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Wine(s) of the Week – Rustenberg Chardonnay ’15 & Niro Pecorino ’16

It’s summer and white wines are the beverage we want to be sipping on hot 80+-degree days! Here are two we recently tried and found to be good options for steamy summer drinking.

The South African Rustenberg Stellenbosch Chardonnay, 2015 is made with grapes from the best vineyards and are fermented and aged for 12 ¬†months in French casks. You’ll detect notes of apricot and orange peel with hints of marzipan and citrus as well. From Italy, there is the Pecorino Terre di Chieti from Italy’s Abruzzo region, made from Pecorino grapes which offer hints of tropical fruits, herbs and minerals. Nero Pecorino, the winemaker says, is “an authentic example of Abruzzo’s recently rediscovered signature white grape.

The two offer pleasurable drinking on these warm and often humid summer days and evenings. Enjoy!