Great Grapes_ White Wines!.pdf - u25cf u25cf u25cf...

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Talks about specific grape varieties that he wants us to be familiar with Also will mention regions that are “synonyms” for these grapes Will focus on grape varietal Will cover white wines that will cover 99% of wine store shelves no matter where you are Chardonnay King of the white grapes 2 general categories old world style pear apple flavors fruit components new world style buttery butter scotch fruit in the background usually pretty subtle Randall thinks of Burgundy France Any white Burgundy is Chardonnay California Russian River Valley Riesling Grape of Germany Almost always from Germany Can be made very dry or very sweet Can have lime flavors Can have diesel Comes with age Apricot Common descriptor Semi sweet or sweet Sweetness will almost overwhelm the fruit characteristics Honey Planted in Austria Usually dry Super dry rieslings in Australia Mostly always sweet Sauvignon Blanc Has flavors of lemon very herbal Pairs well with an herby chicken dinner “cut grass” hay flavor cat pee goose berry

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