This year’s best white wines
Although white wine is usually enjoyed colder than red wine and usually on warm days, white wines are actually a great choice at any time of the year. The world of wine doesn’t subscribe to these absolutes. The only things that matter are good pairings and enjoying the moment. Here are our top 10 best selling whites of 2021. Which is the best...
Top 10 Whites of 2021
One of the most prestigious wineries in the Somontano DO, Enate presents Enate Chardonnay 234, a wine from a single plot (234) that is miles away from the traditional image of weak Spanish white wines. A unique wine that combines strength and delicacy, with the ability to evolve in the coming years.
Verdejo is still in fashion. And if not, we dare someone to tell José Pariente, a family winery committed to tradition and strong producers of great white wines. They have created José Pariente Verdejo. Undoubtedly, the freshest and most elegant side of the D.O. Rueda’s native grape.
One of the most world class Albariño wines needed a place on this list. This is not really a single-variety wine, but rather a classic coupage of the O Rosal sub-region made of Albariño, Caíño and Loureiro. A cheerful and gastronomic wine that, vintage after vintage, continues to triumph as one of the D.O.’s benchmark wines. Rías Baixas.
Another Albariño not to be missed is Mar de Frades, a single-variety wine with a saline character that reflects all the power of the Salnés Valley. With a sophisticated look in a blue bottle and a thermochromic label that reveals a small boat when the wine is at the perfect serving temperature. What more could you ask for?
The most audacious wine from Naia. This wine is a blend made mainly with the Verdejo and Sauvignon Blanc varieties. A young, cheerful and easy to drink wine that, without forgetting the typicity of the D.O. Rueda, is looking to show the world why Verdejo can be one of the most enjoyable and fun white varieties of today.
Vinos Sanz, the oldest winery in the D.O. Rueda was one of the driving forces behind the Verdejo. However, it was also one of the first to rely on the noble foreign variety Sauvignon Blanc. Their Finca la Colina Sauvignon Blanc, a wine made from old vines, is pure varietal expression.
Made by a young, modern and cooperative project in the D.O. Rías Baixas, Paco & Lola’s polka dots are known all over the world. This Atlantic, pleasant and very cosmopolitan Albariño is a clear demonstration that great wines can be made in a world of corporatism.
Malvasía is Lanzarote’s (Canary Islands) leading variety and El Grifo is one of its most representative wineries. Its 100% volcanic wines are the result of the hard work of expert winegrowers who, with a lot of effort, grow grapes in extreme conditions. For example, this native Malvasía with a clear volcanic expression.
This winery makes wines in the Salnés Valley (D.O. Rías Baixas) under the name of Martín Códax, a well-known Galician troubadour from the 13th century who wrote poems evoking gallant love and passion for the sea. Their star wine, Martín Códax Albariño, is a pure reflection of the traditional essence of the wines from this valley.
Although the Protos winery is known around the world for its red wines, Protos Verdejo could not be missing in our Top 10 whites. One of the most world class Verdejos made in the D.O. Rueda that will have you falling in love vintage after vintage. Freshness, vitality and elegance in equal parts.
Having shown you our list, we are confident you will already have tried at least one. If not, you’re running behind, and if there’s one thing these Top10 stand out for, it’s their unbeatable value for money. So now you know, don’t hang around any longer and get your hands on one of them!