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

  • Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays de Loire, 2018

    Product Code: AUM318

    Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, Vin de Pays de Loire, 2018

    “Surprisingly tropical aroma. In this hot vintage this is riper and more rounded than usual, with ripe citrus and hint of pineapple. 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: 13%
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  • Mirror Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2018

    Product Code: MIR118

    Mirror Lake, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, 2018

    “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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  • Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2018

    Product Code: PRI118

    Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2018

    “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, 2017

    Product Code: ELS117

    Domaine d'Elise, Petit Chablis, 2017

    “A benchmark, far better than most co-op Chablis: excellent concentration and correctly lactic. Now-2021”

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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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  • Domaine d'Elise, Chablis, 2017

    Product Code: ELS217

    Domaine d'Elise, Chablis, 2017

    “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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  • Domaine Olivier Fichet, Macon-Burgy, Les 3 Terroirs, 2017

    Product Code: FIC517

    Domaine Olivier Fichet, Macon-Burgy, Les 3 Terroirs, 2017

    “Olivier Fichet’s unoaked Chardonnay comes from three plots of vines - some very old - in the excellent terroir of the northern Mâconnais near...”

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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, 2015

    Product Code: SAU715

    Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly-Fuissé, Pentacrine, 2015

    “Named after the 5-sided marine fossils found locally, this wine is selected from several parcels across the estate and raised in larger 600 litre...”

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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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  • Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, Grand Cru Eichberg, 2017

    Product Code: MEY517

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, Grand Cru Eichberg, 2017

    “An opulent (32 grams of residual sugar) and concentrated wine, mid gold, showing tropical fruit married with peppery minerality. Now-2025”

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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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  • Donnhoff, Riesling QbA, 2013

    Product Code: DON613

    Donnhoff, Riesling QbA, 2013

    “From the Dönnhoff family’s vineyards of the middle Nahe region, on weathered volcanic soils with slate and quartzite. Elderflower and pineapple,...”

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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, 2018

    Product Code: ROS118

    Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2018

    “The latest vintage of this Loire classic from the Cherrier family in Verdigny is as crisp and bright as ever, despite the unusual summer heat....”

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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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  • Domaine Fourrey, Chablis, 1er Cru Mont de Milieu 2017

    Product Code: FRR517

    Domaine Fourrey, Chablis, 1er Cru Mont de Milieu 2017

    “From two plots of 30 year old vines owned by the young Fourreys’ mother. As usual this is a wine with such finesse, combining ripe stone fruit with...”

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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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  • Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2016

    Product Code: MEY316

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2016

    “A perfect balance between rose-petal aromatics, exotic fruit and spice. Full bodied and flavoursome (13 grams of residual sugar), this is great with...”

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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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  • Mallory & Benjamin Talmard, Macon-Uchizy, 2018

    Product Code: TAL118

    Mallory & Benjamin Talmard, Macon-Uchizy, 2018

    “The latest vintage of this much loved unoaked Chardonnay is as good as ever: a lovely fresh nose with hints of ripe citrus and verbena. Even in a...”

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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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  • Badenhorst, Secateurs White, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, 2018

    Product Code: BAD118

    Badenhorst, Secateurs White, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, 2018

    “From old - largely planted in the 1960s - vines on Adi Badenhorst’s family farm on the Paardebeerg, plus fruit from a neighbour. About 10% goes...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Swartland
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Domaine Fourrey, Chablis, 2018 [screwcap]

    Product Code: FRR118

    Domaine Fourrey, Chablis, 2018 [screwcap]

    “From a brother and sister team; ripe, almost lightly honeyed scents, and then completely consistent flavours of citrus and dairy. A stony and juicy...”

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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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  • Badenhorst Family White, Kalmoesfontein White Blend, Coastal Region, 2016

    Product Code: BAD316

    Badenhorst Family White, Kalmoesfontein White Blend, Coastal Region, 2016

    “This is the top white blend made by Adi Badenhorst, hirsute parrot breeder and winemaking genius. The target is consistent, a densely textured,...”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Diamant, Cremant de Loire, NV

    Product Code: DIA1NV

    Diamant, Cremant de Loire, NV

    “New to our list, an easy-drinking, light, perfectly clean and fresh sparling wine from Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay - produced in the same way as...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Saumaize-Michelin, St-Véran, 2016

    Product Code: SAU816

    Saumaize-Michelin, St-Véran, 2016

    “"Smells as if there is more deliberate oak influence here than in the Mâcon-Villages yet there’s also a steely precision to the aroma. Deep,...”

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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 Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2016

    Product Code: FOR216

    Domaine des Forges, Coteaux du Layon, 1er Cru Chaume, Les Onnis, 2016

    “From a steep, grassed vineyard beside Quarts de Chaume and near the river, so open to botrytis; and always a long-lived, luscious, barrel aged wine...”

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    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire Valley
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Ca’ di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2018

    Product Code: PON118

    Ca’ di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2018

    “The obscurity of the Grillo grape has not stopped this from becoming surprisingly popular amongst our customers. ]Widely planted in Sicily, Grillo...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Sicily
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Domaine de la Pigeade, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, Half, 2017

    Product Code: PIG917

    Domaine de la Pigeade, Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise, Half, 2017

    “Young perfectionist Thierry Vaute at Pigeade is now recognised as crafting one of the best Muscats de Beaumes-de-Venise. Though it has a healthy 110...”

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    Sweet

    Rated 5 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Rhône
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 15%
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  • Thomas-Hatté, Champagne, Tradition, Brut, NV

    Product Code: HAT1NV

    Thomas-Hatté, Champagne, Tradition, Brut, NV

    “Our "house" Champagne, crafted by fifth generation champagne grower Franck Thomas from 70% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Champagne
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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