White Wine Breakdown

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The underlying tones of wine depend on the soil, the weather, how it's mixed and stored and experts have been using their delicate palate to make the perfect blend that you could enjoy.

5 Major White Wine Types

White wines are known for their sweet and smooth taste, light aroma and beautiful smell. When it comes to food pairing, they are best served with vegetables, pasta, chicken white meat, fish, and lobster-based food. Of course, there are exceptions. There are many different types of white wine, and each is specific for its use, sweetness, alcohol level, bitterness, and the amount and care it takes for its production.

One of the most popular wines in the period from 1985 until the 1999, Chardonnay is famous for its sparkling type. Rich in taste with lemon and grapefruit flavors, rich citrus makes it more velvety than other types of white wine. It is best paired with any fish, especially red Salmon, and it goes well with chicken dishes. It is the representing white wine of the Burgundy province, where it originated from (Bourgogne, France). In good climate conditions, Chardonnay is grown with much success. The biggest distributers are USA, France, Australia and Italy.

Sauvignon Blanc
Grown in cooler climates of the Bordeaux region, Sauvignon Blanc sure fits every menu. White wine with herbal characteristics, Sauvignon Blanc is the best known sweet white wine ,ranging in taste from sour sweet green apples, pears and gooseberries to tropical mangos, melons, and blackcurrant. They are best served with salads and seafood, and sometimes with poultry. Best known types come from New Zealand, Australia, France and USA.

Pronounced say-mee-yaw, Semillon is the major wine of the Bordeaux region ;also known as the Hunter (River Riesling). Semillon is distinguished by its fig-like characteristics. It is often combined with Sauvignon Blanc to blend its strong berry-like flavor. From France, most famous types are Barsac and Sauternes. These wines are created from Semillon grapes (overripe), and are blended with Sauvignon Blanc to produce syrupy, world class wine. It is best served with pasta salad, clams, mussels, but it goes really well with fish and fish-based salads.

Belonging to a muscat family of grapes, Moscato (pronounced Mos-cato) is best grown in Italy and Austria, where it is also known as Muskateller. These wines are best known for its sweet and fruity aroma, with a characteristic musky and grapefruit taste. If you have tasted a Muscat table grape before, you will have no problems recognizing the Moscato wines. They are best served along, or with a desert, because of its strong and fruity taste. This makes Moscato wines easily recognizable and unique wines.

Pinot Grigio
Famous Venetian wine (also grown in many western parts of the USA), Pinot Grigio is crisp, dry whine with strong acid bite. It is aromatic, and rich in fruity flavors. This wine in particular is difficult to be paired with, because winemakers leave the grapes on the vine much longer. But the taste makes it suitable for Chinese and Thai dishes.
These are five major white wines, used by most of the world’s population on a daily basis. No matter which of these you chose, it is guaranteed that your dish won’t taste the same as it would without it.


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