White

White Wines


Here at SVS our sales of white wines continue to be dominated by Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.


So we make sure we offer you a very wide choice of wines from these two great varieties from all over the world.


However, we make considerable efforts to promote intriguing varieties and blends too, so do consider alternatives, whether Chenin Blanc (Loire and South Africa); the peachy and exotically fruited Rhône varieties - Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc; and those varieties we now broadly label "Alsace" but which appear all along the trade routes from northern France via Germany to north-eastern Italy - Pinot Blanc (Bianco), Pinot Gris (Grigio), Gewurtztraminer; plus of course Riesling.


Some of our most distinctive and increasingly popular wines are from grapes grown only in small zones: Picpoul de Pinet from the Languedoc shores of the Med; Gros and Petit Manseng (Pacherenc du Vic Bilh) from the south-west of France; Albarino from Galicia; or Grechetto from Umbria. Then there are blends: blending grape varieties with specific qualities - for example using one for fruit (e.g. Viognier), one for body (e.g. Marsanne) and another for freshness (e.g. Clairette) - makes complete sense and can make wine so much more interesting. We commend in particular blends from the Languedoc, Spain and South Africa - especially the latter.


Key to our selection is only to offer wines from vines suited to the climatic conditions in which they are grown: that’s why we don’t offer Sauvignon Blanc from the Languedoc, or Pinot Grigio from Australia - it’s simply too hot there for these varieties. Some grapes thrive in the heat - for example Grillo in Sicily. Finally, note that we enjoy and seek freshness in our whites, and abhor the following: over-ripeness; ugly adjustment of acidity levels with tartaric acid (yes, in hot countries they can legally dump sacks of white powder into the wine); and clumsily oaked examples.

White

  • Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2017

    Product Code: CED117

    Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2017

    “Always our benchmark wine here, and particularly expressive in the latest vintage. Open, appealing scent of fresh pineapple and citrus. Mouthwatering...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays de Loire, 2016

    Product Code: AUM316

    Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays de Loire, 2016

    “Pale hue. Bright grapefruit and ripe apple aromas with a grassy note. Well judged weight of zesty citrus flavours. Really on form, with a refreshing...”

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    Dry, Crisp

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Château Pierre-Bise, Savennières, Clos de Coulaine, 2014

    Product Code: CPB614

    Château Pierre-Bise, Savennières, Clos de Coulaine, 2014

    “Raised in a mix of old barrels and stainless steel tanks. Crafted in a deliberately lightly oxydised style - so this has a dry sherry-like accent -...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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  • Mirror Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016

    Product Code: MIR116

    Mirror Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016

    “Mirror Lake, a wine cleverly sourced and blended from wine from some excellent estates (no names allowed), has become one of our most popular white...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2016

    Product Code: PRI116

    Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2016

    “An extremely popular wine from the north west of Italy. Open and simple citrus scent. Lightly floral, crisp attack. No pretensions here - it just...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Veneto
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Domaine d'Elise, Petit Chablis, 2016

    Product Code: ELS116

    Domaine d'Elise, Petit Chablis, 2016

    “We have bought every vintage of Frédéric Prain’s Petit Chablis since 2001: testament to its quality and consistency. Pale and clear. Pure...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Pinot Blanc, 2016

    Product Code: MEY116

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Pinot Blanc, 2016

    “This is a perennial favourite. An open and attractive scent of apple, melon and even pineapple. Such a lovely mouthful of creamy, ripe fruit, with a...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Domaine d'Elise, Chablis, 2015

    Product Code: ELS215

    Domaine d'Elise, Chablis, 2015

    “Frederic Prain’s Chablis comes from his well-sited vines on the slopes above Milly, on pure white hard chalk soils (in winter his vineyard is so...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 2014

    Product Code: CLB214

    Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 2014

    “From a very calcareous site, and given 10-15% new oak. After the Santenay this seems the epitome of elegance! Fresh lime and green fruit, restrained....”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien, 2014

    Product Code: CLB414

    Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 1er Cru Murgers des Dents de Chien, 2014

    “Sited on the rocky slopes above the Montrachets, this is rightly considered one of the two top Premier Crus in the village. The nose is very...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Domaine Olivier Fichet, Macon-Burgy, Les 3 Terroirs, 2016

