White wines are wines who colour can be straw-yellow or yellow-gold. These wines are almost always made from white grapes but can be made from black grapes as well. White wines can be sweet or dry or crisp and refreshing or honeyed and mellow.
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When grown in cool climates, the variety delivers apple, pear and citrus fruit flavours and refreshing acidity. More moderate climates produce riper Chardonnay grapes with medium acidity and stone-fruit flavours. In warm regions, the typical Chardonnay taste is tropical, with pineapple and banana flavours, balanced with medium acidity. In California, the state's many warm regions produce wines with high alcohol and full body, with cream, butterscotch, oak, peach and tropical fruit flavours. Cooler enclaves such as Napa and Sonoma's Carneros and Russian River Valley regions, deliver a more restrained Chardonnay.
With its distinctive, vivid aromas and zesty acidity, Sauvignon Blanc is easy to peg in a blind tasting of dry white wines. The wine's green, herbaceous and fruity scents are sometimes accented with musky aromas, yet its flavours are consistently fresh and bright.