Decent white wine for a tenner? (Better than Daybreak SB)

Decent white wine for a tenner? (Better than Daybreak SB)

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popegregory

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1,175 posts

111 months

Saturday 14th May
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Inspired by the similarly titled red wine thread. I drink red but like a nice cold glass of white when it’s warm; frankly I know even less about this than I do red. I’ve only alluded to Daybreak as it’s on the go at the moment, I don’t think it will reappear. Are the whites from the red makers I like such as Casillero Diablo worth a punt? What’s everyone’s go to?

andyA700

1,075 posts

14 months

Sunday 15th May
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I don't like white wines which are too sweet, so I bought one of these last week too try and it was very refreshing.

https://atimeforwine.blog/2020/06/02/gruner-veltli...

popegregory

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1,175 posts

111 months

Wednesday
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Presuming we’re all red drinkers on here then given the lack of replies! I’ll get exploring the suggestions on that thread instead smile

Panamax

1,248 posts

11 months

Wednesday
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The Italian white wines at Tesco are an absolute bargain at around £6 a bottle. Stunning value.

https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/shop/drinks/...

NNH

1,289 posts

109 months

Wednesday
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I find New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough to very reliable and decent value

Bill

47,851 posts

232 months

Wednesday
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I'm more of a rose fan when it's warm. Currently got a bottle of Maison Castel on the go, bought on offer from Waitrose. And also like Esprit de Buganay. And TBH Vina Sol rose is perfectly acceptable to this peasant. biggrin

mikef

3,800 posts

228 months

Wednesday
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At around a tenner, I’d say try a Spanish Albariño or it’s Portuguese equivalent Alvarinho, or even a Picpoul de Pinet from France. They are all currently in fashion at UK supermarket chains

Mobile Chicane

19,805 posts

189 months

Wednesday
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Tesco has a fantastic Argentinian Torrontes in the 'Finest' range. £7.35 if I recall.

If you like the peachy notes of a Viognier you will love it. It has all of these but is just a tad more 'nutmeggy', and of course much cheaper.


Scabutz

4,381 posts

57 months

Wednesday
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popegregory said:
Inspired by the similarly titled red wine thread. I drink red but like a nice cold glass of white when it’s warm; frankly I know even less about this than I do red. I’ve only alluded to Daybreak as it’s on the go at the moment, I don’t think it will reappear. Are the whites from the red makers I like such as Casillero Diablo worth a punt? What’s everyone’s go to?
I really like the Casillero Diablo Savingon Blanc. It's very light and goes down easily, has a slightly acidic taste but not too strong. It's quite often on offer in Tesco as well for 6 quid if you have a club card.

Evoluzione

8,321 posts

220 months

Wednesday
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Same answer as the red thread - Yellowtail.

C70R

10,604 posts

81 months

Wednesday
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This is delicious and crisp without being too acidic/tart, and fantastic with seafood. Also great just to drink sitting in the sun.

https://www.waitrosecellar.com/white-wine/picpoul-...

This is also a sensational solo drinker.

https://www.waitrosecellar.com/quinta-de-azevedo-v...

If you can't buy these exact bottles, I'd recommend looking for these styles of wine if you wanted to broaden your horizons a little.

Edited by C70R on Wednesday 18th May 21:59

C70R

10,604 posts

81 months

Wednesday
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NNH said:
I find New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough to very reliable and decent value
It's a very acquired taste (not everyone like white that slaps them in the face with passionfruit and gooseberry), and some of the cheaper stuff really lacks the subtlety of a half-decent French white.

Having said that, it's a very easy way to get rat-arsed sitting in the sun.

C70R

10,604 posts

81 months

Wednesday
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andyA700 said:
I don't like white wines which are too sweet, so I bought one of these last week too try and it was very refreshing.

https://atimeforwine.blog/2020/06/02/gruner-veltli...
If you like your whites dry and tart/citrussy, you won't go far wrong with a half-decent Gruner Veltliner.

NNH

1,289 posts

109 months

Wednesday
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C70R said:
NNH said:
I find New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough to very reliable and decent value
It's a very acquired taste (not everyone like white that slaps them in the face with passionfruit and gooseberry), and some of the cheaper stuff really lacks the subtlety of a half-decent French white.

Having said that, it's a very easy way to get rat-arsed sitting in the sun.
It's a lot cheaper than what I usually pay to be slapped in the face with tropical fruits

Common Porpoise

567 posts

147 months

Wednesday
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NNH said:
I find New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough to very reliable and decent value
can't go wrong , really.... "the Ned" is a really good one. available in Co-op, sainsburys and waitrose.
my favourite NZMS was called Makutu Bay but i haven't seen it for years




Riley Blue

18,954 posts

203 months

Yesterday (05:54)
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From Chile, Phantom River SB is a favourite here. Usually less than £6 at Sainsburys.

omniflow

2,057 posts

128 months

Yesterday (06:39)
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If you get your timing right, you can get Bread and Butter Chardonnay from Majestic for £10.99.


lrdisco

628 posts

64 months

Yesterday (06:41)
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Bill said:
I'm more of a rose fan when it's warm. Currently got a bottle of Maison Castel on the go, bought on offer from Waitrose. And also like Esprit de Buganay. And TBH Vina Sol rose is perfectly acceptable to this peasant. biggrin
When you say a bottle on the go are you referring to actually drinking a bottle of wine in more than one evening?

Bill

47,851 posts

232 months

Yesterday (06:59)
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I'm trying to be good...

And starting with a gin, moving on to rose and then having some red often means I have two on the go! eek

thebraketester

12,508 posts

115 months

Yesterday (07:09)
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Botham Sauvignon Blanc is decent.

Other to look for, Gavi, Picpoul. A vinho verde is nice on a hot summers day as it's slightly sparkling. All of those should be available for around £10