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 wine. These light whites avoid overloading your palate and provide simple refreshment – which is exactly what is needed when the sun is out!