Fifty Shades of White #2

At the end of June I had my first anniversary of living in France. Seems so long and it’s been just one year. On the other hand it’s been a whole year and it passed so quickly! A lot of things has happened, mostly good. I visited a lot of places and I tasted many wines. Some of them will remain in my memory for a long time. At the moment I am building new memories, I don’t know whether they will be more beautiful than those from my first year or not, but definitely I am creating them more consciously.

In last two posts I shared with you my thoughts about the first year in France and red wines that I tasted and found interesting. If you haven’t read it yet please start here:

Time for whites. Alphabetical order.


  1. Adelaide Sauvignon Blanc S.C. Pannell 2014, Adelaide Hills, Australia – medium bodied but still very fresh; apricot, gooseberry, nectarin and long lemon finish
  2. Alain Cailbourdin Pouilly Fume Triptique 2012, Loire Valley, France – light, fresh and very mineral; beautiful tropical fruits flavours
  3. Aplhonse Mellot Sancerre Satellite 2012, Loire Valley, France – fresh and light with low acidity; amazing apple notes
  4. Bin 311 Penfolds 2013, Tumbarumba, Australia – mineral, rich and complex; in the mouth lots of lime and white peach
  5. Bleasdale Oaked Chardonnay 2013, Adelaide Hills, Australia – oily but very fresh; lots of citrus flavours and a hint of oak
  6. Cave de Oisly& These Sauvignon Domaine Vallagon 2014, Loire Valley, France – light, delicate, fresh; asparagus, green bean and herbal flavours
  7. Chancellor Classic Dry 2014, Tanunda, Australia – Flowers, ripe stone fruits, banana and passion fruit; on the palate some residual sugar, nice fruit and minerality; wine for 5$!
  8. Chapel Hill Verdelho 2014, McLaren Vale, Australia – an intensive aroma of ripe white fruits and flowers; fresh, light and mineral in the mouth
  9. Chateau de Chamboureau Savennieres AOC 2006, Loire Valley, France – well-balanced with amazing quince flavour and a hint of apricot, accacia and subtle tannins
  10. Chateau de la Pierre Muscadet Cotes de Grandlieu Vieilles Vignes 2013, Loire Valley, France – fresh and balanced with lime, melon and banana flavours
  11. Clement Marchand Pouilly Fume Kimmeridgan 2013, Loire Valley, France – nice aromas of green apple with amazing minerality and lemon peel flavours on the finish
  12. Clos de Grand Beaupreau Savennieres Domaine de la Bergerie 2010, Savennieres, France – balanced and fresh with notes of lemon peel, lichee, eucalyptus, rose petals and honey
  13. Croft Chardonnay 2013, Adelaide Hills, Australia – creamy, full with pronounced aromas of new barrel; melon, apricot and vanilla flavours
  14. D’Arenberg Dry Darn Riesling 2007, McLaren Vale, Australia – dry, oily and lemony; pronounced acidity and lots of green apple flavours
  15. Domaine de la Tourmaline Muscadet Sevre & Maine Sue Lie Christophe Gadais 2014, Loire Valley, France – light, fresh, very mineral with a note of lime and white fruits
  16. Domaine Jean Max Roger Sancerre Le Clocher d’Amelie 2013, Loire Valley, France – fresh and light, very aromatic; herbal notes with citrus flavours
  17. Fox Creek McLaren Vale 2013, McLaren Vale, Australia – full, creamy and complex with mandarin, quince, lemon and white pepper
  18. Generation XIX Alphonse Mellot 2013, Sancerre, France – fresh, mineral and full of red and yellow apples flavours
  19. Jeremie Mourat Collection Blanc 2014, Loire Valley, France – medium full, rich and aromatic; lots of grean beans and herbs
  20. John Duval Plexus MRV 2013, Barossa, Australia – easy to drink, rich and oily; melon, peach, gooseberry acidity woth grassy notes and herbs on the finish
  21. La Biondina Colombard 2014, Veneto IGT, Italy – easy to drink, fresh and light; lots of pineapples, nectarines and melon
  22. La Grille Single Estate Muscadet Pierre Lieubeau 2014, Loire Valley, France – balanced, complez and light; citrus flavours with salty minerality
  23. Lake Breeze Chardonnay Reserve 2013, Langhorne Creek, Australia – full body, lots of new-barrel flavours; lime, mango, white apricot
  24. Lazy Balerina Pinot Grigio 2014, Adelaide Hills, Australia – light, fresh, mineral, easy to drink; gooseberry, peach, melon
