Want to drink a glass of red wine, but also want to be hydrated and feel refreshed? This ones for you. Three red wines that stand to attention when the temperature drops in the glass.
If you've ever sat outside on the street-front in Paris in spring, you know what this is all about.
2019 Karim Vionnet 'Du Beur Dans Les Pinards' Gamay - Beaujolais Villages (Fra)
Karim Vionnet is an iconic talent of the natural winemaking community of Beaujolais. The fruit for this wine comes from a vineyard belonging once to Jules Chauvot. Organic farming and no additions bar a tiny amount of sulphur at bottling see this wine bursting with energy and life. Chill me slightly
2021 Dirty Black Denim 'Sedienta' Carmenere - Heathcote (Vic)
The new release of wines from Tim and Lawrence Scanlon is a bag full of home runs, hole in ones, knockouts and slam dunks. So much slurpable energy to be found in each bottle and none more so that in this Carmenere light red. The fruit comes from Northern Heathcote before spending a couple of days on skins to get it's light blush. Then it's off to old barriques for ferment and ageing for 6 months before being put to it's glass grave with a touch of co2. Long live the Scanlons!
2020 La Ficelle 'Rouge' Gamay Pinot Noir - Saint-Pourcain (Fra)
An uplifting and lively blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir from the lesser known region of Saint-Pourcain where the Loire Valley meets Auvergne in Central France. Chill me down a little.