Brighten up your nights!
Fiegl Ribolla Gialla Collio 2019
Allowing June sunshine to dive into a glass of orange wine is visually hypnotic. In fact, the flashy, sexy colour makes us forget the tannins and bitterness – due to the maceration of the skins – characterizing orange wine and making it more suitable for drinking with food than on its own.
Served at the right temperature, however — 13°C so as not to harden the tannins — the almost-unknown Ribolla Gialla grape, originating in Frioul-Vénétie Julienne (Italy), makes a mockery of this belief. Its aromas of apricots, peaches and chrysanthemums are charming to the nose and lead to an equally exotic, generous and fresh flavour in the mouth.
Perfect for jumpstarting your appetite!
Château de l’Escarelle Coteaux Varois en Provence 2021
Let’s stick with conviviality via a summer cocktail-hour standard: the traditional rosé whose most classic iteration is a rosé from Provence. The pale pink colour and limpidity of the Château de l’Escarelle rosé presage its delicacy.
Attractive scents of cantaloup, cherry and gooseberry will make your mouth water. The typical mix of cinsault, grenache and syrah create a lively mouth and produce a dry, fruity wine.
Extend the pleasure with a Mediterranean hors d’oeuvre.
Castello Romitorio RomiTorio Toscane 2019
The Super Tuscan RomaToro 2019 from Castello Romitorio – known for its elegant Brunello – has landed. Quick reminder: the fundamental concept behind the term “Super Tuscan” allows vintners to escape the traditional fetters of the DOCG controlled origin appellation, thus taking advantage of some latitude in using grapes other than Italian particularly Bordeaux grapes (e.g., cabernet sauvignon, merlot, etc.) in their wines.
Here, the unusual mix of petit verdot–syrah is initially expressed with black cherry, ripe plum and black currant flavours to then become part of a well-sustained rich mouth.
The mentholated finish would be excellent with a beef shawarma grilled with herbs.
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