Best Wines to Drink in the Summer
Things are hotting up and we are ready for days spent sipping on summer wines. There are a range of whites, reds and sparkling wines perfect for a hot summer day when you want something refreshing whilst you are al fresco dining or having a few drinks whilst relaxing in the garden.
To help you decide what to drink we’ve put together a guide to the best wines to drink in the summer-
Dry white Riesling wines are known for their crispness and notes of peach, pear and apricot and are ideal to be paired with a meal that you are enjoying outside in the warm evenings with friends and family.
The Yorkshire Heart Ortega is the perfect white wine after a long sunny day. It is a light, fresh wine that is full of floral and fruit aromas and flavours which create a refreshing wine through its lovely crisp acidity.
Made in the traditional method of second fermentation in the bottle, sparkling rosé wine has a splash of pinot noir added at the fermentation stages to give a revitalising summer fruit flavours with raspberry and cherry notes to create a delicate pink colour. This wine is the perfect option to bring out when you’re hosting, whether that’s a smoky barbecue or a delicious brunch.
Chardonnay is one of the most delicious wines you can enjoy in the summer season. The chardonnay grape can grow in many climates so winemakers are able to make the wine exactly how they want them, either light or full bodied, refreshing or smooth. In summer this refreshing wine is perfectly paired while you are relaxing with a cheeseboard.
Although popular all year round, sauvignon blanc is one of the best wines to drink in summer. It is full with fruity flavours including lime, white peach, pear and passion fruit. The crisp and dryness of the wine makes it a good pairing with lighter foods such as seafood.
The only rosé from Yorkshire Heart is the Latimer Rosé wine. With a light pink colour, it has a fresh acidity with sweet red fruit to create a tantalising taste. It has even been awarded the Mercian Vineyard Association Trophy for Best Northern Region Wine & Silver Medal.
Pinot Grigio is known for its popular zing as it is a crisp and fresh wine and it makes a great summer white. The Pinot Gris grapes that are used to create the acidity are harvested early so they can retain their freshness. It’s packed with notes of mango, pineapple and guava.
If you are looking for a summery red wine, think about trying the Yorkshire Heart Eleanor Red Wine. It is full of red berries to create a black cherry flavour which has low tannins, mellow acidity and a long finish. This wine is a blend between pinot noir, cabaret and gamay to produce a pleasant red wine that can be enjoyed as the sunsets later on in the summer days.