I know it’s hot, my sunglasses, tank top, shorts and flip flops uniform confirms it to me, but when one is a confessed wine lover, which is really me, cannot help it. Every time I look at Uvinum virtual showcase or at the shelves of my favorite wine shops my brain starts sending me a lot of good signs.
And of course, even though I have already talked about cider, sangria, red wine with soda and cool summer drinks, and although I told you that you have to give rosé wine a chance on vacation and that the beer has won the gold medal on terraces and bars … I cannot resist to full bodied red wine. The flesh is weak.
Wine is something different. I know there are things like the typical Christmas soup or the vigil stew which are just eaten on a certain time of year which coincides with low temperatures in both cases. The two dishes are my favorites and every time they show up on the table I eat as much as I can and ask for one more again and again. But the rest of the year, other alternatives are just good enough to me. But with wine it does not happen, so I wanted to share with you three discoveries in wine that I will for sure try before fall comes:
Numanthia Thermes winery is always perfect to me and although their wines are not the kind that you can have on the table every day, at least I cannot (but invitations are accepted), every time I try one of them they make me forget the rest of my indelible favorites. Numanthia and Termes were great and my goal is to try Thermantia 2007 before the summer ends.
Finca Villacreces 2006: a red wine from Ribera del Duero that Peñín and Parker scored above 90 and that Uvinum have in its online store for less than twenty Euros. My next tapas dinner will have Iberian ham as main star, accompanied by aged cheese and this wine that for sure will not disappoint me. I will keep you informed.
Secreto Carmenere 2010: Chilean wine about eight euros which seems exciting and opulent. The notes of bitter chocolate and mushrooms that are described in its tasting notes show it to me as an irresistible wine perfect to prolong the long summer nights.