What is dry wine?
The term dry wine is a coarse term for wines whose sugar content is prescribed by law. The legislator allows a maximum of 4 g/l residual sugar, whereby a wine with 9 g/l is also considered a dry wine if the total acid content is 2 g/l lower than the residual sugar. That means little sugar, but a lot of alcohol. The grapes on the vines on the world's vineyards enjoy the sun and produce sugar. This is converted into alcohol during the fermentation by yeast bacteria. The longer this process takes place, the less sugar remains. A dry wine is born. Sparkling wine is slightly sweeter, as the prescribed residual sugar content may be between 17 and 35 g/l.
Grape varieties for dry wine
Dry is the most common variety in which wine is presented. Whether white wine, red wine, rosé wine or even dessert wine - there is hardly a dry wine type that does not exist. Dry wine does not stop with grape varieties either. The German wine queen Riesling is mostly pressed in a dry dress. Wines from Bordeaux are basically dark, dry wines. White wines from the grape varieties Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc and Pinot Gris are considered ideal grapes for dry white wines with fresh minerality and fine acidity. However, the parade discipline for dry wines is red wine. Almost every grape variety, Malbec, Syrah, Montepulciano, Merlot to name a few, find their vocation as dry red wines. Powerful, smooth and fruity aromatic, these wines have been popular for centuries. Why stop now when the quality has never been higher, the selection has never been larger and the dryness has never been drier? Exactly!
Our VINELLO recommendation
Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria DOP - Cantine San Marzano
A great wine in a great bottle. The Sessantanni is a powerhouse vinified from vines over 60 years old. It is a strong fruit with a complex bouquet and spicy nuances. A composition aged for 12 months in wooden barrels. An opulent experience for cosy evenings and noble moments that one learns to treasure. A top-class dry Italian wine from the Cantine San Marzano to experience what it means to be dry.
Horgelus Blanc Côtes de Gascogne 2017 - Domaine Horgelus
Dry white wines captivate with their rich freshness and lively structure. The Horgelus Blanc is no exception, rather a pioneer. The brilliant light yellow colour in the glass, the refreshing bouquet of floral and sparkling nuances, the typical dry minerality - combined in an easily accessible dry wine from France. For sunny hours or with light meals, the white wine from the Domaine Horgelus will always find a place in your daily planning.
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