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Dry high acid white recommendations?

#1 Post by TinahKing » May 22nd, 2020, 7:27 am

If the 2017 Patricia Green dry muscat ottonel is my new favorite summer wine for sharing with friends, what should i try next?

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#2 Post by Eric Lundblad » May 22nd, 2020, 8:07 am

My 2016 Ladd Cellars Sonoma Coast Chardonnay...pH of 3.15 (same as 2014 Dauvissat's), picked at 9gms/liter TA ('total' acidity), 40 year old vines so has excellent old vine 'sap'

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#3 Post by Adam Frisch » May 22nd, 2020, 8:13 am

Ceritas and Goodfellow Chard's have been in that category, but I would get some of Paetra's Rieslings. Or Stirm. Or Tatomer. They're all bone dry, really nice and have plenty of acid. Riesling also, in my highly personal opinion of course, just a superior grape to Chardonnay.. [stirthepothal.gif] [swoon.gif] [banhim.gif] [cheers.gif]
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#4 Post by Corey N. » May 22nd, 2020, 8:14 am

Muscadet, which is from France's Loire Valley, is worth checking out. It has the bright acidity you're looking for and has the added bonus of being relatively available and inexpensive.
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#5 Post by Rory K. » May 22nd, 2020, 8:18 am

Verdicchio, Sartarelli for something minerally, citrusy, and fresh. I'm sitting on a case of Pieropan Soave Classico as well that I adore, fresh orchard and citrus fruit, good acid.
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#6 Post by Barry L i p t o n » May 22nd, 2020, 8:21 am

I enjoy both Pieropan and Mucadet (particularly Peppiere Clos des Briords) but Soave isnt what I would call high acid . (Good acid, yes).

Coming from someone who loves high acid whites.
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#7 Post by J. Rock » May 22nd, 2020, 8:22 am

Dry Riesling.
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#8 Post by Scott Brunson » May 22nd, 2020, 8:33 am

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Muscadet, which is from France's Loire Valley, is worth checking out. It has the bright acidity you're looking for and has the added bonus of being relatively available and inexpensive.
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#9 Post by Joe S. » May 22nd, 2020, 8:34 am

I second the German Dry Riesling for high acidity. Others to add might be Champagne and Sancerre (Loire Sauv Blanc).
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#10 Post by Michae1 P0wers » May 22nd, 2020, 9:10 am

Corey N. wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:14 am
Muscadet, which is from France's Loire Valley, is worth checking out. It has the bright acidity you're looking for and has the added bonus of being relatively available and inexpensive.
Yep. Came here to say this, and it's the best answer. Also suggest: Sancerre and other Loire Sauvignon Blanc, Chablis in lean years only, and dry Riesling. Txakolina is also worth a look for dry, effervescent wines.

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#11 Post by Henry Kiichli » May 22nd, 2020, 9:11 am

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#12 Post by M.Kaplan » May 22nd, 2020, 9:30 am

Some great suggestions, above. I'll add Assyrtiko (unoaked!) from Santorini. Particularly Hatzidakis, Argyros, Sigalas, and sometimes Gaia.
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#13 Post by anthonyshideler » May 22nd, 2020, 9:45 am

+1 Hatzidakis Assyrtiko and I would also look to Portugal. Niepoort's Redoma Branco can be found under $25 and the 2018 is particularly strong, and if you really want something special, seek out his Bairrada project and try the 2015 Quinta do Baixo Branco Vinhas Velhas. This wine comes from 80+ year old vines, is made is big 1000L old used foudres, is intensely dry at just 11.5% alcohol, and naturally achieves incredibly high acidity with a pH under 3.0. It's an incredible wine.
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#14 Post by Martin Zwick » May 22nd, 2020, 9:48 am

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#15 Post by Tomás Costa » May 22nd, 2020, 10:01 am

anthonyshideler wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 9:45 am
+1 Hatzidakis Assyrtiko and I would also look to Portugal. Niepoort's Redoma Branco can be found under $25 and the 2018 is particularly strong, and if you really want something special, seek out his Bairrada project and try the 2015 Quinta do Baixo Branco Vinhas Velhas. This wine comes from 80+ year old vines, is made is big 1000L old used foudres, is intensely dry at just 11.5% alcohol, and naturally achieves incredibly high acidity with a pH under 3.0. It's an incredible wine.
As a Portuguese, and before I read your post, my first thoughts were Alvarinho from Soalheiro and the Arinto wines from Bucelas (a denomination which, like Chablis, only allows for whites). Great to see Niepoort get attention, though. It helps that Dirk is by far the most export savvy of Portuguese wine producers. Others who are every bit his equal need to step up the game.

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#16 Post by Marshall Manning » May 22nd, 2020, 10:06 am

TinahKing wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 7:27 am
If the 2017 Patricia Green dry muscat ottonel is my new favorite summer wine for sharing with friends, what should i try next?
The 2018? champagne.gif

Lots of good suggestions (Chablis, Vinho Verde, Sancerre and Muscadet especially) but you might also try some Italian whites from Alto Adige & Friuli including Kerner, Sylvaner, and Pinot Grigio as well as Gavi in Piedmont.
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#17 Post by Wes Barton » May 22nd, 2020, 10:23 am

The '18 Tornatore Etna Bianco is fantastic for about $20.
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#18 Post by Jim Stewart » May 22nd, 2020, 10:40 am

Try a bottle of Picpoul de Pinet. Felines Jourdaines' bottling is usually pretty good.
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#19 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 22nd, 2020, 11:39 am

generally, Melon de Bourgogne from Muscadet, Chenin Blanc from Vouvray and Saumur, dry Riesling from Germany. The 2010 and 2015 dry Rieslings from Germany will rip your face off with their acidity.
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#20 Post by Marcus Goodfellow » May 22nd, 2020, 1:54 pm

Adam Frisch wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:13 am
Ceritas and Goodfellow Chard's have been in that category, but I would get some of Paetra's Rieslings. Or Stirm. Or Tatomer. They're all bone dry, really nice and have plenty of acid. Riesling also, in my highly personal opinion of course, just a superior grape to Chardonnay.. [stirthepothal.gif] [swoon.gif] [banhim.gif] [cheers.gif]
I’m an equal opportunity enjoyer of both Chardonnay and Riesling, but for high acid I would go Riesling. Not sure I think of Paetra or Tatomer as high acid though. I like both wines, and both are very well made but also pretty quaffable as opposed to electric.

