Looking for the best white wine to a fancy meal or maybe help you unwind after a long week? white wine is a light, refreshing beverage that’s sure to leave you feeling merry without too much of a headache the next day. But with so many different varieties on sale, from countries all over the world like Italy, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand, it can be hard to know which bottle to choose.
To learn more, check out our buying guide, which provides handy information about calorie content, and alcohol percentages on the best white wines which are popular, Many of our favourites are very budget! Whether you fancy a glass of sweet vino or something crisper, we’ve got you covered.
Top 10 best white Wines in UK 2021
It’s time to check out our favourites! From tropical fruity flavours to soft floral notes, we’ve chosen a variety of the best white wine to suit all tastes and budgets.
1. Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Cloudy Bay was established in 1985 by David Hohnen, a pioneer and visionary, who was convinced of New Zealand wines’ great potential. The winery was among the first five to be established in Marlborough, the country’s finest wine region, and is now highly regarded for the superlative quality and consistency of its wines. Thirsty years later, Cloudy Bay remains New Zealand’s most recognised winery and Sauvignon Blanc is the Estate’s flagship grape variety.
Cloudy Bay are foundation members of Appellation Marlborough Wine, an organisation designed to protect the integrity, autheticity and brand value of wines producsed in Marlborough. Sauvignon made under the AMW banner must be 100% from Marlborough, be made from lower-yielding vines, and be made and bottled in New Zealand.
This Sauvignon Blanc is fresh and vibrant on the nose, with aromatics of bright citrus, kaffir lime, orchard blossom and passion furit. The palate is concentrated and mouthwatering, with juicy stone fruit and subtle tropical characters underpinned by a fine minerality and meyer lemon acidity.
This wine will bring perfect balance to a rich and flavourful dish of fresh-caught langoustines, adding a touch of lightness.
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2. Hardys VR Sauvignon Blanc Wine
This elegant Sauvignon Blanc sports an extremely pale colour, with light brownish tints along the edges. The aromatic and luscious bouquet exhibits crisp notes of passion fruit, lychee and gooseberry. The full weighted palate structure is delicate and balanced, full of grapefruit and lemon rind flavours complemented by herbaceous characters and racy acidity that altogether lead to a long, citrusy finale. It tastes delicious served with lightly spiced chicken dishes and seafood.
Sauvignon Blanc has citrus and tropical fruit aromas with intense fresh berry flavours and a satisfyingly crisp finish.
Refreshing Australian Sauvignon Blanc – buy a case to enjoy with friends and family!
Fresh style and intense flavour crafted from carefully selected fruit parcels across vineyards in South Eastern Australia.
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3. Brancott Estate Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
The story began over 40 years ago with a bold idea to plant vines in Marlborough, New Zealand. At the time, the South Island was considered too cold to grow grapes, but they challenged this thinking and planted the very first Sauvignon Blanc vines in Marlborough. It was this pioneering spirit that led to something spectacular; the distinctive and vibrant expression of Sauvignon Blanc now loved the world over. Won Gold at The Drinks Business Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters 2020. Wine of Marlborough, New Zealand. Brancott Estate.
Crafted in a style that epitomises the unique character and flavour of the growing region. Grapes are sourced from across Brancott Estate’s vineyards in the Marlborough region.
The grapes harvested for this wine were crushed and gently bag pressed to achieve fresh, elegant juice. The flavours have been carefully preserved to retain the distinctive regional and varietal characters.
Brancott Estate has pale straw in colour with intense fruit flavours. A delightful mix of citrus, floral, pear and tropical fruit with a crisp nettle highlight., making it perfect for dinner parties and BBQ’s.
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4. Jacobs Creek Chardonnay
Jacobs Creek Wine is an Australian wine brand that is exported to over 60 countries around the world. It is owned and produced by Orlando Wines in the small township of Rowland Flat in the Barossa Valley. In 1847 Johann Gramp, the founder of Orlando Wines, planted some of the first grape vines in the Barossa Valley along the banks of Jacob’s Creek. Over a century later, in 1976, a 1973 vintage Shiraz Cabernet Malbec became the first wine to be released under the Jacob’s Creek label.
Jacobs Creek Chardonnay is complex yet easy to drink and showcases a range of varietal flavours. An intense mix of citrus and melon underpinned by toasty notes. The well rounded and creamy palate showcases vibrant fruit flavours and toasty oak.
You can enjoy on its own or with white fish or creamy chicken pasta. This Chardonnay is soft and well-rounded with melon, peach, and toasted oak flavours and a creamy textural finish, that are perfect for dinner parties or everyday.
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5. Echo Falls Chardonnay Pinot Grigio Wine
Wine of Italy. When you have two great things you can sometimes put them together to make something amazing! Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio on their own, but they also work perfectly hand in hand. Much like how this bottle goes perfectly hand in hand with you…
A crisp mix of green apple and peach flavours with a touch of citrus make our delicious Echo Falls chardonnay pinot grigio. Whether it’s a sunny weekend that calls for a spontaneous garden gathering or a takeaway with your bestie, our chardonnay pinot grigio is the ideal accompaniment to the moments you love..
