It’s official – Summer has arrived! It’s warmer and hotter days make us yearn for rosés and whites when we think about sipping wine. The 2014 Tavel Frieuré de Montézargues and Willm Pinot Blanc fit the bill to a tee. Both are delicious fruity, floral and fresh. The rosé comes from Frieuré de Montézargues, owned by the Richard Family, proprietors of Chateau La Nerthe (Chateauneuf-du-Pape) and Domaine de la Renjarde, (Clos de Rhone Villages Massif d’ Uchaux). It’s in the Rhone Valley in an abbey dating to the 12th century. Full bodied and fresh, it is also elegant with notes of red berries and ripe peaches and is 13.5 percent ABV. It’s imported by Pasternak Wine.
The Willm Pinot Blanc is from the Alsace in a vineyard even older (1896). It combines Grand Cru Kirchberg de Bart and Clos Gaensbroennel. Fresh, fruity and floral, this wine imported by Monsieur Touton Selection Ltd., is estate bottled is a Réserve and works with many foods from sushi or savory tarts to seafood and mixed salads. It is 12 percent ABV. These two fresh and floral wines makes us think about finding a hammock to swing in and enjoy the warmer season!