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Old 12-16-2009, 01:17 PM   #1
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What's the 'driest' white wine varietal?

Along the lines of the favourite red wine thread...

I don't know anything about wines except that I like drinking it. I know even less about white wines, but I am looking for something acidic/tannic, almost tart.

A lot that I've tried is just too sweet for my tastes, and when I go in looking for whites, I am really just shooting in the dark and pick one thats on sale or with the fanciest label

So of all the white wines, which commonly-found (i.e. not a pouilly-fuisse or anything lol) varietal is the driest/least sweet?

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you should talk to the guys at the liquor store. They are very helpful.
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If you like pouilly-fuisse, I would just go for any chardonnay, perhaps from France.

Stay away from German whites as they tend to be fruitier. Avoid ice wine and sauternes (dessert wine from France) as well, but you probably already know this.

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http://www.bcliquorstores.com/produc...ASC%26page%3D1

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[+] VARIETAL: WHITE - Chardonnay
[+] COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: France

Look for something close to you.
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Although many German rieslings tend to be off-dry, they boast great acidity (great with food) and complex character! The other day I had a 2007 Riesling (I believe the name was Pikes from Australia) Highly recommended! If you go the liquor store look for wines that are designated 00. This is usually a good starting point. Also, fruity doesn't necessarily mean sweet! We have been conditioned to falsely assume that if something is fruity, it must be sweet. I would suggest picking up a wine guide of some sort- there is a lot to learn.
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If your looking for a dry white wine go for a Chardonnay. Sauv Blancs, Pinot Grigios and Rieslings tend to be a bit more fruiter.
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