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  1. Domaine Jean Chartron Rully Montmorin Blanc
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Superbly balanced white Burgundy from a renowned domaine whose top Grands Crus fetch £200 a bottle
    £29.00 per bottle
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  2. Reichsrat Von Buhl Riesling Nr. 1 Pfalz
    CountryGermany
    Riesling
    Brilliant, lime-zipped dry Riesling from the exceptional Reichsrat Von Buhl. Pure crisp elegance
    £12.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Domaine Jean Chartron Savigny-lès-Beaune ‘Théologique, Nourrisant et Morbifuge’
    £38.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  4. Old Road Wine Co. Stone Trail Chenin Blanc
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chenin Blanc
    From South Africa’s beautiful Franschoek vineyards, a pure, bright, fruit-filled Chenin Blanc
    £30.00 per bottle
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  5. Ixsir Altitudes Blanc
    CountryLebanon
    Obeidy-based blend
    From a highly respected winery and legend winemaker, enjoy this floral-scented, mineral-fresh white
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  6. Hunter's Marlborough Chardonnay
    CountryNew Zealand
    Chardonnay
    From one of New Zealand's top family estates, elegant, oak-fermented Chardonnay, awarded 90 points
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £23.00 per bottle
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  7. Domaine Bitouzet-Prieur Meursault Les Corbins
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Superb, top-vintage Meursault from an exceptional family domaine. Ripe fruit, minerality, creaminess
    £55.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £65.00 per bottle
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    Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Orée Blanc
    £135.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  9. Kumeu River Village Chardonnay
    £17.99 per bottle
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    £107.94
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    Chapoutier Ermitage De L'Orée Organic Blanc
    £130.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £185.00 per bottle
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  11. Oastbrook Pinot Gris
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Pinot Gris
    Luscious fruit and freshness in this fabulous Pinot Gris from the Oastbrook family estate in Sussex
    £23.00 per bottle
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    Kumeu River Rays Road Chardonnay
    £28.00 per bottle
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    £168.00
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  13. Trapiche Terroir Series Finca Las Piedras Chardonnay
    CountryArgentina
    Chardonnay
    Superb single-vineyard Chardonnay from the great Trapiche winery. Very pure fruit and mineral fresh
    £28.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Flor de Muga Blanco Rioja
    CountrySpain
    Viura
    Wonderfully complex, aromatic white Rioja, fermented in barrel, from this exceptional bodega
    £32.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Greywacke Chardonnay
    CountryNew Zealand
    Chardonnay
    £30.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £33.00 per bottle
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  16. Vasse Felix Heytesbury Chardonnay
    CountryAustralia
    Chardonnay
    Outstanding, 98-pt, richly complex Chardonnay from the legendary founding estate of Margaret River
    £65.00 per bottle
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    £390.00
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  17. Dog Point Organic Chardonnay
    CountryNew Zealand
    Chardonnay
    From one of Marlborough's leading wineries and a terrific team, this is a rich, complex 94-pt white
    £30.00 per bottle
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  18. Karp-Schreiber Brauneberger Juffer-Sonnenuhr Riesling Grosses Gewächs
    £25.00 per bottle
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  19. Château La Clarière Blanc
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon-based blend
    La Clarière's triple-Gold, oak-fermented, estate white – grassy citrusy freshness with gentle spice
    £19.80 per bottle when you mix 6+
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  20. Unsi Terrazas Blanco Navarra
    CountrySpain
    Garnacha Blanca
    An intensely citrusy, complex, barrel-matured white from the mountain-cooled vineyards of Navarra
    £25.20 per bottle when you mix 6+
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    Domaine de la Vougeraie Côte de Beaune Les Pierres Blanches Organic
    £40.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
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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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