White Wine Grapes
Posted on July 27, 2017 by Abbelio Wines | 0 comments
- Chardonnay, the most widely planted and is well known as “Queen” of the white grapes. It grows in many wine producing regions. We carry 2014 Luigi Bosca Finca La Linda Unoaked Chardonnay from Argentina and 2015 Pitchfork Chardonnay Margaret River from Australia.
- Gewurztraminer, the most intensely flavored and aromatic grapes. Taste of wine is from spicy and nutty to peachy and floral, a very sweet or a very dry wine. We carried two from German, 1976 Trimbach Gewurztraminer Cuvée des Seigneurs de Ribeaupierre and 1985 Weinbach Gewurztraminer Cuvee Laurence.
- Pinot Grigio is quite light-bodied with a lemon or other citrus aroma and flavor, but its acidity varies by growing region. Pinot Grigio grape is planted widely in Northern Italy, Germany, Australia, and the west coast regions of the United States. We carry three types all from Italy, 2013 and 2014 De Stefani Pinot Grigio and 2015 Ilauri Tavo Pinot Grigio.
- Riesling makes a fresh wine with hints of apples, apricots, and flowers and mid- to high-acidity. They’re sometimes sweet dessert wines, but they are just as often crisp, dry and fruity wines. We carry many Rieslings, from Australia, German, e.g. 2009 Sevenhill St Aloysius Riesling and 2012 August Kesseler "R" Riesling Kabinett.
- Sauvignon Blanc makes a light, full bodied wine with grassy, sour apple and tropical fruit flavors with crisp, light- to medium-acidity. Sauvignon Blanc grape is primarily planted in Bordeaux where it is blended with Semillon grapes. It’s also grown in the Loire Valley, California, Australia, and New Zealand. We carry 2013 Wild South Sauvignon Blanc and The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2013.
- Semillon is often blended with other grapes, such as Sauvignon Blanc to help balance out the strong Semillon flavors. Semillon is grown in the Bordeaux, as well as in Chile, Australia, Argentina, and California. 2015 Pitchfork Semillon Sauvignon Margaret River. The one we carry is from Australia.
- Viognier makes a complex, medium-body, low- to medium-acidity wine with flavors and aromas that hint of apricots, peaches, and spice, but without the floral aromas found in other types of white wine. It’s originated in the Rhone Valley of France and continues to grow there. It is also grown in California, South America and Australia. 2015 Finca La Linda Viognier. The one we carry is from Argentina.