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  1. New Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Blanca by Isaac Fernandez Selección 2017 Legado del Moncayo Garnacha Blanca by Isaac Fernandez Selección 2017

    $179.40

    Isaac Fernandez Selección

    Campo de Borja (Spain), Spain (Spain)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, White Meat


    "I’m much more familiar with Garnacha Blanca from Catalonia than Aragon, but this is a very convincing rendition of the variety. Medium-bodied, with open fruit flavors recalling white melon, tangerine and autumn pear, this is quite juicy and flavorful when first sipped, but then shows a more taut, citrus character in the finish. This sensory transition from a broad fore-palate to a linear aftertaste will help this work well with a very wide variety of foods, including anything from a roasted chicken to shellfish dishes such as shrimp or mussels. Delicious, and a very attractive bargain."

    91 points - Michael Franz, Wine Review Online, Nov 2018

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  2. $203.40

    Vignerons Proprietes Associes

    France (France), Languedoc (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Ham, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, White Meat


    Deep golden yellow. Butter, vanilla, stone fruit (apricots, peaches), white flowers and honey on the nose. Round on the palate with freshness thanks to a good acidity, nice balance, pretty fat and pleasant finish with a hint of white pepper. > Learn More

  3. $239.40

    Mas Carlot

    France (France), Southern Rhône (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, White Meat


    This blend of 60% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne and 10% Viognier is nearly outstanding. Aged completely in tank, this elegant white offers up notes of peach marmalade, apricots, honeyed pears, candle wax and a touch of buttered brioche. With good fresh acidity as well as abundant fruit and flavor, this attractive, medium-bodied wine should be consumed over the next 1-2 years. 

    90 points / Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast, July 2018

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  4. $149.70

    Peninsula Ridge

    Canada (Canada), Niagara (Canada), Ontario (Canada)

    6 x 750 ml

    Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables


    The nose is rich and inviting with notes of honey comb, boxwood, citrus and crème brulee. The palate is rich and powerful with flavours of crème brulee and nutmeg perfectly balanced with good acidity, minerality and structure. The finish just goes on and on"¦. > Learn More

  5. $395.40

    Domaine Muré - Clos Saint Landelin

    Alsace (France), France (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Herring, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, White Meat


    "Gentle pear fruit has a touch of herbal tisane. The same gentle purity of fruit is amplified on the streamlined, dry palate where freshness and ripeness seem to flow from a deep well of pear and lemon. Taut and balanced, this is utterly moreish and perfectly dry. Drink until 2030."

     

    93 Points Wine Enthusiast, #34 of Top 100 Wines of 2018 (January 2018)

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  6. $467.40

    Domaine de Mauperthuis

    Chablis (France), France (France)

    12 x 750 ml

    Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese, Vegetables, White Meat


    From a new family (relatively speaking) to Chablis, the estate belongs to Marie-Noëlle & Laurent Ternynck. The old vines Chablis saw 12 months in foudres, on the lees, with fruit gathered from vineyards in Fleys. The cool spot comes with a higher altitude, on a windswept plateau and so harvest is generally five to six days later. And so their Chablis is cool, direct, taut and sapid stuff, as Chablis will go, from such a climat and handled so. Acidity runs rampant and travels quickly up and down and into parts of the mouth that stand up to take notice. Sharp and focused Chablis.

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At WineOnline.ca we absolutely love white wine. White grapes, such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Viognier, Verdejo, Riesling, Garganega etc, (there are 1000’s more), produce roughly the same quantity of grapes as their red counterparts, but for reasons unknown, many people believe a good white wine should cost less than a quality bottle of red wine. A quality white wine typically takes as much time and energy to produce as a quality red wine. Neither must be expensive, but to expect more quality from a popular white wine for less money than a red, does not make sense.

Of course, white wines can be all over the map. There is sweet white wine, the most famous of which is, of course, Sauternes which is produced in Bordeaux. Sauternes is produced from the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes, though you will never see Sauvignon Blanc or Semillon written on the label. Chateau Yquem would be the most recognizable name/producer in Sauternes, and of course, the most expensive of the Sauternes producers. The Hungarian version of iconic sweet wine, is Tokaj, which is perhaps not quite as famous, but equally delicious. There are dry white wines which are produced all over the world, but many would suggest the best dry white wine is produced in Burgundy, with the most popular white wine produced in Burgundian churning out Montrachet or derivatives of Montrachet, such as Batard Monthrachet, or Bievenue Batard Montrachet. All of the white wine in Burgundy is produced from the Chardonnay grape, though once again, you will rarely, if ever, see Chardonnay written on the label. If you are looking for a different style of Chardonnay, perhaps something oakier, you may want to consider finding great white wine types in different areas of California. Napa Chardonnay, or Chardonnay from Santa Barbara are a couple of the more famous areas for production. If you are looking for the best white wine, you might consider looking in Spain, Portugal, Italy or even South America. There are countless good white wine produced in the Mediterranean countries where they often consume more white wine than red. I believe there are a number of reasons for this. 1st of all, it is typically very warm and people want to drink something cool and refreshing, 2nd, there is a lot of fishing and it is hard to argue that white wine does not go better with fish than red wine.

Some white wine lovers might suggest the best Sauvignon Blanc comes from New Zealand, my personal favourite regions for Sauvignon Blanc production are Sancerre and even those from Southern Austria and Slovenia. I must impress on you that I am of the opinion that best is always in the eye of taste buds of the wine drinker. There is no right or wrong, and only opinion. Whether you like bold white wines, or elegant light white wines, sweet white wine, or dry, at WineOnline.ca we scour the world to ensure you are drinking the best, and the best value white wines there are anywhere.