Honey Winter Salad:
This dish has an inherent sweetness – the honey of course, but also the pumpkin and onions. However the slightly salty feta cheese, vinegar and the vegetal spinach will temper the final flavours allowing us to go for a dryish style white wine which, nevertheless, retains a certain crispness.
Moscatel and Gewurztraminer will be too aromatic; Sauvignon and probably Verdejo, too acidic. A good bet will be an Albariño white from DO Rias Baixas – the 2010 vintage should be excellent.
Or we could look for a Viognier, a variety that is becoming more prevalent in Iberia – one from not too high a vineyard which may have a very slightly increased residual sugar content to match those sweet flavours.