6 Week Wine Kits – 16L White Wines
Buttery with oaky overtones and fresh fruit flavors such as apple, pear, citrus and melon, Chardonnay is extremely versatile. One of the most popular varieities for its richness and easy drinkability. Full flavored dishes which have been grilled, roasted, or sautéed pair well with this wine. White meat, seafood, cream sauces and cheeses accent this Chardonnay nicely.
Lightly-Oaken with whispers of rose, tropical fruit and spice, this medium-to-full bodied wine has a slightly sweet mouth offset by a soft, dry finish. This wine complements a range of foods. It goes well with fresh fruit, chicken, well seasoned fish, and many rip cheeses including softer cheeses such as Brie or Feta and semi-soft varieties such as Mozzarella and Muenster.
Liebfraumilch is a sweet, gentle blended wine made from a selection of Kerner, Muller-Thurgau, Riesling and Silvaner grapes. Sweet and full-bodied with a medium oak, this is a fresh and fruity wine. Serve this well-chilled with a Pungent cheese and crisp fruit, such as apples or pears. A good entertaining wine, Liebfraumilch is best suited for sipping before or after a meal.
A fantastic summer wine, Pinot Grigio is light-bodied and dry with the crisp flavors of honey, wildflower and smoke. This wine is unique because, although a white wine, it possesses many characteristics of red wine. Pinot Grigio pairs well with traditional white wine fare like chicken and seafood, but it can be served with so much more. Veal, pasta and soft cheeses all make fantastic accompaniments to this wine.
Rich and sweet, Riesling boasts the intense flavours of fresh pear and apricot offset by bold floral and honey undertones. Perfect to serve at casual gatherings or as a sipping wine. It also makes a good dessert wine as it is one of the few whites that pairs well with chocolate. It works well with bold cheeses, from the rich tanginess of Havant to the sharp, blue-veined profile of Stilton.
Crisp and clean, this wine combines the smoky flavors of apple, grass and olive with a bright acidity. A medium to full bodied dry white wine, Sauvignon Blanc can be heavy or light. It is similar Chardonnay, but leaner. Its acidity lends it a certain versatility that allows it to pair just as well with thick stews and sauces as it does with fresh salads, spicy foods and cream sauces.