Dry white wine is appreciated for its freshness, liveliness and delicate aromas. It goes wonderfully well with many dishes, such as Savoyard dishes for example. But with such a diversity of dry white wines available, it can be difficult to know which ones are truly worth a try. We have therefore selected for you 7 essential dry white wines that you absolutely must discover. Prepare your taste buds for a unique taste escapade!
Sancerre, Domaine Vacheron, Loire, France
To begin, let's take a look at one of the best French wines, Sancerre from Domaine Vacheron . This iconic dry white wine from the Loire Valley was made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety. It is both elegant and mineral, revealing notes of citrus, white-fleshed fruits and a touch of flint . The palate is fresh and lively, with a nice acidity which highlights the flavors of the terroir. Perfect to accompany grilled fish, fresh goat's cheese or even seafood platters, this Sancerre will seduce you with its finesse and refinement.
Riesling Grand Cru Hengst, Domaine Josmeyer, Alsace, France
The Riesling Grand Cru Hengst from Domaine Josmeyer is an exceptional Alsatian dry white wine. From a unique terroir and careful vinification, this Riesling reveals complex aromas of exotic fruits, white flowers and citrus zest. On the palate, the balance between acidity and aromatic power is remarkable. This wine goes wonderfully with spicy dishes, white meats or pressed cheeses. It is in particular the ideal accompaniment to accompany your makis in a Japanese restaurant . A real favorite for lovers of dry white wines from Alsace!
Among Alsatian white wines, it is also possible to discover pinot gris, Gewurztraminer, pinot noir and muscat. It is a French region which contains 7 characteristic grape varieties, if you don't know them, now is the time to discover them!
Chablis Premier Cru “Vosgros”, Domaine Louis Fusain, Burgundy, France
Another gem not to be missed in the panorama of French wines is the Chablis Premier Cru “Vosgros” from Domaine Louis Fusain. A true ambassador of Burgundy, this wine is produced from the Chardonnay grape variety, a choice that offers an authentic expression of the terroir. Its nose is a harmonious bouquet combining notes of citrus, white-fleshed fruits and a subtle floral hint. On the palate, freshness and minerality predominate, punctuated by an elegant tension, the signature of great Chablis. Perfect with shellfish, grilled fish or goat cheeses, this dry white wine is a must for any Burgundy wine lover. You can find this 2018 vintage in our training box!
Assyrtiko, Sigalas Estate, Santorini, Greece
Rich in history, Assyrtiko from Domaine Sigalas is a dry white wine that transports us to the sunny lands of Santorini, Greece. Made from the native Assyrtiko grape variety, this wine offers a captivating nose of exotic fruits, almond blossoms and mineral notes. On the palate, the freshness of the acidity blends perfectly with the richness of the flavors and the salinity typical of the island's wines. As you might expect, given its location, this wine goes ideally with grilled fish, seafood and Mediterranean dishes. Let yourself be tempted by this Greek taste escapade!
Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Maria Villa, Marlborough, New Zealand
In the register of exceptional foreign wines, the Sauvignon Blanc from Domaine Maria Villa Estate, nestled in the Marlborough region of New Zealand, is a choice that will not leave you indifferent. This wine, born from the Sauvignon Blanc grape variety, expresses all the richness of its original terroir. Its nose offers a truly exotic bouquet, combining notes of tropical fruits, lime and a subtle hint of fresh herbs. On the palate, it is a real explosion of freshness, supported by mineral liveliness and a beautiful length on the finish. Ideal to accompany a seafood platter, grilled fish or even a warm goat's cheese salad, this dry white wine is an essential discovery for any New World wine lover. You can find it in our “ Great Wines of the World ” box.
Albariño, Pazo de Señorans, Rías Baixas, Spain
Now, let's head to Spain with Albariño , a white grape variety native to Galicia, in the northwest of the country. Pazo de Señorans is an emblematic estate in the Rías Baixas appellation, renowned for its elegant and expressive dry white wines. Their Albariño features intense aromas of citrus, green apple, white flowers and mineral notes. Ideal for those looking for lightness! It is fresh, fruity and balanced at the same time, with a beautiful acidity which gives it remarkable length and complexity. Like most Mediterranean wines, it goes perfectly with seafood, fish and Galician cuisine. A taste trip to Spain not to be missed!
Vermentino, Argiolas, Costamolino, Sardinia, Italy
Let's continue the momentum of world wines , with Italian wines to know like Vermentino: a white grape variety typical of the Mediterranean, particularly grown in Sardinia, in Italy. The Costamolino vintage from Domaine Argiolas is a remarkable example of what this grape variety can offer. This dry white wine has delicate aromas of white flowers, pear, lemon and almond notes. On the palate, the freshness and acidity are balanced by a silky texture and a slight bitterness on the finish. Vermentino Costamolino is an excellent companion for grilled fish, shellfish and Mediterranean vegetable dishes. A Sardinian sensory experience that you absolutely must discover!
Please note: this grape variety is also found in Corsica and on the Provencal coasts. It is therefore possible to find these typical flavors from other operators!
Dry white wine is a must to include in your meals. However, there are many possibilities, both in French wines and in world wines. But it's not always easy to know which one to choose! This little guide will definitely give you ideas for choosing the one you like! You will find all our boxes on our online store , and you will definitely find what you are looking for. A simple and easy way to access great wines and develop your palate to fully savor the subtleties of these exceptional wines.