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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Huber-Verdereau, Bourgogne Cote D'or Chardonnay, Les Grandes Gouttes, 2019

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Huber-Verdereau, Bourgogne Cote D'or Chardonnay, Les Grandes Gouttes, 2019

From one parcel of 43 year old vines, noted on the label (see above): "Référence...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeHUB119

GrapeChardonnay

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Domaine des Chazelles, Vire-Clesse,Vieilles Vignes, 2019

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Domaine des Chazelles, Vire-Clesse,Vieilles Vignes, 2019

From a two hectare sheltered plot on limestone, with vines between 50 and 100 years old...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCHZ119

GrapeChardonnay

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Lequin-Colin, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2018

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Lequin-Colin, Corton Charlemagne, Grand Cru, 2018

From a south facing site, high on the hill overlooking Aloxe-Corton, “un terroir trés...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeLEQ018

GrapeChardonnay

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Lequin-Colin, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Caillerets, 2019

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Lequin-Colin, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru, Les Caillerets, 2019

We offer this vintage after vintage as it combines honeyed and juicy flavour with the mineral...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13.5%

Bottle75

CodeLEQ319

GrapeChardonnay

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Huber-Verdereau, Meursault, En Dressolles, 2019

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Huber-Verdereau, Meursault, En Dressolles, 2019

From vines planted in 1957, raised in 228 litres piéces, a third new. Terrific tension in this...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75

CodeHUB219

GrapeChardonnay

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Francoise & Denis Clair, St Aubin Blanc 1er Cru, Sous Roche Dumay 2018

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Francoise & Denis Clair, St Aubin Blanc 1er Cru, Sous Roche Dumay 2018

Sous Roche Dumay is well sited between Champlots and Murgers des Dents de Chien;...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeCLB518

GrapeChardonnay

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 2018

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Saint Aubin Blanc, 2018

From a very calcareous site, and given 10-15% new oak. Ripe citrus, cream and oatmeal. So...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeCLB218

GrapeChardonnay

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Santenay Blanc, 2018

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Santenay Blanc, 2018

Little white Santenay is made but it usually delivers a generous and not too expensive Côte de...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV13%

Bottle75cl

CodeCLB118

GrapeChardonnay

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Saumaize-Michelin, Pouilly Fuisse, Clos Sur La Roche, 2019

From south facing old vines at 380m. on the lower slopes of the Roche de Vergisson, this site...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV14.5%

Bottle75

CodeSAU419

GrapeChardonnay

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Finca Tobella “Bocins”, Priorat, Spain, 2020

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Finca Tobella “Bocins”, Priorat, Spain, 2020

A blend of Garnacha Blanca and Viognier grown on slate soils. 40% has been barrel fermented...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginSpain

RegionPriorat

ColourWhite

ABV14%

Bottle75cl

CodeTOB220

GrapeGarnacha Blanca & Viognier

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Peique, Godello, Bierzo, Spain, 2020

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Peique, Godello, Bierzo, Spain, 2020

Bodegas Peique are a family run winery in the heart of Bierzo. Hand harvested from low yielding...

Our Rating

Dry > Sweet

OriginSpain

RegionBierzo

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodePEI120

GrapeGodello

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Hautes Côtes de Beaune Blanc, 2019

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Francoise & Denis Clair, Hautes Côtes de Beaune Blanc, 2019

Wonderful tangerine, candied lemon and a little struck match note greet you. There is a...

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Dry > Sweet

OriginFrance

RegionBurgundy

ColourWhite

ABV12.5%

Bottle75cl

CodeCLB019

GrapeChardonnay

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