ByWachusett Liquors June 21st, 2017 9:00PM
Two key ingredients to enjoying the summer sun can best be described as “fruity” and “drinkable”. That’s why we put together a short list of the best types of dry white wines. Better yet, they’re all under $30! If you’ve had your fill of riesling or moscato or are looking to try something new, then you’ve come to the right place.
Rich and bright, the pineapple and stone fruit flavors of this wine allow it to stand up on its own or pair well with food. It hails from Monterey, a popular wine region in California. You can expect peach, pear, and tropical aromas when you crack open the bottle. Not sure what’s on the menu tonight? Unoaked chardonnay is one of the most versatile wines out there, so it will go well with most foods. Unlike its traditional counterparts, unoaked chardonnays aren’t aged in oak barrels, so the flavor is much more subtle and acidic than rich and buttery. Its mild sweetness complements chicken, fish, spicy dishes, and many more meals.
Fans of white peach and Mandarin orange, rejoice. Duckhorn Chardonnay contains a fair amount of acidity that balances with aromas of pear, lemon cream, vanilla, and chai. To give you some background on the process, it is partially aged in barrels soaked in water, followed by stainless steel. The result is a delicious, crisp, and rich chardonnay that has earned favorable reviews since its release. Duckhorn Chardonnay calls Napa Valley its home, a place where water has been replaced with wine. Okay, that’s not true, but this region is a staple in the wine community. Pair this wine with shellfish, chicken, pork, or even mild Caribbean dishes and you can’t go wrong.
With balanced acidity and low alcohol content, Frog’s Leap Sauvignon Blanc is easy to sip on. It is completely fermented in stainless steel, giving it a crisp and clean finish. Flavors of pineapple and orange burst from the nose and palate, making this wine an exceptional summer choice. This sauvignon blanc also hails from Napa Valley, a favorable region for some of the best wine America has to offer. If you’re cooking white meat, green herbs, or using softer cheeses, this wine is a star choice. Don’t feel like waiting until tomorrow to have it with dinner? You won’t be disappointed drinking this wine on its own.
Get ready for a nose full of pears, exotic fruits, and wildflowers. This wine provides fresh acidity and a fruity, satisfying palate. Shortly aged in stainless steel, you can expect this pale drink to leave you with a long finish. This pinot grigio comes from Italy, a classic part of the world for wine. Pair it with chicken, pasta with a light sauce, or the freshest seafood you can get your hands on. Or, if dessert is your main focus, make sure the treat isn’t too sweet.
Not only are these wines delicious, they’re affordable, too. Not seeing one that catches your eye? Contact us for the specifics in our inventory. Our line-up is always changing and we have a great mix of drinks from companies both large and small. We would be happy to help you find the right wine!