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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Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Pinot Gris, 2019

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Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Pinot Gris, 2019

A little richer than usual in this vintage: sandalwood aroma prefaces a lightly savoury,...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionAlsace

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeMEY219

GrapePinot Gris

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Thomas-Hatté, Champagne, Tradition, Brut, NV

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Thomas-Hatté, Champagne, Tradition, Brut, NV

Our "house" Champagne, crafted by fifth generation champagne grower Franck Thomas...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionChampagne

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeHAT1NV

GrapePinot Meunier, Chardonnay & Pinot Noir

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Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2019

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Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2019

The Chardonnay at Felton Road is Burgundian in style, and, we think, improving with every...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginNew Zealand

RegionCentral Otago

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeFET119

GrapeChardonnay

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HALF Araldica, Palazzina Moscato Passito, 2014

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HALF Araldica, Palazzina Moscato Passito, 2014

From dried grapes and aged in wood: oranges, candied fruits and caramel with a lively lick of...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

RegionPiedmont

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Half Bottle37.5cl

CodeARA314

GrapeMuscat

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Aba de Trasumia, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2020

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Aba de Trasumia, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2020

Albariño is the best known grape and wine of Galicia in Spain’s Atlantic north-west, and...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginSpain

RegionRias Baixas

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeTRA120

GrapeAlbarino

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Les Reuilles, Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

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Les Reuilles, Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc, 2020

100% Sauvignon from Entre Deux Mers; a light, fresh, red apple and citrus accented example....

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBordeaux

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeREU120

GrapeSauvignon Blanc

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Château Les Combes, Bordeaux Blanc - Sauvignon Semillon, 2020

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Château Les Combes, Bordeaux Blanc - Sauvignon Semillon, 2020

The addition of about 20% Sémillon adds pleasing fat and moderates the grassy Sauvignon...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBordeaux

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeGRC620

GrapeSauvignon Semillon Blend

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Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2018

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Chamonix, Chardonnay Reserve, Franschhoek, 2018

The recently installed winemaker at Chamonix, Niel Bruwer, has pulled the wines here back into...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginSouth Africa

RegionFranschhoek

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCHX718

GrapeChardonnay

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Fryer's Cove, Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay, 2020

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Fryer's Cove, Sauvignon Blanc, Bamboes Bay, 2020

From an extraordinary, isolated 6 hectare vineyard on limestone subsoils just 800 metres from...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginSouth Africa

RegionBamboes Bay

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeFRY120

GrapeSauvignon Blanc

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Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon St Aubin, 2019

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Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon St Aubin, 2019

Wonderful perfume of oranges steeped in honey. Sweet attack, showing honey over stone fruit...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionLoire

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeFOR619

GrapeChenin Blanc

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Domaine de la Chauvinière, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie, 2020

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Domaine de la Chauvinière, Muscadet Sèvre et Maine sur lie, 2020

Muscadet, grown at the mouth of the Loire (where the climate isn't that dissimilar to...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionLoire

ColourWhite

ABV12%

Bottle75cl

CodeHUC120

GrapeMelon de Bourgogne

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Kalian Bernasse, Monbazillac, France, Half Bottle, 2017

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Kalian Bernasse, Monbazillac, France, Half Bottle, 2017

Organically farmed and certified; from grapes picked in several passages through the Griaud...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionSouth-West

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle37.5cl

CodeKAL117

GrapeSemillon & Muscadelle

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