6 easy-drinking summer wines
6 easy-drinking summer wines

We suggests you 6 easy-drinking wines, thirst-quenchers, sipping under the arbor, on the terrace, by the pool, during a picnic...

Kim Crawford Rosé / New-Zealand
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Kim Crawford is one of New Zealand’s most exciting and innovative wine producers. Created by founders, this Rosé is the “perfect anytime” sipping wine with a lively nose, brimming with bright berry and tropical fruit. Soft and luscious, this refreshing Rosé is richly fruited with hints of watermelon, strawberry, and melon.

> Ideal as an aperitif or summer sipper, this easy-drinking wine also pairs perfectly with lighter salads and other fare. 

> To learn more about Hawkes Bay wines, click here. 

Ruffino sparkling rosé / Italy
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Grapes sourced for Ruffino Sparkling Rosé are from highly sought-after vineyards located in the Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions of Northeastern Italy, an area known for high-quality sparkling wine production. As with every sparkling wine, the production of Sparkling Rosé occurs in two stages. In the first stage, a white still wine is made from Glera grapes and a second still red wine is made from Pinot Noir grapes. These two wines are then blended, creating a still wine with a beautiful rose hue. t is fresh and fragrant with notes of strawberry and slight hints of rose petals. On the palate this wine has elegant bubbles and refreshing acidity, offering alluring fl avors of delicate red berries and white fruits that linger through the finish.

> Serve well chilled, 45°– 48°F. Ideal as an aperitif, but also quite versatile as a food companion, pairing well with a variety of dishes including grilled fish, roasted chicken, and fresh salads.

Mouton Cadet / Bordeaux / France
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Varietal mix includes Sauvignon Blanc 70% with fresh, fruity and flora laromas, Sémillon: 28% for structure and roundness and Muscadelle, 2 to 3% for its distinctive aromatic character.The nose displays perfect balance between fresh fruit and acidulated notes such as lemon. On the palate: A round and fresh attack with an initial touch of lemon is followed by boxwood and grapefruit flavours which linger on a fresh finish of considerable refinement.

> It pairs well with scallops with citrus fruit, oysters, seafood linguine.

> Serving temperature:10-11°C

Nobilo / New Zealand
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This Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc represents the best of what New Zealand has to offer, with classic flavors that consistently showcase the diverse qualities of the Marlborough vineyards, year after year.Bright, lifted tropical fruit and herbs with notes of pineapple, elderflower, cantaloupe, and citrus. Its lively  acidity perfectly balances the underlying fruit sweetness. 

> Enjoyable on its own as an apéritif or with lemon herb chicken, summer salads, or lighter seafood dishes.

Inniskillin / Canada
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The 2017 Riesling Pinot Grigio is a blend of 85% Riesling balanced with 15 % Pinot Grigio carefully selected from vineyards throughout the Niagara Peninsula.This popular dual varietal wine boasts an abundance of fruit on the nose and palate, with livelynotes of fresh lemon juice, crisp green apple and white peach. This wine is bright and refreshing with a perfectly balanced acidity and a clean finish.

Arugula and peach salad with prosciutto, Tomato bruschetta with fresh goat cheese, Grilled shrimp with Ginger lime dressing, Pickerel with new season potatoes and Dill butter


Bù Splendido / Italy
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 BU Splendido is originated from Pouilles and specially imported by Canada. This white ine is fresh and vibrant in the mouth, sustained by a full, nicely rounded texture.

> Its aromas of yellow apple, floral fragrances and mineral notes lead to a smooth finish and pair well with fish, seafood, salads and soft cheeses.

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