White Wines

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.

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Domaine Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly-Fuissé, Pentacrine 2018

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Domaine Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly-Fuissé, Pentacrine 2018

Named after the five-sided marine fossils found locally, this wine is selected from several...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAU718

GrapeChardonnay

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Domaine Faiveley, Mercurey, Clos Rochette, 2019

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Domaine Faiveley, Mercurey, Clos Rochette, 2019

Wholly owned by the family since 1933, a stony vineyard, hence the name. About 55% in oak, 25%...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeFAJ119

GrapeChardonnay

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Jean Marie Chaland, Vire-Clesse, L'Epinet, 2019

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Jean Marie Chaland, Vire-Clesse, L'Epinet, 2019

From a very small plot planted in the 1940s on gravel and red clay soils. A third of the wine...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV14.4%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAB319

GrapeChardonnay

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Domaine Faiveley, Rully, Les Villeranges, 2019

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Domaine Faiveley, Rully, Les Villeranges, 2019

Half is barrel-fermented and aged in barrel (10% new), giving honeyed notes to the fruit....

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeFAJ419

GrapeChardonnay

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Jean Marie Chaland, Macon-Villages, Les Tilles, 2019

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Jean Marie Chaland, Macon-Villages, Les Tilles, 2019

From a small, half a hectare parcel, on clay and limestone planted in the late 1960s....

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeSAB119

GrapeChardonnay

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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Blanc, Cuvee Cistus, 2020

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Chateau de la Liquiere, Faugeres Blanc, Cuvee Cistus, 2020

 A barrel-aged blend of 60% Roussanne, 25% Vermentino and 15% Grenache blanc. Open peach...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionLanguedoc-Roussillon

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLIQ720

GrapeRoussanne, Vermentino & Grenache Blanc

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Old Road Wine, Grand-mere, Semillon, 2017

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Old Road Wine, Grand-mere, Semillon, 2017

Produced from vines planted in 1936 at 350m above sea level this is a superb Semillon. The age...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginSouth Africa

RegionStellenbosch

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeORW117

GrapeSemillon

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Tohu Chardonnay, Wairau Valley, 2018

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Tohu Chardonnay, Wairau Valley, 2018
Tohu Chardonnay, Wairau Valley, 2018

Tohu Wines is the first Maori owned winery in New Zealand, with more than 4000 Maori families...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginNew Zealand

RegionMarlborough

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75

CodeTOH118

GrapeChardonnay

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Felton Road, Block 2 Chardonnay 2018

Block 2 comes from an east facing slope on schist, planted in 1992. That vine age brings real...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginNew Zealand

RegionOtago

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET418

GrapeChardonnay

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Domaine des Crets, Macon-Chardonnay, En Bout, 2019

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Domaine des Crets, Macon-Chardonnay, En Bout, 2019

From a south to south-east facing, very calcareous slope. We tasted this blind amongst a flight...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeDDC119

GrapeChardonnay

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Mes Lies Melon, Vin de France 2020

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Mes Lies Melon, Vin de France 2020

Made by the brilliant, entrepreneurial Jérémie Huchet who saw there was a gap in the market...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionLoire

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeMEL120

GrapeSauvignon Blanc & Melon de Bourgogne

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Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay Back to the Roots, 2019

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Lequin-Colin, Bourgogne Chardonnay Back to the Roots, 2019

Named because François deliberately gives this wine a traditional style of vinification:...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLEQ519

GrapeChardonnay

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