White Wines to Drink During the Fall Season
Now that the days are growing shorter, the nights are chillier and the leaves are turning colors and dropping, it’s time to think about Fall wines Fall cooking brings those large pots of chili, stews and soups, pastas, butternut squash and apple dishes and pumpkin breads. What Fall does not mean is ditching all white wines and drinking only red wines. Yes, white wines are a great choice year round, just like you can wear white clothing after Labor Day.
So, what wines are good for Fall?
A few choices of white wines that are good for fall: German Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris or Chardonnay. And of course the most versatile year-round wine of all? Sparkling wines, these go with almost all types of foods and are always delightful to drink.
Below are some of the wines that we carry at Vino Mas that are just the right choice for Fall drinking:
Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer - Pfalz, Germany
Gewürztraminer is a natural for fall: it's rich, floral, and spicy. Villa Wolf Gewürztraminer is clean, fruity and wonderfully light on its feet. It shows off the aromatic charm of the variety with the deliciously juicy texture and a delicate aroma of spice and fresh roses. The lovely floral Gewurztraminer aroma is true to the variety, with classic rose petal and lychees, without being heavy or over the top. This Gewurztraminer is clean, crisp and elegantly poised with a delightfully delicate crackle on the palate. The mouth filling mid palate fades gently to a zippy fresh finish. Reg Price: $15.95 Wine Club Price: $14.35
Villa Wolf Pinot Gris – Pfalz, Germany
The combination of richer body and piquant vibrancy that can be found in really good Pinot Gris is just about perfect for many fall foods. A cool vintage and avoidance of malolactic fermentation in this case has resulted in a Pinot Gris that is a little more serious than the typical wines made from this grape in its energetic acidity. At the same time, it doesn't skimp on the melon, stone fruits, apple notes, and broad mouthfeel, making it a good crowd-pleasing choice for autumn foods. Reg Price: $15.50 Wine Club Price: $13.95
Cannonball Chardonnay – Sonoma, California
This wine is beautifully integrated in both flavor and texture. You instantly notice the bright aromas of Meyer lemon, pineapple, papaya, Gravenstein apples, and a hint of pecan pie. The color is bright and lively. It just looks tasty. And it is. The taste has flavors of Crane melons, lemon meringue pie, and apple cobbler. The wine has a bit of weight, volume, and silk. All of this benefits the autumn dinner table, and Cannoball has the richness to match - and the acidity to cut through - hearty foods. Reg Price: $16.60 Wine Club Price: $14.94
Val D’oca Prosecco Extra Dry – Italy
This Sparkler has frothy bubbles and flavors of peachy cream mousse tantalize your taste buds. Delicate and soft, with acidity that dances down your throat. This is a must for any lover of sparkling wine. Prosecco is Italy's answer to refreshing, well-made sparkling wine at a reasonable price. Reg Price: $18.85 Wine Club: $16.97