Five bottles of white wine

Best supermarket white wines

Looking for the best supermarket white wine? Discover our favourite bottles including sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, pinot grigio and more

Looking for the best supermarket white wine? Want to know which white wine to buy? Read on for the best bottles, from sauvignon blanc to chardonnay…


Best supermarket sauvignon blanc under £8

Gold: Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc, £7

A clean-as-a-whistle white bordeaux – zesty and refreshing with peachy, citrus, grassy notes and a stony, clean finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our baked lemon chicken recipe.

Gold: Lidl Cimarosa Malborough Sauvignon Blanc, £5.99

We were very impressed with this left-field sparkling sauvignon – subtle fizz as well as classic Kiwi sauvy b flavours of passion fruit and peach.

Perfect pairing: Party nibbles.

Silver: Asda Extra Special Chilean Sauvignon Blanc, £6.50

A grassy, herbaceous number with crunchy green pepper and lemon notes, and a lively acidity.

Perfect pairing: Cucumber sandwiches.

Best supermarket sauvignon blanc £8 and over

Gold: Tesco Finest Pouilly-Fume, £13

Elderflower, peach and white flower aromas, tangerine zest, and a steely finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our pork escalopes with lemon caper mash recipe.

Gold: M&S Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc, £15

Tangy gooseberry fruit, orange zest, lime and peach layered with a hint of toasted nuts.

Perfect pairing: Try our plaice with brown shrimp butter recipe.

Silver: Waitrose No 1 Astrolabe Awatere Valley Sauvignon Blanc, £11.99

Fresh Kiwi flavours of lime, gooseberry and passion fruit, a hint of green pepper and a saline finish

Perfect pairing: Try our prawn and avo summer rolls recipe.

Best supermarket pinot grigio under £8

Gold: M&S Classics Pinot Grigio, £7

Peachy fruit along with crisp pears, lemony freshness and a little gingery spice.

Perfect pairing: Oysters.

Silver: Co-op Irresistible Marlborough Pinot Grigio, £7.50

Easy drinking, clean and fresh, softened with juicy, tropical fruits and a hint of elderflowers.

Perfect pairing: Try our courgette galette recipe.

Bronze: Aldi Specially Selected Pinot Grigio, £4.99

Bags of citrus fruit balanced with ripe apricots in its zingy, crisp finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our grilled Portuguese sardines recipe.

Best supermarket pinot grigio £8 and over

Gold: Asda Villa Maria Private Bin Pinot Grigio, £9

This great pinot grigio has some tropical fruit richness along with a little warm spice and a crisp, stony finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our ceviche recipe.

Silver: Waitrose St Michael-Eppan Pinot Grigio 2019, £11.99

Robust and savoury, with juicy notes of ripe apricots and lemon zest, and a gentle creamy texture.

Bronze: Tesco Finest Pinot Grigio Monteforte, £8

Rich and layered with scents of cooked apples and autumn leaves along with classic PG lemony freshness.

Perfect pairing: Try our roots tatin recipe.

Best supermarket chardonnay under £8

Gold: Asda Extra Special Chardonnay, £7.50

Lemony and floral, with a touch of oak to give a rich, buttery edge.

Perfect pairing: Try our stir-fried spicy prawns with garlic, chilli and lemon recipe.

Silver: Aldi Exquisite Macon Villages, £7.49

A really attractive wine, fruity and floral with nice creamy texture and a bright, fresh finish.

Perfect pairing: Roast dinner – try our dry-brine roast chicken recipe.

Bronze: M&S Burra Brook Chardonnay, £7

Aromatic and full of ripe, tropical fruit and bold newworld oakiness with toasty, brioche notes and good length.

Perfect pairing: Try our celeriac steak with salsa verde recipe.

Best supermarket chardonnay £8 and over

Gold: Tesco Finest Chablis Premier Cru, £15

A tip-top chablis, with the restrained qualities of old world chardonnay that we so love. Pure but aromatic fruit with the classic flinty minerality of this region.

Perfect pairing: Try our spaghetti alle vongole recipe.

Gold: Waitrose Rustenberg Chardonnay, £14.99

A great example of a big, bold oaky chardonnay – opulent and rich with a toasty, buttery finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our chicken, mushroom and bacon slab pie recipe.

Silver: Lidl Chablis AOP, £9.99

A nicely austere chablis, with bright apple, lemony clear fruit, classic mineral steeliness and a creamy, lactic finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our courgette fritters recipe.

Lidl Chablis AOP

Best supermarket new discovery white wine

Gold: Lidl Le Rocher Saint Victoire Picpoul de Pinet, £7.49

A perky picpoul, bright and refreshing with a grassy savouriness and a saline twang.

Perfect pairing: Try our brown butter trout with cucumber and cress recipe.

Gold: Asda Picpoul de Pinet, £7.50

Green apples, lemons and mountain herbs with a hint of honey, and a crisp, lip smacking finish.

Perfect pairing: Try our chicken souvlaki recipe.

Silver: M&S Balfour Chardonnay Ortega, £13

Floral and fruity with nice acidity and flintiness balancing its generous buttery palate.

Perfect pairing: Try our oysters with ginger Japanese dressing recipe.

M&S Balfour Chardonnay Ortega

Silver: Waitrose Loved & Found Arinto, £7.99

Made from one of Portugal’s lesser-known grapes, this has notes of green apples, white peaches and preserved lemons with a herbal tang.

Perfect pairing: Try our cauli steaks with capers recipe.