Cornas, perhaps the best value of the northern Rhone's fine wine communes. Made in a traditional style without new oak, this is rich yet mineral , where expansive black fruit encounters muscular tannins, spice and roasted meats. Always great, this is nonetheless particularly magnificent in this celebrated vintage.

Terre di Gnirega Amarone 2012, Veneto, Italy - £40.00 (now - 2027)

Sumptuous, comforting Amarone, a boozy hug in a glass. Rich chocolate, brandy marzipan, blueberries and cherries on the palate, and then a long, spicy finish. A wine to sink into like a hot bath on a winter evening.

Daniel Ramos Del Tiemblo Los Chorrancos 2013, Spain - £44.30 (now - 2026)

From Gredos, west of Madrid, the vines for this wine are planted in a vineyard that faces north, at the top of a hill covered with pine trees and juniper bushes. The subsoil is schist and the craggy, wild landscape comes across in the wine which tastes of eucalyptus, thyme, tea leaves and dried red fruits, with mid-palate muscle and more tannins than usual for Garnacha. A sensational, mind-expanding wine.

Château La Louviere Rouge 2010, Pessac-Leognan, France - £48.50 (2020 - 2030)

From one of the most celebrated vintages in recent history in Bordeaux. The fortuities of the year give vigorous life and creamy opulence to the already rich expression of red Pessac from Andre Lurton's La Louviere estate.

Domaine Serene Yamhill Pinot Noir 2014, Oregon, US - £49.40 (now - 2025)

Expressive pinot noir from super premium Willamette Valley estate. This is polished and plush full of ripe black cherry fruit and hints of clove, smoked tea and a little cocoa. Silky and smooth.