The best white wine recommendations for Christmas

Article date: 3 December 2016

Christmas white wines

We’ve put together a list which we think represents the best recommendations for white wine this Christmas.

Tesco Finest St-Mont

Tesco Finest St-Mont, France

£6, Tesco

“Its super-tangy grapefruit and tropical flavours make it a good allrounder for fish and white meat.”

David Williams, The Guardian

The Co-op Truly Irresistible Australian Chardonnay

£6.99, Co-op

“superb value chardonnay – it has the sun-filled fleshy orchard fruit you’d expect from classic Australian chardonnay, but with a crackle of fresh acidity to go with the bird or the smoked salmon.”

David Williams, The Guardian

Morrisons M Signature Pinot Gris

Morrisons M Signature Pinot Gris, Alsace, France

£8.49, Morrisons

“well-priced off-dry white has the necessary richness to cope with the multisensory assault of Christmas dinner”

David Williams, The Guardian

The Royal Tokaji Company Dry Tokaji

The Royal Tokaji Company Dry Tokaji, Hungary

£8.99, Majestic

“the Hungarian region’s bold dry whites from the furmint grape can make good partners for richer savoury food”

David Williams, The Guardian

Lyrarakis Dafni

Lyrarakis Dafni, Crete, Greece

£10, Marks & Spencer

“this superbly idiosyncratic and evocative dry white takes you straight to the Aegean, and provides an invigorating white fish and seafood-friendly beginning to any festive meal.”

David Williams, The Guardian

Clare Valley Riesling

Clare Valley Riesling 2015, Australia

£13, Marks & Spencer

“All zesty lemon rind and lime sorbet, and as refreshing as an icicle”

Victoria Moore, The Telegraph

Florent Rouve Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes

Florent Rouve Viré-Clessé Vieilles Vignes 2014, France

£13.50, Marks & Spencer

“For the traditionalist, Christmas dinner wouldn’t be the same without a bottle of white burgundy, and this good value example”

David Williams, The Guardian

Earth’s End Central Otago Riesling

Earth’s End Central Otago Riesling, New Zealand

£13.50, Marks & Spencer

“a juicy burst of classic peach, ripe lime and lemon in a pristine style to either season fish or cut through the fat of the main Christmas meal.”

David Williams, The Guardian

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio, Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy

£32, Marks & Spencer

“this fabulously intense dry white may come as a shock: gloriously juicy and complex, mixing the floral and the herbal with orange, peach and almonds in a seamless whole.”

David Williams, The Guardian


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