For now, it is still summer. Personally, I think we have several weeks of sweltering hot weather left before the hammer comes down. In these weeks, do not neglect refreshingly crisp, light white. After all, they are delicious any time of year.
You might want to ratchet up the intensity of your crisp whites and look for wines that will be just as fab at 55 degrees as they will be in 80 degree weather. A nice Pinot Bianco (additional recommendations coming tomorrow) is a great choice. There are tons of great options available from Italy, Alsace, Oregon and other places that begin with vowels, like Austria, Germany and Hungary. Okay, those don’t all begin with vowels, but Pinot Blanc is a star on the rise. Taste some in the coming months!
Two to Try:
A fairly rich style of Pinot Bianco that delivers a classic combination of fruit and minerality.
This is a lighter weight style of Pinot Blanc, but one that shows off the typical aromatics attained in Alsace.