New world high acid Rieslings for me would be Tantalus and Synchromesh. Old world, I like the trocken wines from Loewen, and GGs as a high acid style.

Also hard to go wrong with good dry Chenin Blanc, Savenierres, Anjou, or Vouvray(when dry).

Lots of great options in Northern Italy as well.
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#21 Post by Mike Rotondo » May 22nd, 2020, 2:01 pm

Many good choices from the finger lakes - dry rieslings are generally ripping with acidity, and you can find other whites like Chardonnay or Gruner as well.

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#22 Post by Eric Ifune » May 22nd, 2020, 3:14 pm

anthonyshideler wrote: ↑Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 am
+1 Hatzidakis Assyrtiko and I would also look to Portugal. Niepoort's Redoma Branco can be found under $25 and the 2018 is particularly strong, and if you really want something special, seek out his Bairrada project and try the 2015 Quinta do Baixo Branco Vinhas Velhas. This wine comes from 80+ year old vines, is made is big 1000L old used foudres, is intensely dry at just 11.5% alcohol, and naturally achieves incredibly high acidity with a pH under 3.0. It's an incredible wine.
As a Portuguese, and before I read your post, my first thoughts were Alvarinho from Soalheiro and the Arinto wines from Bucelas (a denomination which, like Chablis, only allows for whites). Great to see Niepoort get attention, though. It helps that Dirk is by far the most export savvy of Portuguese wine producers. Others who are every bit his equal need to step up the game.
Agree with the above. After visiting Quinta do Baixo a couple of years ago, they make some very compelling wines!

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#23 Post by Paul Fountain » May 23rd, 2020, 7:40 pm

Most Australian Riesling, particularly from the Clare or Eden Valleys, or Great Southern in Western Australia tend to be very dry and high acid. Also Hunter Valley Semillon. The acid can be searing in that when young so might be a bit much.

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#24 Post by Ryan Haskett » May 23rd, 2020, 8:04 pm

I want to second the Vinho Verde recommendation, such a great summer wine

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#25 Post by Markus S » May 23rd, 2020, 8:08 pm

Corey N. wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:14 am
Muscadet, which is from France's Loire Valley, is worth checking out. It has the bright acidity you're looking for and has the added bonus of being relatively available and inexpensive.
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#26 Post by Ramon C » May 24th, 2020, 6:54 am

Markus S wrote:
May 23rd, 2020, 8:08 pm
Corey N. wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:14 am
Muscadet, which is from France's Loire Valley, is worth checking out. It has the bright acidity you're looking for and has the added bonus of being relatively available and inexpensive.
Yup. And tis the season, too!
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If I may pile on to earlier suggestions, Pepiere's Clos de Briords would be a nice initiation.
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#27 Post by TGigante » May 24th, 2020, 7:15 am

Tinah
Albarino could scratch your itch
I popped a Crawford Family yesterday and it had a nice brazen acidity to it

Currently a 6 pack special @ $20 per
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#28 Post by RichardFlack » May 24th, 2020, 12:10 pm

Many good suggestions above. +1 on Assyrtiko. (Try Sigalas with some bottle age )

Chablis yes but be careful on vintage. 2014 perfect for what you want, 2015 a lot of the wines are on the softer broader easy side for Chablis)


Also - Verdejo eg from Rioja. Excellent summer sipper.

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#29 Post by Brian S t o t t e r » May 24th, 2020, 12:39 pm

Adam Frisch wrote:
May 22nd, 2020, 8:13 am
Ceritas and Goodfellow Chard's have been in that category, but I would get some of Paetra's Rieslings. Or Stirm. Or Tatomer. They're all bone dry, really nice and have plenty of acid. Riesling also, in my highly personal opinion of course, just a superior grape to Chardonnay.. [stirthepothal.gif] [swoon.gif] [banhim.gif] [cheers.gif]
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#30 Post by Mattstolz » May 24th, 2020, 3:24 pm

Always a good vote when its a vote for GG riesling.

this week I opened my first bottle from a Central coast producer called Lady of the Sunshine and the wife and I have really been enjoying it. She currently has a suave Blanc (have not opened yet) and the one we've been drinking is a 60% Sauv Blanc, 40% Chardonnay blend. I'm not typically a huge suave blanc fan but the blend really strikes a nice balance. they're both below 13%, both low sulfur, high acid, and both under $30.

it might not be in the same category as the Donnhoff GG Hermannshohle from last week (definitely recc for a dry high acid white btw) but its super drinkable for $27

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#31 Post by Brian Gilp » May 24th, 2020, 4:45 pm

TGigante wrote:
May 24th, 2020, 7:15 am
Tinah
Albarino could scratch your itch
I popped a Crawford Family yesterday and it had a nice brazen acidity to it

Currently a 6 pack special @ $20 per
I have only had two vintages but one wasn’t very acidic, the other had acid in spades. Not sure which one was the outlier.

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