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  1. Bougrier Anjou Chenin Blanc White Wine

    Bougrier Anjou Chenin 2016

    £8.75

    £8.75

    Like the Clan MacLeod in epic 1980s sci-fi/fantasy, Highlander, the Bougrier family have been around for a long time. But, thankfully, they don't have that nasty Kurgan bloke bothering them at every turn because otherwise they'd have no time at all to make such delicious wines.

    This delightful Chenin is the perfect way to discover slightly sweeter styled wines. The touch of fruity sweetness is tempered by lovely crisp acidity and is bursting with fresh peach and orange blossom loveliness. Take that, Kurgan!

  2. Chateau de la Roulerie Coteaux du Layon 2013 White Wine

    Château de la Roulerie Coteaux du Layon 2013

    Now £8.40

    Was £12.00

    £8.40

    Did you know that Geoffrey Chaucer came from a long line of Vintners, based in Ipswich and London? In fact, his family may have even been selling wine from this estate, founded as it was, in 1080. Although his major work was set on a journey to Canterbury, in many respects this wine captures the essence of Chaucer. There is a clear romance of nature; set along the beautiful Loire, that Chaucer had the pleasure of travelling and with the winery converting to organic winemaking; there is a respect for the French landscape. A trailblazer and sophisticated we have no doubt the great British Francophile would've been honoured to have a sip on this wine while scribbling out The Book of the Duchess. P.S. All our knowledge of the life and work of Geoffrey Chaucer comes from the 2001 film A Knights Tale and thus should not be quoted in your Medieval Literature PHD.

  3. Dig This! Chenin Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    Dig This! Chenin Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    £7.50

    £7.50

    Of all the pirates of the Western Cape, none were more infamous than Captain Cork. Indeed, so legendary were his deeds, some believed he was simply a myth, a bogeyman. But when Klaas stumbled upon an ancient map of the Province, he was sure it pointed the way to Cork's treasure.

    He spent months digging, finding nothing, growing increasingly frustrated until he gave up. However, on returning some years later, newly determined to uncover the horde, Klaas found vines had rooted themselves in the many holes he'd half-dug. The place was dripping with golden grapes, like pieces of eight; a wealth of precious juice. He just needed to swap his spade for secateurs and the treasure was all his!

  4. Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2016 White Wine

    Ken Forrester Petit Chenin Blanc 2016

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Think South Africa and you probably think BIG. It's all about scale. The animals are big. The mountains are big. But while everything might be big, big isn't everything. Actually, Ken was a bit fed up of everything being so huge. More isn't always better.

    Take pear drops for example. One of the lovely flavours in this belting little Chenin. Now, the largest pear drop in the world is in Lancashire, in Stockley's Sweets near Oswaldtwistle. But what use is a pear drop you can't actually get in your mouth? One small sip of this wine will be far more satisfying. And won't break your jaw! Small is beautiful, as Ken knows.

  5. Marvelous Yellow 2016 White Wine

    Marvelous Yellow 2016

    £9.75

    £9.75

    Like most complex characters, Adam Mason had many sides. On the one hand he was determined to make untrammelled varietal wine. On the other, he delighted in the concert of flavours, the jazz that blending could bring about.

    Having mastered the art of restraint with his Yardstick range, Adam wanted to let loose. A smile replaced his concentrated frown, and he went into the vineyards singing, picking a mélange of French white grapes with the pizzaz of a band leader cueing in musicians. You'll be helpless against the result! Chalky bass notes, trills of lychee, honeysuckle and papaya... Anyone fancy a dance?

  6. Miles Mossop 'Introduction' Chenin Blanc 2015 White Wine

    Miles Mossop 'Introduction' Chenin Blanc 2015

    £13.50

    £13.50

    You only get one chance to make a first impression. And this ambitious Chenin knew she had to knock it out of the park if she wanted to be picked by the famous Miles Mossop. What grape wouldn't? She went all out! White peach, honeysuckle, brioche. A subtle little side-show of ground almonds. Not to mention gorgeous pineapples.

    But that up front hit isn't enough on its own. She also knew a little intrigue was important. Just the slightest racy edge of citrus tartness, to let everyone know she wasn't a pushover. And then, of course, a little something to leave her lingering in the mind.

  7. Miles Mossop Saskia

    Miles Mossop 'Saskia' 2013

    £19.00

    £19.00

    This is the quintessentially artisanal produced wine, following the philosophy of winemaker Miles Mossop, of hand crafted wines with as little interference as possible, showing a purity of expression.

    We wonder if he feels the same way about raising his children, who all his wines are named after! This ode to his daughter is full of honeysuckle, white peach, lime and toasted almonds with a fairly full palate and lengthy finish. I hope Kika and Max (the other two wines) have been raised as well as Saskia!

  8. Mullineux White 2015

    Mullineux White 2015

    £17.00

    £17.00

    You'll be hard pushed to find a wine that shows off its roots quite as well as Mullinieux White. It's a blend of three different grapes and the Chenin Blanc is from vines up to 80 years old; that's great but not too unusual. But, Chris and Andrea are so dedicated to showing off what Swartland has to offer that they've grown each grape variety in different soil types and only indigenous yeasts are used during fermentation. There's no questioning where this wine comes from. With so much dedication, it's no wonder they're known as one of the best wine producers in South Africa. The final product has a stony, slatey aroma with a zip of limey acidity and a rich, supple mouth-feel. Swartland tastes amazing.

  9. Garden Route Chardanny Chenin Blanc 2016

    The Garden Route Chardonnay Chenin Blanc 2016

    £5.75

    £5.75

    Sometimes, there are so many nuances in a glass of wine words fail to describe it. Yes, you could reach for the usual characteristics. 'Dry, refreshing, mouth-watering.' The usual 'apples, tropical fruits and pears.' But, frankly, that's lazy. Sometimes, a wine has you beat.

    Like this one! On first tasting there was awkward silence, broken only by thoughtful 'hmmms' and frustrated sniffs. Until, finally, a voice piped up: "It's fine boss!" Now, he meant 'fine boss.' But the boss heard 'Fynbos', the beautiful heathland associated with South Africa's famous Garden Route. Few places on Earth have such diversity! (Any glass with this wine in it being one). And so, the name was set.

  10. Vinum Chenin Blanc 2016

    Vinum Chenin Blanc 2016

    £12.00

    £12.00

    Why isn't Chenin Blanc as famous as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc? More versatile than a Swiss Army knife, it's used all over the world for sparkling, dry and sweet wines, it's happy being oaked or unoaked and when it comes to food there's very little you can't match it with.

    The honest truth is that Chenin Blanc isn't always treated with the respect it deserves. But if you put it in the hands of an extraordinary winemaker who lives and breathes Chenin Blanc, then you can hear it sing. May we present Vinum Chenin Blanc, what we call simply "The Future".

  11. Wild Olive Chenin Blanc South African White Wine

    Wild Olive Chenin Blanc 2015

    £8.00

    £8.00

    This generous unwooded Chenin is born from two 30-year old goblets in the Swartland . The unirrigated bushvines grow in Malmesbury shale soils. These vineyards consistently produce superior quality grapes at a low yield of just seven tons per hectare.

    The Wild Olive Chenin Blanc offers a refined well balanced wine with touches of peach, gooseberry and apple. It provides a long finish with elegance to boot.

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