Here’s a fantastic line-up ofÂ $14.95 SUMMER WHITES from Vintages.
Ready for a little splurge? Not on fancy wine, but investing in a stash of whites for drinking 4 – 6 months from now? Recently I tasted the wines below all on the same day and each one begged to be on the summer stage â€“ patio, dock, garden, wherever. But donâ€™t just pick one â€“ your summer days will be much more fun if you invite the whole gang. Get at least 2 or 3 bottles of each â€“ and enjoy them in pairs. Twice the fun!
Each of the following wines has a little twist, setting it apart from the everyday. Wines at this price is the real strength of Vintages â€“ not the over-priced, fancy stuff they love to tout.
ZENATO 11 Lugana â€˜San Benedettoâ€™, Veneto, Italy 707158 Vintages $14.95
. . . freshness combined with delightful, pretty flavours. Charming en route to seductive. Careful with this!
CHATEAU ROQUEFORT 11 Bordeaux Blanc, France 313346 Vintages $14.95
. . . zesty and savoury. Brings something different to the Sauvignon/Semillon show.Â Nothing like having your own Chateau wine!
VILLA TONINO 11 Inzolia, Sicily 100552 Vintages $14.95
. . . Pinot Grigio-style refreshment with a tease of exotic fruit. Excellent patio sipper. “We switched from PG to Inzolia.”
KELLEREI ST. MAGDALENA 11 Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige/Trentino, Italy 249466 Vintages $14.95
. . . high octane PG. Almost spritzy. Wild as the wind. Instant chill-out.
ANSELMANN 11 Gewurztraminer, Kabinett, Pfalz, Germany 909697 Vintages $14.95
. . . dry, refreshing wine with a blast of sexy Gewurz flavours. Lazy, summer day in a glass. Low alcohol. â€œAnother glass pleaserâ€.
MANFRED BREIT 11 Riesling, Mosel, Germany 307611 Vintages $14.95
. . . zippy, dry Riesling in a ‘cool’ package. Party with your arty friends!
VOLKACHER KIRCHBERG 11 Silvaner, Trocken, Franken, Germany 314880 $14.95
. . . great freshness and minerality. Cold stone feeling. Bring on the heat. Love the â€˜kitchyâ€™ Franken bottle. Friends will ask, “Where the heck did you get this?!”
WAKEFIELD 11 Riesling, Clare Valley, South Australia 301523 Vintages $14.95
. . . austere, dry Riesling. The hotter the day, the better it will feel. Did they add a splash of lime? Just kidding.
CASALI â€˜Borgodel Boiardoâ€™ Lambrusco Rosato Secco, Emilia-Romagna, Italy 314526 Vintages $14.95
. . . a dry, RosÃ© edition of Lambrusco thatâ€™s not just a novelty, but an excellent wine. Thereâ€™s no better partner for a prosciutto platter on the patio! I wrote about this recently â€“ see https://billysbestbottles.com/planning-for-the-rose-season/