VA Recommends: 5 White Wines That will Awe Your Tastebuds

H&V Eden Valley Chardonnay

Winery: Peter Lehmann

Region: Australia

  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • 91 Points Wine Spectator
  • • A pale green robust Chardonnay that has been barrel fermented in high quality French oak hogsheads, and has the characteristic toasty buttery flavours reminiscent of oak. True to its varietal it also displays luscious white peach and apple flavours. This is a cool climate crisp and dry wine with a balance of fruit and acidity. Can be cellared for another four to five years.
  • • A perfect pair with fresh seafood, but equally rich to enjoy with white meat dishes. Great acidity makes the best palate cleanser.
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Leggiero Un-oaked Chardonnay

Winery: La Stella Winery

Region: Canada

  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • 90 Points from John Schreiner
  • This is a great wine fermented and matured in stainless steel instead of oak, retaining its signature fresh mineral flavours and fruity acidity. One can smell and taste the crisp citrus aromas and tree fruit flavours like green apples and peaches. Extremely flavourful.
  • This delicate British Columbia wine was made for the State’s bounty of fresh and varied seafood. The clean fruit flavours of this refreshing wine goes best with scallops, oysters, mussels and any firm white fish with herbs and butter.
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Valdesil Godello

Winery: Valdesil Winery

Region: Spain

  • Varietal: Godello
  • In this wine citrus flavours are paired with the somewhat rarer flavour of pineapples on the tongue. Fresh acidity, a certain lightness and elegance makes this wine ideal for warm weather.
  • Pair this wine with squid and mussels or any fresh seafood you can lay your hands on.
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Blufeld Riesling

Winery: Blufeld

Mosel, Germany

  • Varietal: Riesling.
  • Mosel, Germany
  • This wine is concentrated with flavors of honeyed fruit and minerality. There is lively acidity and a medium sweet finish.
  • Great items to pair with this wine are any sorts of spicy cuisine, sushi, creamy salads, and a ricotta cheesecake.
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Bellangelo Gewürztraminer

Winery: Bellangelo

  • Varietal: Gewürztraminer
  • Wine Enthusiast Score: 90 Finger Lakes, New York
  • Fruit-forward, fragrant, and moderately sweet notes. The wine showcases aromas of lychee, mangoes, and rose petals. These sensitive, demanding, pinkish purple grapes are relatively difficult to grow, but when that hard part is done they create some of the most decadent and gorgeous white wines.
  • Ideal for dishes with green curry and white, creamy sauces. The aromas especially come alive with spicier, exotic foods.
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