Times wine critic Jane MacQuitty recommends the following wines available at James Nicholson in her list of 50 best white wines for summer (25 June 2011):
2007 Domaine Bott Geyl Riesling, Les Éléments, France
Jean-Christophe Bott is the man behind this arrestingly scented Alsace riesling.Made from grapes grown in the two communes of Riquewihrand and Zellenberg. Les Éléments is an organic wine, certified by Agriculture Biologique; it just doesn't say so on the label. If your idea of the perfect summer day is to sip a seductive, rich, fruit-and-flower garden white whose waxy appley, floral, verdant flavours echo those of your surroundings, this is the bottle for you.
JN Visit to Domaine Bott Geyl
Bott Geyl wines available at JN Wine
2009 Sancerre, Les Celliers Saint Romble, André Dezat, France
The Dezat family has been making wine in in the lush green hamlet of Chaudox since the 1550s. André is aided by his two sons, so the future of this vibrant, scented, grassy sancerre with a nip of lemon zest on the finish is assured.
2009 Sancerre, André Dezat