There is no time like Christmas to crack open some fine whites to enjoy with friends and family or even just to treat yourself, which is why I’ve selected 12 top quality white wines that would work a treat on your Christmas table or as a lovely gift for someone special.
If I had to pick one it would be the La Gemiere Sancerre 2016. Crafted by a team with a proud history of grape growing and winemaking, to me this is wine is Sancerre at its best with bright fruit flavours, lovely texture and a fresh, crisp finish.
Pick a few of your favourites and you’ll be all set for premium whites.
Sabine Duval, Senior Wine Buyer
'Light yellow, reserved colour. Smoky reductive aromas combine with roasted hazelnut, smoked charcuterie, smoked chicken and underlying grapefruit flavours. A delicious chardonay, intense and yet refined and tautly composed, the acidity seamless but bright and powering the whole thing along. Marvellous line and length; refreshing finish. A beautiful chardonnay.' Huon Hooke
Item Code: ITM23712
"Arguably the most detailed Churinga to date reaching lofty heights with its clarity and whorl of citrus from mandarin blossom, lemon juice and pith with flavours building along the palate. Its frame is linear and elegant, and the acidity has laser precision right through to the long finish." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20298
This is a fine Tasmanian Riesling with inviting floral notes. The palate is soft yet lively with intense flavours of citrus, passionfruit and green apple. A decent line of acidity slings through the palate, contributing balance and great length before ending in a clean and dry finish.
Item Code: ITM5035
“Fighting Gully Road is a winery to watch over the next few years. Winemaking is on another level with their wines scoring higher than any
other range we have seen this year. This Chardonnay was the highest scoring wine through a number of tasting panels.” Johan Axlund, Wine Buyer
Item Code: ITM6580
"Light, bright yellow hue with a mineral, almost Chablis-like aroma, the palate likewise crisp and lean, more stony mineral than fruity, the finish cleansing and dry and appetising. A very refined, delicate but intense wine of great fruit purity." Huon Hooke
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Item Code: ITM14471
Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc of the Year 2019 - Halliday Wine Companion
'Always a regional tour de force, this has high quality Graves written all over it; not merely fermented in French oak (60% new), but aged as well (40% new) for 14 months, with incremental batonnage to amplify the compelling textural detail. A citrus choir with the focus on lemon: lemon grass, lemon curd and ripe Meyer, all soaring along a balancing beam of vanilla cream oak. This is world class, transcending the general malaise when it comes to these oft-abused varieties.' Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM20527
Fragrant nose of gooseberry and peach aromas with hints of floral and citrus. The palate is bright and generous with flavours of stonefruits and citrus, backed by crisp acidity which lead to a clean and elegant finish. A delightfully flavoursome wine
Item Code: ITM15546
"As if by alchemy, with age semillon slips into a toasty, butter brioche, lime-marmalade and waxy realm without its acidity wavering. This certainly has freshness and plenty of years ahead of it, but that magical 5-years-before-release-date includes all the other complex stuff." Halliday Wine Companion
Item Code: ITM21122
"Clean, lemon, lime, light honeyed tones – subdued – and then? A powerhouse palate presenting juicy, almost sweet, citrus fruit that fills the mouth – remarkable presence for such a light wine. Subtle powdery texture and pure acidity. Length to burn. A classic Vat 1." Gary Walsh
Item Code: ITM15550A
A 98-point Chardonnay from a Halliday five-red-star-rated winery. A fabulous wine that effortlessly combines power and intensity with elegance and varietal fruit expression. This wine normally retails for $100 at the cellar door, but as a mystery offer it's available to you for $70.99 per bottle and only $69.99 in a six-pack.
Item Code: OLG313045
All the trademark characteristics of a By Farr Chardonnay, understate power and length with a mineral finish. Elegant fruit expression on both the nose and the palate with well-integrated French oak. Richly flavoured yet refined with great acidity, texture and length. An immaculate Chardonnay.
Item Code: ITM17211