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  1. Domaine Michel Thomas Sancerre
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Classic, aromatic Sancerre with intense, flinty, citrus elegance from this small family domaine
    £18.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £21.00 per bottle
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  2. 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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  3. Hamilton Russell Chardonnay
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chardonnay
    £160.00* 1 case (6 bottles)
    First instalment (1 of 2)
    * Plus a second installment of VAT and Duty paid at the time of despatch
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  4. Rapaura Springs Rohe Blind River Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    From the 'World's Best Sauvignon' winner and 'Winery of the Year', this is a standout Kiwi white
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  5. Julien Bouchard Chablis
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Delicious, top-vintage, mineral-fresh Chablis from one of the region’s most decorated producers
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £22.00 per bottle
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  6. 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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    Les Chantebines Pouilly-Fumé
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Gold-medal Pouilly-Fumé, one of the finest expressions of Sauvignon on the planet! Top vintage too
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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    Field of Stones Marlborough Albariño
    CountryNew Zealand
    Albariño
    Spain's much-loved Albariño exported to New Zealand's Marlborough in this citrusy, ripe pear white
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  9. Villa Broglia Gavi di Gavi Anniversario
    CountryItaly
    Cortese
    Villa Broglia is a bright star in Gavi in brilliant form with this superb Anniversary edition
    £21.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £24.00 per bottle
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  10. Domaine de Bellene Coteaux Bourguignons L'Eclos des Abeilles
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    White Burgundy from an exceptional winemaker and a top vintage. Lush creamy fruit and minerality
    £23.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £25.00 per bottle
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  11. Only 42 left
    Domaine de Montille 'Clos du Château' Bourgogne
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    From an impressive, 300-year-old family estate, a superb white with more than a touch of Puligny
    £27.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £33.00 per bottle
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  12. Boschendal Appellation Series Elgin Chardonnay
    CountrySouth Africa
    Chardonnay
    Exceptional, cool-climate, oak-spiced Chardonnay from two-time winner of the Best SA Chardonnay
    £26.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £28.00 per bottle
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  13. Domaine Bott-Geyl Organic Gewürztraminer Les Eléments
    CountryFrance
    Gewürztraminer
    Exotically spiced, aromatic Gewürztraminer from a top organic Alsace estate. Beautifully balanced
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £23.00 per bottle
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  14. Vasse Felix Chardonnay
    CountryAustralia
    Chardonnay
    A remarkable, 93-point Aussie Chardonnay from the legendary pioneers of Margaret River, Vasse Felix
    £30.00 per bottle
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    £180.00
    1 case (6 bottles) - £30.00 per bottle
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  15. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Marlborough’s best-known Sauvignon Blanc, for good reason, particularly fine and delicious in 2023
    £26.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £26.00 per bottle
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  16. L'Etrangère Aligoté
    CountryFrance
    Aligoté
    Exciting white Burgundy made from under-the-radar Aligoté. Beautifully fresh with a creamy lemon zip
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  17. Domaine Serge Laporte Sancerre
    CountryFrance
    Sauvignon Blanc
    Intensely citrusy, mineral-fresh and flinty Sancerre from some of the region’s very finest
    £24.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £24.00 per bottle
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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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  19. East by North East Pinot Grigio
    CountryItaly
    Pinot Grigio
    Fabulous quality Pinot Grigio from the superb Friuli and 100-point winemaker Steffano Chioccioli
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  20. Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix Vieilles Vignes
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Remarkably intense Chablis with a classic mineral streak from this exceptional family domaine
    £29.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £30.00 per bottle
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  21. Domaine Servin Chablis Les Pargues
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Premier Cru quality at a village price. Intensely flavoured Chablis with hints of peach and hay
    £21.00 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £21.00 per bottle
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  22. Rapaura Springs Rohe Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc
    CountryNew Zealand
    Sauvignon Blanc
    From 2021s 'World's Best Sauvignon' winner and 'Winery of the Year', this is a standout Kiwi white
    £17.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £19.99 per bottle
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  23. Domaine Dampt Chablis Vieilles Vignes
    CountryFrance
    Chardonnay
    Classic, estate-grown Chablis with finesse and old-vine intensity from the excellent Dampt estate
    £19.99 per bottle when you mix 6+
    £22.00 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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