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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Style

Grape Variety

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Region

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Vintage

Le Tende, Custoza, 2021

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Le Tende, Custoza, 2021

Le Tende have just 14 hectares of vines, all organically tended (certified) near Colà di...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginItaly

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeLET121

GrapeGarganega, Cortese & Trebbiano

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Antoine et Laurent Robin, Chablis Grand Cru, Blanchots 2020

Blanchots is the sole south-east facing Grand Cru, giving a longer ripening season – arguably...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV %

Bottle75cl

CodeROB620

GrapeChardonnay

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Antoine et Laurent Robin, Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2020

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Antoine et Laurent Robin, Chablis 1er Cru Montée de Tonnerre 2020

From two parcels, one planted in 1954 and the other in 1982, in this west-facing 1er Cru, which...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV %

Bottle75cl

CodeROB420

GrapeChardonnay

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Antoine et Laurent Robin, Chablis 2020

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Antoine et Laurent Robin, Chablis 2020

From vines averaging 45 years old (the earliest planted in 1954), on a vineyard facing the 1er...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV %

Bottle75cl

CodeROB220

GrapeChardonnay

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Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Chardonnay Back to the Roots 2020

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Lequin-Colin Bourgogne Chardonnay Back to the Roots 2020

100% barrel fermented, with 10% new oak; and given regular lees stirring to develop texture and...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV 12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLEQ520

GrapeChardonnay

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Domaine Lagneau, Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, 2021

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Domaine Lagneau, Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, 2021
Domaine Lagneau, Beaujolais-Villages Blanc, 2021

Pure Chardonnay but so different from a crisp Mâcon grown on calcareous soils; on the granitic...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBeaujolais

ColourWhite

ABV12.9%

Bottle75cl

CodeLAG521

GrapeChardonnay

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Hoddles Creek, Pinot Gris, Yarra Valley, 2021

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Hoddles Creek, Pinot Gris, Yarra Valley, 2021

This proclaims “whole bunch fermented” on a band on the front label –and one can see that...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginAustralia

RegionYarra Valley

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeHOD421

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Wickhams Road, Chardonnay, Gippsland, 2021

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Wickhams Road, Chardonnay, Gippsland, 2021
Wickhams Road, Chardonnay, Gippsland, 2021

"From the Woori Yallock in the Upper Yarra Valley. It siddles up to you, and only on the...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginAustralia

RegionGippsland

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeWIC121

GrapeChardonnay

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Clos de L’Amandaie, AOP Languedoc, Amandaie Blanc, 2020

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Clos de L’Amandaie, AOP Languedoc, Amandaie Blanc, 2020

This is a blend of 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Roussanne which has spent ten months aged on its...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionLanguedoc

ColourWhite

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeCLA220

GrapeGrenache Blanc & Roussanne

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La Croix Montjoie, Vezelay, L’Impatiente, 2020

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La Croix Montjoie, Vezelay, L’Impatiente, 2020

From younger vines on the lower slopes (so more clay) near the cellar, all in tank. Lightly...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionVezelay

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLCM120

GrapeChardonnay

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La Croix Montjoie, Vezelay, L’ Elegante, 2020

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La Croix Montjoie, Vezelay, L’ Elegante, 2020

From vines near the top of the slope, so over more limestone; about 75% in stainless steel, 25%...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionVezelay

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLCM320

GrapeChardonnay

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La Croix Montjoie, Vezelay, La Voluptuese, 2019

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La Croix Montjoie, Vezelay, La Voluptuese, 2019

From the estate’s oldest vines on a southwestfacing slope, all in barrel, 20% new and the...

Style

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionVezelay

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLCM519

GrapeChardonnay

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