Fall Wines Should Never Lack Flavor

Late fall’s robust fare, such as root vegetables and cream-based dishes, are a nice pairing with sparkling wines, whether that’s a Champagne from France, a Prosecco from Italy, or a California sparkling wine. Whites such as Rieslings, Sauvignon Blanc, and buttery Chardonnays are a refreshing alternative to full-bodied reds, giving space for the food to shine on the palate, spices and all.

Off-dry and featuring a full body, this sparkler’s white peach notes have a round mouthfeel. Aged for three years, this vintage release—only the third vintage of this wine—is crafted from estate-grown Chardonnay (58%) and Pinot Noir (42%).

Crisp and refreshing, this Crémant (100% Pinot Noir) results in a clean finish. Soft berry notes and nice astringency—and a dry, not sweet, profile—make this a solid match with savory foods.

This non-vintage Prosecco, with all Glera grapes, is flush with grapefruit and lemon notes, crisp throughout, and eases effortlessly into a slightly tart finish. Consider serving with starters to open up the palate.

Quick to the finish, with grapefruit notes and a profile that’s not sweet at all, this Prosecco (100% Glera grapes) is a definite table-pleaser, appealing to different preferences concerning wine.

Floral notes—from the 65% Viognier grapes—and a chalky finish make this an ideal white to sip in winter. It’s only slightly sweet, with orange blossom notes providing a nice backbone. Other varietals in the wine are 15% Roussanne, 8% Marsanne, 8% Clairette, 2% Bourboulenc, and 2% white Grenache.

From this storied Riesling region comes a very approachable selection: delightfully off-dry with notes of tangerine and mango. Don’t hesitate to pair this with smoky meats, ethnic spices and flavors, or intense sauces—it will work well.

Crisp, bright, and in your face. This Chardonnay’s buttery profile winds into a mineral-rich finish. Easy to market as an alternative for Pinot Noirs from Oregon as well as for California Chardonnays.

From the first Sauvignon Blanc producer in Marlborough, New Zealand, this crisp and highly acidic wine features gooseberry notes and a clean profile. Great for either opening up the palate or sipping with white meats or vegetables.

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