Our Wine Comes From Very Special Places
If you are a lover of quality wine and you are looking for a place to come for a relaxing atmosphere, great food, and friendly welcoming service as well, then you will find all that you need at Martine’s Wine Bar in Galway.
The wines at Martine’s Wine Bar are sourced from right around the world as far away as New Zealand and Australia. Many of our wines are not found anywhere else in Galway. Our knowledge of wines has been described as ‘outstanding’.
This small selection from our wine list illustrates the diversity of the wines we can offer you at Martine’s Wine Bar.
Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc, Vicar’s Choice 2014 (Marlborough, New Zealand)
The grapes for Saint Clair Vicar’s Choice are sourced from selected vineyards within Marlborough area. The free draining silt loam soils of this region provide the perfect growing conditions for Sauvignon Blanc. The harvested grapes are transported ‘with haste and pressed off with minimal skin contact, the resulting juice was cool fermented in stainless steel to retain freshness and zing.’
Glengarry Wine describes this wine as ‘lifted aromas of passionfruit, white peach and grapefruit combine with refreshing herbal and mineral notes. Light bodied and fresh with typical Marlborough flavours of passionfruit, blackcurrant and grapefruit. A pleasing herbaceous thread leads to a long and lingering finish. Enjoy it on its own as an aperitif. Alternatively, match with seafood or chicken served with grilled vegetables or fresh salad’
San Esteban Chardonnay (Chile)
The Vina San Esteban vineyard is located in the mountainous, eastern edge of the Aconcagua Valley in Chile. This region has the perfect terroir for producing wines of the highest quality.
Their Chardonnay is described as ‘Yellow with golden highlights. Clean, fresh and bright, with a whisper of oak; spicy pineapple-grapefruit flavours. A keen edge of acid and sleek oak influence, nicely balanced and integrated.’
Bouchard Pouilly Fuise (France)
Michel Bouchard started the Bouchard Aîné & Fils winery in the 1700’s in Burgundy. They pride themselves in their culture of ‘honing each terroir to unveil its inherent features’ in their wines. They describe their wine as ‘A fine, pure wine, very fat. The nature of the “terroir” favours the harmonious development of the aromas of the grapes, with nuances of hazelnuts and grilled almonds. A rich, luscious wine.’
Haan Merlot 2000 (Australia)
Haan Wines are located in the Barossa Valley, Adelaide, Australia.
The sandy loam soils of the Barossa Valley make the region one of Australia’s premium wine growing regions for producing rich red wines.
James Halliday’s review described it as ‘medium red-purple; concentrated and very ripe dark fruit aromas verge on plum pudding, the palate flowing on with slightly jammy fruit, then potent tannins. Somewhat atypical for Haan.’
Punto Final Malbec (Argentina)
This wine is produced from a blend of Malbec grapes from a number of different vineyards in the Mendoza region.
The winemakers at Bodega Renacer have labelled this Malbec as ‘Punto Final’ which means ‘full stop’. It is their statement that they cannot improve this great wine anymore!
It has been described as ‘Dark ruby red in colour with violet tones, this Malbec has aromas of red currants, blackberries, and plums, with notes of pepper and clove. Flavours of black cherries, red and black currants, and juicy plums fill the mouth with hints of wood spice and vanilla on the finish.’
Carpeneto 2013, Rosso Di Montepulciano (Italy)
Rosso Di Montepulciano is a specific red wine region in Tuscany.
The grapes for Carpeneto 2013, Rosso Di Montepulciano are grown in the Siena province. This is a premium grape growing region where the soils are layered with sand, gravel, and clay.
This wine has been reviewed as ‘nice smoky old-world aroma with notes of black cherry, plum, cigar, and cinnamon.’
All the best and until next time,