Wine Enthusiast’s 2019 Top Values – Light Whites
Crisp, bright, fresh—these are some of the terms commonly used to describe these light-bodied wines, driven by lively fruit flavors and vibrant acidity. The growing popularity of the style means that more producers around the world are seeking out cooler climates and eschewing the use of oak, yielding a range of mouthwatering options. For those unfamiliar with Italian whites, there’s a racy Fiano, a sleek Vermentino, a well-cut Soave, a zesty Verdicchio and a snappy Sicilian blend.
90 points – Three Brooms Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Single Vineyard 2018 | New Zealand | Pear, pineapple and ruby grapefruit flavors are vibrant and refreshing in this version, which shows purity on the long, intense finish. — M.W.