The best rose and white wines to try during the Christmas 2021 holidays

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You don't have to spend a fortune to get excellent wine.

Here are some of the best white and rose wines out there, that don't cost a bomb:

Best white wines

Stamp of Australia Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, $7.99, at Dan Murphy's

This is an easy to drink wine with flavours of snow pea and citrus. It's light and fresh, and is delicious with seafood or risotto.

Stamp of Australia Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, $7.99, at Dan Murphy's

Smith & Hooper Pinot Grigio 2017 Vintage, $21.99, at BoozeBud

This has delicious aromas of fresh pear, nashi and wild strawberry, and tastes of sweet apple. It's great with good such as green salads, avocados, and chicken.

Smith & Hooper Pinot Grigio 2017 Vintage, $21.99, at BoozeBud

Wolf & Shepherd Watervale Riesling 2018, $27.99 at Dan Murphy's

Made exclusively for Dan Murphy's by the 5 Star James Halliday Winery, Watervale. It has vibrant notes of notes of lemon, lemonade and passionfruit, with hints of sherbet, lime sorbet and lime curd. It's fresh, clean and extremely drinkable.

Wolf & Shepherd Watervale Riesling 2018, $27.99 at Dan Murphy's

Louis Michel Montee de Tonnerre 1er cru, Chablis 2018, $85 at Langtons

If you're after a special drop, this is it. Drink it in the sun, with a bucket of prawns, and enjoy.

Louis Michel Montee de Tonnerre 1er cru, Chablis 2018, $85 at Langtons

Evans & Tate Expressions Butterball Chardonnay, $20 at BWS

If you love a rich, creamy Chardonnay, this is your tipple. It's a classic style Chardy that's full of flavour.

Evans & Tate Expressions Butterball Chardonnay, $20 at BWS

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Best rose wines

La Planchelière Cabernet d'Anjou Rosé, $26 at BWS

This French wine has won several gold medals at international competitions. It's slightly sweet, but fruity and easy to drink.

La Planchelière Cabernet d'Anjou Rosé, $26 at BWS

Gladstone Vineyard Estate Rosé 2019, $30 at Dan Murphy's

This regularly gets high marks from wine reviewers. It has a scent of fresh strawberries and raspberries, layered with vanilla and white chocolate. It's great paired with cheese and nibbles.

Gladstone Vineyard Estate Rosé 2019, $30 at Dan Murphy's

La Baume Rosé 2020, $21.99 at The Wine Collective

This blend of Grenache and Syrah from Languedoc is dry, fresh and zingy. It makes a perfect aperitif or accompaniment to oysters or seafoods. It has notes of wild strawberry and red currents.

La Baume Rosé 2020, $21.99 at The Wine Collective

Hahndorf Hill Rosé, $24, at BoozeBud

This has won four gold medals, including one at the Australian & NZ Boutique Wine Show 2020. It has an aroma of red cherries, rich baked apple and gentle spice. It's delicious with seafood, and South East Asian cuisine, particularly anything with chilli.

Hahndorf Hill Rosé, $24, at BoozeBud

Penfolds Max's Rose, $29.99 at BoozeBud

This pinot noir rose is a tribute to Penfold's former Chief Winemaker Max Schubert, who died in 1975. This is as you'd expect from Penfold's - a great wine that is drinkable and delicious.

Penfolds Max's Rose, $29.99 at BoozeBud

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