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Aromatic white wines are a classification that represents a relatively new trend in the wine universe: They are a type of wine classified neither by the grapes they contain nor by the region those grapes are grown in, but instead by the flavor and the appeal of the wines themselves.
An aromatic white wine like a Rieslings, an unoaked Sauvignon Blanc, a Gewurztraminers, a Muscats or a Viognier, is a wine made from white grapes that have distinct aromas and flavors. The generally do not have a high alcohol content. Aromatic white wines are never fermented in barrels made from wood or any other type of wood that would mask the grapes’ innate flavor since the appeal of the wine is the grape’s natural fragrance and taste.
Rieslings and Gewürztraminers are types of aromatic white wine that are made from grapes with a high acid content that aren’t subjected to malolactic fermentation. Malolactic fermentation is a winemaking process in which the grapes’ natural, tart flavored malic acids are converted to lactic acids. The result is a wine with a rounder fuller mouthfeel whose taste is often compared to that of green apples.
Aromatic white wine, however, can also be made from grape varieties with relatively little acid.
One of the reason that aromatic whites have become so popular recently is that they pair well with just about every type of food. Their flavors spark up the taste of milder dishes but they’re bold enough to stand up to the challenge of more robust flavors as well, particularly those with fruity notes.
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