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White wine is a type which splits into subcategories such as light bodied, full-bodied, aromatic and sparkling.
Sparkling wine (Cava, Champagne, Lambrusco, Prosecco) is carbonated by yeast fermentation in an airtight container. Sparkling wine which is produced throughout the world, mostly follows the same winemaking techniques as champagne.
Light bodied wines (Albarino, Gruner Veltliner, Muscadet, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Soave, Vermentino) are meant to be enjoyed young when their fruity taste and the dry and refreshing tart flavours are at their best.
Full Bodied white wines (Chardonnay, Marsanne Blend, Semillon, Viognier) have rich, bold flavours. These wines age well.
Aromatic White Wine (Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Muscat Blanc, Riesling) is as the term suggests, highly perfumed and range from sweet to dry.
They are well matched with both Asian and Indian meals due to the sweet and sour flavours.