Best Light White Wine 2016

Lemony, crisp light whites pair well with shellfish, while fruity aromatics with a whisper of sweetness will temper spicy cuisine.

December 1, 2015

By DJ Kearney / Photo: Eydis Einarsdóttir

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CATEGORY WINNER: 50th Parallel Estate Riesling 2014
Canada
$18.00 +319657

Full of energy and drive, this Lake Country riesling displays floral perfume, lime citrus, and generous peach flavours. Minerally, mouthwatering succulence and a pleasingly dry finish make it a glorious food wine. Grant Stanley, who made wine at Quails’ Gate for a decade, has brought his immense talent to 50th Parallel Estate.

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Unsworth Allegro 2014
Canada
$23.00 +74500

Characterful blend of two wacky grapes is on top wine lists

 

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Clos du Soleil Pinot Blanc 2014
Canada
$19.90z +83014

Delicious white from the rugged Similkameen Valley evokes pears and citrus

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Château de Sancerre Blanc 2014
France
$26.29+891275

Graceful and minerally sauvignon blanc from the homeland

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La Chablisienne Chablis “La Pierrelée” 2013
France
$29.49 +359844

Steely, lemony, minerally chablis defines light white

 

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Marisco The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2014
New Zealand
$14.99 +16964

A wine so fresh it should be slapped

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Wild Goose Gewurztraminer 2014
Canada
$20.65 +414748

Aromatic local hero with a whisper of fruit on the finish

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Mission Hill Reserve Riesling 2014
Canada
$20.29 +517458

Dry riesling lush with peach and lime flavours

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Reh Kendermann Uber Riesling Kabinett 2014
Germany
$14.79 +498931

Killer value off-dry riesling for an uber-hot curry

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Haywire Switchback Vineyard Pinot Gris 2013 
Canada
$24.90+629444

Game-changing Okanagan white, fermented in concrete eggs

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Fontanafredda Gavi DOCG 2013
Italy
$19.39 +224709

Suave Italian from a great estate in Piedmont

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Casal Garcia Vinho Verde
Portugal
$10.99 +400531

Best-value light and zesty white blend from cool, coastal Portugal

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Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2014
Spain
$17.79 +586016

Killer value from Spanish superstar Telmo Rodriguez

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