White wine is a wine that is fermented without skin contact. The colour can be straw-yellow, yellow-green, or yellow-gold. It is produced by the alcoholic fermentation of the non-coloured pulp of grapes, which may have a skin of any colour. White wine has existed for at least 4000 years.
The wide variety of white wines comes from the large number of varieties, methods of winemaking, and ratios of residual sugar. White wine is mainly from “white” grapes, which are green or yellow in colour, such as the Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, and Riesling. Some white wine is also made from grapes with coloured skin, provided that the obtained wort is not stained. Pinot noir, for example, is commonly used to produce champagne.
Slovenia boasts a vast array of both white and red wines. There are so many varieties, you might be wondering where to start and which will more likely strike a chord with you. To give you a heads up on the types of wines you can find here in Slovenia, let’s take a look at some typical Slovenian wines.
Typical Slovenian white wines are: Laški Rizling (Welsch Riesling), Renski Rizling (Rhine Riesling), Muškatni Silvanec (Sauvignon), Chardonnay, Traminec, Rumeni Muškat, Rebula, Malvazija (Malvasia), Pinela, Zelen.