  25. Le Grand Saint Vincent Pouilly Fuisse 2009, Burgundy, France – dry and full with flavours of green apple, unripe apricot and a note of lime on the finish
  26. Les Hauts de Smith Laffite Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Pessac-Leognan, France – grassy with pineapple, lime and white pepper
  27. Losnicher Forsterlay Weingut Sliwka Comes Erben 1991, Mosel Saar Ruwer, Germany – amazing appe flavours with herbs, petrol and a hint of honey
  28. Louis Semillon 2013, Eden Valley, Australia – quite neutral but very fresh and light; white peach, green apple and lime
  29. Margaret Semillon 2009, Barossa, Australia – fresh and light aroma with full body in the mouth; peach, flowers, honey and lemon
  30. Mary Me Jaggar Riesling, McLaren Vale, Australia – delicate, fresh, crunchy and light; lots of citrus fruits with a very intense lime flavours
  31. Minko Chardonnay 2012, Mt Compass, Fleurieu Peninsula – well-balanced, fresh, light; accacia flowers, melon and lemon note on the finish
  32. Miss Eugenie Extra Brut Methode Traditionelle 2014, Loire Valley, France – herbal with strawberry and lichee flavours and some white pepper ont he finish
  33. Money Spider Roussanne d’Arenberg 2013, McLaren Vale, Australia – flowers, apricot, quince and lemon with a hint of pepper
  34. Montebello Pinot Grigio 2014, Kangaroo Island – a very interesting wine with full body and lots of fruits flavours (white peach, nectarin, mango, lemon peel)
  35. Old Vine verdelho 2013, Langhorne Creek, Australia – very dry,fresh, full and oily; white peach, flowers and lemon flavours
  36. Quatre Pilas Chardonnay 2010,Languedoc-Roussillon, France – full, creamy and flavours of carmelised lemon, brioche and quince
  37. Pauletts Polish Hill Riesling 2014, Clare Valley, Australia – well-balanced, silky, fresh and mineral; lemon and lime with nice flower notes
  38. Peggy’s Hill Riesling 2014, Australia – fresh and light with beautiful aroma of flowers, melon and lemon
  39. Phillips Family Chardonnay 2009, Southcote, Australia – oily, grassy, fresh; white peach and lots of lemon peel
  40. Pinot Grigio S.C. Pannell 2014, Adelaide Hills, Australia – delicate, fresh, perfect for summer; lime, pear and lemon peel
  41. Savagnin Estate Grown2012, Southern Fleurieu, Australia – fresh and light with some residual sugar; peach, blackberry leaves and a hint of flowers
  42. Sons of Eden Freya Riesling 2014, Barossa, Australia – dry, fresh and light; lemon, lime, orange, mango and grapefruit peel
  43. The Chosen Gorge Chardonnay 2013, McLaren Vale, Australia – fresh and at the same time full in the mouth; peach and apricot with a subtle honey notes
  44. Tresors de Loire Sancerre 2013, Loire Valley, France – fresh, mineral, full of stone fruits and a hint of lemon peel on the finish
  45. White Label Chardonnay 2012, Piccadilly Valley, Australia – light, fresh, delicate; peaches, nectarines and lemon peel
  46. Woodstock Estate Semillon Sauvignon Blanc 2014, McLaren Vale, Australia – easy to drink and very tropical in the bouquet; fruity with residual sugar in the mouth
  47. Valencay Blanc de Clos du Chateau Nathalie & Claude Lafond 2014, Loire Valley, France – light, fresh, a bit oily; lots of apple notes in the mouth with red apple acidity
  48. Vermentino Lake Breeze 2014, Langhorne Creek, Australia – fresh, light, balanced; flowers, lime and lots of lemon
  49. Yangarra Estate Roussanne 2012, McLaren Vale, Australia – well-balanced, subtle, classy; quince and citrus fruits with pineapple on the finish
  50. Yangarra Estate Viognier 2014, McLaren Vale, Australia- elegant, full and well-structured; orange, flowers, peach and pineapple

Ehh… Top Fifty is not enought, the more wines I wanted to add, the more of them I had to delete to fit ‘50’. Although I need to admit that, comparing to reds, I haven’t tastet that many whites. I will have to change it! More detailed  wine reviews you will find in Tasting Room.

A question to you: which ones of whites you have tasted, which ones you like and which note? Maybe you have your own top 50 and you would like to share it with me? Top10 or Top5 also will do ;)

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