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Sweet White Wine

What are the different sweet white wine types? What are the premium brands produced across the world? Read the article to know the details.
The flavor of exotic Italian wine first touches our senses when it comes to drinking sweet white wine. Other countries manufacturing premium quality of wines at an industrial scale are Germany, France, Greece, Portugal, Spain, Australia and England. Sweet white wines have an extensive use in culinary activities, especially while making desserts and authentic Italian food. Henceforth, also known as dessert wine. Cultivation of grapes is carried out along the river Rhine, especially in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate of Germany while the climatic conditions of Northern and Southern Italy is conducive for growth of grapes on a large-scale. The favorable conditions for cultivation of grapes in Europe makes it the leading nation for manufacturing wine.

Sweet white wines are fermentation products of white grapes and are mixed with high concentration of sugar/honey and alcohol. You can check out this article to know the white wine calories. The brands are usually named after the species of grapes from which it has been derived.

Sweet White Wine Brands

The taste of the wine is contributed by other factors, like the species of yeast used, the aging technique, use of oak in wine, the climatic and soil conditions of that specific region. The dessert wines are mainly consumed as an appetizing drink with sea food and different kinds of fish recipes. Depending on the method of fermentation they are classified as late harvest wine, fortified wine, Botrytis cinerea and ice wine. Read the next section to know the sweet white wine names.

Chardonnay
This is the principle brand of sweet white wine manufactured largely in Australia and France. It combines well with chicken recipes and fish. The grapes are cultivated under a wide range of climatic condition and the flavors vary from lemon, grapefruit and other fruit tastes. The wine is fermented in oak barrels that renders a unique taste of coconut and vanilla to it.

Muscat
It's one of the best variety from Europe. Muscat wine is produced from either red or white grapes. It forms a good choice with fruit cakes, mince pies and dry fruits. It's available as concentrated sugary form and light fizzy drinks. The aroma of this wine is tantalizing and has a typical grape flavor. It's also one of the sparkling wine brands.

Sauvignon Blanc
This wine brand belongs to France. It has a typical grassy flavor and is a fermented product of grapes cultivated in warm climates. Its taste varies from fruity, sweet and herbal. It is accompanied mainly with beef dishes and sea food. The wine is served chilled and tastes best when drunk young. The strong aroma makes it one of the tangiest wine varieties.

Chenin Blanc
Fermented from grapes and cultivated in the Loire Valley of France, this wine is flavorful and has high acid content. It has a fresh fruit character and is one of the late harvest kind of wines. It accompanies chicken dishes, continental food, desserts and sea foods. It's also manufactured in South Africa and California. You will also get the taste of honey and the oil of Bergamot while drinking it.

Riesling
Also known as Johannisberg Riesling, this is a fresh tasting and fragrant full wine. It complements well with Asian food and various other dishes like, smoked fish, ham, spicy foods and sausages. It's used largely in cooking and is one of the best dessert wines. Riesling wine is manufactured in Germany, the US, South Africa, Italy, Russia and Australia.

Others
  • Gewürztraminer
  • Pinot Gris
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Sake
  • Semillon
  • Traminer
  • Verdelho Semillon
  • Verdelho
  • White Bordeaux
  • Viognier
  • White Burgundy
  • Pinot Blanc
  • Italian White
  • Chablis
  • Marsanne
  • Palomino
  • Rkatsiteli
  • Scheurebe
  • Savagnin
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Welschriesling
  • Seyval Blanc
  • Pedro Ximenez
  • Hárslevelü
  • Emerald Riesling
  • Jacquère
  • Auxerrois
  • Aligoté
  • Furmint
  • Folle Blanche
  • Malvasia
  • Fumé Blanc
  • Kerner
These are some of the best wine brands around. If you are interested in wine tasting, just try them then!
By Saptakee Sengupta
Published: 12/27/2010
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