There’s never a bad time for a rich white wine. They’re the kind of wines you can drink all through the day and into the night, equally ready to be paired with some simple fare or a fancy dinner.
There are several options for rich whites and, let’s face it, Chardonnay is the number one choice of wine drinkers almost everywhere. Well, except in places that begin with vowels. Vowelly places seem to prefer crisp white, but if you’re in some non-vowelly place like New York, Chicago, San Francisco, or Burgundy, you’re gonna be happy to have some Chardonnay on hand.
Look for a medium-bodied version. Burgundy springs to mind, along with something from cool climate regions like New Zealand, Chile and even Oregon. That one’s a vowel exception here.
Two to Try:
A classic Burgundy that is surprisingly affordable since it comes from a little known appellation.
One of New Zealand’s premier producers of Chardonnay, made in a style that showcases the purity of fruit which New Zealand can attain.