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Jumping June - Reds 12
Italy meets France in this early Summer playoff of wines to help you jump into June and early Summer picnics.
The Italian Team
Valpolicella Volpare, La Giaretta (red, Veneto): No ordinary Valpolicella here, the husband and wife team of Francesco and Francesca believe in making quality Venetian wines and it really shows in the end product. “Volpare” in Italian is the area where foxes go to hide. A top example of the lighter-styled Valpolicella. Really lively floral and cherry nose. On the palate it is wonderfully light and velvety, with bright fruit and great acidity (the secret to this is that they use small percentage of Passito (dried) grapes, just under 10%, for concentration that makes it a cut above). Simply the best wine with a proper pizza, and as a change from Pinot Noir try this with white meats too.
The French team
Chateau Lacroix (red, Bordeaux): Named after the stone cross at the entrance to Château Teyssier, Lacroix is a Merlot-driven early-drinking Bordeaux Superieur. This should be served at room temperature and enjoyed on its own, alternatively, with lunch or dinner. It’s deep red, with a ruby rim. On the nose, it shows brambles, redcurrants, liquorice, a hint of vanilla followed by menthol, spice and earthy notes. The palate displays crunchy red fruit, round tannins over a firm backbone.
Belle Etoile Merlot (red, Pays d’Oc): With a label and style inspired by the memorable brasseries and cabarets of Paris in the 1920’s, this is a ‘beautiful star’ of a wine, showing lovely structure and supple tannins perfect for spring picnics. It’s plump and juicy, with a touch of spice on the finish.
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