BARBECUE’S AT THE READY?
I hope that as you read this article we are enjoying temperatures in the high 20’s, the sun is shining in the sky and there is not a cloud to be seen. OK, that’s a bit much to hope for, but since its summer we need to be optimistic right?
The weight of wines that our customers drink changes as the temperatures rises. Out with those oaked chardonnays and rich, robust reds – something a little more delicateis needed , where quality of fruit is to the fore rather than aged wines. The 3 wines recommended below are great “al fresco”ideas , so whether throwing some charcoal on the BBQ, or simply a glass of wine on the patio with friends, these are an ideal summer choice. All are priced at £7.99 so won’t break the bank either!
Castanzu Vermentino – Sardinia
This wine has a rich and spicy nose with citrus and ripe tropical fruit, as well as hints of apple. Good palate weight, with minerality. Flavours are initially light and build to a textural honeyed feel with hints of lemon marmalade on the finish.
Domaine L’Olibet Cinsault Rose – Languedoc
Delicate sweet spice aromas lead onto a palate which is immediately soft, vinous and round with abundant ripe fruit, lifted by a natural zing and finishing with a characterful texture and richness.
Les Cepages Oublies Grenache Cinsault – Montpelier
Soft and smooth, rich and chunky, this is a lovely French red. It has very natural flavours and aromas including a raspberry and cherry, hints of cloves with blackberry and custard. The palate is softer, slightly less intense, with refreshing acidity to the finish.
All wines available at Momentum Wines, 8 Mile End Business Park, Oswestry 01691 654499