Vocoret Chablis

From one of the northernmost wine-growing areas in the world, where a combination of cool weather, limestone soils and a layer of Kimmeridgian clay produces one of the world’s most iconic wine-styles. Vocoret sources grapes from the entire appellation for this – their entry level Chablis; the juice undergoes a low temperature fermentation, a technique to enhance the freshness and crispness and is then blended together to create the crisp Vocoret style.

On the nose there is plenty of steely and minerally aromas with citrus fruits and grapefruit. The palate matches the aromatic crispness with an extra dimension of apple, lemon and melon along with the grapefruit edge from the nose. The finish is full of refreshing acidity and the flavour holds for a good length; all in all a great wine and even more so at this price.

Buxy Montagny Vielles Vignes

The Cave des Vignerons de Buxy is a cooperative with around 120 growers all producing good quality fruit from the Montagny appellation. This is situated between Meursault and M√Ęcon at the southern end of the Burgundy region and offers great value-for-money whites from 100% Chardonnay. The wine is vinified and aged in stainless steels vats only to maintain freshness and purity of fruit. There are plenty of ripe lemons on the palate along with white peach and hazelnut, on the palate it is wonderfully lively with citrus fruit and spice following through to an elegant, steely dry finish.