Now that spring has arrived, Australians celebrate by turning to our world-renowned selection of white wines. Best enjoyed chilled, white wines come in many different varieties. However, there are some that stand out as clear favourites for Aussies.
White wines are lighter-bodied and are easier on the palate than red wines and are especially enjoyed during the warmer months of spring onwards. Whites pair well with many of our favourite foods. That’s why those new to wine drinking will often start with a white wine. Furthermore, our whites are renowned as being among the finest in the world, and that includes the award-winning alcohol-removed range from Edenvale.
So, what are the most popular white wines in Australia?
The clear favourite white for Australians is Chardonnay. It even outsells Shiraz. Australia is one of the world’s largest growers of Chardonnay grapes, which are grown in many different regions of the country.
Chardonnay is a wonderfully versatile white wine that’s both elegant and fruity. Made from green-skinned grapes, Chardonnay is smooth and full-bodied with strong flavours of melon, citrus and apple. Chardonnay naturally turns a golden brown due to oxidation.
Chardonnay should be served chilled to bring out the flavours and pairs well with a variety of foods, especially poultry, pork, salmon, mild cheeses and creamy sauces. It’s ideal for relaxed sipping with or without food and is great to share at parties.
Edenvale alcohol-removed Chardonnay is made with wine grapes from South Eastern Australia and is a quintessential springtime drink.
With its bright straw-green colour, Sauvignon Blanc is a dry, easy to drink white wine with zesty acidity, making it popular for a wide variety of occasions.
Sauvignon Blanc is distinguished by its wonderful fruit flavours, definitive capsicum, ripe gooseberry and herbaceous fruit aromas. It is usually enjoyed soon after vintage.
Edenvale’s alcohol-removed Sauvignon Blanc is ideal to have with fish, sushi, sashimi, smoked salmon or raw tomatoes. It also goes well with goat’s cheese, salads, grilled chicken, and Mexican foods. It is available as a traditional Sauvignon Blanc as well as Verdejo Sauvignon Blanc in our popular Spanish Expedition series.
The name Pinot Gris translates to ‘grey pinecone’, referring to the colour of the grape and appearance of the bunch. Pinot Gris has origins in France while the similar wine, Pinot Grigio, is Italian.
Pinot Gris is typically drier than Chardonnay, and is crisp, full-bodied and well balanced. The Edenvale alcohol-removed Pinot Gris is vibrant and juicy with the hallmark ‘Gris’ texture, and mouth-watering flavours of ripe stone fruit, poached pear and apricot.
Pinot Gris is the perfect partner for a variety of foods such as tapas, pasta, and salads. It also pairs very well with white meat and most fish dishes.
You can read more about Edenvale Pinot Gris here.
Moscato is an easy-to-drink favourite because it is sweet and has a light fizz. It is made with Muscat grapes and is best served chilled.
Edenvale produces a popular pink version of Moscato. With an appealing pink tinge, it has a light fizz, is sweet and fruity, and has delicate flavours of rose petal and Turkish delight.
Pink Moscato is a great substitute for Sparkling white wine for those spring celebrations.
The Edenvale alcohol-removed Pink Moscato goes well with spicy food. It also pairs well with creamy pasta dishes, sweet strawberry desserts and salty snacks such as crisps and pretzels. And because it is alcohol-removed, you can enjoy Edenvale Pink Moscato anywhere, anytime.
You can read more about Edenvale Pink Moscato here.
Where to buy Edenvale alcohol-removed white wines
It’s time to stock up on Edenvale alcohol-removed wines for spring. Edenvale has a great range of alcohol-removed white wines that you can purchase online or you’ll find a selection available at Dan Murphy’s, Coles, Woolworths and IGA and from our online retail partners – Sansdrinks, CraftZero, Brunswick Aces and Free Spirit Drink Co.
If you have a question about an Edenvale alcohol-removed white wine, please contact us using the form below.