    Product Code: FIC516

    Domaine Olivier Fichet, Macon-Burgy, Les 3 Terroirs, 2016

    “Young Olivier Fichet’s unoaked Chadonnay comes from his 6 hectares of vines in the excellent terroir of the northern Mâconnais near Viré. Pure,...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Domaine Sainte Barbe, Macon-Villages, Les Tilles, 2015

    Product Code: SAB115

    Domaine Sainte Barbe, Macon-Villages, Les Tilles, 2015

    “From a vineyard near Montbellet in the northern Mâconnais, planted in the late 1960s on oolitic limestone soil, and tended bio-dynamically by young...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Domaine des Chazelles, Vire-Clesse, Vieilles Vignes, 2015

    Product Code: CHZ115

    Domaine des Chazelles, Vire-Clesse, Vieilles Vignes, 2015

    “From a very sunny, well-exposed site, this has become one of our benchmark wines: lightly (almost undiscernibly) oaked and with an ability to age...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Domaine Le Couroulu, Vacqueyras Blanc, Cuvée Laura, 2014

    Product Code: COW614

    Domaine Le Couroulu, Vacqueyras Blanc, Cuvée Laura, 2014

    “A rarity, as so little white Vacqueyras is made, and Guy Ricard at Couroulu only produces about 1,200 bottles. From Viognier and Roussanne in old oak...”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Rhône
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Domaine du Tariquet, Classic, IGP Côtes de Gascogne, 2016

    Product Code: TRR116

    Domaine du Tariquet, Classic, IGP Côtes de Gascogne, 2016

    “A classic indeed: always a delightfully light and refreshing wine, it’s now even better, with more exotic fruit flavours, since the Grassa family...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Cotes de Gascogne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 10.5%
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  • Château Beauregard Ducasse, Graves, Albertine Peyri, 2015

    Product Code: BDU115

    Château Beauregard Ducasse, Graves, Albertine Peyri, 2015

    “White Bordeaux of this class is so under-rated now. The charmingly gruff M. Perromat at Beauregard Ducasse only bottles 1,000 cases of this top...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Bordeaux
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, Grand Cru Eichberg, 2015

    Product Code: MEY515

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, Grand Cru Eichberg, 2015

    “From a parcel of 35 year old vines. Mid gold. Exotic tropical fruit married with the broad smokey, caramel flavours so typical of the terroir of the...”

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    Medium

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.2%
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  • Leitz, Rheingau, Riesling Kabinett, 2011

    Product Code: LEI111

    Leitz, Rheingau, Riesling Kabinett, 2011

    “Already very open and spicy on the nose. This is very much in the traditional Kabinett style with medium sweetness, showing ripe apple and pear...”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Germany
    • Region: Rheingau
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 10%
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  • Donnhoff, Riesling QbA, 2012

    Product Code: DON612

    Donnhoff, Riesling QbA, 2012

    “‘Only’ of Qba standing, but that is rather like saying an etching by Picasso is only a print! Flavours of elderflower, pineapple and a touch of...”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Germany
    • Region: Nahe
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 10%
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  • Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2016

    Product Code: ROS116

    Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2016

    “François and Jean-Marie are now in charge of the family’s 14 hectares of vineyards on the sweeping slopes at Verdigny. 2016 was a classic Loire...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 1er Cru Les Champlots, 2014

    Product Code: CLB314

    Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 1er Cru Les Champlots, 2014

    “Champlots lies on a south west facing slope above the hamlet of Gamay with calcareous soils that imbue its wines with a definite mineral...”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2013

    Product Code: MEY313

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2013

    “The Meyer’s Gewurz is always delicious, offering a perfect balance between rosepetal aromatics, exotic fruit and spice. Gentle nose of rose petal...”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • André Kientzler, Riesling Grand Cru Osterberg, 2007

    Product Code: KIE607

    André Kientzler, Riesling Grand Cru Osterberg, 2007

    “Rising above the village of Ribeauvillé, steeply sloping and south-east facing, this is Riesling country par excellence. Explosive nose of citrus...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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