White wine is commonly consumed across the globe, perfect for summer nights out on the balcony or as a delicious addition to your dinner plans. From sweet to dry and everything in between, there’s so much to love about this intricate beverage, and too many options to choose from across the market.
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Types of white wine to enjoy
These vibrant varieties are a great way to start exploring different types of wine, especially when enjoyed with foods such as cheese plates, appetizers, desserts, and more. On the market today, chardonnay is known to be one of the most popular options in this category, featuring a crisp flavour profile that goes great with seafood.
If you’re looking for something light and refreshing, this is exactly the option to choose, but if you’re after something richer and fuller-bodied, try a pinot grigio instead. Pinots tend to have a bit more body than their lighter counterparts, making them ideal for pairing with heavier meals such as steak and lamb chops.
In terms of types, the most notable ones on the list include:
The name pinot grigio comes from the village of Grigaia near Turin, which produced this type of wine in the early 20th century. Now, it’s enjoyed for its more intense palate, perfect for those looking for a heavier white wine online.
The French word ‘sauvage’ means ‘wild’, while ‘blanc’ means ‘white’. Sauvignon blanc is made by blending grapes grown in cooler climates with those grown in warmer regions. These two factors give the resulting wine a unique citrusy aroma and freshness.
German rieslings come from Germany’s Moselle Valley. Their names translate to “dry,” because these wines don’t contain any residual sugar after fermentation. Instead, they rely heavily on acidity to balance out the sweetness.
Made primarily from grenache, this style of wine tends to pair best with spicy cuisine. Think Mexican, Indian, Thai, and Middle Eastern dishes.
While technically classified under the category of sparkling whites, chablis is still considered a full-bodied white wine. Made from 100% chardonnay grapes, this type is known for its floral aromas and flavours.
One of the oldest varietals around, chenin blanc was originally used to produce brandy before being turned into wine. Today, it’s widely available throughout Europe and Australia.
How to serve white wine
We always recommend drinking this type of wine fresh and young. This ensures you’re able to enjoy a good balance across their many aromas and flavours, as well as keep the complexity they’re known for.
Many fans also choose to serve these varieties chilled or over ice, but this depends on your own preferences as well.
Choose your favourite option now
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