White Natural Wines
White Wine, Made Naturally!
Interested in natural wine and prefer whites? There are many to choose from, but also note that some of the best white grape wines in natural winemaking end up being orange wines!
Things to consider with white wines to know what style it may be are:
-Grape variety, traditionally some are heavier
-Lees contact, more contact = heftier wine
-Age, the older the wine the more complex
All of these factors should give you a better clue into what kind of white natural wine you're buying!
Styles of white wine
Conventionally white wine's get the short end of the stick in the wine world as being a bit more simple than their red wine counterparts, as they are pressed off the skins, taking out an entire section of winemaking that happens in reds. BUT in natural winemaking, white grapes get utilized in a myriad of ways that makes them incredibly interesting and different enough that we need new sections for them!
In this section we will focus on light and rich wines, but white wines can also be made into sparkling, orange, AND sweet/dessert wines, so make sure to check all of those out too if you're a white wine lover!
In our selection you'll find light whites that we recommend you serve chilled and with either nice apperitif foods or even, better, spicy asian dishes! The Riesling from Nibiru really hit's the mark on this. Rich white wines typically have a rounder mouthfeel, likely spent some time on lees, or have some age and are best with that roasted chicken you're making or your favorite mushroom dish! The Chardonnay called Dos Argente from David Large in the Beaujolais is perfect for this occasion,
By clicking below you can sort the wines by grape type, country, producer, style, and even soil to find the exact type of natural red wine you're searching for!
Pairing White Natural Wines
When pairing white natural wines there are a few things you should remember:
1. Most pairings work for one of these wines but not typically both! So style is a really important decision in deciding which way to take your meal.
2. Don't just think of the foods, remember sauces and sides count too!
3. Always remember that this is a personal experience and just because something is supposed to work doesn't mean it's right for you!
Below you'll find a cheat sheet of different foods and flavors we recommend for each style.
Symbol Pairing Key:
x = Not a Great Pairing
o = Decent Pairing
O = Great Pairing
Download our white wine pairing Guide
Click below to get a download of this sheet and pairing recommendations for all styles of natural wine that you can copy and annotate for yourself!
Natural White Wine Resources
All of our current publications discussion white natural wines.
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