5 Summer Red Wines You May Not Know About
Red wine in the summer? Sure. And here are 5 summer red wines you may not know about.
What makes them perfect for summer? They taste great chilled, have a higher acidity, lower tannin and lower alcohol. They are priced right and you can drink them from a red solo cup if you want. It is summer after all.
A great Beaujolais will make you feel like you’re in the garden, and maybe you are! Its aromas of violets and berries make it a nice summer wine. Beaujolais is a light red wine made with Gamay Noir grapes.
Duboeuf Beaujolais Villages 2015 $12.99
Imagine a bowl of fresh red berries, cold. This is an acidic rose with a light aroma that balances nicely with the red fruit flavors.
This Sicilian wine tastes like raspberries and sweet juicy oranges, but with a leathery taste because it is lower in tannins.
- NebbioloGrown in the Piedmont region of Italy, this grape is used for richer wines, but also lighter, more refreshing wines too.
Tempranillo is a Spanish wine made from a grape thought to have been a relative of the pinot noir grape. It is a dry, lean wine that makes you think of summer with its aroma.
Bodegas Volver La Mancha Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2014 $16.99
I hope you give some of these wines a try. Even though I live around California wines, I definitely appreciate the wines from other countries. France and Spain are wonderful wine growing regions. These are just 5 of the many you can try this summer.
Happy wine drinking,