The following white grape varieties are used in the production of white wines:
Chardonnay — especially good wines are produced in Burgundy, Australia, South Africa, California;
Sauvignon Blanc — in the Loire Valley (France), New Zealand and South Africa;
Riesling — Germany, Austria, Alsace (France) and New Zealand;
Pinot Gris — Alsace, Italy, the United States (Oregon);
Viognier — in the valley of the Rhone (France) and California;
Gewurztraminer — in Alsace and Germany;
Semillon — in Bordeaux and Australia.
White wines are produced in all wine-making countries. However, there are countries where white wines dominate — Austria and Germany; there white wines make up 70% of the produced volume. The basis for the German and Austrian white wines is the Gruner Veltliner grape. The most famous white wine is, of course, Champagne, sparkling wine from the French province of Champagne. In Italy, good white wines Soave and Lambrusco are produced (also sparkling). Famous French white wines are Sauternes and Barsac from Bordeaux Graves region, as well as all Alsatian wines.
White wines are very diverse. They can be dry, semi-dry, semisweet and sweet, still and sparkling, table and luxury. We would like to bring to your attention French and Italian white wines as well as white wines of the New World: Australian, New Zealand, Argentina and South African wines.