Category Archives: 10to20 – still white

Wines available from UK independents at between £10 and £20

Touraine-Chenonceaux 2016

Domaine du Chapitre, AOC Touraine-Chenonceaux, Loir et Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, France, 2016 On Touraine Touraine, with the city of Tours at its heart, covers a huge area, from Bourgueil, St-Nicholas-de Bourgeuil and Chinon in the far west through Tours … Continue reading

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Montesquiou Jurancon Sec 2016

Domaine Montesquiou, L’Estela, Jurancon Sec, AOC Jurancon, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France, 2016 On AOP Jurancon (1) Permitted varieties are gros manseng, petit manseng (the higher quality of the two mansengs), courbu, camaralet and lauzet, with the mansengs representing 98% of … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Hengst Riesling 2009

Josmeyer, Riesling, Grand Cru Hengst Samain, AOC Alsace Grand Cru, Alsace, France, 2009 This wine: lot No. none visible, so must be a single bottling run for this vintage; biodynamic, varietal riesling, coated natural cork closure, 14% abv, ex-producer, €45 … Continue reading

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Tiki Ridge Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Tiki Ridge, Reserve Sauvignon blanc, Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand, 2017 This wine: lot No. L17291, varietal sauvignon blanc, screw cap closure, 12.5% abv, widely available, £9 (02/18) Consumer tasting note: pale lemon hued, unmistakably sauvignon blanc, with highly perfumed … Continue reading

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Oatley Sauvignon Blanc 2015

Robert Oatley, Helmsman, Sauvignon Blanc, Western Australia, 2015 On the sensory profile of sauvignon blanc with climate This is in general terms as one can, in an ostensibly warmer climate for example, find cool sites through higher altitude, or by … Continue reading

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Josmeyer Gewurztraminer 2013

Josmeyer, Les Folastries, Gewurztraminer, AOP Alsace, France, 2013 On gewurztraminer A thick-skinned small berried (a combination which can show as a low-key grip) pink to red variety. It buds early, so is subject to frost, and ripens both late and … Continue reading

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Oatley Southern Riesling 2014

Robert Oatley, Riesling, Great Southern, West Australia, 2014 On the Great Southern wine region This is a vast rectangular viticultural region, measuring 200km E-W by 120km N-S, with a generally cool climate, ranging from coastal Mediterranean, to inland semi-continental. Irrigation … Continue reading

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