Indie White Wine Trio
Grab this flight of three tasty blancs that always have a spot in our fridge:
First, a white made from the Portuguese grape, Verdelho, that has an almost silky texture with tart citrus flavors and some earthy minerality. Forlorn Hope makes only about 400 cases a year.
Next, a vibrant, white blend made from 70 percent Vermentino (a traditional Italian varietal) and 30 percent Colombard (a French offspring of Gouais blanc and Chenin blanc). Grown with organic practices in Yolo County, California, this wine is zingy with pear, citrus and herbal notes. Comes in a one liter bottle!
Finally, a white displaying big spiciness that’s rare for American Pinot Gris. This grape variety flourishes in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, and St. Innocent picks at peak ripeness, which means more richness and spice in the glass. Texturally complex, with rich apple and pear flavors, this wine is especially great with fresh fish or Thai food.
Makes a great gift for lovers of the American indie wine scene, or a friend who just wants to get a little more familiar with white wines in general.