White Wine Discoverer
DOMAINE BERTHIER - VDF L'INSTANT CHARDONNAY 2022
The beautiful bouquet opens up with flavours of wet rocks, complimentary leesy character, and lemon peel in the back. Once aerated, the nose blossoms with subtle orange zest, and a sappy character. On the palate, the attach is vivacious, rich, with ample fruit weight, and a clean vibrant finish. A little bit of stone fruits emerge, and compliments the finish. Lovely. 100% Chardonnay.
DOMAINE AUSTRAL - SAUMUR BLANC "OCTOPUS" 2022
Very good success for this chenin bursting with purity and great digestibility. A remarkable balance between roundness and straightness induced by a nice final bitterness! 100% Chenin Blanc.
DOMAINE SPARR - RIESLING "SENTIMENT" 2018
Full of very ripe citrus (including pomelo and bergamot) and pineapple. This is a generous and beautifully proportioned Alsace dry riesling with a wonderful balance of depth and freshness. From biodynamically grown grapes with Demeter certification. Drink or hold. 92 points, James Suckling. 100% Riesling.
DOMAINE DE BEL-AIR - BEAUJOLAIS BLANC 2022
With its ripe pear and white flower character, this stands out in the field of white Beaujolais, showcasing a warmer side of the chardonnay grape to the norm. Very good balance of creaminess and fine tannin on the palate. No so long, but smooth at the finish. Drink now 90pts - James Suckling. 100% Chardonnay.
CHATEAU LA FLEUR DES GRAVES - BORDEAUX BLANC 2020
The elegance of the wine soon manifests itself. The white/green colour comes with exotic aromas of white flower, apricot, and peach. This is a velvety Sauvignon blanc that finishes long and full. Smooth, clean, elegant! 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Semillon, 5% Muscadelle.
PITHON-PAILLE - GROLOLO BLANC 2021
A golden yellow colour, a fruity and charming nose enhanced by Sauvignon, a full and greedy mouth of Melon de Bourgogne, and a tension of Chenin. Drink now or cellar for 2 years, a wine to drink in its youth, on the fruit. Chenin Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, Sauvignon Blanc.