More lighter and easier to drink than a red wine, white wine is nonetheless a complex wine that brings real pleasure to the taste, whether for an informed oenophile or for the occasional lover of good wine.
Whether they are dry or sweet, organic or biodynamic, white wines bring a good dose of freshness and acidity which allow them to be an ideal complement to red wines.
All in delicacy and finesse, the best white wines most often deliver aromas and flavors fruity, flowery, with a typical mineral touch.
In order to answer a question very often asked by neophytes, a white wine is made from grapes with white flesh, whether the grapes have black skin or white skin.
It is therefore possible to make a white wine with black grapes, with the difference, compared to red wine, that the bunches will be pressed directly, without prior maceration.
Finally, unlike red wines, white wines are characterized by an absence of tannic structure, which makes them lighter, allowing them to be enjoyed as an aperitif and to pair more easily with delicate dishes .
It is in particular because of this lack of tannins that white wines are more difficult to vinify than red wines, and require special know-how.
Discover the collection of white wines from the Gérard Bertrand estates.