Another wine to fox the “Anything But Chardonnay” crew, this delicious white will defy any expectations of heavy over-oaked flavours.
When white burgundy is right, it is supremely good – and often extremely expensive, which is why the Mâcon region (historically the poor relation of ritzier appellations such as Chassagne-Montrachet and Meursault but now producing top-notch wines) is an excellent place to plunder.
Domaine Cordier is a reliable name to look out for, and its Terroir de Charnay is a satisfying drop: crisp and elegant, it combines characteristic flavours of nuts and butter with fresh citrus. It would be a great bottle to open when entertaining en masse as - like putting Air's Moon Safari on the playlist - it satisfies without stealing the show. £9.99 at Majestic Wines (www.majestic.co.uk)