From 11 Dec 2010 by Jancis Robinson/FT 75 sure-fire whites

All the wines below have some real distinction to recommend them. We have given UK stockists where known but do please check with for more, especially if you are outside the UK. Single-bottle prices are given. Some UK retailers, especially mail-order only ones and Majestic, insist on a minimum order of six or 12 bottles. Many others offer discounts if 12 (often mixed) bottles are ordered. Big retailers are always introducing special offers; check with

Jancis on 6 of our whites:

Gilles Berlioz 2009 Chignin

From Jacquère vines up to 80 years old. Very light and appetising with piercing acidity. (Sub)alpine zest indeed. Pretty and different. Great aperitif. 11.5%
£9.95 Vine Trail

Pascal Pauget Chardonnay 2008 Mâcon

Quite rich and beguiling. Easy to like with lots of energy under the surface. So much exuberant fruit...
£12.85 Vine Trail

Dom des Entrefaux 2009 Crozes-Hermitage

Attractively dense, high-toned (nice) varnish nose. Lots of sometimes-fat Marsanne (80%), but lovely juicy raciness. A wine that sums up northern Rhône 2009's appeal. Lovely balance, juice and complexity. Great stuff. So much flavour without a lot of alcohol. 12.5%
£13.50 Vine Trail

Cyril Fhal 2007 Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes

Unusually light for a Roussillon white. Very fine and interesting and delicately skeined. Really filigree. Long and fine. Very well done. Lots of delicate interest with surely the potential for development. 12%
£16.30 Vine Trail

Julien Labet, Les Varrons 2007 Côtes du Jura

Low-yielding Chardonnay from an under-appreciated region. Deep-flavoured and subtle with the majesty found in the contained, dry finish of old-fashioned burgundy. Worth a look. Real quality.
£18.45 Vine Trail

Gérard Boulay, Clos de Beaujeu 2008 Sancerre

Twice the price of most Sancerres, but twice as good. Much richer and more interesting. Boulay's Les Monts Damnés 2006 was a previous Wine of the Week.
£20.50 Vine Trail