Staff Picks: WHITES

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Staff Picks: WHITES

This is a 6-pack. This case contains 1 bottle of each wine:

Neudorf 2019 Tiritiri Sauvignon Blanc // Nelson, New Zealand

This Sauvignon Blanc hails from Nelson, a small region on the north end of New Zealand’s north island. The wine is medium bodied and bursting with fruit flavours. It’s made from a single vineyard, is organically farmed, and 20% of the wine is aged in barrel to add a creamy texture and complexity. This is medium bodied, savoury, and refined.

94 Points, Decanter

An enticing, mineral, floral then varietal bouquet with aromas of silica and clay soil, rosé, peach and sweet lemon. There's a soft herb layer adding finesse and complexity. Youthful, crisp, refreshing and dry palate, with a gentle saline note and flavours of lemon, peach and barley sugar before more soft sage-like herbs return.

Camille Giroud 2018 Bourgogne Aligoté // Burgundy, France

Aligote is the little sibling of Chardonnay in terms of white grapes in Burgundy. It produces a lean, highly energetic wine that is defined by citrus, racy acidity, and light floral character. This is great as an aperitif or would paid well with oysters.

Allen Meadows (via Burghound - review for 2017 vintage

This could be from no other grape variety than aligoté with its markedly spiced citrus, pear and soft floral nuances. The highly energetic, pure and well-detailed flavors display a refreshing salinity on the dry, clean and youthfully austere finish that offers both fine depth and persistence. This would make for an excellent summer sipper plus it should repay a few years of bottle age. Outstanding – Top Value.

Arnaldo Rivera 2018 Nascetta del Comune di Novello // Piedmont, Italy

Nascetta is a rare native variety to the village of Novello in Piedmont. This is a beautiful expression of the grape with citrus, stone fruit, mineral character, and floral aromatics. It spends 8 months aging on the lees to add a little weight and texture to the wine.

90 Points, James Suckling

Aromas and flavors of pears and apples with some candied lemon. It’s full-bodied, creamy and delicious. Drink now.

De Martino 2019 Old Vine White Gallardia // Itata Valley, Chile

De Martino is one of the most exciting, innovative wineries in Chile. The Gallardia lineup comes from Itata in southern Chile and uses fruit from very old heritage vineyards. The vineyard that supplies this Old Vine White was planted in 1905 to Muscat (a highly aromatic floral grape) and Chasselas (quite a neutral Swiss grape). The combination makes for a compelling white that is lightly aromatic, mineral, and crisp.

92 Points, Decanter

De Martino is always a reliable name in quality in Chile.  The Gallardia Cinsault is good value, but this has a real intrigue: a blend of 70% Muscat and 30% Corinto (aka Chasselas) from a vineyard planted in 1905.  Aromatic, fresh and dry, its full of mineral-edged stone fruit, gentle nutty tones and brisk acidity.

Domaine Vincent Caillé 2020 Mouton Noir // Loire Valley, France

Vincent Caille is a small organic winery from the Nantais, located in the western Loire Valley. This is a young and fruity Muscadet with aromas of citrus and good minerality.

Shaw & Smith 2019 M3 Chardonnay // Adelaide Hills

Shaw + Smith is a boutique winery in Adelaide Hills that focuses on cool-climate winemaking. Their M3 Chardonnay is a unique style and really overdelivers. It spends time on the lees and is aged in older barrels to create a moderately oaked style this is savoury and fresh. There is quite a lot of texture here, a lot of complexity, and an almost nutty quality.

96 Points, James Suckling

This is a very concentrated, complex and refined chardonnay that locks in on very intense white peaches, lemons and grapefruit, framed in a wealth of fresh, spicy, young French oak, as well as flinty elements. The palate has mouthwateringly fresh acidity, powering fresh lemon and peach flavors into a long, tautly wound finish. Drink or hold.

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