Educating Sommeliers Worldwide.
By Beverage Trade Network
Summer is about to end and it is time to uncork & reveal your inner soul to the delicious blend of alcoholic beverage made with fermented juice of grapes - WINE! And how can we end the summer without relishing some White Wines? If you are thinking of trying some white wines with your friends this summer but don’t know where to start from - don't worry. You have successfully arrived at your destination & your search ends here.
We present to you some of the best white wines of 2019 to try this summer.
Austria’s Schlumberger by Niche Import Co. is the most established and tradition-conscious producer of Sparkling wine was founded in 1842 in Austria. Every bottle of Schlumberger is created according to The Methode Traditionelle - an exemplary champagne strategy.
The 2016 Schlumberger Grüner Veltliner Klassik has a delicate bright yellow color with green reflections and a fine mousse. Grüner Veltliner is Austria’s signature white grape variety.
This refreshing wine pairs well with fresh seasonal salads, fried fish, mild Asian cuisine, mature and immature cheese.
Germany’s 2016 Armand Riesling Cabinet by Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl has intense Riesling fruity and exotic notes with a spicy finish. With an ABV of 8%, you can expect exotic notes with a spicy finish from this vintage. The sweetness is perfectly countered by the invigorating acidity.
This Germany’s dry Riesling comes with a fairly light body. Kabinett works well with seafood, Asian, Thai, sushi, veggies, garlic and lighter poultry or pork entrees.
Australia’s 2018 Bird in Hand Sauvignon Blanc by Bird in Hand is a 750ml classic blend of gooseberry along with passionfruit aroma as well as on the mouth. Layered with greenery, stonefruits, and a little lemon curd, 2018 Bird in Hand Sauvignon Blanc comes with 12% ABV.
Cheese - especially goat cheese, Green vegetables (asparagus, zucchini, fresh peas, artichokes), oysters, delicate fish like sole, dishes with tangy dairy ingredients.
Burgáns is the name of the hill where the winery Bodegas Martin Códax winery was found in Spain. At Bodegas Martin Códax, you can appreciate one of the most astounding views on the Salnés Valley which is surrounded by a range of mountains that isolates this area from the rest of the province. It is available to the Ría de Arousa - the sea coming inside the land and bringing every one of its fortunes: shellfish, mussels and a wide range of seafood.
2018 Burgáns is 100% Albariño with bright greenish-yellow in color and golden highlights. At the nose, it gives out a uniquely fresh aroma where the variety is appreciated by highlighting hints of ripe apples, apricots, and peach aromas. On the mouth, it is rich, mellow, and well balanced. The aftertaste is fully rounded with juicy flavors, clean acidity, and a long, mineral-dominated finish.
Serve 2018 Burgáns at 10-12º temperature with shrimp, scallops, sea bass, crab, chicken, tofu, tofu skin.
2018 Burgáns also goes well with - chèvre cheese, feta cheese, cotija cheese, cream cheese.
New Zealand’s 2018 te Pa Sauvignon Blanc is created by the te Pa Family Vineyards. On the nose, the wine has aromas of citrus, stone fruit, florals, and nettles. On the mouth, 2018 te Pa Sauvignon Blanc is concentrated and vibrant, with gooseberry, tarragon, black current, and nectarine flavors. It has a great mid-palate weight and texture and has a refreshingly crisp finish - supported by some fascinating mineral & flint notes.
White meats including Chicken, Pork Chop and Turkey. Fish including Tilapia, Sea Bass, Perch, Sole, Haddock, Trout, Cod, Redfish, Halibut, Snapper, Mussels, Crab, Lobster, and Clams.
Look for softer more briny and sour cheeses like Goat’s milk cheese, Yogurt, and Crème fraîche to pair with 2018 te Pa Sauvignon Blanc.
Germany’s Von Buhl Reserve Brut by Weingut Reichsrat von Buhl is a blend of Pinot Blanc & Chardonnay which can be considered as the gentle sibling of the Riesling brut. The aromas of juicy Williams Christ pear, mandarin, and hazelnut on the nose are enchanting. On the mouth, this 12.5% ABV beverage has a delicate yet powerful creamy texture with well-integrated acidity & a long finish.
Beer-battered Cod and onion rings, smoked salmon and potato galette, biscuit-topped chicken pot pies, tandoori kebabs, ham manchego sandwiches with tomato jam.
The United States’ 2017 Elaine Chardonnay by Elaine Wines LLC is elegant, Russian Valley Chardonnay with hints of lemon, apple, pear, and tangerine. This delicious white wine with 13.05% ABV is barrel fermented by native yeast & aged in 50% new French oak. The grapes are harvested by hand from the Calypte Vineyard, located in the Russian River Valley which is at 500 feet elevation.
Pair this wine with mild, buttery or creamy dishes. Meaty fish (halibut, cod) & shellfish (lobster, shrimp, crab, scallops) also works great with this wine.
Subtly flavored, simply seasoned poultry and pork dishes as well as dishes that have a silky texture, such as risottos and cream-enhanced soups, sauces, and pasta also pair up extraordinarily with 2017 Elaine Chardonnay.
New Zealand’s 2017 te Pa Reserve St Leonards Chardonnay by te Pa Family Vineyards gives out primary aromas of lemon, peach, and fig with subtle jasmine and citrus blossom florals- which is later on supported by aromas of apple crumbles & marzipan notes. Some high-quality oak adds a wisp of smoke and some vanilla, flint, and caramel notes to this 13.5% ABV beverage. On the mouth, 2017 te Pa Reserve St Leonards Chardonnay is perfectly textured with almond, citrus rind, and spice flavors sprinkled over a core of crème brülée. A subtle oyster shell minerality gives way to a long lingering finish.
Richer and heavy dishes goes well with 2017 te Pa Reserve St Leonards Chardonnay.
Fish pie and fish cakes, especially salmon fish cakes & other simple salmon preparations - simply poached or with a buttery sauce are a delicious combination.
Other than that, chicken, pork or pasta in a creamy sauce, chicken, ham or cheese-based salads such as caesar salad or chicken salads that include peach, mango or macadamia nuts, mild curries with buttery sauces also work great with this wine.
Australia’s 2017 Nest Egg Chardonnay by Bird in Hand comes in a 750ml bottle with 13.5% ABV. The wine has complex aromas of white peach and grapefruit and also hints are apricot, cashew, and flint. On the mouth, the wine has an intense flavor of textural oak elements which are balanced by natural acidity and are complemented by a delicate mouthfeel.
Toasty flavors well with this wine - toasted nuts, pastry crust, – grilled or smoked.
Besides that, you can also try crab, shrimp, clams, coquille, lobster, halibut, sea bass, monkfish, snapper, trout, swordfish, salmon, tuna, chicken, turkey, pheasant, geese, veal, pork.
Founded in 1994, Whitehaven is a small boutique winery established in the popular Marlborough region of New Zealand. The grapes used for 2018 Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc bask in the warm sunlight and cooling breezes from the New Zealand coast under the Wairau and Awatere Valleys. The winemaker of Whitehaven - Sam Smail has established a reputation for creating a fine distinctive Sauvignon Blanc.
Salads - Roasted Artichoke Salad with Lemon and Mint, Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Medallions.
Pasta - Ravioli with Green Pea Pesto, Pasta with Mint and Peas.
Chicken and lamb - Grilled Lamb Brochettes with Lemon and Dill, Roast Chicken and Onion Tacos
Shrimp - Grilled Grapefruit-Rosemary Shrimp, Asparagus and Shrimp Stir-Fry on Noodle Pillows
Seafood - Artichoke Crab Paella, Oysters with Aioli