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"Sweet entry on palate, very good ripeness and strong flavours of melon mingled with lemon, orange, intense flavours, full-bodied and underpinned by very good acidity. A lovely wine in glorious prime at 23 years." - Mr Yong, on the Tokay Pinot Gris Reserve Personelle 1992, Maison Trimbach (above)

Anything but Chardonnay? Try Alsace Pinot Gris

Looking to stray off the beaten track in your choice of a white? You won't go wrong with these, but the drawback is that they need time to mature, and are best drunk after 10 years.
May 29, 2015 5:50 AM

MY favourite complaint is "We are creatures of habit!" Say "white wine" and the first region that comes to mind is Burgundy - Chardonnay. Alsace in north-eastern France, Germany and Austria hardly ever get a look-in.

Habit has produced the battle-cry "ABC - Anything But Chardonnay!"