Aromatic, crisp, refreshing, and stunning in a glass, white wines have been around for centuries, pleasing the palates of wine drinkers around the world. There are numerous varieties of grapes that are used to produce white wine. The most popular are: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. Some single varietal white wines can have intense sweet flavours, so white blends are popular if you are looking for something more balanced.
Qualities of White Wine
The colour of white wine can range from pale straw-yellow to rich gold. Flavour profiles can range from light to full-bodied and can produce an array of different tastes. Lighter whites, such as Pinot Gris, typically feature flavours of apple and pear complemented by crisp acidity. Fuller-bodied whites, such as Chardonnay, have toasty flavours of vanilla and spice. Other flavours often found in white wines are: lemon, apricot, peach, orange, lime, passion fruit, pineapple and herbs.
Pairing White Wines and Food
White wines pair great with foods, especially pasta and seafood. For a more full-bodied white wine, pair it with rich flavoured dishes such as high protein, textured foods like avocado, risotto, or white fish. For a sweeter wine like Riesling, pair it with spicy dishes; the sugar and acidity will help balance the heat.
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