Keeping It Cool - REDS
Lip-smacking reds to brighten up any day. Generally on the medium/ light side of the spectrum, wines that will benefit from being served just below room temperature.
Featured here (left to right):
(Navarra, Spain) Azul y Garanza - Naturaleza Salvaje Tinto 2018
Fantastic Grenache from an old single-vineyard located in the Bardenas Reales desert. The wine was made and aged in clay amphoras, and is lean but complex, pristine, pure, with gorgeous red fruits and a velvety texture. Made by Maria, Dani, and Fernando, a dynamic trio who slowly converted an abandoned cooperative building in their village of Carcastillo to a fully operational winery. A huge commitment to biodiversity in the vines leads to wines of pronounced purity.
(Kamptal, Austria) Nibiru - Grundstein Blauer Portugieser 2018
A juicy light red with a particular fruit profile - much more on the purple/dark fruit profile than the other two wines in this bundle. Notes of blackberries, currants, a hint of pepper, and a whole lotta freshness. Very lean at only 10% abv, this is the perfect red to kick off any afternoon or evening. A great entry-point into the wines of Julia & Josef, a young couple who are only on their third vintage but showing impressive maturity.
(Mosel, Germany) Staffelter Hof - Little Red Riding Wolf 2018
A singular Pinot Noir from the steep slopes of the Mosel river valley. Vinified with zero additions in very old large barrels, this Pinot is light and spicy with an intriguing blend of red and black fruits, and a lovely refreshing finish. Made by Jan Klein, the latest generation at the helm on this historical estate which has been in the family since 1805, but operating as a winery since 862...! Jan started to produce a special range of wines with no added sulphites in 2014, a range that has now expanded to nearly ten singular wines.