2018 Saint-Joseph Blanc, Lieu-Dit, E. Guigal, Northern Rhône, France
Every so often a bottle of white Rhône sneaks up on my palate and completely blows me away.
2018 Gavi di Gavi, Lugarara, La Giustiniana, Piemonte, Italy
This Gavi producer makes some of the most sensual and rewarding styles of white wine in Italy.
2017 Quinta Da Pedra Alta, Pedra A Pedra Tinto, Douro, Portugal
Winemaker Matt Gant has weaved some magic with the wild, swarthy red grapes found in Portugal's Douro Valley.
2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Domaine de la Solitude, Southern Rhône, France
This estate Châteauneuf and its two siblings are quite simply the finest releases from this much overrated appellation.
2018 Grace, Koshu Private Reserve, Yamanashi, Japan
Japan’s koshu grape is a hard one to love, but this fascinating wine has an otherworldly silkiness, says Matthew Jukes.