Summer Whites are always in fashion and that includes white wines too.
With July 4th only weeks away it’s time to get ready for chillin’ and relaxin’. Though the weather in my neck of the woods is nothing like summer (we haven’t seen the sun in several weeks), I’m still revving up for all that summer has to offer, even if the sun wants to play hide and seek.
Now is your chance to stock your cooler with white wines that are great for “summertime”. Keep them chilled and ready for relaxing on deck or when unexpected friends drop in.
Trivento Torrontes 2008 — This wine is from the Mendoza region in Argentina and is distributed by Banfi Vintners Imports. This is a crisp and dry, light bodied white wine with a golden color. Soft tropical notes are accompanied by roses and violets and a touch of aniseed that are typical for this varietal.
Serve this wine cold and you won’t notice the heat of the high alcohol and you’ll enjoy it’s crispness and refreshing acidity. This is a great wine as an aperitif with appetizers, and then serve it with fish, Asian dishes and desserts.
Price: $10.00 or under
Emiliana ‘Natura’ Chardonnay 2008 — The “Natura” label is from Emiliana winery in the Casablanca Valley of Chile and the wines are made from organically grown grapes. This Chardonnay is oaked and has ripe tropical fruit flavors with zesty acidity. This will be great on its own or with grilled salmon. Price: $11.00
Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc 2008 — From Concha y Toro, Central Valley, Chile, this Sauvignon Blanc has a straw color with green hues. It is light bodied with fresh citrus aromas and herbal, peach and light mineral notes with crisp acidity. Perfect with oysters, seafood, and sushi.