Grattamacco Bolgheri Vermentino 2014, Tuscany, Italy (£25 Laithwaites) Rich and juicy but always vibrant, with pithy lemon and rounder muskier pear fruit joined by notes of herbs and pine, and a tense finish to hold it all together. Very good. S Cave de Turckheim Gewürztraminer Grand Cru Brand 2011, Alsace, […]

Assorted Aromatic Whites from Italy, France & Argentina

Hugel Gentil 2014, Alsace, France (£13.90 Cambridge Wine Merchants Ltd, The Oxford Wine Company Ltd, Salut Wines, Lewis & Cooper Ltd, Taurus Wines, Last Drop Wines Ltd, Liquorice, Italian Continental Stores Ltd) No shortage of flavour here, with peachy weight, a lightly perfumed edge and creamy buttery notes, but it’s […]

Aromatic white wines from France & Argentina

A bit less blatant than many a Torrontés, and all the better for it Dante Robino Torrontés 2012, Mendoza, Argentina (£7.95 Saddleworth Wine Vault) Quite a dainty and fresh style, with ginger-tinged apricot and peach flavours, a light floral character and zesty citrus acidity to keep it all perky. B(+)

Dante Robino Torrontés 2012, Mendoza, Argentina

O Fournier Urban Uco Torrontes 2009, Cafayate, Salta, Argentina (£7.50 Bowes Wines) Clean, fresh, zippy, the grapey edge of Muscat meets the more perfumed hand-cream and lychee edge of Gewürztraminer, not hugely complex but good perfumed quaffer. B(+) Snoqualmie Naked Riesling 2008, Columbia Valley, Washington State, USA (~£11.50 Stratfords Wines) […]

Rieslings from Germany & Washington State plus a tasty Torrontes

Quite a way to go before these are on a par with the reds (see here and here for a couple of recent videos on Argentine reds) Septima Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Mendoza (£6.99 Codorníu UK) Not a taut, buttock clencher, almost nutty Bordeaux style, quite rounded, light citrus, hint of […]

A quartet of Argentine whites