White wine is a more refreshing and less intense alternative to red wine. It generally has lower levels of tannin and is created by fermenting grapes that have colourless pulp.
Thanks to the different ratios of residual sugar and the variety of grapes and winemaking methods, there are many types of white wine available for wine lovers today.
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Types of white wine
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular varieties of white wine. It is packed with fruity and acidic flavours such as peach, passionfruit and grapefruit.
Pairs well with: Chicken, turkey and seafood
Moscato is a fruity and sweet wine that is low in acidity. It can come as a still or sparkling wine and can be consumed with a variety of dishes.
Pairs well with: Crudites, spicy food and fruit desserts
Chardonnay is a dry, medium-bodied white wine with medium acidity. Its flavours can range from apples to pineapples and even lemon.
Pairs well with: Fish and shellfish
Pinot Grigio, otherwise known as Pinot Gris, is a light to medium-bodied wine. It is dry with medium levels of acidity and has hints of green apple and citrus fruits.
Pairs well with: Pasta and seafood
Riesling is an aromatic and fruity wine with flavours of peaches, green apple and lime. It can taste anywhere between dry and sweet, depending on its style.
Pairs well with: Asian flavours and delicate fish