Radiant Reds: Find the Right Rouge for Summer


Radiant Reds: Find the Right Rouge for Summer

Tom Baxter |
The warmer it gets outside, the more we need our wine choices to refresh us, as well as tick all the regular boxes. It’s well known that whites and rosés can do so, with their typically lighter-bodied profiles and general absence of tannins. However, many of our favorite red wines can do the trick just as well, providing you choose wisely.

In these summer months, the most full-bodiedtannic red wines may not always be what you’re looking for. Find the right red, though, and you can see a whole different guise to red wines show in the glass: exuberancejuicinesscrisp acidity and bright summer fruit character.

We at Sotheby’s Wine have picked out ten wines that we feel suit serving in this exact way. Don’t be afraid to place any of these in the fridge for 15-30 minutes before you pull the cork or take to your picnic. You’ll be glad you did!

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