Hand Picked White Wine

Hand Picked White Wine

White wines at Hand Picked Hotels

View our white wine collection below, ranging from fuller bodied wines to a crisp, light white wine. Our white wine collection will be the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

White wine categories

Crisp, light & fresh wines

Fruit driven & aromatic wines

Fuller bodied white wines

Wine is simply made by crushing grapes & allowing natural yeasts present on skins to convert sugar in the juice into alcohol.

These light wines are perfect examples of this wine making approach. Made to be drunk young, they use less aromatic grapes, with an emphasis on freshness.

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As the description suggests these fruit driven & aromatic white wines are produced using grape varieties with a pronounced and highly distinctive aroma, usually with a spicy and slightly pungent quality.

Often the after taste or flavour of these wines are smelled rather than tasted.

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The fine French dry whites often come into this category. The high flavour often makes them taste rich, even when they are fully dry.

These wines are particularly suited to oily fish, white meat and also with cream based sauces. The Chardonnay grape often dominates this category.

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Crisp, light and fresh white wine

When a white wine is described as crisp or fresh, it indicates the wine has a lively, attractive, acidity, rather as you would expect from a nice juicy apple. This tends to be typical of wines made from less aromatic grapes or where fermentation takes place in cooler conditions.

Even in these dry wines some fruit will come through, whether the pear fruitiness of the Pinot Bianco Alois Lageder or the slight gooseberry undertones of the Pouilly-Fumé. Often it is only through careful matching with the right food that these flavours become apparent. Drunk with fish, the acidity of the wine brings out the flavour of the food, while the saltiness of the fish in turn emphasises the fruitiness of the wine.

Our crisp, light & fresh white wine collection




Picpoul de Pinet La Côte Flamenc, Languedoc
France 2013
Beautifully refined and rich, with mineral flavours and attractive texture.



Argento Pinot Grigio, Mendoza
Argentina 2013
Light and delicate with chamomile and apple notes.



Valdivieso Sauvignon Blanc, Aconcagua
Chile 2012
Herbal and grassy with refreshing citrus balance.



Friendly Grüner Veltliner Laurenz V
Austria 2011/12
Apple, peach and citrus with typical Veltliner white pepper spiciness.



Soave Classico, Suavia
Veneto, Italy 2012
Concentrated ripe pear, peach and greengage flavours complemented by juicy minerality.



Pinot Bianco Alois Lageder, Alto Adige
Italy 2012
Italians drink this instead of Pinot Grigio - fine Comice pear with mineral undertones.



Chateau Petit Moulin Semillon Sauvignon
Bordeaux, France 2012
Soft rounded semillon balanced by grassy sauvignon.



Pouilly-Fumé Les Berthiers Claude Michot, Loire
France 2012
Demure and restrained Sauvignon Blanc with characteristic flinty tones.



Tuffolo Gavi, Piedmont
Italy, 2012
Floral aromas with intense white and citrus fruit flavours.



La Maison Belenger Cotes De Gascogne
South West Frane, 2012
Spicy, floral, citrus and pink grapefruit with beautiful minerality and delicate acidity


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Fruit driven & aromatic

Riesling is one of the finer of the aromatic grape varieties. Often much maligned for the cheap and overly sweet wines sometimes produced in Germany, it rarely gets the credit for some of the wonderful wines it produces. In Australia, wine producers have become masters at creating excitingly perfumed, crisply dry Rieslings. These wines represent exceptional value, as consumers outside of the country have yet to realise their unquestionable quality and versatility. The wines will tend to show little or no influence from oak and its associated vanilla, butter or smoky flavours.

Chablis, in Eastern France is the spiritual home of Chardonnay where its clean mineral character makes it an ideal partner for shellfish and uncomplicated fish. The Premier Cru Chablis offers increased intensity and complexity. For something different drink the rounded but dry peach and almond scented Pinot Blanc or the exotic rose petal flavoured Gewürztraminer, both from the Alsace where French elegance meets German floral intensity. Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa and New Zealand tends to exhibit more tropical intensity than that from France.

Spy Valley is in the heart of Marlborough, New Zealand’s premium region for the variety, and offers intense gooseberry, passion fruit and nettly aromas. Drink it with seafood and Pacific Rim influenced food.

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Chablis Domaine des Marronniers, Burgundy
France 2011
Gently buttery with classic mineral hints, hazelnuts and flint.



