Hot August Nights Sipper Pack + 15% Off All Tuscan Wines at Flor
When it becomes too hot to think, we reach for crisp, mineral-driven, and refreshing ‘no brainer’ wine. While we have our favorite summertime regions such as Muscadet, Mosel and Galicia, this sipper pack offers an excellent opportunity to explore refreshment from around the globe. Thirst-quenching wine comes in all styles and colors so we’ve assembled a frizzante, rosé, skin contact, red and whites to get you through these hot August nights.
As far as ideal serving temperatures for each wine is concerned, the answer is best summarized by Danny when we came up with the idea for this pack here at the shop: “Just shove the whole pack in the fridge & taste the rainbow”.
Please shove responsibly.
2021 Brigo Vini ‘Baracca’ Lambrusco dell’Emilia – Emilia-Romagna, Italy Impressions: We were instantly enamored with this frizzante as its easy drinking profile of raspberries and hibiscus makes it hands down the most refreshing summertime Lambrusco we’ve ever had. Pro Tip – You can drink it clear or flip the bottle upside down to mix in the sediment and lees.
2020 Johanneshof Reinisch Rosé – Thermenregion, Austria Impressions: Born of a love of all things Thermenregion, this exquisite Rosé combines two Reinisch specialties, Pinot Noir and St. Laurent, from 3 of the estate’s top single vineyard sites. Gorgeous notes of strawberries, white raspberries and rose petals drape over a chiseled mineral core with a mouthwatering acid that thrives past a crisp, dry finish.
2019 Domaine Mosse ‘Goldeneye’ Blanc – Vin de la Communauté Européenne (France) Impressions: What’s a winemaker to do when a frost wipes out any chance of a harvest on your property? Go on the road and buy some grapes. Agnès et René Mosse bought organically farmed Gruner Veltiler from Austria’s Wachau district and Loin de L’oeil from Gaillac in Southwest France to produce this crisp and citrusy white under a broad European Union appellation. The nose shows quince, honeysuckle, citrus, and apples. The palate displays a leesy texture and a moderate weight with a lift of honey giving way to aged citrus peels and textured stone fruits.
2018 Alta Alella ‘Cau d’en Genís – Catalonia, Spain Impressions: This is a classic saline expression of a singular Pansa Blanca (aka Xarel-lo) vineyard overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. This cuvée is a selection from the estate’s oldest parcels. A bright and fresh attack of white peach, gardenias, and hints of fennel greet you from the glass. The palate is salty, mineral and silky with a long and elegant finish.
2020 Filipa Pato ‘Dinamica’ Vinho Branco – Bairrada, Portugal Impressions: We are huge fans of Filipa Pato’s wines as every single bottle never fails to leave behind a profound statement. Aromas of poached pears and apples intermingle with notes of iodine and rosemary. The palate is fruity and slightly salty with a creamy and smooth mineral-rich texture that descends on a crisp, dry and refreshing finish.
2021 Zajc ‘Full Circle’ Cviček – Dolenjska, Slovenia Impressions: Cviček is a unique red and white wine blend of controlled origin. Playful berry aromas, with scintillating notes of cherry and raspberry constitutes the embodiment of its lightness and freshness. Youthfully bashful with a polished acid and low alcohol makes this a perfect chilled red wine experience.