Refreshing, fruity and fresh with hints of blossoms are just some of the words to describe our summer wines. Summer temperatures might be in the triple digits but these selections combine cool taste with sunny thoughts. Celebrate this time of year by toasting to the season while sitting poolside or under a shady veranda.
When temperatures rise, one of the best ways to cool off is with a glass of Angeline Sauvignon Blanc. Vibrant aromas of Meyer lemon and orange blossom are followed by juicy flavors of green apple, key lime and pink grapefruit. This refreshing white wine is the perfect summer sipper, and is also very versatile with food. Pair with sushi, shrimp tacos and creamy pasta with asparagus.
Poggio al Tesoro “Solosole” Vermentino
This unique Italian white has intense aromas of apricots, honeydew and white flowers. On the palate, the wine is rich and flavorful with zesty citrus notes and a crisp, clean finish. In Italian, the name Solosole means “just sunshine.” What could be better than sunshine in a bottle?
Dark Horse Rosé
This limited-release rosé reveals a refreshingly dry style that explodes with fresh flavors of red berry fruit, subtle floral notes and a hint of minerality. This food-friendly wine pairs well with salads, light pasta dishes, chicken and seafood. Did I mention it was under $10? Stock up for summer!
Allegrini Valpolicella Superiore
The Allegrini family has been producing wine from the Valpolicella region in Northern Italy since the 16th century. Their winemaking expertise has been passed on from generation to generation and it shows in their incredible wines. The Valpolicella Superiore is an easy drinking red with flavors of black cherry, plum, and hints of almond and sage. The finish is smooth and velvety with balanced acidity and soft tannins. It is best to serve this wine slightly chilled in order to bring out the bright fruit flavors.
Malbec is a wine for all seasons, but it really sizzles in summer. Not all wines can take the heat, but Alamos offers plenty of dark berry fruit, spice and smoky notes that will complement anything you throw on the grill. Enjoy with burgers, carne asada, fajitas and ribs. Celebrate summer with Alamos!