While tickling your taste buds, don’t forget to pamper your palate.
At Sage we are passionate as much for our wines as for our food and we have chosen wines with proven quality carefully selected to complement and accentuate our Head Chef Shteryo Yurukov’s style of cooking. Our menus reflect the seasons, and include a variety of foraged ingredients from common hedgerow to sea plants and seaweed.
Our wine list is the result of a close partnership with our suppliers so we look for balance on the list but our focus is on wines with shortest travel time to your table (but of course with few irresistible exceptions). We have mixed classic trendy, quirky and rare wines for adventurous palates from selected small, independent producers who are passionate about what they do. Some are organic or bio-dynamic and all are traceable to source and well made. The majority of the wines are inexpensive, young, fresh and elegant and help to accentuate our style of cooking.
We feel our wines reflect interesting wine regions and styles – old, new, established, iconoclastic, white, red, pink… but the wine, like the food, is about the notions of sharing and conviviality.
Of course, since there are no restrictions or expectations here, local beers and ales can make just as good a pairing with our food as wines so please feel free and comfortable to order alternative drinks as you wish or ask for advice.
” We Love Everything That’s Old, Old Friends, Old Times, Old Manners, Old Books, Old Wine”
Prosecco Doc Spumante , Italy – 35
Pale light yellow colour, with fine perlage. Delicately fruity with hints of ripe pears, flowers and some mineral notes on the nose. This is a well balanced sparkling wine with a light body but quite a long finish.
Pierre Moncuit Cuvee “H Coulmet” Champagne Brut NV, France – 65
Superbly balanced with rich, mature toast and grilled nuts lasting through the layered, elegant finish. Fresh, with perfect balance.
Soli Blanc, Bulgaria 30 / Glass 7.5 Enticing aromatics dominated by semi-dried pineapple, perfectly ripe juicy peaches, passionfruit and apple blossom. Simultaneously delivers a tease of heady aromatics, texture and freshness in spades.
Bellevue Chardonnay, La Loire, France – 30 / Glass 7.5
Unoaked Chardonnay with excellent depth of fruit. Flavours of honeydew melon meld with citrus and green apple with a hint of thyme and pepper spice on the tantalising finish.
Domain La Prade Sauvignon Blanc, Languadoc, France – 30 / Glass 7.5
Vibrant crisp and fresh with zesty gooseberry and tropical fruits and a clean citrus finish.
BoVilla Wolf Pinot Gris , Germany – 31 / Glass 7.5
The modern-day Villa Wolf Pinot Gris is made in a full-bodied, dry style with fresh, unoaked fruit and a crisp texture spiciness in the nose with a lovely lemon lift.
Pask Instinct Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand – 33
A vibrant wine with flavours of blackberry, gooseberry and passion fruit underscored by appetising, crisp acidity which produces a refreshing finish
Tempranillo Blanco, Rioja Alta, Spain – 32
Organic. No, this is not a white wine made from red Tempranillo grapes – but a genuine stand-alone white grape variety. It is only grown in Rioja and produces wines that are almost Chablis-like.
Quinta Soalheiro Alvarinho , Portugal – 31
Bright golden citrus colour with aromas of classic Alvarinho Soalheiro – intense and tropical fruit, think; lychees, passionfruit, peaches and apricot balanced with mineral notes.
Roka Laski 2017, Kog, Slovenia – 35
Local winemakers, Sinead & Liam Cabot’s critically acclaimed artisan project in Slovenia. Laski is unoaked, rich and round with racy citrus lines, punctuated by grapefruit.
Saumaize St. Veran “en Creches”, Burgundy, France – 39
Gorgeous nose of cool, clean refreshing aromas. The palate is crisp, but with concise ripe flavours of apple, lemon and lime with a nervy acidity and lively finish. Great Burgundian Chardonnay.
Gerard Waltner Gruner Veltliner, Wagram, Austria – 33
Crisp pear and a hint of exotic fruit on the nose, with a lovely vibrant palate and a hint of spices on the finish. Recommended.
Sancerre, Domaine André Dezat , France – 39
A round medium-bodied, dry style with nice ripe fruits on the palate, but with plenty of citrus zest too. Crisp greengage and gooseberry flavours, defined but slight in build. Touch of creaminess and sage and a little bit of fruit-sweet charm.
Domaine Pascal Henry Chablis 2021, Burgundy, France 39 Pale yellow colour with white gold highlights. The nose is very elegant, with notes of fresh yellow fruit but also of spices and citrus fruits. The palate is round, with a nice fullness, the yellow fruits are present with a long, mineral finish.
