Best Medium White Wine 2016

Medium white wines offer a notable flavour and great adaptability for cheesy risotto, pizza Bianca, or rosso pasta sauce.

December 1, 2015

By DJ Kearney / Photo: Eydis Einarsdóttir

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CATEGORY WINNER: The Bernard Series Old Vine Chenin Blanc 2013
South Africa
$22.99  +897710

This ravishing wine from the staggeringly beautiful Cape Winelands shows chenin blanc in a new light. Native to the Loire Valley, chenin travelled to South Africa long ago, becoming the country’s most-planted grape. Grown in high-altitude granitic vineyards, old vines lend depth and expression to this Meursault-like thoroughbred. Perfumed with white flowers, honey, and spice.

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Laurenz V Singing Grüner Veltliner 2013
Austria
$19.99 +458034

If you’ve never tried Austria’s flagship grape, grüner veltliner, buy this

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SpierHead Chardonnay 2014
Canada
$24.90 +834382

Gorgeous steely chardonnay from a Kelowna winery to watch

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C.C. Jentsch The Quest 2014
Canada
$17.90 +517854

Stately white blend from star Golden Mile winery

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Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Riesling 2012
Canada
$17.39 +182220

Try this rich and weighty riesling with pâté or pork belly

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Clos du Soleil Capella 2014
Canada
$27.90 +891275

Elegant mélange of sauvignon blanc and semillon styled like Bordeaux blanc

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Argiolas Vermentino di Sardegna Costamolino 2014
Italy
$17.99+457945

Dry white from Sardinia’s star grape, vermentino

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Wakefield Riesling 2015
Australia
$17.49 +926246

Glorious bone-dry riesling struts lime and grapefruit succulence

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