Those who have always considered themselves good wine loversSurely they go to the best wineries and specialized establishments to get an exceptional bottle. However, the rest of mortals, those who only want a sporadic glass or cannot afford such high wedge wines, usually go to the supermarket to restock. However, despite popular belief, it is also possible to acquire high quality wines on this type of surface, where variety is one of its main advantages.
In this sense, red wine usually monopolizes a large part of the prominence on the supermarket shelves. Of course, over the years, white wine has also managed to gather a loyal horde of followers. The reason? A more acid taste, a lower alcohol level and a freshness that make it one of the most requested drinks of the summer.
And not only that, according to some experts and studies In the matter, like the one made by the University of Connecticut, white wine can reduce the consequences of a heart attack, as well as protect the heart from the ravages of aging. Without forgetting your antioxidant power and his reduced number of calories, compared to red wine. Of course, these same experts warn of the importance of consume it in moderation, otherwise the negative effects may be predominant.
Once you have seen the most outstanding properties and characteristics of this popular drink, it is time to find out which are the best white wines that can be found in the supermarket, always under the criterion of the Organization of Consumers and Users (@consumers). An analysis that is based on the tasting by expert tasters and elements such as alcohol content, volatile acidity or sulfur dioxide. Under this premise, what white wines should you include on your shopping list?
Emina Verdejo, 2018
This broth, protected under the Rueda Denomination of Origin and available in a wide range of supermarkets, such as Alcampo, Hipercor or Carrefour, stands out from the rest for being light in the mouth, with good citric acidity, mildly bitter and persistent. Some characteristics that add to a citrus aroma and medium-high intensity.
For only 4 euros, this white wine is ideal to accompany stewed meats, pasta dishes with tomato sauce or fish. In fact, the OCU even recommends its consumption with a good pizza.
Hacienda Lopez de Haro Blanco, 2018
In this case, we are facing a young wine, with a balanced acidity, intense, long and of good persistence, while its aroma presents light toasted and spicy touches. Ideal characteristics to taste with a baked fish or a good table of semi-cured and cured cheeses.
This wine with Rioja Qualified Denomination of Origin can be found in several supermarkets in the country, among which Alcampo, Carrefour, El Corte Inglés or Maxi Día stand out. Depending on the establishment where the bottle is purchased, the price of the bottle may vary between 4.50 and 5 euros.
Martín Codax Albariño, 2018
With a somewhat higher price, which around 10 euros Depending on the establishment of purchase, this Albariño white wine is a very special broth. In the mouth it turns out very fresh and with good acidity, although it also presents a great oiliness. Fruits such as peach or apricot are perfectly perceived in their aroma, making it the perfect wine to accompany a plate of cooked seafood, the best combination of the summer.
Alcampo, Maxi Dia, Eroski, Carrefour or Hipercor are some of the supermarkets with a national circulation that include this wine among their products.
Marqués de Riscal Verdejo Organic, 2018
As its name suggests, the centennial winery from which it comes has applied methods of organic viticulture for its elaboration, resulting in a delicate and refreshing wine, of good balance and that transmits herbaceous sensations and a correct acidity. Its tropical character, with a certain aroma of ripe pineapple, also stands out from the crowd.
This white wine can be bought in supermarkets throughout Spain, such as El Corte Inglés, Carrefour or Maxi Dia, and in all of them for a approximate price of 8.95 euros.
Glárima de Sommos Chardonnay Roble, 2018
And we finish this review of the best white wines in the supermarket with a broth with Denomination of Origin Somontano, made with Chardonnay grapes and fermented in barrel. Its flavor is balanced, its citric acidity and presents a great volume and intensity. According to the OCU, smoked fish and pasta dishes with cheese sauce are the best pairing.
So if you are convinced by the combination, you just have to go to the closest Alcampo or Day, because in both establishments it is available for a approximate price of 4.99 euros.