Enjoy a true taste of Echo Falls Pinot Grigio White Wine with fruity apple, creamy pear and fresh citrus tones, this white wine is ideal for those lazy summer evenings.
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6. Oxford Landing Estates Sauvignon Blanc
By using cross-flow filtration, Oxford Landing can ensure the wines are a pure expression of the region and that the entire collection is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
Oxford Landing Estates Sauvignon Blanc is a pale straw in colour with hints of green, this fresh sauvignon blanc has zesty aromas of grapefruit, passionfruit, freshly cut grass and green papaya. The light and lively palate shows layers of fresh guava and lemongrass flavours. Fine, crunchy acidity helps to focus the taste buds on the finish, which is persistent, clean and refreshing. You can try with asparagus, broad beans, chicken, cous cous, eggs, fennel, pork, potatoes or prawns scallops.
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7. William Fevre 2018 Petit Chablis White Wine
France is the third biggest wine producer with world-famous regions all over the country. Many of the regions can date their winemaking history all the way back to Roman times and it is the country that gave us Appellation D’origine Contrôlée, which defines the grape varieties approved for classification for a particular region, villages or vineyards. France is the home to grape varieties Syrah (Shiraz), Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc and others that are now grown throughout the world.
The 2018 William Fevre release of Petit Chablis’ is marked by great aromatic freshness. It has vibrant fruity and floral characters, along with the regions typical mineral notes ensure it’s light and lively on the palate. The ultimate aperitif, or served with fresh shucked oysters & seafood. Don’t over chill this wine, it’s harmonious flavours and character arrives when served between 12˚C & 14˚C.
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8. Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2020
Villa Maria is the most awarded winery in New Zealand. They craft benchmark Sauvignons and people recognise their name the world-over. Sir George – and his winery – have come an awfully long way.
Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2020 Wine 75 has characteristics of tropical fruit, gooseberry, grapefruit, grass, green apple, lemon, stone fruit. If you have a dinner party coming up, Villa Maria Sauvignon wine will help ensure you pick the perfect drink to complement your menu.
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9. Domaine Jean Thomas Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 75cl
Domaine Jean Thomas Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 75cl wine come from village of Verdigny, with a high proportion of its vineyards located on the highly sought-after Silex soil, which produces the most aromatic and pungent crisp Sauvignons that this region is famous for.
It run by 9th generation Jean and Ginette Thomas, along with their son Julien and partner Justine. They manage the vineyards according to bio-dynamic principles and started to work towards organic certification in 2017. Handpicked grapes and small bunch pressing give great juice, a clarity and focus of flavour as well as a superb minerality to the wines of this domaine.
Domaine Jean Thomas Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc 75cl has Crisp, steely and fresh with distinct grassy notes that are the character of prime Sancerre. This wine has a little more depth and character in the mid-palate and a delicious acidity that keeps the wine fresh and interesting to the bottom of the bottle! Pairs well with grilled and poached fish, light chicken dishes or even French tapas.
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10. Louis Latour Macon Lugny Les Genievres
Louis Latour Macon Lugny Les Genievres is a great reputation white wines which has made Mâcon famous. It is derived from the village of Lugny is located high up in the South of the Mâcon region where has limestone soils and warm climate, produces the most coveted white wines of the region.
Maison Louis Latour selects the best grapes of this village, which thanks to its terroir, was the only village planted with Chardonnay 30 years ago. Macon-Lugny has no oak ageing or fermentation and is produced in state-of-the-art temperature controlled in stainless steel tanks so it can Offer a crispy and creamy elegance with notes of citrus fruit, musky flavours with a beautiful intense finish.
Their Mâcon-Lugny 2018 has a pale yellow colour and unveils a complex nose composed of yellow fruits such as mirabelle plum and embellished by hints of muscat. Its mouth is round and very fresh with tropical and citrus flavours.
Regardless of whether you’re a white wine devotee or just looking to expand your palate, this bottles deserve a place in your collection.
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How to choose the best white wine for you
There are many varieties of white wine grapes, and no two varieties produce the same wine! While a few types of white wines are popular, there are innumerable others that are little-known. Before we learn about choosing the right white wine, let us have a look at the terms that are used to describe its character.
It is important to note that different varieties of white wine have different characteristics, and whether you prefer your wine sweet or dry, crisp or creamy, there is one for you! Here are some tips to choose the right white wine: Know your wine, price, keep the type of food in mind, seek advice from experts, and the most important step in choosing the right wine that taste, taste, taste! This is the best way to choose your wine, say experts. This is because you can never be sure of the character of a wine unless you have tasted it. So, go ahead and taste all the varietals that you find interesting. After all, the best wine is undoubtedly the one that appeals to your taste buds.
There’s something amazing about a good white wine. Ranging from crisp, with light, airy flavours, to rich and full-bodied, white wines are the perfect choice for a hot summer’s day or fine dining.
Picking the best white wine to tantalise your tastebuds on a summer’s eve can be not tricky with all of these questions answered above, so let’s have some fun and experiment!