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Half Bottles of White Wine

More about Half Bottles of White Wine

As you no doubt know, wines in half bottles age about twice as fast as those in full bottles. Is this a problem half bottles of white wine? Well, it depends on the wine.

Some white wines are designed to be aged. White Burgundy, German Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs from Sancerre and Pouilly Fume come to mind. We have drunk 20 year old wines from all these categories and they were splendid; different from young wines, far more complex with nutty flavours. Generally, white wines that have been oaked need some time in the bottle for the oak to integrate and so aging adds to rather than diminishes the wine.

However, most white wines rely on their freshness for their appeal. We taste our white wines regularly to ensure that they are not losing their freshness. We have very few half bottles of white wine that are more than 3 years old and those that are, are slowly evolving into their nutty, complex stage.

We have established separate sections for the most common types of white wine, that is, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The rest we group under the Other heading. But this is no way implies that they are inferior, just that one comes across them less often. Included in this heading one finds, for example,
Riesling – wines from France, Germany and Australia. If you want to compare these styles we have a tasting pack of Rieslings
Wines of a style similar to Sauvignon Blanc – a blend from Alentejo in Portugal and an Albariño
Wines sort of half way between a Chardonnay and Sauvignon – Muscadet, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio and Chenin Blanc from Vouvray
Gewurztraminer – a highly aromatic and complex wine with lychee notes
Free delivery on all wine club and 12 half bottle purchases
Picture of Vina La Playa, (375ml), 2016, Sauvignon Blanc

Vina La Playa, (375ml), 2016, Sauvignon Blanc

White, Sauvignon, New World, from Chile


£5.85
Picture of El Coto (375ml), 2016, Rioja Blanco

El Coto (375ml), 2016, Rioja Blanco

White, Old World, Viura based blend from Rioja, Spain


£6.25
Picture of Rustenberg (375ml), 2015, Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc

Rustenberg (375ml), 2015, Stellenbosch Sauvignon Blanc

White, New World, Sauvignon Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa


£6.60
Picture of Ribafreixo (375ml), 2015, Barrancôa Vinho Branco

Ribafreixo (375ml), 2015, Barrancôa Vinho Branco

White, Old World, Antão Vaz blend from Alentejo, Portugal


£6.80
Picture of Chateau De Chasseloir (375ml), 2014, Muscadet Sur Lie

Chateau De Chasseloir (375ml), 2014, Muscadet Sur Lie

White, Old World, Muscadet Sur Lie from Muscadet, France


£6.95
Picture of Villa Maria, (375ml), 2016, Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc

Villa Maria, (375ml), 2016, Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc

White, New World, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand


£7.05
Picture of De Wetshof (375ml), 2016, Bon Vallon

De Wetshof (375ml), 2016, Bon Vallon

White, New World, Chardonnay from South Africa


£7.25
Picture of Louis Jadot (375ml), 2015, Macon Villages

Louis Jadot (375ml), 2015, Macon Villages

White, Old World, Chardonnay from Burgundy


£7.95
Picture of Kendal Jackson, (375ml), 2014, Vintners Reserve Chardonnay

Kendal Jackson, (375ml), 2014, Vintners Reserve Chardonnay

White, New World, Chardonnay from California


£8.10
Picture of Bodegas Terras Gauda (375ml), 2015, Albariño San Campio

Bodegas Terras Gauda (375ml), 2015, Albariño San Campio

White, Old World, Albariño from Rias Baixas, Spain


£8.80
Picture of Dr Loosen (375ml), 2014, Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

Dr Loosen (375ml), 2014, Bernkasteler Lay Riesling Kabinett

White, Old World, Riesling from Germany


£8.90
Picture of Rodaro, (375ml), 2015, Pinot Grigio Fiore

Rodaro, (375ml), 2015, Pinot Grigio Fiore

White, Old World, Pinot Grigio from Colli Orientali, Italy


£9.20
Picture of Astrolabe (375ml), 2014, PROVINCE Sauvignon Blanc

Astrolabe (375ml), 2014, PROVINCE Sauvignon Blanc

White, New World, Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand


£9.25
Picture of Domaine Pellé (375ml), 2014, Menetou-Salon Morogues Blanc

Domaine Pellé (375ml), 2014, Menetou-Salon Morogues Blanc

White, Sauvignon Blanc, Old World, from the Loire, France


£9.65
Picture of Marc Brédif (375ml), 2016, Vouvray Classic

Marc Brédif (375ml), 2016, Vouvray Classic

White, Old World, Chenin Blanc from Vouvray in the Loire, France


£10.05
Picture of Bott Frères (375ml) 2015, Riesling Tradition

Bott Frères (375ml) 2015, Riesling Tradition

White, Old World, Riesling from Alsace, France


£10.25
Picture of Bott Frères (375ml), 2015, Pinot Gris

Bott Frères (375ml), 2015, Pinot Gris

White, Old World, Pinot Gris from Alsace France


£10.90
Picture of William Fevre (375ml), 2015, Chablis

William Fevre (375ml), 2015, Chablis

White, Old World, Chardonnay from Chablis, France


£11.55
Picture of Bott Frères (375ml), 2015, Gewurztraminer

Bott Frères (375ml), 2015, Gewurztraminer

White, Old World, Gewurztraminer from Alsace France


£11.70
Picture of André Bonhomme (375ml), 2015, Viré Clessé Vieilles Vignes

André Bonhomme (375ml), 2015, Viré Clessé Vieilles Vignes

White, Old World, Chardonnay from Burgundy


£11.85
Picture of Roger Luquet, (375ml), 2014, Pouilly-Fuisse “Cuvée Terroir”

Roger Luquet, (375ml), 2014, Pouilly-Fuisse “Cuvée Terroir”

White, Old World, Chardonnay from Burgundy


£12.20
Picture of Domaine Masson-Blondelet (375ml), 2015, «Villa Paulus» Pouilly Fumé

Domaine Masson-Blondelet (375ml), 2015, «Villa Paulus» Pouilly Fumé

White, Old World, Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, France


£12.25
Picture of Domaine Masson-Blondelet (375ml), 2016, «Thauvenay» Sancerre Blanc

Domaine Masson-Blondelet (375ml), 2016, «Thauvenay» Sancerre Blanc

White, Old World, Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire, France


£12.25
Picture of Reignac, 2013, Bordeaux Blanc

Reignac, 2013, Bordeaux Blanc

White, Old World, Sauvignon Blanc blend from Bordeaux, France


£15.10
Picture of Shaw & Smith (375ml), 2016, M3 Chardonnay

Shaw & Smith (375ml), 2016, M3 Chardonnay

White, New World, Chardonnay from Australia


£16.25
Picture of Billaud-Simon (375ml), 2015, Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

Billaud-Simon (375ml), 2015, Chablis 1er Cru Mont de Milieu

White, Old World, Chardonnay from Chablis, France


£17.45
Picture of Dm Jean Pascal (375ml), 2015, Puligny-Montrachet

Dm Jean Pascal (375ml), 2015, Puligny-Montrachet

White, Old World, Chardonnay from Burgundy


£21.25