MIND THE GAP: Wines for the Season Change
With summer swiftly coming to a close, you may be interested in wines that will “bridge the gap” between the warm sunny days of August and September into the crisp, cool days of October. Some top transitional wine picks, below, are perfect for your last days at the beach, picnics in the park, or cool evenings on the porch. They pair well with a variety of meals and are sure to please the palate.
o Maison Louis Jadot: Macon-Villages is the classic expression of a Chardonnay from Burgundy. The wine shows floral, apple and citrus aromas and flavors, with mineral notes. It pairs well with poultry, shellfish, grilled firm-fleshed fish such as swordfish, and salads.
o Alta Vista Torrontes is the perfect wine for squeezing out the last bit of summer. It has expressive and delicate aromas, reminiscent of white roses, grapefruit and pears. The palate offers fresh, intense, and voluminous grapefruit flavors, and a mineral-flinty character, along with balanced acidity. It is the ideal wine for an aperitif, paired with fish, Japanese or Thai food.
o Made from the Gamay grape, this crisp, fruit-forward, juicy wine has expressive aromas and flavors of ripe, red berries, with nice weight in the mouth. This wine can be drunk year-round and can be paired light red meats, grilled or roasted white meats.
o This light Pinot Noir makes an elegant transition red for those not yet ready for the Fall. Barda pairs well with roast beef, salmon, and pastas with meat or seafood sauces. It is also 100% biodynamic and certified organic.