Meursault “Narvaux” Pierre-Yves Colin Morey, Burgundy, France – 126
Pierre-Yves Colin Morey is one of Burgundy’s very top white wine producers and and the 2019 Meursault Narvaux is a hidden jewels in his range. White peach, slate and crushed rocks drive this persistent, energetic Burgundy and offers a broad drinking window of pure pleasure.
La Grille Rose D’Anjou , France – 31
Deliciously fruity, strawberry-scented, off-dry rosé. Using cool fermentation to bring out all the grapes’ appetizing red-fruit flavours.
Prosecco Doc Spumante , Italy – glass 8.5/ 37
Pale light yellow colour, with fine perlage. Delicately fruity with hints of ripe pears, flowers and some mineral notes on the nose. Well balanced sparkling wine with a light body but quite a long finish.
Terra Tangra, Organic 2018, Thracian Valley, Bulgaria – 31 / Glass 7.5
Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Mavrud dark ripe fruit of cherry and berry, mocha and oak spice flavours on the palate. Dry red. Pair with reach meaty stews or tortiere.
Soli Rouge 2018, Bulgaria – 29 / Glass 7.5
Typical Bulgarian varieties with intense ruby colour with brilliant purple nuances. Attractive nose, rich in ripe black cherry and morello cherry aromas, with hints of cocoa, mushrooms and spices.
Domaine La Prade Merlot 2020, Languedoc, France – 30/ Glass 7.5
It has classic soft rich plumy fruits with some smoke and spices yet on the palate it has good structure and length. Well integrated tannins with a nice balance and smooth finish.
Terra Tangra Malbec- Cabernet, 2018, Bulgaria – 34 / Glass 8
Dark purple red with violet hue and black centre. Elegant and opulent nose with ripe blackberries and blackcurrants, elder berries with mild spices and vanilla.
Domaine Roger Sabon Cotes du Rhone 2020, France – 36
Very popular, rich and fruity with lots of dark brambly fruit and spice, full on the palate with soft approachable tannins and a long finish. Great with red meats and creamy cheeses.
Soli Pinot Noir 2017, Bulgaria – 32
The nose is dominated by ripe cherry aromas, with delicate hints of musk, smoke, tobacco and spice. Characteristic of this unique wine is the supple vanilla cream, sweet tannins and long aftertaste.
Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2020, Italy – 33
This is a young and immediately drinkable wine with delicate aromas of plum and morello cherry. It is robust and full-bodied in the mouth, rich with a dry and flavourful finish
Bodegas Arzuaga “La Planta” 2019, Ribera del Duero, Spain – 36
Superb modern, polished Spanish red. Aromas of fresh red fruit (raspberry and blueberries) combined with hints of spices, liquorice, cloves and pepper. Excellent
The Chocolate Block 2020, South Africa – 41
This blend of Syrah, Grenache Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault and Viognier. Aromas of spiced fruit and violet-infused perfume are followed by striking freshness and spicy oak.
Juan Carlos Sancha Pena El Gato 2020, Rioja Alta, Spain – 35
This old-vine Grenache showcases the best that Rioja has to offer. The wine has a beautiful dark red violet colour. Aromatically, it has ripe strawberry and raspberry fruit notes.
Domaine de la Grosse Pierre Chiroubles 2020, Beaujolais, France 38 Pauline Passot ‘s vineyards are all organic giving fruit to a wonderfully pure, fresh red-fruited, floral wine with densely woven soft tannins, a vibrant redcurrant edge and a long, rounded silky finish
Chateau Monconseil Gazin 2018, Bordeaux, France – 48
Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (30%), Malbec (10%).Expressive nose of ripe fruits complimented by soft woody tones and hints of violet.91 Points given from ‘Decanter’.
Chateau Senejac Cru Bourgeois 2015, Bordeaux, France – 53
Notes of black fruits and peppered spice complemented by silky tannins. Classic notes of bell-pepper, loam, and a hint of vanilla come in to round out this beauty.
Big Thank You to Our Supportive Wine Suppliers
John Masterson – James Nicholson Wine Merchants
7/9 Killyleagh Street
Liam and Sinead Cabot – Cabot and Co. Fine Wines , Westport
Recommended by the McKennas Guides “Best in Ireland 2018“
Best “Fine Wine Importers 2016″ – Sunday Business Post
Best “Fine Wines, Mature and Library Vintages Specialist 2016″ – Sunday Business Post
Appletree Enterprises t/a Cabot and Co.,
4 Cloghan, Westport, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Directors: Liam Cabot / Sinead Cabot