Fruity white wine

The expression fruity white wine is a very common term among lovers of white wine. But do you know what we mean when we refer to a white wine as being a fruity white wine?  We’re talking about the presence of fruit. That is to say, referring to a rather fruity character, to certain aromas and to fruity evocations. Pears, apples, pineapples, bananas, peaches, lemons. Let’s take a look at where those aromas come from.

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The first characteristic that establishes the character of a white wine as being a fruity white wine is the variety. Varieties such as Godello, Albariño or Chardonnay have a great aromatic potential. This varieties, when harvested at their optimum point of ripeness, are a good starting point for producing a good fruity white wine.
In the case of the Godello variety, we can find aromas of white fruit such as pear or apple, or tropical fruit. In its neighbour the Albariño variety, tropical aromas such as pineapple and certain citrus touches of lemon or grapefruit usually stand out. And if we opt for Chardonnay, we move more towards banana.

In terms of processing techniques, in order to achieve a fruity profile, a pre-fermentative cold maceration is carried out to help preserve the variety’s aromas. Fermentation will also be carried out at a low temperature.
In addition, the most fruity white wines tend to be young wines, avoiding wines aged in wood, where the latter can compete with the fruit in terms of aromas.

Let’s take a look at some examples.
If you like fruity white wines, we recommend you try O Luar do Sil Godello, produced by the Pago de los Capellanes winery in the D.O. Valdeorras. Floral notes with a marked echo of white fruit and tropical fruit.
We continue with an Albariño: Mar de Frades Albariño, a classic of the Albariño variety. Fresh, with a salty touch, aromas of white fruit and very characteristic citrus notes.
And we end our recommendations of fruity white wines with a monovarietal of the Chardonnay variety: Castillo de Monjardín Chardonnay El Cerezo. A fresh and juicy wine with marked evocations of banana, made in the D.O. Navarra.

Are you familiar with them? What do you think? What are your favourite fruity white wines?

  • O Luar do Sil Godello 2017

    White wine Young. Winery: Pago de los Capellanes. D.O. Valdeorras. (Galicia) Variety: Godello

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  • Mar de Frades Albariño 2017

    White wine Young. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Mar de Frades. Production area: D.O. Rías Baixas. Grapes used in this wine: Albariño.

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  • Castillo de Monjardín Chardonnay El Cerezo 2018

    White wine Young. Winery: Bodegas Castillo de Monjardín. D.O. Navarra. (Navarra) Variety: Chardonnay

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