Summer is nearly here and many of us are yearning for cool, crisp whites. Already sales of Pinot Grigios, Sauvignon Blancs and Rieslings are climbing. This is a good time to try out some other wines you might not consider during the colder months.

Recently, my wife and I decided to make broiled mahi-mahi with mango salsa for dinner. Normally, I would probably pair this meal with a semi-dry Riesling to compliment the hot spice and sweetness of the dish. Then I remembered a wine I recently tasted, a Rosnay 2009 Vouvray which is made from the Chenin Blanc grape. It is one of the best value wines I’ve ever sampled. This wine made a startling impression on me as a casual sipper, but I was curious how it would pair with certain foods.

The wine paired beautifully with the mahi-mahi. The floral, lemon-peach nose carries through as you taste the wine and the sip brings a subtle taste of honey as well. The wine did not overpower the fish and actually helped to tame some of the jalapeno in the salsa. For under ten dollars, this versatile wine should become a summer staple in your home.