Explore our range of white wines, from crisp and refreshing to full-bodied, oaked ones. Wines you'll have heard about - white Burgundy, German Riesling, to some you probably don't know. But go find those yourself!
Crisp, mineral Viognier with hints of peach and apricot, a round satisfying mouth feel and great length.
Before I go any further, note well that this is not a white wine to serve fridge cold. It may not be a big oak bomb but having tasted it really cold and then as it warmed up to room temp, it hit its sweetest spot between 12 and 16 °C (5462 °F). Like the 2019 of this wine, it's not like any other Viognier you'll come across. It smells of linden blossom and silkworm cocoons and fresh chestnuts and cobnuts. On the colder side, it tastes like sliced white peaches dipped in ice and mint leaves. As it warms, the tension in the wine turns silk and the peaches turn red. There's a cut of smoke that comes and goes like a wind-blown shadow on a white stone wall; and the finish curves back in on itself as if to say, 'let's do it again!'. But it leaves a trail of vineyard mint, the lick of rain-wet stones, a fine thread of bitterness on the finish. Underpriced. This is nowhere near as simple as it sounds when Coulshaw says, 'the aim is to make a clean, fresh wine'. It's transmitting terroir and fruit, loud and clear. Very Good Value. (TC) jancisrobinson.com
Medium-dry style with lots of ripe peach, apple and pear flavours. The luscious palate is weighty but balanced by good freshness.
Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com "Easy, open Chenin, golden apples and baked pears, a smidge of fudge and sage leaf dipped in warm honey, but also cool lemon peel and even a nip of stone dust. Not bad for the price but prêt-à-porter, not crafted."
Dry, clean, and crisp with citrus notes, yellow plum, light green apple, & a hint of white pepper. Excellent as a starter/aperitif or pair with savoury starters, pasta & seafood dishes including tapas, antipasti, shrimp salad & sushi!
The clever little Hungarian cricket discerns which vine tendrils it will eat and always avoids the Gruner Veltliner vine.
An unusual, but terrific, blend showing off Alsace's grape varieties in a supergroup line up. The spiciness of Gewurz; the grapiness of Muscat; the body of Pinot Gris; the backbone of Riesling; and the refreshing character of Sylvaner. The resulting wine is fresh and characterful. Aroma and flavours of lemon, tropical fruit and white peaches, floral notes and petroleum. Additional flavours on the palate of pineapple and ground white pepper. Dry medium plus bodied wine. Good length. A super complex wine and fabulous value.
Vegan, Biodynamic agriculture
"2020 was a very good year for whites, and they harvested very early. The 2020 Ultreia Godello shows restraint and very low pH (3.2!) with high acidity (6.6 to 6.8). None of the whites go through malolactic, and this is the freshest vintage of this wine so far. This is now made with mostly own grapes from Cacabelos and Ponferrada (in 2022 they will own around 80% of the vineyards used for this wine), matured in a mixture of barriques, oak foudres and some concrete. It's super tasty, mineral and finishes dry. There are some 30,000 bottles of this wine. Drink 2022-2026."
93/100 Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, January 2022
"The enigma that is Raúl Pérez continues to enthral wine lovers the world-over with his own-brand of inspiring, light touch winemaking. Having almost single-handedly put Bierzo on the map, Raúls guru-like status (and appearance!) has inspired a whole new generation of dynamic winemakers across the entirety of Spain."
"As new vineyards come in to production the main white of the project is now produced from majority estate fruit, mostly from the eastern part of the Bierzo zone, on schist and clay soils, from vines averaging 30-35 years old. Harvest here takes place a full 20 days later than in Valtuille, yielding grapes with high natural acidity and only 11-12% potential alcohol, which provides excellent blending material. 25% is sourced from Cacabelos on deeper clay-stony soils, and the final 25% from Valtuille where the vineyards have a higher percentage of sand in the soils. All plots are fermented in oak tank and assembled just before bottling.
Aging takes place in barrels of various sizes and ages. The 2020 has a really good freshness and bright, zingy personality moreish but with plenty going on, it is always on the youthful citrus, white fruit and flowers."
Vermentino di Maremma from Tenuta di Belguardo estate is a medium bodied dry wine, made by 100% of Vermentino white grape. The caracteristic of this wine is its minerality, which is massive thanks to the sea breeze that flows between the bunches in the vineyards , and the limestone soil where the vines grow. Since 1997 Tenuta di Belguardo is owned by Mazzei family, historacally devoted to winemaking.
Maremma is a particular zone where probably Vermentino gives its best in Tuscany and the result in this case is a limpid white wine with vanilla and yellow peach notes , all kept fresh with a seam of textured minerality.
