Caracoli House wines
It was a chance meeting between Chris Nichols and Philip Portal from Emsworth wine merchants ‘Portal, Dingwall and Norris’ that lead to the creation of three delicious Caracoli house wines.
South African wines were chosen as the foodie scene of the country had been such an inspiration in the coming about of Caracoli and their delicious flavours fit perfectly with casual dining and enhance the savoury dishes on our menus.
The white – a Sauvignon blanc from Stellenbosch – has a wonderfully fresh bouquet with ample fruit and a fresh racy acidity on the finish. Choosing just one red wine proved impossible so Chris selected a Shiraz-Pinotage blend and a Merlot. Both are from the Tulbagh region of the Cape. The Shiraz has ripe plum aromas with hints of vanilla on the nose, it is full bodied but soft with a spicy aftertaste. The Merlot has opulent layers of ripe plums and mulberries backed with spicy complexity and soft mocha tones.