Wednesday, May 18

10 light, fruity and refreshing whites to start or bask in summer afternoons


In summer, the body asks for something fresh and, perhaps for the first time, you are tempted to enter the world of wine, so there is nothing better than light, fruity whites, some with a little more natural sweetness than others, without ever reaching be cloying, because they do not have added sugars, but rather those that the grape itself produces.

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For those who want to start, as well as for people who are already dazzled by the freshest, happiest and easiest to drink whites in the world, we have made a selection of these 10 that are drunk alone, with an astonishing ease to have a good drink. company and enjoying lazy afternoons in front of formidable sunsets.

Ergo Organic, from Celler Gerisena, DO Empordà, is a white that on the nose transports you directly to a garden full of flowers and fruit trees, it has a sensational aromatic power that encourages you to swallow it, but in the mouth the Macabeu and the red mountain Grenache give a spaciousness and freshness that is fantastic for freshening the breath with hints of fruit. 12% Vol. About 8 euros.

Between two waters White, from Taberner Amado, IGP Bajo Aragón, is a delicious 100% white Grenache, fruity on the nose, citric, light, with the perfect acidity to drink it like someone who doesn’t want it on these hot summer afternoons. Even Nonaspe’s two friends invite you to visit their independent winery on the strip between Aragon and Catalonia, in the beautiful Matarraña, to taste them among the rivers that give rise to their name. 13.5% Vol. 8.50 euros.

Jaspi blanc 2020, from Coca i Fitó, DO: with 70% white Grenache and 30% Macabeo, aged on lees for three to four months, on the nose you will not imagine the orchard you are going to get into as soon as you drink it.

If you like sweet fruity wines, with this you can delight across the palate because it will soak up your fruit salad, while still being light. Ideal to refresh the summer afternoons if you are starting in the world of wine. 13.5% Vol. 8.95 euros.

Tierra de Frontos Dry White Ecological 2018: this very fresh 100% Canarian white listán from Bodega Frontos, from the DO Abona, with battonage on lees, is proof that the fact that a wine is dry does not mean that it is fruity, in fact, this, super expressive, comes loaded with medlar, anise, pear, fennel, dill and has volume as well as a certain pleasant astringency at the end. 13.5% Vol. 10 euros.

Gomariz X albariño 2019 Viño de Encostas de Xistos, by Xose Lois Sebio, is a blend of 95% albariño and 5% treixadura from the DO Ribeiro, a wonderful white, very clean, with touches of mandarin and mint, with lots of fruit from the orchard in the mouth, deep, marine and with a round acidity. 13.5% Vol. 13 euros.

Alta Alella Cau d’en Genís 2019 It is a great white highly highlighted by international critics, white pansa fermented with its lees in cement eggs, from which it comes out fine, elegant, with lots of white stone fruit, very citric, so light that it makes your mouth water and clearly mineral.

What is truly shocking is how it stays in the aftertaste and asks you for more to recharge the feeling of pleasure. 13% vol. 15 euros.

The Aromatic Malvasia Site 2019, from Bodega El Sitio, DOP Islas Canarias, is another dry white that spends five months on the lees of the extremely fruity Tenerife Malvasia, which evokes banana, tropical fruits, pure exoticism with an unctuous mouth, long drink and a very pleasant mineral point. An ideal wine to eat crustaceans. 13.5% Vol. 15 euros.

Bruixola blanc, de Celler Terra I Vins, from the DOQ Priorat, is a blend of Grenache Blanc, Macabeo and Pedro Ximénez, from vineyards of 50 and 60 years, with aromas of white fruits, peach and apricot, with a very attractive minerality for those of us who love fruity wines but not so sweet but with a more metallic point without giving up that almost imperceptible freshness and acidity, because it is very well balanced by glycerin. 14% vol. 16 euros.

Abadía da Cova Loia 2018: This 80% Albariño and 20% Godello, the fruit of the heroic viticulture that Adegas Moure practices on its terraces, in Ourense, is a floral and fruity explosion on the palate, very aromatic by overwhelming logic, with a sensational Atlantic cut from DO Ribeira Sacred, with very nuanced acidity, although it has that mischievous touch on the tip of the tongue so appreciated. 13% Vol and 16.45 euros.

Chocolate No. 2, from Bodegas Orben, DOC Rioja, is the second white wine made with the assembly of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 vintages of four varieties Viura and Malvasía (70%), Tempranillo Blanco (20%) and Maturana Blanca (10%) from of old plots distributed, mainly, in the surroundings of Laguardia.

The complexity of the mix of vintages, plots and varieties is compounded by fermentation on different continents such as concrete eggs, 225 and 500 liter barrels. Fruity on the nose and in the mouth, where the acid yellow plum predominates, and a long, tasty aftertaste, with a metallic freshness at the end. 14% vol. 20.60 euros.

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