This week I was blown away by a pair of wines from the big Italian producer, Folonari.Â Light, everyday wines with exuberance and a wonderful Summer feeling. I must stress the light â€“ these are not BBQ wines.
Folonariâ€™s Soave offers bold citrussy refreshment and lovely teases of flavour â€“ all for $10. Hard to beat for August patio sipping.
Why not join Italy in its love of light red wines. Lightly chilled they are as refreshing as whites and they do exciting things to the palate in the before-meal times. Anyone who has been to Italy will have seen the locals gulping light reds by the gallon and I highly recommend we follow their lead. In moderation of course.
Valpolicella would be a good choice to start. The new vintage of Folonari Valpol is dangerously gulpable. Light/lively/refreshing and yummy. So simple and so good. Summer is its season so lightly chill and get on it.
FOLONARI 10 SOAVE, Veneto, Italy 176461 $9.95
FOLONARI 10 VALPOLICELLA, Veneto, Italy 828 $12.95