5 Summer Red Wines You May Not Know About

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.

  1. Beaujolais

    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

  2. Cinsault

    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.

    Bouchard Aine & Fils Grenache-Cinsault Rose 2016 $10.99

  3. Frappato

    This Sicilian wine tastes like raspberries and sweet juicy oranges, but with a leathery taste because it is lower in tannins.

     Feudo di Santa Tresa Frappato 2015 $12.99

  4. NebbioloGrown in the Piedmont region of Italy, this grape is used for richer wines, but also lighter, more refreshing wines too.Fratelli Seghesio Langhe Nebbiolo 2015 $17.99
  5. Tempranillo

    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,

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