White wine comes in a range of varieties and flavour profiles from rich and full bodied to light and dry. The Wine Collective draws on over 70 years of both local and international wine experience so our experts have access to an exceptional wine selection and what excites us most is bringing the world of wine to Australian wine drinkers.
Type of white wines
Our range of popular white wine varieties include everything you love such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, as well as a variety of white blends. Our dessert wine temptations include fortified wines as well as a range of sweet Moscato.
For those who like their white wines sparkling, our collection includes Prosecco, sparkling Pinot Noir, sparkling Sauvignon Blanc, sparkling Riesling, sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir and sparkling Chardonnay or for those who like it a little sweeter, Moscato.
What is a dry white wine?
Dry white wines are often high in natural acidity and described as crisp and refreshing. The dryness of a white wine depends on multiple factors: the grape variety, the climate and how late in the season the fruit was harvested. The general rule is the cooler the climate, the drier the wine.
Dry, off dry and sweet, refers to the amount of residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation. During fermentation yeast feeds on the natural sugars to produce alcohol although sometimes this ferment is stopped early leaving some residual sugar. In the case of white wines, if the residual sugar is less than one percent of the wine’s volume (roughly equal to four grams of sugar per litre), then the wine is considered to be dry.
How long does white wine last?
Once you have opened a bottle of white wine you can expect it will live for around a week if chilled and sealed. It’s a common habit to leave your wine in the fridge door but try storing it lying down instead. This will stop the agitation of the wine, particularly important for sparkling varieties as the bubbles will disperse more quickly.
Is white wine good for you?
Everything in moderation is generally the healthiest course, and that includes white wine. All wine is high in antioxidants which can have a beneficial effect on heart health and to help lower cholesterol and protect blood vessels. However red wine is generally higher in antioxidants than white wine. Red wine also tends to be higher in calories than white wine varieties, with both Riesling and Pinot Grigio usually averaging about 110 calories per glass.
What kind of food goes with white wine?
Great food matching can help you to enjoy a wine to its fullest potential. For dry whites (like Sauvignon Blanc) you will want zesty and light tasting flavours like grilled fish and lemon, strong and herby salads and crisp vegetables. For richer and oaky styles (such as Chardonnay) try fatter tasting fish like shellfish, particularly lobster and buttery pasta dishes. Acidic white wines (like Riesling) pair well with spicy Asian dishes while sparkling whites work well with saltier and savoury flavours.
All of our whites are accompanied with personal tasting notes by our wine experts to help you choose the finest tasting white wine for your palate and your dish. Search our exhaustive range of options and tour the world with a selection of truly excellent vintages and producers delivered direct to your door.