Just like having a rosé season is silly, abandoning red wine for a duration of time is equally silly. This is likely practiced in equatorial countries that begin with vowels, and Tavel in France. Tavel is a slightly vowel poor exception since a V is worth four points.
Light reds are always appropriate and can be some of the most delicious wines around. Light and juicy with fine tannins and bright red fruit, they can pair well with food or be equally attractive on their own. Since I went with Chardonnay for the default white wine, I feel no shame in swinging for the fences with the Pinot Noirs of October.
Two to Try:
This wine is just being released but it’s a wine worth searching for. A real standout from my recent trip to Oregon for its wonderful purity and elegance.
Pinot Nero from the Alto Adige tends to be light and fresh, and this bottling from Terlan captures the style perfectly with pretty fruit and a slightly edgy texture.