These are intensely flavoured, un-oaked whites from aromatic grapes like Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Albariño, and most new world Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.
These wines will typically smell like flowers or taste like a bowl of fresh fruit. Look for aromas and flavours of orange peel, ripe peaches, papaya, mango, lychee, rose petal, dried apricots, passionfruit, or wildflowers. Some will have a herbal note or white pepper spiciness or minerally accents.
These wines display a lot of natural aromas and flavours from the grapes rather than from oak or wine-making practices. Flavour intensity ranges from medium to full-in-your-face intense.
These wines are delicious on their own but also have the ability to pair nicely with some of the most difficult foods such as spicy Asian or Middle Eastern Dishes.
Tropical fruits, melon, rose, lychee, citrus
France, Austria, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Italy