The Underworld | Grenache Blanc | Western Cape, South Africa - 33 On the nose it has a curious apothecary of rate botanicals including lemon peel, juniper, jasmine and guava. These can also be found on the palate supported by the grape’s inherently pithy acidity, longevity and structure.
La Fleur Cotes du Rhone Blanc | Grenache Blanc/Viognier/Roussanne | Rhone, France - 9 / 18 / 36 Bright citrus aromas and a fresh, lively palate with ripe, limey flavours, textural stone fruit and an appealing softness but still the balancing minerality characteristic of this variety. Vegan.
Coterie by Wildeberg | Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc | Coastal Region, South Africa - 10 / 19 / 38 The nose has gentle, complex aromas of lemongrass and grapefruit with notes of hay and fennel. The palate has a concentrated, textural mouthfeel with lanolin and preserved lemons. Pithy, affirmatively tart with bright acidity on the refreshingly taut, appetising finish. Vegan.
Ruppertsberger Riesling Trocken | Riesling | Pfalz, Germany - 10 / 20 / 40 Low yielding old vines produce a dry opulent wine with silky peach perfumed fruit and excellent acidity. Delicate elderflower flavours with ripe pear lead to a crips limey palate. The wine is left on the lees to give it greater complexity and a fuller bodied character. Vegan
Gorabie Txakoli | Zuri/Zuri Zerratie | Basque Country, Spain - 44 This Txakoli is a bright lemon colour with green reflections. Pear, apple and citrus aromas dominate the nose. The palate is dry, clean and fresh with notes of green apple and white flowers with a crisp grapefruit acidity.
De Wetshof 'Lesca' | Chardonnay | Robertston, South Africa - 48 This lightly wooded Chardonnay, exuding lively aromas of citrus, green apple and butterscotch on the nose, has the elegance and intensity of the great white Burgundies with a complex, racy palate of lemon, peach and ripe apple flavours with nutty & mineral notes. Vegan.
Henners Gardner Street Classic | Bacchus/Chardonnay | East Sussex, England - 48 A classic floral, elderflower note we have come to know of contemporary Bacchus, married with a touch of stone fruit from the Chardonnay. An abundance of red apple fruit, a touch of wild fennel with the barrel fermented Chardonnay giving mid palate weight and structure.
Sonberk Riesling | Riesling | Czech Republic - 19 / 38 / 76 Aromas of white blossom and lime zest are in abundance on the bouquet. The palate is zesty and fresh with notes of honeysuckle, dried apricots, a subtle spiciness and a flinty minerality which lingers on the palate. Elegant and refined with plenty of character and body.
Laibach Chenin Sur Lie | Chenin Blanc | Stellenbosch, South Africa - 50 The wine is a refreshing colour with an orangey tint. A very exotic nose with tropical papaya and white peach in abundance. On the palate a lovely mineral character combines with the ripe tropical and stone fruits, very long with a fresh acidity. Vegan.
Vallet Freres Pernand Vergelesses | Chardonnay | Burgundy, France - 88 A beautiful complex wine, that packs a big punch above its appellation. Fine bright golden in colour with aromas of pear, apple and caramel. The palate weight is wonderful with a smooth minerality leading to rich and complex flavours of baked apples and custard, a hint of hazelnuts and honey followed by lemony acidity to lift the finish.
Tinel Chateauneuf du Pape Blanc | Grenache Blanc/Roussanne | Rhone, France - 23 / 45 / 90 The nose has gentle, complex aromas of lemongrass and grapefruit with notes of hay and fennel. The palate has a concentrated, textural mouthfeel with lanolin and preserved lemons. Pithy, affirmatively tart with bright acidity on the refreshingly taut, appetising finish. Vegan.
Chateau Mercian 'Rivalis' | Chardonnay | Hokushin District, Japan - 100 Rich in tropical fruits such as ripe pineapples and mangoes with orange and citrus notes. Elegant flavours of vanilla and almonds on the palate. The finish is long and complex