The Hedonistic Taster
Summer White Wines
by L.M. Archer, FWS | Bourgogne + Champagne Master Level
As we approach the dog days of summer, I’ve opted to share a slew of cool white wine samples worth sipping well past Labor Day. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: No compensation is received; all opinions expressed are that of the author.
Wine: Boutari Santorini Assyrtiko White Wine
Robe: Clear golden robe.
Nose: Pine, jasmine, saline aromas.
Bouche: Lemon-citrus, saline, mineral bouche; light-medium body, acid+, fandango of a finish. A delicious rendering of the Assyrtiko grape produced on the idyllic island of Santorini, meant to pair with seafood. A pleasant surprise for those willing to voyage into Greek wine. Excellent quality wine.
Wine: Masseria Altemura Fiano Salento IGT – Salento, Italy
Robe: Clean, light straw hue.
Nose: White floral, almond, mineral aromas.
Bouche: Honeyed almond blossom, white stone, stone fruit bouche; seductive tango between unctiousness and minerality. Exceptional quality + value wine.
Wine: J Dusi Pinot Grigio – Paso Robles, CA.
Robe: Pale straw hue.
Nose: Green grass, acacia, pear, stone fruit aromas.
Bouche: Pear and stone fruit aromas carry through on the bouche; light body, acids, finish. Picnic wine.
Wine: Pomar Junction Vineyard & Winery Sidetrack White Wine – Paso Robles, CA.
Link to Producer Specs here. 50% Viognier, 35% Roussanne, 15% Grenache Blanc
Suggested Retail: $15
Robe: Clear lemon hue.
Nose: Orange blossom, nectarine, ripe pear aromas.
Bouche: Bartlett pear, white nectarine, acacia bouche; rounded, fleshy mouthfeel; medium body, acids, finish. Patio wine.
Wine: Opolo Vineayrds Roussanne – Paso Robles, CA.
Robe: Light gold robe.
Nose: White peach, green apple, Meyer lemon aromas.
Bouche: Discrete stone fruit, mineral and citrus bouche; medium body, acids, finish. A supple, summer wine best served chilled, either as an apéro, or paired with small plates like fresh melon and prosciutto.
Have a favorite summer white? Leave your comments below – cheers!
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