When it comes to wines for summer, you’ll generally want ones that are refreshing, light, and often served chilled. Here are some popular choices for the summer season:
Rosé: A quintessential summer wine, rosé is light, fruity, and dry. It comes in various styles and can be made from different grape varieties, such as Grenache, Syrah, or Pinot Noir. It’s perfect for sipping by the pool or enjoying with a light salad or seafood.
Dune Gris Rose
Experience a captivating summer blend boasting notes of pink grapefruit and peach. Ideal as an aperitif or alongside grilled meats, seafood, and even exotic delicacies. Embrace the allure of “Oh la la” in every sip.
Sauvignon Blanc: Known for its crisp acidity and vibrant flavors, Sauvignon Blanc is an excellent choice for warm weather. Look for bottles from regions like New Zealand or the Loire Valley in France for their zesty and herbaceous profiles.
Cottesbrook Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
This wine, carefully bottled on the estate, offers a harmonious and generous palate with a refreshing, extended finish and delightful fruity nuances. The stunning bouquet harmonizes vibrant scents of gooseberry and citrus. It has been recognized as a “Best Value” by Wine Spectator. Perfectly complementing sea bass, tuna, and snapper, it’s an excellent choice to elevate your dining experience.
Vinho Verde: Hailing from Portugal, Vinho Verde is a slightly effervescent and refreshing white wine. It often exhibits citrusy and green apple flavors, making it an ideal summer sipper.
Nobilis Vinho Verde
Discover Nobilis, a gentle, airy, and revitalizing Vinho Verde that perfectly complements life’s joys. This harmonious blend of traditional varieties exudes captivating aromas and engages the senses with its delicate effervescence, enriching its bouquet, flavors, and overall freshness. It pairs exceptionally well with seafood paella, making it an ideal choice to elevate your dining experience.
Albariño: This Spanish white wine is crisp, aromatic, and pairs wonderfully with seafood and summer dishes. It hails mainly from the Rias Baixas region in northwest Spain.
Bagoa Do Mino Albarino Rias Baixas
Behold an exquisite portrayal of Albariño, cultivated entirely on the estate and gathered by hand. A lustrous, vibrant lemon-yellow hue adorns this wine, while a multifaceted bouquet of orchard fruits, accentuating green apple and tropical notes, enchants the senses. These delightful flavors gracefully unfold on the palate, leading to a smooth and gentle finish.
Prosecco: For those who enjoy sparkling wines, Prosecco from Italy is a popular choice. It’s light, fruity, and affordable, making it great for celebrations or casual gatherings.
La Vostra Prosecco
Hints of peach and delicate honey aromas seamlessly transition into delightful flavors on the palate, complemented by a refreshing green apple undertone that lends brightness to the wine. With an approachable and rounded character, this wine boasts a smooth, effervescent texture, making it effortlessly enjoyable.
Gruner Veltliner: A versatile Austrian white wine that offers a balance of citrus, herbal notes, and a touch of white pepper. It pairs well with a wide range of summer foods, including salads and grilled vegetables.
Winzer Krems Gruner Veltliner Wachtberg Kermstal DAC Reserve
Inviting scents of mirabelle and green pepper entice the senses, drawing you into this full-bodied yet gracefully balanced dry Grüner Veltliner. Its impeccable structure suggests the potential for aging gracefully over time. A lingering, refined finish adorned with a pleasing wet-stone minerality completes this delightful wine experience.
Pinot Grigio: This is another light and crisp white wine, known for its easy-drinking character. It’s widely available and often a safe bet for casual occasions.
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
Presenting a dry white wine with a captivating straw yellow hue. The aroma is pure and vibrant, while the bone-dry taste reveals an enticing essence of Golden Delicious apples. Santa Margherita’s Pinot Grigio stands out with remarkable personality and versatility, offering a delightful and flexible wine experience.
Chardonnay (Unoaked): If you prefer a fuller-bodied white wine, look for unoaked Chardonnay. It tends to showcase more fruit-forward flavors without the heavy oak influence, making it a good choice for summer.
River Road Chardonnay Unoaked Reserve, 2021
Exhibiting a lustrous golden straw hue, this wine charms with its captivating bouquet and taste. Discover delightful notes of tangy Bartlett pear, ripe yellow delicious apple, fragrant lilies, and succulent grilled pineapple. Its velvety, crisp, and dry medium body adds to the allure, leading to a charming, medium-length finish accented by hints of zesty lemon and creamy creme fraiche.
Beaujolais: Beaujolais wines, specifically Beaujolais Nouveau, are light and fruity red wines that are best served slightly chilled. They’re perfect for outdoor picnics or barbecues.
Debeaune Special Selection Beaujolais
Behold a red wine of medium body, boasting enticing scents of rose hip, pomegranate, ripe strawberry, and a subtle lemony note. Its freshness, juiciness, and abundant flavor are complemented by supple tannins, creating a delightful palate experience. This wine pairs harmoniously with charcuterie or soft cheeses, enhancing every savory moment.
Cinsault: This lesser-known red wine is a great choice for summer due to its juicy and red fruit flavors. It’s often found in blends but can be quite enjoyable on its own.
JP Chenet Grenache-Cinsault
Experience the timeless allure of a French Rosé, impeccably dry with a pleasing touch of minerality, striking a perfect balance between refreshing and gentle.
Remember that wine preferences are subjective, so feel free to explore different options and find the ones that suit your taste buds the best. Whether it’s white, rosé, or light red, the most crucial factor is to enjoy the experience of savoring the wine in the company of friends and family during the summer months. Cheers!