Weird & Wonderful Whites

Our Discovery Boxes are a great way to try a new varietal or to simply stick with something you know and love!

The six bottles will be packed in one of our beautiful wooden boxes, wrapped and ribboned and ready for you to collect, or we will deliver it to you, free of charge

Included is an information sheet (or cheat sheet), with a description of each wine and which food to pair it with.  Impress everyone at your next dinner party!

Some grapes are grown all over the world, such as sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, merlot, and cabernet. These are categorized as ‘international grape varietals’ because they can be found in most winemaking regions.

However, there are native grapes for each region and country as well. They have adapted to grow in perfect harmony with their terroir. More often than not these varieties are overlooked by new wine drinkers as they are not recognizable words or flavor profiles, but you should not be missing out!

We have compiled a box of Weird and Wonderful White Wines which can otherwise be easily passed by. You won't find chardonnay, or sauvignon blanc in here, so prepare for a flavor tour, and discover a sneak peek at the lesser-known white wines of the world.

1. Chateau La Calisse, Coteaux Varois en Provence 2017

This refreshing white is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Rolle, and Clairette. Rolle also goes by the name of Vermentino when grown outside of France. This wine is refreshing with a florally pronounced nose and crisp dry palate. 

Food Pairing: Best enjoyed with light and fresh seafood dishes.

2. Gustave Lorentz, Evidence, Pinot Blanc, Alsace 2017

A native grape to Alsace, Pinot Blanc can be found as a single varietal or in a  blend. Discretely fruity with aromas of orchard fruit and floral nuances, it is tender and delicate in the mouth, bringing together freshness and suppleness. 

Food Pairing: A fantastic aperitif wine or enjoy with garlic mussels.

3. Survivor, Chenin Blanc, Swartland, South Africa, 2017

A barrel-fermented wine that rewards with a medley of apple, apricot and peach flavours. Showing excellent oak integration and fresh lime zest finish.  

Food Pairing: This is a versatile wine to pair with seafood, salads, cold appetizers, and even pork steaks.         

4. Cataldo, Grillo, Sicily, 2017

A refreshing fruity wine, with notes of white flowers, nuts and herbs. A slightly gentle yet refreshing wine, with low acidity for those who do not like high acid whites.                     

Food Pairing: Ideal with hors d’oeuvres, seafood, fish and pasta dishes, medium-age cheeses and white meats.

5. Olivi, Orhora, Tuscany, 2016

Orhora is a white wine from Verdicchio, Viognier and Sauvignon Blanc (okay so there are some international grapes here) the grapes come from a vineyard situated on the top of the hill at 430 meters with northeastern exposure. The altitude and sunlight exposure have created a wine with a round, complex body, and aromas of Tuscan lemons and grapefruit. 

Food Pairing:  This wine is happy paired chargrilled chicken and vegetable skewers, or a quinoa and asparagus salad.

6. Olivi, Coreno, Tuscany, 2015

The Coreno Wine is a blend of two native varieties from Tuscany, 80% Trebbiano and 20% Malvasia. The barrel fermentation makes this wine elegant, complex and at the same time and full-bodied. Fruit and florals match on the nose and palate, finishing with a fresh acidity. 

Food Pairing:  Enjoy with roast chicken, rabbit, and white bean stew or with some friends sitting around chatting.                                                                                        


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