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Secrets of white wines: from charming chardonnay to delicate riesling

There are many types in the world of wine, from expressive reds to light rosé, but it is white wine that often hides the most fascinating stories and flavors. We invite you to discover some interesting facts that will make you fall even more in love with white wines.

A centuries-old manufacturing tradition
White wine production has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Already the ancient Greeks and Romans enjoyed the taste of white wine, and their production techniques were extremely advanced for the time.

Main grape varieties
Not all grapes are suitable for making white wine. The most popular varieties are chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, riesling, pinot grigio, and chenin blanc, with each variety bringing a unique flavor and aroma.

A complicated fermentation process
Fermentation of white wine typically occurs at lower temperatures than red wine, which helps preserve the delicate aromas and freshness of the fruit.

Variety of flavors
White wine can be either dry, semi-dry or sweet, providing a wide range of options for connoisseurs. From classic full-bodied chardonnay to crisp and floral rieslings, the choice is huge!

Ideal for seafood dishes
Due to its delicacy and freshness, white wine goes well with seafood dishes, i.e. shrimp, oysters or fish. Their subtle flavors do not overwhelm the delicate notes of the wine, while complementing each other.

Surprising combinations
White wine can be surprisingly versatile when it comes to pairing with food. It pairs well with light salads and sushi, as well as with fattier dishes like chicken in cream sauce. It’s also a great companion to cheese!

White wine regions
Some wine regions are particularly known for producing white wines. For example, Burgundy in France is famous for its excellent chardonnay, while Germany is known for its excellent rieslings, and New Zealand surprises the world wine scene with its exceptional sauvignon blanc.