And the Winners are…

 

With a few exceptions I drink whites and roses in the summer and the switch to the reds in the fall.

There were two wines that stood out this summer that I highly recommend.

So here is my favourite rose and my favourite white of 2018.

Rose-324584 Vintages

A bit pricey at 23.95 Miraval Rose (The Jolie/Pitt Wine made by the Perrin family in the Cotes du Rhone) lived up the hype. The Perrin Family makes great inexpensive wines but they are known primarily as the producers of one of the world’s truly great wines-Chateau de Beaucastel (Chateauneuf du Pape.) The Grapes are Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault. The flavours are peach, apricot cantaloupe cherries and strawberries.

The wine is beautifully integrated and finishes dry and crisp.

The White-271940 Vintages

I love Vouvray!

It is classic white wine from the Loire Valley made with the

Chenin Blanc grape.

I tried quite a few before I found the one I recommend here. (With wines as in life you sometimes have to kiss a lotta frogs before you find your prince.)

Monmousseau Vouvray is an off dry version ripe with flavours of pineapple lemon and peach. There is a lovely acidity on the finish which makes it the perfect

anti-dote to the sweltering heat we have endured this summer.

At 11.5% alcohol and at $19.95 a bottle it was my go to white ….especially when I was standing over a BBQ