Time to take a path you haven’t taken- travel to unfamiliar territory and taste some refreshing whites that are not common to the marketplace! We all have our cherished go-to whites, rosés and cocktails for warmer weather, yet sometimes we crave something a bit more eccentric. Let’s get out of the rut- Summer Outré Whites!
Albariño | Alvarinho— Aromatic citrus, juicy fruit style with honeysuckle, peach blossom, chamomile. Canned peaches and ripe nectarines with subtle salinity and mineral undertones.
Bodegas As Laxas Outon (Rias Biaxas, Spain) Reg $17.99 | INSIDER $16.99 | Mixed Case $14.39
Arneis– Seafood wine! White flowers and chamomile with pears, apricots and hints of honey.
Pelassa (Piedmont, Italy) Reg $22.99 | Mixed Case $18.39
Vinchio Vaglio Serra (Piedmont, Italy) Reg $21.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99
Chenin Blanc– Flavor characteristics range from cool climate citrus and white floral notes to warm climate tropical papaya and melon. A white varietal with a rich body, almost oil in warm climates and low acidity.
Asara (Stellenbosch, South Africa) Reg $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59
Quail’s Gate (Okanagan Valley, British Columbia) Reg $19.99 | Mixed Case $15.99
Cortese– Bone-dry & crisp with mineral and tart lemon- citrus-y notes.
Vinchio Vaglio Serra (Gavi | Piedmont, Italy) Reg $24.99 |INSIDER $18.99 | Mixed Case $15.19
Falanghina– Citrus-blossom, bitter orange aromas with classic apple and pear richness and spicy, mineral finish.
Casa Setaro (Campania, Italy) Reg $19.99 | INSIDER $17.99 | Mixed Case $16.66
Grenache Blanc– Stone fruits- warm green and gold apples, with citrus blossom and peel, mild minerality, medium body and medium acidity. Typically blended with other varietals in Southern France.
Domaine de Nalys Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Southern Rhône, France) Reg. $45.99 | INSIDER $43.99 | Mixed Case $35.19
Ozilhan Réservé Côtes du Rhône (Southern Rhône, France) Reg $13.99 | INSIDER $12.99| Mixed Case$10.39
Grillo– Fresh, lemon, quince, cashews, almond, subtle apple peel. Slightly glycerol with an exotic undertone
Palazzo Malgara (Sicily, Italy) Reg. $14.99 | INSIDER $13.99 | Mixed Case $9.99
Grüner Veltliner– Aromatic white flowers, lentils, fresh watercress and celery salt. White peach, poached pear, lime blossoms, fresh cracked wheat and caraway
Weingut Prechtl (Weinveitel, Austria) Reg $19.99 | INSIDER $18.99 | Mixed Case $15.19
Inzolia– Almond nuttiness cut by refreshing lime citrus, undertones of pineapple and melon green melon. Soft aromas of fresh cut herbs- thyme, marjoram and oregano
Palazzo Malgara (Sicily, Italy) Reg $15.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $11.99
Melon de Bourgogne | Muscadet– Aromas of faint white flowers, sublte notes of herbs such as dandelion greens, nettles, savory herbs, peppery greens, turnip/root vegetable. When vinified Sur Lie, notes of leesy, yeast, sourdough, sour beer, slight cream. Classically minerality with brine.
Domaine de Herbagues (Loire Valley, France) Reg $14.99 | INSIDER $13.99 | Mixed Case $11.19
Château de la Bigotière (Loire Valley, France) Reg $14.99 | INSIDER $13.99 | Mixed Case $11.19
Pinot Blanc– A mutation of Pinot Noir, this varietal is softer in acidity than Pinot Gris, yet tree fruits, soft white blossoms and simple citrus notes are common. Green vegetal notes of peppers and chives can be found in warmer climates.
Castelfeder (Alto Adige, Italy) Reg $18.99 | INSIDER $17.99 | Mixed Case $15.19
Domaine Moltès (Alsace, France) Reg $19.99 | INSIDER $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59
Sauvignon Gris— Purportedly a mutation of Sauvignon Blanc and also known as Fié Gris, only 2% of the white varietals in Bordeaux are Sauvignon Gris. Close to extinction, the varietal is briny, crisp, dry and high in citrus fruits.
Château Lafargue (Pessac-Léognan |Bordeaux, France) Reg. $38.99 | INSIDER $37.66 | Mixed Case $31.19 — Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris
Sémillon– Flavor characteristics range from cool climate citrus and white floral notes to warm climate tropical papaya and melon. A white varietal with a rich body, almost oil in warm climates and low acidity.
Château Martinot (Entre-Deux-Mers | Bordeaux, France) Reg $15.99 | INSIDER $14.99 | Mixed Case $12.79 – Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Chateau Eyssards (Bergerac, France) Reg $19.99 | INSIDER $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59 –Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle
Verdejo– Floral aromas with flavors of honey, apple, and citrus. Medium body with mild acidity.
Casto Pequeño (Castilla y Leon, Spain) Reg $11.99 | Mixed Case $9.99
Vermentino– Crisp- like a Sauvignon Blanc with subtle citrus pith yet simple nut oil notes.
Santa Lucia (Marema, Tuscany, Italy) Reg $17.99 | INSIDER $16.99 | Mixed Case $13.59
Vinho Verde– Very light in color and alcohol, it is always citrus driven with refreshing effervescence.
Vinha Margaridas (Minho, Portugal) Reg $11.99 | Mixed Case $9.99