When the sun is shining, there are few things more refreshing than a glass of chilled white wine. Whether you prefer a light, appley Muscadet, an aromatic Rueda or something to remind you of summer holidays, our tastings team has pulled together a list of delicious white wines for summer.
Some styles are best suited for food. The Delaire Graff Reserve Chenin Blanc, for example, is a rich and textured white with good acidity to balance. This may be a bit much on its own, but pair it with something such as scallops or honey and ginger pork and the weight of the wine seems a much better fit, while the acidity cuts through the flavours.
Of course, all white wine can be matched with food, but if you’re just looking for a simple sipper then try and choose a lighter style.
Obvious examples include Muscadet, Sauvignon Blanc and Picpoul de Pinet. These light whites avoid overloading your palate and provide simple refreshment – which is exactly what is needed when the sun is out!
Below we have listed some top picks for summer, all tasted and rated by Decanter‘s experts. We’ve done the hard work for you – all you need to do is get the bottles in the fridge…
Top white wines for summer:
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