We’re not sure what the temperature is where you live, but chez nous it’s hot and humid. Across the pond the Burgundians are sweating it out too, with temperatures in Beaune reaching 100 degrees this week. Wherever you are, we hope you have air conditioning and a fridge full of something chilled.
On that note, we’ve collected a new sampler of cool wines for hot weather — two whites and two reds, all dry and crisp. If it’s too hot to think much about your wine this week, try these four — they’re simple, refreshing, and inexpensive. Serve them chilled and remember that the heat won’t last forever.
Martin-Luneau Muscadet “Deux Roches” 2012
Dry, crisp, and very refreshing. Grown near the mouth of the Loire River. Drink well chilled with cheese and crackers.
Paget Chenin “Melodie” 2017
Dry, floral, and lively. Grown near Vouvray; notes of pear and minerals. Drink well chilled with appetizers or a salad.
Souverain Merlot 2017
Juicy, fruit-forward, bursting. Grown in the Rhône valley; an organic, fruit-forward take on the grape. Drink cool with grilled anything.
Perrachon Beaujolais-Villages 2017
Crackling, gulpable, juicy. Grown in the Beaujolais (not Nouveau); notes of graphite and berries. Drink cool with goat cheese and charcuterie.
Mixed Case: Late Summer Sampler
(3 of each wine)
case price : $195
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