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  1. Hunter's Home Block Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    From the superb Hunter estate, exceptional Marlborough Savvy from the original Home Block Vineyard
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £23.00 per bottle
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  2. Hunter's Marlborough Chardonnay
    CountryNew Zealand
    Chardonnay
    From one of New Zealand's top family estates, elegant, oak-fermented Chardonnay, awarded a Best Buy
    £16.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £23.00 per bottle
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  3. Domaine des Buissonnes Caillotte Sancerre
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Fine, crisp and linear-fresh Sancerre from a small family estate and an appealing ripe vintage
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £24.00 per bottle
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  4. La Damnée des Prieur Organic Sancerre
    £18.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £22.00 per bottle
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  5. Only 21 left
    Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chardonnay
    From top estate Hamilton Russell and the renowned Hemel-en-Aarde region, this is a 93pt Chardonnay
    £35.00 per bottle
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    £210.00
    1 case (6 bottles) - £35.00 per bottle
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  6. Domaine des Buissonnes Pierre à Feu Sancerre
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Fine, crisp and racy-fresh Sancerre from a small family estate and their flinty hillside vineyard
    £23.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £25.00 per bottle
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  7. Domaine des Buissonnes Terre Blanche Sancerre
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Fine, crisp and racy-fresh Sancerre from a small family estate and an appealing ripe vintage
    £23.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £25.00 per bottle
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  8. William Knuttel Sonoma Valley Chardonnay
    CountryUnited States
    Chardonnay
    A premium, Burgundian-style Chardonnay crafted by William Knuttel – a top winemaker of Sonoma
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  9. Pfaffl HUND Grüner Veltliner
    CountryAustria
    Grüner Veltliner
    From six-time Winery of the Year, this is a superb, double Gold-medal Grüner, crisp with smoky spice
    £22.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £25.00 per bottle
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  10. Au Sommet Chardonnay
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chardonnay
    A premium, new-release Stellenbosch Chardonnay from terrific Cape winemaker, Adam Mason
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £24.00 per bottle
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  11. Flagstone Paradigm Chenin Blanc
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chenin Blanc
    Superb, old-vine Chenin Blanc from Trophy-winning Gerhard Swarts. Rich, creamy peach, gentle spice
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  12. Domaine Servin Chablis Premier Cru Les Forêts
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Fine 1er Cru Chablis from the historic Servin family and a top vintage. Finesse, delicacy and length
    £27.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £29.00 per bottle
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    £324.00 £348.00
    1 case (12 bottles) - £27.00 per bottle
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  13. Château La Garde Blanc
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Richly oaked, 92-93 point Graves white, "a lovely, solid core of fruit and a flavorful finish" (JS)
    £27.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £30.00 per bottle
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    £360.00
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    Les Deux Vallées Savennières
    CountryFrance
    Chenin Blanc
    Exceptional crisp, citrusy white from a top Chenin specialist and its finest Loire appellation
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £21.00 per bottle
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  15. Domaine Le Bac Corbieres
    CountryFrance
    Marsanne-based blend
    Superb, rounded, ripe white Corbières with echoes of Châteauneuf Blanc, from a 4th-generation grower
    £14.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £16.99 per bottle
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    Gadais Père Et Fils Les Perrières Monopole Muscadet
    CountryFrance
    Melon de Bourgogne
    Superb, aged Muscadet from this exceptional family estate, part fermented in oak and long lees aged
    £21.00 per bottle
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  17. Château La Clarière Blanc
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon-based blend
    La Clarière's Gold-medal, oak-fermented, estate white – grassy citrusy freshness with gentle spice
    £19.80 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £22.00 per bottle
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    Dr Loosen Erdener Treppchen Riesling Spätlese Mosel
    CountryGermany
    Riesling
    Outstanding Spätlese from this 'erste lage' of Mosel vineyards and a leading winemaker of Germany
    £27.00 per bottle
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  19. Jérémie Huchet Chemin des Priéres Organic Muscadet
    CountryFrance
    Melon de Bourgogne
    Superb Muscadet from superior Sèvre et Maine, given a modern twist from an exceptional winemaker
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  20. Domaines Schlumberger S de Schlumberger
    CountryFrance
    White blend
    Creamy peach Pinot blend from a superb Alsace estate, listed as one of France’s Top 100 producers
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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    Domaine Bott-Geyl Organic Pinot Gris Sonnenglanz
    CountryFrance
    Pinot Gris
    Superb, off-dry, aromatic and beautifully balanced, Grand Cru Alsace Pinot Gris with 11 years' age
    £27.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £31.00 per bottle
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Wine FAQs
What is fine white wine?

So what defines a fine white wine? Well, the truth is there is no official definition of fine wine. And you’ll find many different answers if you have a quick search online. To some people, fine wine is defined by price. For others, it’s about a wine’s rarity or reputation. You can read our take in our article on What is fine wine?  

Ultimately it comes down to taste. A fine wine should have balance (where the acidity, tannin, sweetness, body and alcohol are all in harmony), complexity (the wine reveals many different layers of aromas and flavours), length (the flavours should last in the mouth) and elegance. It should reflect the unique terroir in which it was grown. And above all, a fine white wine should be a pleasure to drink!

Where do fine white wines come from?

Traditionally, the best fine white wines came from Europe, especially the classic French regions, and Germany, which was renowned for its fine Rieslings. But these days, fine white wines can come from any wine region in the world, from the Mosel to Margaret River

That’s not to say that provenance doesn’t matter. Only the best vineyard sites can produce truly ‘fine wine’ and it’s important that fine wines have a clear sense of place. For example, thanks to the region’s cool climate and Kimmeridgian soils, Chablis has a purity and mineral quality that makes it distinctly different to Chardonnay grown anywhere else in the world.

Do fine white wines age well?

Not always. There are certainly many fine white wines which have excellent potential for ageing. In particular, the fine whites of Burgundy and fine German Riesling can evolve beautifully for decades. But there are many factors that affect age-worthiness … grape variety, how the wine has been made, and where it’s from.

The easiest way to tell whether the wine you choose ages well is to look at the ‘Drink by’ dates on our website. It’s not the same as an expiry date but rather when we think the wines will be drinking at their best.

How do you store fine white wine?

To maximise the longevity and maintain the quality of your wines as they age, you need to store them in ideal conditions. Wines should be aged horizontally, out of direct sunlight and with a constant cool temperature. 10-13 degrees is considered the optimum temperature for white wines.   

Of course, a cellar is perfect but not everyone has one! Other options include a temperature-controlled ‘wine fridge’, an outbuilding or garage, or in a storage cabinet kept in a cool place.

Take a look at our 5 tips and tricks for storing wine at home to find out more.  

And if you’re looking for long-term storage of fine wine, we recommend you take advantage of our customer storage facility in Gloucester. 

Storage is available for any wine you buy from us in our state-of-the-art warehouse. Temperature and humidity are not only monitored in various parts of the warehouse, they’re also actively controlled. Visit our fine wine hub to find out more or call our fine wine team on 03330 148 202.

What is the best fine white wine?

It depends on your personal taste! In terms of what are the most expensive fine white wines, Grand Cru white Burgundy still top the list. Many of the famous Bordeaux châteaux make fine white wines, not just red. And Sauternes in Bordeaux is home to the most expensive sweet white wines, notably Château Yquem.

One of the best ways to buy fine white Bordeaux and Burgundy is En Primeur. It’s essentially a way of buying wines before they’ve been bottled. To find out more, have a look at our fine wine hub or get in touch with our fine wine team at finewine@laithwaiteswine.com or call 03330 148 202.

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