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

    “Almost water white. Mouthwatering entry of pineapple, lime and white peach. Zippy mountain wine - finishes dry and mineral. Now-2019”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Cederberg
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays de Loire, 2017

    Product Code: AUM317

    Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays de Loire, 2017

    “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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  • Mirror Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2017

    Product Code: MIR117

    Mirror Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2017

    “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: 13%
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  • Isabel Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016

    Product Code: ISA516

    Isabel Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2016

    “Isabel was established in 1982 by Mike and Robyn Tillier in the Wairau Valley near the Omaka river. We always list Isabel as we believe their...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Marlborough
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2017

    Product Code: PRI117

    Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2017

    “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

    “A benchmark, far better than most co-op Chablis: excellent concentration and correctly lactic. Now-2020”

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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

    “A perennial favourite, a bright mouthful of apples and pears: a delicious aperitif, fractionally off dry with just 7 grams of residual sugar. Now-2019”

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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, 2016

    Product Code: ELS216

    Domaine d'Elise, Chablis, 2016

    “From vines on the slopes above Milly, on pure white hard chalk soils. Always creamy but with oystershell Chablis characteristics too. Ripe citrus, a...”

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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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  • Francoise & Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 2015

    Product Code: CLB215

    Francoise & Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 2015

    “From a very calcareous site, and given 10-15% new oak. Excellent concentration of ripe citrus, cream and oatmeal, but more precise than the Santenay....”

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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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  • Lequin-Colin, Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru Les Caillerets, 2015

    Product Code: LEQ315

    Lequin-Colin, Chassagne-Montrachet, 1er Cru Les Caillerets, 2015

    “We offer this vintage after vintage as it combines honeyed and juicy flavour with the mineral raciness of a very stony "cailloux" vineyard:...”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Burgundy
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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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. This...”

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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 Sainte Barbe, Macon-Villages, Les Tilles, 2016

    Product Code: SAB116

    Domaine Sainte Barbe, Macon-Villages, Les Tilles, 2016

    “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, 2016

    Product Code: CHZ116

    Domaine des Chazelles, Vire-Clesse, Vieilles Vignes, 2016

    “One of our benchmarks, with an ability to age well. Vire-Clessé is often marked by a ripe appley note, married to splendid texture (those old...”

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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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  • Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly-Fuissé, Pentacrine, 2014

    Product Code: SAU714

    Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly-Fuissé, Pentacrine, 2014

    “Named after 5-sided marine fossils found locally, selected from several parcels and raised in larger 600 litre demi muids. Fresh citrus attack...”

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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 Le Couroulu, Vacqueyras Blanc, Cuvee Laura, 2015

    Product Code: COW615

    Domaine Le Couroulu, Vacqueyras Blanc, Cuvee Laura, 2015

    “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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  • 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 the very hot 2015 vintage, an opulent (32 grams of residual sugar) and concentrated wine, mid gold, showing tropical fruit married with peppery...”

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    Medium

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Dr Loosen, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Kabinett, 2016

    Product Code: DRL216

    Dr Loosen, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Kabinett, 2016

    “From the brutally steep, red slate vineyard. Delicious flavours – elderflower and lemon sherbet, with just a suggestion of spritz. A bottle can...”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Germany
    • Region: Mosel
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 8%
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  • Leitz, Rheingau, Riesling Kabinett, 2011

    Product Code: LEI111

    Leitz, Rheingau, Riesling Kabinett, 2011

    “From Nähe star Johannes Leitz; in the traditional Kabinett style with medium sweetness, showing both delicate floral and tropical fruit notes....”

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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, 2013

    Product Code: DON613

    Donnhoff, Riesling QbA, 2013

    “Elderflower and pineapple, very pure fruit character, and just off dry. Now-2021”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Germany
    • Region: Nahe
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 9.5%
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  • Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2017

    Product Code: ROS117

    Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2017

    “François and Jean-Marie are now in charge of the family’s 14 hectares of vineyards on the sweeping slopes at Verdigny. This is the latest vintage...”

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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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  • Francoise & Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 1er Cru Les Champlots, 2015

    Product Code: CLB315

    Francoise & Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 1er Cru Les Champlots, 2015

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

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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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