The Verdejo grape is an aromatic variety, this wine shows melon and green apple on the palate with floral notes on the finish.
Region: Castilla - La Mancha
This dry white wine has a pale straw colour. Attractive and delicate bouquet with some lemon, green apple and blossom. Fresh, crisp and balanced, great for every day drinking.
Lovely aperitif wine, or with some antipasti, summer salads and fritto misto. Ideally served at 10-12 °C.
Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in vineyards influenced by the cooling effects of the Atlantic are used to make this fresh and zesty white, with citrus, blackcurrant leaf and tropical fruit notes.
Made from grapes grown in Puglia, the warm southern state which makes up Italy's 'heel', this expressive Fiano is full of ripe stonefruit and zippy acidity, with a generous mouthfeel and lingering finish. For fans of a light, bright summer white.
All grapes for this wine are hand harvested. The whole berries are pressed gently in a pneumatic press. After a first racking, the must is transferred to temperature-controlled fermentation vats. The wine is put through malo-lactic fermentation and then rests on its fine lees until bottling. Flotation is used to clarify the yeast and then the wine is bottled under vacuum. Di Lenardo is the sole company in Friuli to use only vines of “Musque” clone. 70,000 bottles of this wine are produced annually.
Very fresh and clean, with notes of pear, peach and honey. Great balance and length, this is a very well executed wine.
Harvested at optimum ripeness from our hand-tended vineyards in the heart of Marlborough’s Wairau and Awatere valleys. The grapes were gently pressed and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel to maximise fruit purity and varietal character.This Sauvignon Blanc has a charming and complex nose, full of lychee, gooseberry and a some tropical notes. The palate shows good weight and texture imparted by the time on yeast lees. The wine has excellent fruit concentration, revealing a sustained, mouth-watering finish.
Region: New Zealand
Cépages: Sauvignon Blanc
Whilst most of the wine made under the Coteaux Bourguignons appellation is red, whites are also permitted: this is a blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Aligoté grapes harvested from both the Burgundy and Beaujolais regions. The Aligoté brings an aromatic freshness complementing Chardonnay’s richer apple and citrus character.
Other: Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
From the outlying parts of the Chablis region comes this dry, steely white wine, similar in style to its more famous big brother only a little lighter. J. Moreau et Fils, already with an excellent international reputation for producing great wines, the Chablis house established in 1814 continues to develop its capabilities. Recently it has created a new position of Viniculturist to more closely link the activities in the vineyards and winery.
The small appellation of Menetou-Salon, just under 500 hectares, is adjacent to Sancerre to the south-west; like its better-known neighbour, it too is planted with Sauvignon Blanc. Here, the vines are planted on Kimmeridgian limestone soils, very similar to those of Chablis, and similar minerally notes can be detected in the wines. Cool-fermented and unoaked, the wine shows fresh citrus fruit, such as grapefruit, green fruit and herbaceous nuances.
Region: Loire Valley
Appelation: Menetou Salon
The Montagny 1er Cru La Grande Roche 2015 reveals delicious floral aromas of honeysuckle. Full in the mouth with notes of almond, apricot and pepper, the finish is fresh with a hint of mint.
Appelation: Montagny 1er Cru
Food Pairing: Lobster & Shellfish
Bone-dry white Burgundy from Chablis’ most famous house. Classic Chablis flintiness with no oak ageing. A regular Gold Medal winner at prestigious competitions, confirming the consistently high quality of this wine. Elegant, restrained and dry.
Sauzet is one of the top names in Burgundy, famous for producing some of the finest Grands Crus in Puligny-Montrachet. The vineyards have been farmed organically since 2006 but switched to biodynamic a few years ago. A textbook Puligny Montrachet sourced from seven parcels of vines, vinified separately prior to ageing in barrel 15% of which are new oak. The nose shows white blossom and lemon the palate shows an understated richness, precise and well executed with excellent length. Drink 2017 through 2025.
Robert Parker eRating: 94