EatinEatOut : Summer 2013
48 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA Here are some delicious wines for summer to share with friends and family: 2011 Bera Moscato d’Asti Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Italy - $16.95 A lot of people have a hate on for sweet wines, but I love them – especially during the summertime when so many delicious fresh fruits are in season like apricots, peaches, pears and plums. This wine is aromatic, fresh, medium-sweet and slightly fizzy and is the perfect dessert accompaniment for summer. With notes of peach and orange blossom, the wine’s sweetness is balanced by plenty of natural acidity. 2012 Château La Tour de L’Évêque Rosé Provence, France - $18.95 My all-time favourite rosé wine-producing region is Provence. The vignerons of Provence have been making this style of wine for centuries. This classic example is made from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah and Mouvèrdre. Medium body with notes of strawberry, white cherries, fresh herbs and spice, this wine would pair well with just about anything. 2010 Copper’s Creek Sauvignon Blanc Malborough, New Zealand - $16.95 One of the most versatile grapes of summer is Sauvignon Blanc. Its slight grassy character and high acidity make it a perfect foil for asparagus, artichokes, lettuces and fresh tomatoes. This wine is produced by the family run Cooper’s Creek Vineyard and exhibits classic notes of gooseberry, fresh cut grass and citrus.