Decanter Best white wine for Autumn - Eight to try

October 11, 2019

Decanter Best white wine for Autumn - Eight to try

Chris Wilson from Decanter selects some "seasonal stunners" to explore rich, textured white wines. 

"Reds are the obvious go-to wines as the temperature drops and the sun dips below the horizon ever earlier, but this is a fine time of year to explore some of the richer, chewier white wines around too, from varieties including Marsanne, Roussanne, Chenin Blanc and Carricante.

These grapes – in blends or on their own, and often showing a little age – are the perfect foil for autumnal vegetables, stews, roasts and more, offering savoury, robust, forthright characters, development and a richness of body."

"Here are eight to get your teeth into this autumn."

 

We have two of them available to explore;

 

 

"An off-piste Alsatian wine made from Chardonnay and Auxerrois. This textured and distinctly mineral blend comes from the chalky soils of the cool, late-ripening Clos Windsbuhl vineyard in Hunawihr. It’s fermented ‘wild’ for up to 12 months in large oak foudres giving it immense body and lush tropical fruit notes. Lanolin, vanilla, limestone and a zippy lime-tinged acidity complete the picture. Biodynamic. Drinking Window 2019 - 2022" —  92 points 
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Roagna Solea Langhe Bianco 2016

From Piedmont comes this intriguing white blend of Chardonnay (75%) and Nebbiolo, the latter made as a blanc-de-noir. It’s a heady, nutty wine that’s bold in character but has an undercurrent of freshness and salinity. Two years’ aging in old oak barrels bring a richness and caramel note to the tropical fruit freshness creating delicious balance and tension. Drinking Window 2020 - 2030 — 92 points

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