Wines for the summer

Summer brings with it the heat , the desire for holidays , to live more outdoors. Even our eating habits change, lighter foods are preferred. Inevitably also the wines to bring to the table or to share at the time of the aperitif change. In the summer, you especially want freshness, more flowing and less structured wines.

Let's start with the aperitif. A particularly important moment on summer evenings. When at the end of a working day we want to share the pleasure of being together and having a drink with friends, is there anything better than a sparkling wine? The most immediate choice is a good Prosecco. Better if Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG , which for quality, aromatic intensity, freshness and flavor , will offer you the best for a simple and carefree glass. As for the type of aperitif, a Brut is a must, with a low sugar dosage, perfect to accompany appetizers, canapés and various whims.

If, on the other hand, you love the most important, intense and persistent sparkling wines, then you can turn without hesitation to a good Classic Method . Considering that we are at the aperitif, a Franciacorta Satèn or a Franciacorta Extra-Brut can be perfect. For those looking for greater acid and mineral freshness, even better a pure Trento DOC chardonnay. A denomination that always guarantees an excellent quality level.

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Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG

Franciacorta Extra Brut DOCG La Montina

0,75 L
Aperitifs, Aged cheese, Seafood, Fish
20,90 €
16,50 €
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Ribolla Gialla Brut

Ribolla Gialla Brut Cormòns

0,75 L
Aperitifs, Fish, White meat, Vegetables
11,50 €
8 €
Immediately available Awards Selection
Franciacorta Brut DOCG

Franciacorta Brut DOCG Barbalonga

0,75 L
White meat, Shellfish, Fish, Risotto
25 €
14,90 €
Immediately available
Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC San Paterniano 2018

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore DOC San Paterniano 2018 Tenuta Mattei

0,75 L
Starter, Aperitifs, White meat, Oysters, Fish
12,90 €
6,50 €
Immediately available
Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT Schiava Sofi 2019

Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT Schiava Sofi 2019 Franz Haas

0,75 L
Fresh cheese, Fish, First courses
11,90 €
9,50 €

Obviously, those who love the Classic Method can continue with this type throughout the dinner, switching to wines of greater structure and persistence, such as vintage and reserves, perhaps with cuvées that also include the use of pinot noir or with Oltrepò's Blanc de Noirs Pavese.

Those who love still wines even at the time of the aperitif can opt for a refreshing glass of Ribolla Gialla del Collio or Muller-Thurgau from Valle Isarco or Prié Blanc from Morgex et La Salle . For the more refined, the elegance of a South Tyrolean Pinot Blanc is unmatched.

If we then think of combinations with fish menus, then the choice is really wide. For seafood or crustacean appetizers we can think of the aromatic notes of an Moscato d'Alessandria or a Malvasia delle Lipari vinified in dry or a Sauvignon from Alto Adige, Collio or Colli Orientali.

For first courses of the sea you can choose between the dense freshness of the aromas of a Grillo , the harmony of an Insolia, the personality of a Catarratto . Those who love the richest and most structured whites can choose a Vermentino di Gallura , a Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, a Soave Classico , a Fiano di Avellino or a Greco di Tufo, all wines that can also accompany second courses of fish baked or in the oven. grid.

If instead the menu proposes stews or fish soups , then we can orient ourselves on a rosé from Valtènesi , Etna, the Tuscan coast or Salento. A choice that will accompany the fish with tomato perfectly. Rosé wines are too often forgotten even by restaurant wine lists, instead they can offer excellent combinations and in summer they are very pleasant. Let's not forget, they can solve many problems at the table!

And the reds? Should we forget them in the summer? Absolutely not. There are many red wines that make finesse and elegance their winning weapon and that are ideal to be enjoyed even in summer, both with important fish dishes, think of a cut of tuna or swordfish or with white meats. Any names? Slave of South Tyrol, Frappato and Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Rossese di Dolceacqua and the inevitable and noble Pinot Noir.

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