White wines from Alsace
Alsace wines mainly owe their fame to their white wines with the mention of the grape variety on the bottle. One finds a delightful variety of flavors, ranging from the dry light to the most opulent and powerful. Thanks to this diversity of grapes, these white wines go well with many dishes.
The sylvaner is fresh and gracious, with a light fruity or floral bouquet and reminiscent of citrus fruits. Ideal with seafood, fish and charcuterie.
The pinot blanc has aromas of fresh fruit and flowers, the taste is delicate, fresh and supple. Ideal with fish buffets and seafood.
The riesling is dry, pure and slightly fruity, with aromas of flowers and minerality. Ideal with gourmet dishes. Muscat is dry and fresh, with floral aromas, and is ideal as an aperitif or with asparagus. The pinot gris is sumptuously rich, firm and round with a long finish and slightly smoky notes.
White wines from the Loire Valley
There are approximately 70,000 hectares of vineyards along 1000 km of the Loire, which is about 10% of French wine production. The northern location contributes to the wines' very delicate aromas combined with lush freshness.
A popular region is Anjou, where the dry white wines are made from chenin blanc. An absolute must in our range here is the Château de Fesles chenin blanc. The sweet Coteaux du Layon is also produced here.
White wines from Bordeaux
The top quality of the white wines from the Bordeaux wine region can be explained by the excellent soil, which mainly consists of the famous graves that regulate the temperature.
For white wines are often used: sauvignon blancs, for their fresh aromas, and sémillon, for their fatness and smoothness in dry whites.
Last but not least, we should not forget the sweet golden nectar: the Sauternes and Barsac wines. In recent years, they have sought to make lighter, more elegant sweet wines with a touch of freshness. They no longer are heavy or sticky. Well-made Sauternes have aromas of pineapple, honey, apricot, dried fruit and peach. They go well with bitter dishes such as asparagus and chicory, but also with sweet desserts, or dishes of game, partridge, pheasant and foie gras.
White wines from Bourgogne
The greatest white wines of Bourgogne are known and searched for worldwide. It is thanks to the unique terroir and climate that the chardonnay grape can develop here in all its grandeur and beauty. Only in the Bourgogne Aligoté another grape variety is grown, the aligoté. The latter is a very good basis for a delicious Kirr.
The region here includes northern Chablis, the Côte de Beaune, where the most exclusive and renowned white Bourgonges can be found, such as:
Chassagne & Puligny Montrachet
Meursault en de Grand Crus Corton Charlemagne
Batard Montrachet en Criots Batard Montrachet
White wines from the Rhone Valley
There is also a geographical split in the white wines: the Northern Rhone (Septentrionale) and the Southern Rhone (Méridionale). In the northern part, it is mostly the Marsanne and Rousanne, but also the noble Viognier. The latter is mainly used for the great white Condrieu wines, which you can find in the south of Vienne. This white wine is a very exclusive wine because there are very few of them. It usually has a nose of apricot and violet and the taste is fat, full and supple, but with the necessary freshness and minerality. A perfect wine for fish dishes!
Next, totally exclusive and extremely delicious, the white Hermitage Le Chevalier de Sterimberg. A tremendously full, complex and opulent white wine. Finally, we must not forget the white Saint Joseph from the right bank, with aromas of honey, fruit and flowers. A nice fat wine, but still fresh and drinkable in its youth.
An absolute must is the white Lirac from Domaine De La Mordorée, with lovely aromas of flowers and fine fruit, and in the mouth a great complexity.