This is a wine to bring along in your basket when you're throwing down a blanket at the park. With ripe tropical fruit and citrus flavors exuberantly displayed on the palate alongside a hint of toasted oak and butter, this French Chardonnay is full-bodied in style, yet it delivers a lovely vein of acidity that focuses and lifts the finish. That's exactly what you'll need while enjoying your tender drumstick or juicy chicken salad.
Pays D'Oc, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
All wines go through a primary fermentation, in which yeast converts the grapes' sugar into alcohol. Most red wines, as well as some whites, experience a second fermentation called malolactic, which converts the wines' malic acid into lactic acid.