3 reasons to embrace red wine in the summer

When the mercury rises and the days grow longer, many people instinctively reach for a chilled white wine, a crisp rosé, or a refreshing beer. However, red wine, often associated with cozy winter nights and hearty meals, can be a surprisingly delightful choice during the summer months.

Here are several reasons why you might want to consider adding red wine to your summer beverage rotation, and especially a Lalande-de-Pomerol ;)

  1. Versatile food pairings

One of the standout features of red wine is its versatility in food pairings. Summer is a season of barbecues, picnics (read our article about picnic & wine here), and al fresco dining, and red wine can complement a wide range of dishes. Whether you're enjoying grilled meats, spicy sausages, rich burgers, or even vegetarian fare like portobello mushrooms and grilled vegetables, a well-chosen red wine can enhance the flavors of your meal. You will find a lot of summer wine pairing ideas on our instagram and TikTok accounts!

When it comes to selecting a red wine for summer, our wine stands out as an excellent option. Known for its smooth texture and versatile flavor profile, our Cuve 8A particularly offers a refreshing and enjoyable experience even during the hottest months. 

  1. Chilling red wine

While it might seem counterintuitive, some red wines benefit from a slight chill, making them perfect for summer sipping. This is the case for our Cuve 8A. Serving red wine slightly below room temperature, around 55-60°F (13-16°C), can enhance its refreshing qualities. This slight chill makes Cuve 8A a pleasant and cooling option for hot summer days.

  1. Aromatic and flavorful

The aromatics of Merlot often include fresh, fragrant notes of ripe berries, herbs, and sometimes a hint of vanilla or mocha, which can be particularly enjoyable on a warm summer evening. These aromatic qualities add to the overall refreshing experience of drinking Merlot is enhanced in our Cuve 8A made only in concrete tank and no wood at all. 

While red wine might not be the traditional go-to for summer, its versatility and rich flavors make it a worthy contender. By choosing the right varietals such as Merlot (97% of our vines) and serving them at the appropriate temperature, you can enjoy red wine's unique qualities even on the hottest days. 

So next time you're planning a summer gathering or simply looking to unwind after a long day, consider reaching for a glass of Cuve 8A 2020 ! here is the link to shop your case 

You might just find that it becomes a staple of your summer routine. Cheers!