There’s nothing like a long and luxurious summer evening. Farmers’ markets are popping with fresh ingredients and the grill is always ready — there’s no better time to go big and invite the neighbors over for a backyard blowout. Don’t let wine pairing become a wrinkle in your plans. Tap into our lineup of easygoing, flexible, and flavor-packed summer stunners.
Domaine de Pouy
We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: Domaine de Pouy is the perfect crisp white for summer. It’s got minerality that flirts with spritziness and a vibrant fruit lineup of green apple, lemon, and mandarin that make this perfect for an array of white wine drinkers, as well as a variety of foods. Poached and grilled fish, herbed chicken, summer greens, pesto pasta, and chilled fruits all play well with this crisp pounder.
A special, show-off wine at weeknight pricing, Mission is the original California grape and far more versatile for summer fare than the bigger, boozier options in the Cali lineup. This example is a kaleidoscope of flavors and textures that make a lovely compliment to a whole range of foods. The light body, bright red pomegranate and rhubarb notes, and herbaceous flavors are perfect for raw veggies or even citrus salads, especially tasty with things like grapefruit, fennel, and shaved hard cheeses. The carbonic flavors make it equally complimentary to grilled lean proteins like salmon or charred BBQ chicken.
Sangiovese is a classic grape for food-friendly wines, but some styles can be too rustic or structured for warm weather imbibing. Colle Corviano offers all the grip for your grill lineup, with enough fruit character to keep things from getting too heavy. Everything from woodfire sausage pizza to burgers to rack of ribs will find a compliment in Colle Corviano’s rich red cherry and plum fruit with a charming backbone of earth and soft tannin.
Enjoy these wines anytime thru June 30th at any of our Top Ten Locations.
-Aimee Hutchinson | Wine Lead Top Ten Liquors Roseville