Here at Swig HQ we’re never ones to shy away from a lesser-known grape variety, and this 100% Gutedel (known elsewhere as Chasselas) is a cracker. Very zingy, with crisp lemon and fresh green apple, white flowers and gentle creamy notes. It's wonderfully refreshing and a great alternative for the Chablis lovers. It would be brill with oysters.
When we first came across Claus Schneider's incredible Spatburgunder's, it's not overstating to say that we couldn't quite believe what we were tasting. Inspired by Burgundy, but definitely wines unto themselves - the quality was spectacular. As Claus’s son Johannes (who trained at Gevrey domaine Rossignol-Trapet) has gradually been taking the reins, the wines have only got better, and his white are really lovely too. The geological marvel that is the ‘Weiler Schlipf’ – a seam of limestone rising up out of the Baden landscape – provides the vines and fruit with taut minerality so well expressed in the wines.