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
Essencia, a style of dessert wine made by the Royal Tokaji Wine Company in Hungary, is 85% sugar and only 3% alcohol. It takes about 7 years to ferment, where a typical wine fermentation requires only a few days. Essencia is served by the spoonful, it's so sweet.