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When we hear summer wines we automatically think of bubbles, pale rosés and crisp whites but we believe that some reds are just as perfect for Summer drinking.
Elegant Fleurie and Loire reds, a very pretty New Zealand Pinot Noir, fresh and fruity Merlot and Barbera and a lighter and super elegant Rioja – All of them are guaranteed to make your summer drinking perfect!
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1) Fleurie Les Granits Domaine Jean-Marc Lafont 2019, Beaujolais
Fleurie is the Queen – or King – of the Beaujolais Crus!
Fleurie Les Granits rose from family winegrowers Jean-Marc Lafont is grown on pink granite soil – hence the name. Their Fleurie is intensely fruity, fresh with elegant silky tannins and lots of concentration!
To be enjoyed on its own but also a great partner to food.
FOOD PAIRING: Perfect for BBQs – absolutely delicious with salads, chicken and veggie kebabs – picnics and all summer drinking and eating!
2) Le Clos du Vigneau Saint Nicolas de Bourgueil Le Clos, 2018, Loire
Le clos du Vigneau is elegant, soft and harmonious. Intense black fruit flavours, great freshness and perfectly balanced.
FOOD PAIRING: Great match to a charcuterie and cheese board. We love this wine with a Reblochon or crottin de Chavignol.
Tasting of Le Clos du Vigneau with Thierry
3) Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault Chinon Clos d’Isoré 2017, Loire
Single Vineyard Chinon.
Light and fruity on the nose with accents of cherry. Light to medium bodied. Smooth, with complex cassis and dark cherry flavours.
FOOD PAIRING: Beautiful slightly chilled, this Chinon will pair with beef, pork, vegetarian dishes and roasted red peppers.
4) Barbera d’Alba DOC, 2019, Mauro Molino, Piemonte, Italy
A very immediate Barbera, pleasant and fresh with good acidity and juicy fruit
“A fruity and easy Barbera with sliced plums, light orange peel and hints of hazelnuts. Medium-bodied, crisp and delicious. Drink now.” 91 Points, James Suckling June 2019
FOOD PAIRING: Perfect with antipasti, pizza, pasta and chicken
5) El Jardin De La Emperatriz Rioja Tinto 2017, Rioja Alta, Spain
Second wine of Finca de La Emperatriz
“Really beautiful focus and balance for the 2017 vintage with dark berries, dark chocolate and hints of hazelnuts. Medium to full body. Flavorful finish. All together. Drink or hold.” 93 Points, James Suckling, June 2019
FOOD PAIRING: A great partner to pork, red pepper dishes, lamb and of course tapas.
6) Lawson’s Dry Hills Pinot Noir 2018, Marlborough, New Zealand
Intense ripe berry flavours are matched with a lovely soft mouthfeel and fine silky tannins. A very pretty wine!
FOOD PAIRING: Pork, chicken, grilled dishes, seared tuna, pizza and pasta.
7) Bruno Andreu Aromatic Merlot, 2019
Aromatic means the conviviality of South of France, the authenticity of unique varietals and the richness of the Terroir. Fresh strawberry fruits with a good freshness. Absolutely perfect for summer drinking!
Food pairing: Great on its own, this Merlot is also great with light Indian cuisine
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