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, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: CED119

    Cederberg, Chenin Blanc, Cederberg, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “Always our benchmark wine at this estate - this is the 17th continuous vintage we have shipped. As usual, almost water white. Open, appealing scent...”

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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, IGP Val de Loire, 2019

    Product Code: AUM319

    Les Chardons, Sauvignon Blanc, IGP Val de Loire, 2019

    “Honest Loire SB at a fair price. Surprisingly tropical aroma. From the second hot vintage in a row in the Loire, this is riper and more rounded than...”

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    Dry, Crisp

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2019

    Product Code: PRI119

    Principato, Pinot Grigio, IGT, 2019

    “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, 2018

    Product Code: ELS118

    Domaine d'Elise, Petit Chablis, 2018

    “A benchmark, far better than most Chablis from the huge co-operatives: cool and oyster-shell fresh in the mouth, excellent concentration and...”

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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, 2019

    Product Code: MEY119

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Pinot Blanc, 2019

    “A perennial, organic favourite which makes a lovely aperitif but can also be drunk with a wide range of food. Appley scent; and that fits with a...”

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    Off Dry

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Domaine d'Elise, Chablis, 2018

    Product Code: ELS218

    Domaine d'Elise, Chablis, 2018

    “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: 13%
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  • Domaine Olivier Fichet, Macon-Burgy, Les 3 Terroirs, 2018

    Product Code: FIC518

    Domaine Olivier Fichet, Macon-Burgy, Les 3 Terroirs, 2018

    “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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  • Dr Loosen, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Kabinett, 2018

    Product Code: DRL218

    Dr Loosen, Erdener Treppchen, Riesling Kabinett, 2018

    “From 60 year old ungrafted vines growing on this brutally steep, red  slate  vineyard. Delicious flavours of elderflower, white...”

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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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  • Villa Wolf, Dry Riesling, Pfalz, 2018, (Screwcap)

    Product Code: WOL118

    Villa Wolf, Dry Riesling, Pfalz, 2018, (Screwcap)

    “Not bone dry, but a very well-made bottle of crisp, grapefruity Riesling: perfect for shellfish. Now-2022”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Germany
    • Region: Pfalz
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12%
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  • Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2019

    Product Code: ROS119

    Cherrier Père et fils, Sancerre, 2019

    “The latest vintage of this Loire classic from the Cherrier family in Verdigny is as crisp and bright as ever. Silky Loire Sauvignon Blanc, more about...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Loire
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2018

    Product Code: MEY318

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Gewurztraminer, 2018

    “Here there’s a perfect balance between the classic rose-petal aromatics, exotic fruit and spice of the Gewurztraminer grape. Full bodied and...”

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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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  • Badenhorst, Secateurs White, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: BAD119

    Badenhorst, Secateurs White, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “10% goes into old oak barrels, giving volume rather than oak flavour, and the wine gains weight from about seven months on its lees. This is just so...”

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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, 2019

    Product Code: FRR119

    Domaine Fourrey, Chablis, 2019

    “Ripe, almost lightly honeyed scents, and then attractive flavours of citrus and dairy. One can sense the characteristic Chablis stoniness, but...”

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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, 2017

    Product Code: BAD317

    Badenhorst Family White, Kalmoesfontein White Blend, Coastal Region, 2017

    “The target is consistent, a densely textured, complex wine, based on fruit from the family vineyards on the Paardeberg: in this vintage 32% Chenin...”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 3 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Coastal
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 14%
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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
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 11.5%
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  • Ca’ di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: PON119

    Ca’ di Ponti, Grillo, IGT Sicilia, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “Widely planted in Sicily, Grillo retains freshness and lowish alcohol in the Mediterranean heat. Understated melons and pears, subtly almondy, some...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Sicily
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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  • Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Pinot Gris, 2019

    Product Code: MEY219

    Jean-Luc & Bruno Meyer, Pinot Gris, 2019

    “A little richer than usual in this vintage: sandalwood aroma prefaces a lightly savoury, textured palate. Off-dry, this makes a lovely aperitif....”

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    Dry, Rich

    Rated 2 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: France
    • Region: Alsace
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13%
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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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  • Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2018 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: FET118

    Felton Road, Bannockburn Chardonnay, Central Otago, 2018 (Screwcap)

    “The Chardonnay at Felton Road is Burgundian in style, and, we think, improving with every vintage. The reduction of the proportion of new oak barrels...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: New Zealand
    • Region: Central Otago
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • HALF Araldica, Palazzina Moscato Passito, 2014

    Product Code: ARA314

    HALF Araldica, Palazzina Moscato Passito, 2014

    “From dried grapes and aged in wood: oranges, candied fruits and caramel with a lively lick of acidity. Now-2021”

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    Sweet

    Rated 4 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Italy
    • Region: Piedmont
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 37.5cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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  • Aba de Trasumia, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2019

    Product Code: TRA119

    Aba de Trasumia, Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, 2019

    “Albariño is the best known grape and wine of Galicia in Spain’s Atlantic north-west, and specifically of the Rías Baixas, the heavily...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: Spain
    • Region: Rias Baixas
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 12.5%
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  • Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    Product Code: CED619

    Cape Atlantic, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Cape, 2019 (Screwcap)

    “We are the sole importers of this brilliantly charged and zippy SB, made by top Cape winemaker David Nieuwoudt at Cederberg. Although there is no...”

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    Dry

    Rated 1 out of 5
    Dry > Sweet
    • Origin: South Africa
    • Region: Western Cape
    • Colour: White
    • Bottle Size: 75cl
    • ABV: 13.5%
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