In anticipation of the long bank holiday weekend coming up and the Queens Jubilee celebrations, I have created a case of 5 amazing white wines and a bottle of Champagne that is sure to delight.
Each of these wines has been carefully selected from the new batch of amazing wines that are gradually being added to my website and a few old favourites that are simply too good to leave out!
Let's start with the fizz as it wouldn't be a proper celebration without a superb Champagne. The Duval Leroy Brut Reserve is simply astounding. It punches well above its weight in terms of all-round quality, flavour, and style. This refreshing Champagne is a blend of Pinot Noir 60%, Pinot Meunier 30% and Chardonnay 10%. The Brut Reserve offers the perfect balance between finesse and power, drawing out biscuity flavours layered with dark chocolate, cinnamon and roasted yellow fig. Beautifully balanced with a deliciously long finish.
The Bodegas Ondarre Valdebaron White Rioja is sold out everywhere, but I have squirrelled away some just for this case. This sublime white wine has delicate aromas of white flowers which are layered with green apple and pear. Refreshing with an elegant creamy texture, balanced by crisp acidity, this has a deliciously long and mouthwatering finish.
The Ktima Alphas Estate Malagousia/Assyrtiko from Greece is a delightful white wine that has expressive aromas of exotic fruits combined with hints of pepper, orange, jasmine, herbs and a touch of lemon. Lively, attractive and vivacious, with a rich and beautifully balanced palate.
Off to the Loire in France for the Menetou Salon from Joust de Villebois. This is a refreshing and richly flavoured Sauvignon Blanc with exotic fruit flavours of juicy peach complemented by delicate notes of wildflowers. Soft and rounded, with a lovely crisp finish.
Australia gives us an old favourite with Larry Cherubino's Apostrophe Stones Throw White. This exotic white wine will blow you away with the rich combination of Gewurztraminer's exotic spice and rose water layers beautifully with notes of lemon, lime and minerality from Riesling. The softly textured palate has a long, refreshing acidity supported by citrus notes and rose petal on the finish.
The heat of Sicily is perfect for Columba Bianca Carricante Lavi. The Carricante grape produces a dry, crisp white with notes of melon, juicy peach and aromatic herbs through to a fruity palate with an exceptionally long finish characterised by touch of white pepper and sage.
This case of amazing white wines will sell out so be quick while stocks last!