When we think about wines, red always comes to mind. We always associate red wines with class and pure elegance. How about the white? If you’ve been to any exclusive yacht events, you’ll see only one kind of wine being poured – white wines.
Glas offers a selection of “very nice white” wines that’ll fit any occasion, formal or casual. We’ve done the legwork and compiled a list of our six favourites for your next date or event.
For your guidance, refer to the following terminologies to learn the jargon in wine tasting:
- Acidity (the tart taste in wine)
- Tannin (compounds present in grapes that give bitter taste to wines)
- Finish (the persistent taste of the wine in the mouth after it is tasted)
Leon Boesch Grand Lignes ‘18
If you’re looking for a “very nice white” wine, look no further than Leon Boesch Grand Lignes ’18. This white wine has everything you could ask for in white wine, and more.
The nose of this wine is a strong fragrance with notes of honeysuckle, stone, citrus lemon, and peach which give provide this wine with a source of gentle sweetness. Combined with both the creamy texture and the mineral aromas found in the finish after the wine goes down, Leon Boesch Grand Lignes ’18 is a perfect pairing for plant-based food. A glass of Grand Lignes provides a balance of sweet fragrances and textures for a plate of crisp vegetables.
It also pairs perfectly with seafood, poultry, spicy food, or even light pasta dishes and vegetarian dishes.
Race Chablis 1er cru ‘18
Race Chablis 1er cru ’18 is a very nice white wine from France. It has a beautiful golden colour and a delicious fruity flavour. The alcohol content is at 12.5% with a high tannin note. Tannin is a naturally occurring substance in grape skin and seeds. Tannin gives wines their bitter taste. The scent gives a hint of citrus grapefruit, lemon, and notes of high mineral content. A good number of people mention apple peaches both in scent and taste or on the nose and mouth.
Besides your usual vegetarian meals, you’d enjoy Race Chablis 1er cru ’18 with shellfish, rich fish like salmon, tuna, etc., and pork. It is also a perfect combo for mild and soft cheeses.
We can say it’s a very pleasing wine due to its floral nose and lemony mouth. Nice tension on the palate (not so light, not so bold) and a little acidic, although you’d get a kick of saline acidity. We notice that people who love juices and aromatic beverages like teas tend to love this wine. And because of its salinity, it complements well with fish, veggies, and meat.
Les Dolomies Arco, ‘16
The 2016 vintage of Les Dolomies Arco has a characteristically high tannin taste (high tannin suggests that it’s way more bitter than average wines). This white wine is also a true vegetarian partner. White wines pair generally better with vegan and vegetarian food because they accentuate the taste of vegetables due to their grassy aromas. Enjoy this wine on its own or pair it with light seafood dishes, poultry, and meat, as well as mild and soft cheese.
This wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in the Loire Valley of France. Quite an intense nose due to its high acidity – a mix of fruity feel with a hint of lemon peel, liquorice, fennel, mint and tropical fruit aromas. The texture is crisp and refreshing with flavours of grapefruit, lemon, and green apple.
Redoma Branco Reserva ‘20
Redoma Branco Reserva ‘20 is a white wine that originates from the Douro region in Portugal. The climate in this region is perfect for growing grapes, and the soil is rich in minerals, which contributes to the unique flavour of the wine.
The grape variety used to make Redoma Branco Reserva ‘20 is called Malvasia Fina, and it is known for its floral aromas and fresh, fruity flavours. It has a balanced note of acidity, smokiness, peppery minerality, and good finish.
This wine has a beautiful golden colour and a complex flavour profile that includes notes of citrus, honey, and almonds. This wine would be a match made with heaven with shellfish, plant-based meals, lean fish, cured meat and appetisers and snacks.
Dom. Guy Farge, Saint Joseph “Vania” ‘17
This wine is a blend of the following grape varieties: Grenache Blanc, Roussanne, and Marsanne from the northern Rhône Valley in France.
The nose is very mineral (think of it like the taste of the sea) with hints of white flowers and citrus fruits and creamy by the oak. On the palate, this wine is medium-bodied (which means having moderate alcohol and sweetness content) with great acidity and a long and a bit high mineral finish.
Aside from the usual veggie-based pasta and dishes, you’ll love it with mature and hard cheeses, foie gras, and rich fishes like tuna and salmon.
Boisset, Meursault, “L Limozin” ‘18
The Boisset family has been making wine in Meursault for centuries, and their “L Limozin” ’18 is one of the finest examples of a “very nice white” wine that we’ve ever tasted.
The name may give you an idea that this white wine has an undeniable lemony taste – both on the nose and mouth. This is the perfect wine to balance salty and sweet food and dessert. Great for cured meat and pasta.
Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, this wine has all of the characteristics that we love about Meursault: a beautiful golden colour, with a dense classy mouthfeel and a persistent acidity that stays crisp from scent to taste, delicate aromas of citrus and white flowers, and a rich, creamy texture on the palate.
We hope you enjoyed our roundup of the best “very nice white” wines. We have other white wines on our Very Nice Whites in the Drinks Menu, so please do check out our Menu on our website and hope to see you here soon. Cheers!