How White Wine is made?
According to the chronicles and ancient texts, the young white wine had been made and drunk since, at least, 2,500 years ago. As logic indicates, this kind of wine is elaborate from white grapes, although sometimes, it can be made from red ones.
This fact is possible because grape pulp, whatever the variety to which it belongs, lacks of pigments, so their juice has a very pale yellow-green color, almost transparent. The wort, only acquires color when grape skins macerate into it, because is in the skin, where color agents are concentrated. Thus, although is not the Bodegas Paniza case, in the global wine market is possible to find white wines made from red grapes; particularly in the range of sparkling wines, like Cava or Champagne.
The vines are, in general, more resistant than red varieties. The farming of white varieties is more widespread than the rest, because of the vines are adapted better to cold climates, especially in places like United Kingdom or Germany, where due to their weather, red varieties are hard to grow.
Spansih White Wine Taste and Aroma
Bodegas Paniza has specialized in the production of Viura and Chardonnay varieties. These varieties compose our range of white wines. These two types of grapes have a deep tropical fruit aroma, like banana or pineapple and they are fresh and tasty into the mouth. If young white wines are brought to ageing, they will develop hazelnut, almond or honey flavors, among others more herbaceous.
White Wine Service Temperature
Our winery produces three different young white wines. Paniza Viura, Peca Viura and the awarded Agostón Viura & Chardonnay. All of them are perfect to be pairing with fish, seafood and pasta. In the other hand, they also can be enjoyed as appetizer. The suitable temperature to drink white wines is situated between 7ºC (44,6ºF) and 12ºC (53,6ºF), depending on their own alcoholic grade.