Terre Forti Bianco, Rubicone, Tuscany
Italy 2012
Clean and fresh, light and fruity.



Sancerre Le Pierrier Domaine Thomas, Loire
France 2012
Ripe and grassy with elderflower notes and clean crisp freshness.



Macon-Villages, Cave de Lugny, Burgundy
France, 2012
Juicy, soft Chardonnay with peach, melon and granny smith apple flowers and a wave of crisp citrus acidity



A2O Albariño, Rias Baixas
Spain 2012
Apricotty, bone dry and richly textured wine that would satisfy lovers of traditional, unoaked white Burgundy.



Stellenrust Sauvignon Blanc,
Stellenbosch, South Africa 2013
Brilliant greenish appearance, this is a dramatic wine full of ripe red pepper and passion fruit flavour.



The Stump Jump Chardonnay, McLaren Vale
Australia 2011/12
Rupe passionfruit flavours backed up with bell pepper and herbal character.



Villa Dei Fiori Fiano
Puglia, Italy, 2012
Fruity and refreshing with aromatic peach and tropical fruit flavours



Tim Adams Foxlee Riesling
Clare Valley, Australia 2012
Soft floral style with peachy fruit and a lime finish.



Spy Valley Sauvignon Blanc,
Marlborough, New Zealand 2012
Punchy gooseberry and elderflower from the new cutting edge of Sauvignon production.



Chablis 1er Cru Montmains Domaine des Marronniers
Burgundy, France 2010
Pure mineral intensity and steely concentration from this small grower.



The Spee'wah Houseboat Chardonnay
Murray Darling, Australia, 2011
Grapefruit aromas alongside Asian spices and some classic nuttiness with French oak spice elegance


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Fuller bodied white

The fine French dry whites often come into this category. High flavour often makes them taste rich, even when they are fully dry. These wines are particularly suited to oily fish, white meat and also with cream based sauces.

The Chardonnay grape dominates the wines in this category where the ripe tropical character integrates with sweet oak from fermentation or maturation in wooden barrels. Other oak influenced wines here include the fascinating rich and complex ‘Fume Blanc’ style Sauvignon Blanc from Morgan.

Catena Chardonnay has a golden colour with green hues. Aromas are of pears, apples, and minerals. The mouth-feel is soft and full, with ripe fruit flavours interwoven with nuances of vanilla, honey and toast, and a long, persistent finish.

In the Burgundy Côte d’Or and Chablis regions every appellation is governed by a central wine classification system. Grand Cru is the highest, followed by Premier Cru (which also happens to be the highest Bordeaux wine classification). So seriously is the classification taken that vines within the same vineyard can be separately classified. That said, excellent vineyards can be badly farmed and there are some Premier Cru wines that certainly match those of their Grand Cru neighbours.

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Crooked Mick Viognier, Murray Darling
Australia 2013
Fresh peach varietal characteristics, taut fruit with sweet, ripe lychee flavours and a citrus twist on the finish.



Pouilly-Fuissé Les Reisses Domaine Robert-Denogent
Burgundy, France 2011
Luscious honeysuckle flavours and complex minerality. Superb structure and great finesse. A long sumptuous finish.



Stellenrust Chenin Blanc,
Stellenbosch, South Africa 2013
Rich and elegant apricot and pear with gentle oak influence.



Tilia Chardonnay
Mendoza, Argentina 2013
Ripe tropical fruit with a hint of minerality. Bright and crisp with sweet fruit flavours, vanilla and toast.



Catena Tupungato Chardonnay,
Mendoza, Argentina 2011/12
Exotic aromas of apricot, orange, honey and smoky oak, rich but firm with very intense flavours.



Meursault Villages Domaine Michelot,
Burgundy, France 2011
Fine buttery notes with opulent ripe fruit and elegant brioche aromas.



Savennieres Chateau Pierre-Bise,
Loire, France 2011
Intense Chenin Blanc with baked apple richness and crisp cleansing acidity.



Newton Johnson Chardonnay,
Hermanus, South Africa 2012
Ripe and juicy with crisp, lean citrus and peach fruit and Burgundian style elegance.



Cotes du Roussillon Domaine Lafage Cuvée Centenaire
Languedoc-Roussillon, France 2012
Intense stone fruit and ripe softness mark this outstanding example of Grenache Blanc from France’s most dynamic winemaker.


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