Light Red Wine for Summer

Looking for  an interesting light red wine  to drink this weekend?IMG_3287

Schiava Gentile 2011 from Peter Zemmer, the perfect light  red wine for warm weather drinking.  Made from the Schiava grape (a blend of various varieties of Schiava) this varietal grows on the special vineyards on the valley floor of the southern Lowlands of Alto Adige. $15

After the grapes are picked the stems are immediately removed and the grapes are fermented for 8 days at a constant temperature. The must is kept in regular contact with the skins through circulation pumping and gentle pressure from below. This is done to achieve ideal results with the coloring from the skins and emphasize the fruitiness of the wine.IMG_3290

The wine is light ruby in color; it is light, fresh and easy to drink with a touch of bitter almond in the finish. I had it with pizza with different toppings and it worked very well with all of them.

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