ITALIAN WINE CLUB

JULY 2021

CRUSHABLE, CHILLABLE SUMMER REDS

This July is special, the need for more wine that is primed for gathering together is at an all time high. A crisp white is so often the right call and sure, sure, we get it, Rose all day. But can you righteously rock all reds in July? (Insert audible gasp here) But wait a sec… have you some ice, perchance? No, not for IN the glass. (Insert panicked scream here) These four freshies are just ripe for a good chill prior to serving. Chillable reds are an oft overlooked category of awesome in the world of wine, and it is no surprise that with Italy’s wealth of varietal diversity there are some perfect candidates built to shine (ahem, Nebbiolo.)

 

Summer red wine can come from anywhere on the map of the boot, honestly, from north to south and from the mountains to the sea. In this case, we present two from way up high in the mountains, one from the Meditterean coastline and one genuinely unique gem made from a grape that you never expect this type of lighter personality from. These four deliciously bright and expressive reds will impress those special folks you have chosen to spend your precious summer days with and will inspire smiles as you celebrate the ability to simply get together and… Chill. 

 

– Kevin Wardell, July 2021

 

DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE TASTING NOTES HERE.

 

INSTITUT AGRICOLE RÉGIONAL ‘VIN DES CHANOINES’

40% MAYOLET + 20% VUILLERMIN
+ 20% NEBBIOLO + 20% CABERNET FRANC
Valle d’Aosta, Italy, 2018

GD VAJRA ‘CLARÉ J.C.’

NEBBIOLO
Langhe, Piedmont 2020

MARKUS PRACKWIESER
‘GUMP-HOF’

VERNATSCH
Isarco, Alto Adige, Italy 2019

KA MANCINÉ ‘BERAGNA’

ROSSESE
Dolceacqua, Liguria, Italy 2018
WINE SMARTS.

WINE SMARTS.

And 10% off your next purchase. Pay no attention to the frog.

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