Best White Wines for Christmas
Best White Wines for Christmas
“DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS”
THE HAY WINES CHRISTMAS WINE LIST (PART 2 OF 5)
Every year, around the end of November, we used to host our Annual Portfolio Tasting at the fascinating medieval Ledbury Market House.
A fantastic event, where more than 80 different products are put on tasting.
A fantastic event, where our customers have the opportunity to try the best wines for Christmas, selected by our own team of Sommeliers.
A fantastic event, where everyone has an interesting, fun and educational tasting evening.
This year, clearly, things are going to be different, and we will not be able to do all that.
For this reason, we have decided to put together a selection of our most recommended wines to have during the festive period.
Our festive wine selection will show you everything you might need for Christmas, from sumptuous Barolo, to fine Champagne.
Let us continue our journey… what are the most versatile and best white wines for Christmas for the Hay Wines Team?
Best White Wines for Christmas: Burgundy
Domaine Michaut Freres, Premier Cru Chablis “Beauroy” (was £25.99 – now £23.49)
An expressive nose of white flowers, acacia and a round palate, expressive, slightly unctuous with a fine mineral return. Powerful and rich.
Louis Latour, “Les Genievres” Macon Lugny (was £15.99 – now £13.99)
Pale yellow colour and an aromatic nose of citrus fruit. The mouth is ample and offers delicious musky flavours with a beautiful intensity on the finish.
Domaine Creuze Noire, Saint Veran (was £20.99 – now £14.99)
A velvety smooth Chardonnay, well rounded with a soft texture; done entirely in stainless steel. It shows great finesse and remarkable balance.
Domaine Michaut Freres, Chablis (was £20.99 – now £18.49)
Mineral driven, with slight floral notes and a steely crisp acidity which makes you want to go back for more.
Best White Wines for Christmas: Chardonnay
Montsable, Chardonnay (was £10.49 – now £8.99)
A remarkable melange of pears, peach, honey toffee, cream and vanilla (from a short spell of oak ageing) on the palate. Beautifully balanced with ripeness, acidity, length and real structure.
Xanadu, “Exmoor” Chardonnay (was £22.99 – now £19.99)
On the nose, notes of honeydew melon, pear, and citrus characters, with underlying hints of loquats and hay. A bright refreshing wine; crisp and dry, with a lingering fruit finish.
Iona, Chardonnay (was £20.99 – now £16.99)
Concentrated marzipan and citrus notes, with underlying hazelnut and lime notes, which adds to layered complexity. The wine is seamless, with flavoursome and long finish.
Best White Wines for Christmas: Sauvignon Blanc
Craggy Range, Martinborough Sauvignon Blanc (was £18.99 – now £13.99)
The wine is aromatic with steely minerality, and great intensity of the fruit.
Saint Clair, Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (was £16.49 – now £14.99)
This wine has tropical notes of passionfruit, guava and blackcurrant combine with nettle and subtle chalky mineral notes.
Angoris, Sauvignon Blanc “Villa Locatelli” (£11.99)
Intense, aromatic with overtones of green bell-pepper and tomatoes leaf; grapefruit and white peach; minty; thyme, rosemary, marjoram. Dry and medium body; elegant, warm and well-balanced.
Best White Wines for Christmas: Other Varieties
Colomba Bianca, Vitese Grillo (was £10.49 – now £8.99)
The variety is 100% Grillo. Fresh, aromatic, easy-drinking. With a balanced mineral finish.
Vachnadziani Krakhuna, Dry White (was £12.29 – now £10.29)
Made 100% from Krakhuna grapes, cultivated in the valley of river Kvirila, in West Georgia. Concentrated citrus notes on the nose, with harmonious freshness on the palate.
Garzon, Albarino (was £18.99 – now £16.99)
Intense on the nose with peach and citrus aromas. The freshness and minerality on the mid-palate is superb, ably supported by a remarkable acidity which frames the juicy fruit on the crisp finish.
Finca Montepedroso, Verdelho Rueda (was £15.29 – now £12.99)
Notes of fennel, green apple, cut hay and peach; this wine is also imbued with an extra depth and richness in the mouth. A very satisfying, fuller-bodied style of Rueda.
Best White Wines for Christmas – The Hay Wines Christmas Wine List
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