Hey, guys! After some weeks of summer vacation, I’m coming back with some more great stuff about food, wine and travel! Today’s post is about my best picks of this summer! Two reds and one white. Sounds weird, but that’s true (you know, summertime is a white-wine season…)…
1. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOCG Tommasi Vintage 2012 – definitely and without questions and any doubts, a five-star wine! The Tommasi family know what they are doing (they’ve been doing it since 1902). Valpolicella (which literally means “valley of cellars”) is a wine zone in Verona where they produce ruby red, tannic, but round on the tongue, pleasant on the palate and perfect in a company of friends, wines. Valpolicella wines are usually a blend of various grapes, like Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara, and many other. This Amarone wine was dried for 4 months before the vinification and aged in Slovonian oak barrels.
2. St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel Sonoma County 2012 – another five-star red wine. It gives you a surprising kick at the beginning and fades slightly later, but keeps its aroma and pleasantness throughout the bottle. I simply enjoyed it on its own, but it says on the bottle that it can be enjoyed with spicy food, pizza and even cheeseburger! Those Americans…. But have to give them an honor and a round of applause for saving the old world vines before the phylloxera ate them up in Europe. 🙂
3. Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige DOC 2014 – my only 5-star white for this summer, however I drank a bunch of Pinot Grigios on Aruba (One Happy Island!), where I can as well mention one more brother of the same kind – Trapiche Pinot Grigio from Argentina. However, I like Italian! This wine is perfect with pasta dishes, fish and just on its own. It’s round in taste and pleasant on the tongue. Perfect for a hot summer day!
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