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  1. $239.40

    Kingston Estate

    Australia (Australia), South Australia (Australia)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat


    The Mediterranean climate and coastal influences of Padthaway provide a bright, clean and crisp Chardonnay. Aromas of melon with hints of citrus give way to a medium bodied wine with refreshing stone fruit flavours. The finish is well balanced with good acidity and a touch of oak.

    "Inviting and approachable, it opens with fragrances of key lime pie, lemon curd and roasted apples. The palate is quite mineral and firm, with a roasted nut quality that balances the fruitiness."

    93 points / Great Value - Ultimate Wine Challenge 2018

    93 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion 2019

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  2. $275.40

    Tessari

    Italy (Italy), Veneto (Italy)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat


    "This has a gorgeous, exotic and refined nose of linden/jasmine, lemon blossom, tangerine and peach. It is medium-full bodied, very tidy, lively yet rich with lovely concentration and focus. Nicely firm and mineral with bitter lemon on the finish. The length is excellent."

    91 points - David Lawrason, WineAlign, Nov 2018

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  3. $395.40

    Domaine Muré - Clos Saint Landelin

    Alsace (France), France (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Herring, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, White Meat


    "Gentle pear fruit has a touch of herbal tisane. The same gentle purity of fruit is amplified on the streamlined, dry palate where freshness and ripeness seem to flow from a deep well of pear and lemon. Taut and balanced, this is utterly moreish and perfectly dry. Drink until 2030."

     

    93 Points Wine Enthusiast, #34 of Top 100 Wines of 2018 (January 2018)

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  4. $419.40

    Colli di Lapio

    Campania (Italy), Italy (Italy)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, White Meat


    Considered by many to be the best Fiano producer, Colli di Lapio's 2017 Fiano di Avellino is pale straw-green. Wild, minty aromas of fresh apricot, green apple and botanical herbs, complicated by a hint of lemon verbena. Then honeyed and flinty flavors of minty apple and spicy stone fruit. A powerful and penetrating wine that finishes long and with rising complexity.

    Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso for 10 of the last 13 vintages including the last 4 vintages. 

    "Wonderful fiano with sliced melon and hints of lemon rind. Hot stones, too. Full-bodied, layered and extremely flavorful with so much fruit and character. Gorgeous."

    93 points - James Suckling, Oct 2018

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  5. $239.70

    Weingut Gross

    Slovenia (Slovenia), Styria (Slovenia)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat


    A rich, expressive but precise wine with engaging aromas of honey, quince, white flowers, grapefruit and apricot. There's a further hit of stone fruit on the palate which is built around a pure mineral backbone, with decorations of jasmine, lees and citrus.

    93 points - Falstaff Magazine, June 2017

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  6. New Clos des Lunes Lune d'Argent by Domaine de Chevalier 2018

    $239.70

    Domaine de Chevalier

    Bordeaux (France), France (France)

    6 x 750 ml

    Pasta, Rich Fish, Salad, Vegetables, White Meat


    "Brightness and serenity to this white with lemon rind and pear skin, highlighting the cooked-apple character. Medium to full body, bright acidity and a vivid finish."
    92-93 points - James Suckling, April 2019
     
    "Intense white peach, jasmine and fennel notes stream through, with a flash of herb on the still-tight finish. Shows very nice length and focus. Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc."
    90-93 points - Wine Spectator, 2019
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  7. $354.00

    Weingut Gross

    Slovenia (Slovenia), Styria (Slovenia)

    6 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat


    Complex bouquet of orange and lemon zest, tropical fruits as well as a sprinkling of vanilla and fennel. Solid backbone with a flinty, mouth watering acidity and a well integrated oaky touch adding some complexity. This is a beautifully concentrated, intense wine with a lingering finish.

    97 points / Platinum Award - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018

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At WineOnline.ca we absolutely love white wine. White grapes, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Verdejo, Riesling, Garganega etc, (there are 1000’s more), produce roughly the same quantity of grapes as their red counterparts, but for reasons unknown, many people believe a good white wine should cost less than a quality bottle of red wine. A quality white wine typically takes as much time and energy to produce as a quality red wine. Neither must be expensive, but to expect more quality from a popular white wine for less money than a red, does not make sense.

Of course, white wines can be all over the map. There is sweet white wine, the most famous of which is, of course, Sauternes which is produced in Bordeaux. Sauternes is produced from the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes, though you will never see Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon written on the label. Chateau Yquem would be the most recognizable name/producer in Sauternes, and of course, the most expensive of the Sauternes producers. The Hungarian version of iconic sweet wine, is Tokaj, which is perhaps not quite as famous, but equally delicious. There are dry white wines which are produced all over the world, but many would suggest the best dry white wine is produced in Burgundy, with the most popular white wine produced in Burgundian churning out Montrachet or derivatives of Montrachet, such as Batard Monthrachet, or Bievenue Batard Montrachet. All of the white wine in Burgundy is produced from the Chardonnay grape, though once again, you will rarely, if ever, see Chardonnay written on the label. If you are looking for a different style of Chardonnay, perhaps something oakier, you may want to consider finding great white wine types in different areas of California. Napa Chardonnay, or Chardonnay from Santa Barbara are a couple of the more famous areas for production. If you are looking for the best white wine, you might consider looking in Spain, Portugal, Italy or even South America. There are countless good white wine produced in the Mediterranean countries where they often consume more white wine than red. I believe there are a number of reasons for this. 1st of all, it is typically very warm and people want to drink something cool and refreshing, 2nd, there is a lot of fishing and it is hard to argue that white wine does not go better with fish than red wine.

Some white wine lovers might suggest the best Sauvignon Blanc comes from New Zealand, my personal favourite regions for Sauvignon Blanc production are Sancerre and even those from Southern Austria and Slovenia. I must impress on you that I am of the opinion that best is always in the eye of taste buds of the wine drinker. There is no right or wrong, and only opinion. Whether you like bold white wines, or elegant light white wines, sweet white wine, or dry, at WineOnline.ca we scour the world to ensure you are drinking the best, and the best value white wines there are anywhere.