August 17, 2017

Summer drinking (no sun required)

By Corney & Barrow

We can’t guarantee beautiful British weather over the bank holiday, but we can promise a way to fill your wine rack with some seriously tasty tipples. And if the lazy August days have made deciding on a wine a bit tricky, we’ve narrowed it down for you with our top 5 summer wines.

 

Chateau la Tour de l’Eveque Rose AOC Cotes de Provence 2016
Frosé is still a controversial subject, but whatever your opinion on this icy treat, summer definitely screams rosé. This elegant number from Tour de l’Eveque is no exception. A classic Provence style wine with vivacious red berries, ripe nectarine and hints of sweet grapefruit.

 

Bin 19 Cabernet Merlot Cranswick Smith 2015
Planning a BBQ? Bring on the Aussie reds! Vibrant, juicy and fresh, this Cabernet-Merlot is great value money (which is fortunate, as you’ll probably be drinking a lot of it!). The palate is packed with blackcurrants and spice, finishing with a touch of oak and fine grained tannins.

 

Picpoul de Pinet Domaine de Morin Langaran 2016
Picpoul may be roughly translated as the ‘lip-stinger’ but this Languedoc wine is gentle and refreshing. Notes of Mediterranean white peach, apricot kernel and zesty lime peel create a silky mouth-feel and crisp vibrant acidity. Nothing waspy about it!

 

Soraie IGT Veneto Cecilia Beretta 2015
Rich, velvety Italian wines sometimes resonate more with the winter months, but this Corvina blend is a clear all-rounder. Black plums, black cherry, vanilla and a moreish chocolatey finish create a strong character that will fit right in with your summer evening meal.

 

Corney & Barrow Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Methode Traditionnelle NV
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be stood looking out onto the picturesque French Alps, holding a glass of something fizzy? At least you can easily access this traditional method Blanc de Blancs. Produced a few miles from the Swiss border, this NV is like a breath of fresh Alpine air! We hope that helps…

Discover more summer drinking here.