20 White Wines You Should Know
White wines are extensively used as aperitifs as they stimulate appetite when consumed before the meal. They are also taken as accompaniments to white meat and fish. White wines are made from white varieties of grapes like Chardonnay, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling etc. White wines are known for their anti-oxidant characteristics and cardio-vascular properties. We give you a list of 20 white wines that you should know.
1. Pillitteri Gewürztraminer Riesling Fusion 2006
This white wine comes loaded with floral aroma and flavor. It tastes like peach, grapefruit and pineapple. Like most white wines this one also has a citrus taste.
2. Barefoot Moscato
This wine consists of 8.5% alcoholic concentration. It is one of the finest white wines. It tastes like honeydew and also has a citrus flavor. It has a floral and lemon aroma.
3. Pelee Island Gewürztraminer 2009
This wine is a sweet wine. It tastes like honey, pear and sweet fruit. It has aroma of honeydew and pear. With all this sweetness, this wine conceals 12.5% alcohol in itself.
4. Forrest Estate Riesling 2007
This wine is fully loaded with tropical fruits like pineapple. It also consists of a honey and floral finish. It tastes like white flowers and pineapple. It has aroma of flowers, honey and ginger.
5. Astica Sauvignon Blanc Sémillon 2011
This one is crispy, fruity and refreshing in your mouth. This wine has a clean aroma of mixed citrus fruits. The acidity of this wine comes from Sauvignon Blanc which balanced by the fullness of Sémillon.
6. Naked Grape White Zinfandel Pinot Grigio
This wine is a great summer sipper. It is made out of pinot grigio. It is used as an aperitif and it is also best wine to be chilled on a girl’s day out or night get together.
7. Strewn Semi-Dry Riesling 2006
This wine is crisp, acidic and full of flavors. It tastes like grapefruit, pineapple and lemon. It has a pleasant aroma of flora, pineapple and tropical fruits.
8. KWV Chenin Blanc
This wine is pleasant, easy drinking and crisp on a hot summer day. It is amiable with food. It has perfect flora and fruit balance in it. It tastes like melon, green apple and pear.
9. Oyster Bay Chardonnay 2005
This particular Chardonnay is much lighter than other Chardonnays as this one is partially fermented in barrels. It is more fruity and crispy but not buttery like other Chardonnays.
10. Ogio Pinot Grigio 2009
This wine is pretty good on the palate. It does its best when chilled as this enhances its acidity and crispiness. Its dominating flavors are lemon and citrus fruits.