Bright straw yellow with greenish reflections, Saragat Vermentino has fragrant aromas of rosemary, elderberry, juicy white stone fruit, and lychee. The palate is elegant and savoury, with great structure and balance. The intensity of flavour carries through onto the long finish.
A dry, powerful, harmonious Riesling from the Moselle. Harvested from the best plots and vines over 70 years old, growing on blue slate. Laser-edged acidity against a silky, supple palate of juicy white peach and mango flavours.
Bright, intense and dry Riesling with rich peach, ripe citrus fruit with a mouth-watering acidity and a persistent lengthy finish. Delicious, organic wine from a great family producer.
The Schätzel family has been producing wine since 1350, making them the oldest winemaking family in the Rheinhessen. The red slate of the vineyards around Nierstein, where the estate is based, spans six hectares, of which the majority is Riesling. In 2008, when Kai Schätzel took over his familys estate, he transformed it to organic and biodynamic farming and reintroduced traditional winemaking methods. He has developed a reputation for his unique style which involves less alcohol, less exuberant fruit, more minerality and a more cutting and distinctive flavour profile.
Pale yellow with green hues. Aromas of citrus fruits, clementine, pineapple and ginger which follow to the palate. Lime, yuzu zest and white flowers. This wine is lively, medium-bodied with an attractive underlying mineral finish.
The grapes come from the locality of Bollenberg and Grands Crus Saering and Kessler, and the young vineyards of Kitterlé.
Now run by the 6th and 7th generations, Domaines Schlumberger was founded in 1810 by Nicolas Schlumberger, who established vineyards on the renowned slopes above the town of Guebwiller. These vineyard sites have a history of viticulture, having been planted since 207AD. Through successive generations the holding has grown to be one of Frances largest and finest domaines.
Pinot Blanc from this area of France is sometimes a bit overlooked but, as demonstrated here, in the hands of a good estate such as Domaines Schlumberger they bear comparison with some of the more illustrious Alsatian varieties. The fruit for this wine is mainly from their Saering and Spiegel Grand Cru vineyards with a little more coming from other sites. The wine is fermented in stainless steel where it remains on its lees for a further seven months prior to bottling. It has a pale golden colour which hints at the citrus and peachy notes to come. Nicely crisp but with good weight it has an excellent balance of acidity and body leading to a pleasantly dry finish.
The Fargueirol estate is named after the area of land called Fargueirol in the northern sector of Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which is known to have some of the best terroir. The Revoltier family have 15ha of vines in this lieu dit and a further 15ha in other plots. They have just 1 hectare of white grape vines planted to Clairette, Roussanne and Grenache Blanc. The grapes are pressed and fermented in stainless steel vats at 15% without malolactic fermentation to retain freshness. The wine is bottled young and can be enjoyed in its youth or up to 5 years of age. Its pale yellow color opens with a bouquet of honey and acacia flowers, notes of apricot with aromas of peaches, anise and sweet spices. On the palate, flavors of gingerbread and a perfectly round and fresh palate take over.
An ancient former monastic wine estate on the famous Maximin Grünhaus hill in the Ruwer, where wine has been made for 2000 years or so. Three of the regions top vineyards, for which von Schubert are world-famous, sit on this hill: Herrenberg; Bruderberg; Abstberg. Von Schubert's wines are taut, mineral, deft and delightful - perfect classics of their style.
A classic Gavi. Straw yellow colour with greenish reflection, aromas of citrus, grapefruit, cut grass, good freshness, persistent and mineral taste with a long lasting finish.
"Pronounced flavour intensity, with a creamy, buttery element and some sweet spices, crunchy citrus and stone fruit." Savvas Symeonidis, Goodman Restaurant Mayfair.
Francois Xavier AKA 'FX' worked with Tom Lubbe at Domaine Matassa for five years. He spent a further year with Domaine Danjou-Banessy. After such time this local lad set up in Espira to make his own wholly exciting wines which we are introducing the UK for the first time.
Macabeu, Grenache Blanc, Gris and Noir.
The only addition is 2 g/Hl of sulphites at bottling. Production 2000 Bottles. Bottled "with the moon" April 2022.
Beautiful fruity wine from Sicily, great value for money with notes of grapefruits and citrus like lemon and pear. Bright and pleasing acidity. Notes of mineral enhance the refreshing taste. Nice pairing with fish and drink chill dishes.
The Lacroix-Martillac is a pale-yellow colour with green highlights. An intense and fresh nose, on typical aromas of Sauvignon: blackcurrant buds, citrus and white peach. The mouth is juicy, fresh and pleasing. A long finish, marked by its freshness.