A festive rosé to begin the meal, and two savory reds to tame autumn’s chill — listed below are three wines perfect for the season.
Easy, clear strawberry fruit flavors and vibrant bubbles to invigorate and refresh your palate. This can be a beautiful wine to welcome company and to pair with antipasti. Alcohol by quantity: 11 %. Bottle weight: 590 grams (Mild for glowing).
Ten Sisters Pinot Noir 2020
Marlborough, New Zealand, $22
Recent, full of life pinot noir with flavors of cherries and sassafras, this inexpensive wine makes for straightforward sipping by itself or with meals. Chances are you’ll not even discover that there appear to be 11 sisters dancing on the label. Sustainable. ABV: 12.7 %. BW: 425 grams (Mild).
Imported by Bartow Imports. Distributed regionally by Siema Wines.
Signature by La Font du Loup Côtes du Rhône Rouge 2021
Rhône Valley, France, $27
La Font du Loup is a gifted producer in Châteauneuf-du-Papes. This Côtes-du-Rhône shouldn’t be thought-about an “entry wine” — it’s top-notch. Deep and savory, with flavors of candy Montmorency cherries, wild sage and perhaps only a whiff of woodsmoke from a hearth far-off. Late autumn in a glass? Ask me in spring — I’ll nonetheless find it irresistible then. ABV: 14.5 %. BW: 590 grams (Common).
Costs are approximate. For availability, verify Wine.com, Wine-searcher.com and the web sites of the wineries, importers or distributors.