June 15, 2023

A little selection of Summer Favourites - June 2023

By Ben Whitfield
A little selection of Summer Favourites - June 2023

Below is a little selection of some favourite summer bottles. You may recognise some old friends (Gallimard Champagne, Sorg Pinot etc.) , others are new to Whitfield Wines in recent weeks.

Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with any questions.  It’s worth noting that I can deliver to holiday houses and friends if you are getting organised..

Deliveries next week or sooner in London.







June Favourites – why?

Price (£)



Domaine Cheysson Beaujolais Blanc L'Exception’



Incredible value white burgundy, quirky in that is made in Beaujolais. A classic Whitfield Wine, priced to stock up. Perfect before, during and after an al fresco dinner and for under £20 a bottle, not to be missed.


114 for 6 bottles

Caves Yves Cuilleron, Viognier 'Les Vignes d'a Côte', Rhône


WW baby Condrieu, made by Rhône royalty, perfect for summer as an aperitif or with dinner. All peaches, dried fruit and white flowers this wine achieves brilliant balance in response to Viognier's low acidity.


120 for 6 bottles

Pieropan ‘Calvarino’ Soave Classico



An absolute classic of a restaurant wine, every present on the best Italian lists around. Super versatile, with flavours of green apple, almond, blossom, and oyster shell.


156 for 6 bottles

Domaine Cyril Testut Chablis ‘Rive Droite’



Produced from some of the finest terroir in the Chablis region, this is wonderfully, elegant, complex, Chablis at a good price. Snap it up while stocks last.


150 for 6 bottles

Fontanassa Ca'Adua Gavi, Piedmont



A classic Gavi and a big restaurant favourite. Straw yellow colour with greenish reflection, aromas of citrus, grapefruit, cut grass, good freshness, persistent and mineral taste with a long-lasting finish. Super moreish.


114 for 6 bottles


Massaya Rosé Bekaa Valley



Made in a crisp Provençal style, Massaya Rosé is an elegant combination of wild strawberry, redcurrants, Mediterranean spices, aromatic thyme and cooling mint. Moro, Dorian, Andrew Edmunds have this rosé as it’s so versatile with or without food. Made a stone’s throw from the temple of Bacchus in Lebanon.  How apt.


108 for 6 bottles

Domaine de Triennes, Rosé, Méditerranée



There's Provence rosé, and then there's Domaine de Triennes. A collaboration between two of Burgundy's finest producers (Dujac and DRC), this is a thoughtfully made, organically grown wine that does real justice to this idyllic coastal region. Bright berry fruit, wild strawberry and citrus. Available in large formats.


177 for 12 bottles

Magnums 31



Gallimard Champagne Père et Fils.



Whitfield Wines’ house champagne with its tantalising pinkish hue and pinot noir mouth fill. Such an exciting growers’ champagne, and staggeringly popular with those lucky enough to try it. Should be your house champagne in large formats too.


186 for 6 bottles

Magnums 62


Pinot Noir, Domaine Bruno Sorg



I discovered Bruno Sorg during my time at Zédel, as it is the perfect expression of those wonderful bright red fruit wines so prevalent in the brasseries of Alsace. Low yielding, hand-picked fruit and careful vinification in temperature-controlled conditions gives an elegant and restrained Pinot Noir. Soft textured with a mineral finish, it’s amazing with roast chicken.


120 for 6 bottles

Langhe Nebbiolo Simane, Reverdito



100% Nebbiolo, the wine has deep, delicious red fruit notes you expect from the grape variety as well as hints of liquorice and tobacco.  These are soft wines, light in body, but still with plenty of backbone and authority. You will love for barbeques and long summer lunches.


112.50 for 6 bottles

'La Grola' Veronese IGT, Allegrini



This is a prestigious wine of great renown, a super Veronese in name, super good value and a real restaurant wine.  A River Café favourite, it’s a classic Whitfield Wine. A blend of Corvina and Oseleta, This is a lot of wine in the best possible way. Luscious aromas of blackberries, blueberry compote and baking spices define the wine.

168 for 6 bottles


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