If you have made up your mind to surprise your wine-loving boss with a bottle of white wine, then sifting through a vast range of options for a perfect treat could be quite a task. More so, when you are not an expert about wines yet want to make a classy statement!
So, before we list out some exciting options, it would be better to first know a bit about what white wine means. White wine, as the name suggests, is whitish in colour, and is produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the pulp of grapes that are not coloured. Chardonnay, Sauvignon and Riesling are the three main varieties of grapes used for the production of white wine. Now, you can take a look at the white wines which can make for impressive gifts:
Cloudy Bay 2018 Sauvignon Blanc:
This wine from Marlborough, New Zealand, is all about lime zest and luscious aroma of pink grapefruit. This wine pairs marvellously with panzanella salad, goat’s milk cheese and fresh pasta served in creamy sauces.
Alamos 2017 Torrontés:
This fresh, crisp wine comes from Salta region in Argentina- home to the country’s highest vineyards. Alamos 2017 features tropical fruity notes, and can be best enjoyed with spicy empanadas or grilled fish.
Château 2017 Souverain Sauvignon Blanc:
Dry, crisp and tangy, this Sauvignon Blanc wine features vibrant aromas of basil, pink grapefruit and lime zest. You can pair this wine with panzanella salad and fresh green herbs.
La Crema Pinot Gris:
This well-balanced and easy-going pinot gris is a great drink for every occasion. Its mineral undertones and citrus notes account for its versatility. This food-friendly wine goes very well with chicken tacos, garlicky pastas, or grilled salmon.
Gruner Veltliner Handwerk Reinhard Waldschutz:
Grüner Veltliner comes from Kamptal- the most successful wine growing region in Austria. And the distinctive flavours of Waldschutz are the result of herbs and flowers that are grown along the vines for promoting natural habitats for ladybugs and bees. Enjoy it with wilted spinach and crispy potatoes to make the most of the taste and aroma.
Proud Pour 2016 Sauvignon Blanc:
If your boss happens to be a nature lover, then you may very well treat her with a bottle of Proud Pour. This is because each time you a buy a bottle of this white wine, a hundred oysters are restored to local water bodies. This eventually helps in filtering gallons of ocean waters every day and rebuilding habitats for numerous other sea creatures. Incidentally, the wine pairs perfectly with oysters.
Gazela Vinho Verde:
This Portuguese white wine is crisp, light and slightly fizzy. It goes well with raw oysters or fresh seafood. This variety of Vinho Verde doesn’t cost much but it refreshes your soul and tickles your taste buds.
So, considering the mood and taste of your boss, you will now be able to zero in on the right white wine. Make sure you gift the bottle with a stylish note that conveys your appreciation and regard for him or her.