We have decided to go for two pairs of wines that we have recently discovered and were extremely impressed with at a couple of tastings over the last few months.
The first of these are the Baccolo wines from the Veneto region of Italy. These wines are located firmly in Amarone country and this is represented in the red wine by the inclusion of the Corvina grape variety as well as the patial drying of the grapes.
The second pair of wines are an eccentric offering from the Smoking Loon winery in California. Their playful approach to one of the regions specialities, old vine Zinfandel, and their interesting take on a Southern French style Viognier, intrigued us enough to share them with you in this month's case.
To complete the case we have opted for a pair of sensational South American wines which have become popular additions to our core range over the last year and really show what new world winemakers can do when clutivating classic European grapes on their own unique terrior. The first of these is the Dancing Flame Pinot Noir from the Leyda Valley in Chile. This is a soft yet complex expression of a Burgundian classic yet with a distinctly new world character. The second is a Pinot Grigio from the Mendoza region of Argentina. This wine which is grown in the foothills of the Andes shows what can kind of clarity and expresiveness can be achieved through high altitude viticulture.
As ever, I sincerely hope that you enjoy this month's case and that these wines act as the perfect accompaniment to an excellent summer.
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