Marc Angeli's principal cuvée in volume terms, is this fabulous 'natural' Chenin Blanc called 'La Lune' that has a beguiling baked bread bouquet and complex palate of stewed orchard fruit, nuts, honey and minerals.
An elegant, attractive Brézème Blanc wine that reveals aromas and flavours of nuts and orchard fruit prior to a clean, dry finish. Benefits from decanting and should not be served too chilled. Ideal as an aperitif or with seafood, fish or poultry.
A gorgeous, organic white wine from Provence which has been particularly well received on these shores. Food and wine matching expert Fiona Beckett recently described it as "An intense, fragrant, Vermentino-based white to drink with seafood.", and we heartily concur.
This superb white Côtes du Rhône Villages Sablet, made from a blend of Viognier, Bourboulenc, Clairette, Roussanne and Grenache, is fresh and dry with ample apricot and peach flavours offset by mineral undertones.
A vibrant northern Rhône Viognier at a 'petit prix'. With bags of varietal character, it is packed with ripe, tropical fruit flavours and was a happy find when we tasted in situ.
This magnificent white Burgundy from Stéphane Brocard, is a crisp, yet full-flavoured and rich Chardonnay. It would partner a roast 'Bresse' chicken to perfection.
With a heady bouquet of orange blossom and apricots and a wonderfully honeyed palate of ripe peaches and yellow plums this hedonistic sweet, golden Muscat wine is delicious with all manner of fruit-based desserts and makes for a superb 'bonne bouche' at the end of a meal.
This classic Savennières wine has a complex bouquet of wild flowers, sherry flora and chalk dust and a generous palate of ripe orchard fruit with subtle undertones of honey and minerals prior to a long, dry elegant finish.
This complex Chenin Blanc is the principal bottling of Château d’Epiré and a firm favourite of Team Yapp as it always performs well in blind tastings and can stand up to complex fish and poultry dishes accompanied by flavoursome sauces. In common with most Savennières it is slow to reveal its charms and requires some effort on the part of the imbiber. Tant mieux - a pleas
This wonderfully honeyed, sweet Savennières has an alluring bouquet of stewed pears, beeswax and fleurs blanches and a ripe, rounded, terrifically textured palate of grilled nuts and orchard fruit with an underlying acidity and subtle mineral nuances.
Savennières: Coulée de Serrant - a wonderfully complex, dry white wine commonly regarded as the ‘nec plus ultra’ of the appellation. Warming vanilla aromas and flavours of nuts and honey slowly unfurl on the palate and develop with ageing. A sophisticated, contemplative wine that merits wider recognition.
New to our list in 2015 is this precocious 'IGP' Viognier from the Leydier family (Domaine de Durban) whose sweet Muscat de Beaumes de Venise wines we have been taking for some years.
This new addition demonstrates the high quality of the family's dry whites and we hope you'll agree that it represents indecent value for money.
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