White wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner

As Thanksgiving approaches, many wine columnists will write about which wine goes best with turkey. Often, pinot noir will be the big winner. But keep these factors in mind: Turkey is both white meat and dark meat, and it’s usually not the only dish served on Thanksgiving. And, finally, there are white wine drinkers who prefer to stick to white on any menu. Here are three white wines that will please everyone and complement the turkey and all its accompaniments.

White wines to pair with Thanksgiving dinner

The first wine is Chardonnay Unánime 2020. This Argentinian wine is a delicious chardonnay. If you’re used to the heavy, over-oaked, buttery chardonnays that are common in California, this wine is a very pleasant surprise. Nose and palate notes include spicy apple, ripe mango, banana and nutmeg. It is medium bodied with a nice lush mouthfeel without being heavy. Not being heavy is important when food is the star. It has wonderful, lively acidity throughout. Interestingly, 50% of this wine is fermented in oak and 50% is fermented in concrete eggs. Concrete eggs do not impart any flavor to wine like oak does, but they are slightly porous letting in a very small amount of oxygen and soften the texture of the wine. This lovely wine sells for $24.99.

product shot bottle 2021 bridge lane sauvignon blanc

The next wine is the 2021 Bridge Lane Sauvignon Blanc. This is a very pleasant Sauvignon Blanc. It’s lemony and fruity without being harsh and will complement, not compete with, your meal. It is sweet, a trait often absent in many Sauvignon Blancs, and has low minerality, as well as a very pleasant finish. This wine sells for $15.99.

2020 Peconic Bay Vineyards Riesling Bottle Shot

FFinally, the 2020 Riesling Peconic Bay Vineyards. This is a premium, off-dry and extremely balanced Riesling. Often when Riesling comes to mind, people think of sweet wines, one note, entry wines that white wine drinkers may have started drinking, but have drifted away from over the years. time. This appealing wine might change that school of thought, though. Its flavors are fresh, and it’s not at all cloying. The finish is clean, crisp and reminiscent of lemon candy. This wine sells for $30.

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