Summertime brings warm weather, picnics, outdoor fun,and summer wine. However, when you search for summer wines, you’re faced with the usual rose’, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, and on and on and on. Same old, same old.
Not if you go to Su Vino Winery in Scottsdale! Much to my sweet-wine-lovin’ delight, they have four tasty light wines that will change what you drink for summer. Chardonnay and Pinot are fine for staying inside and sipping (while holding one pinky high), but these have “pool party” written all over them!
Enter four sweet wines from Su Vino: Summer Rain, Sweet Symphony, Peachy Keen, and the all-new Blue Breeze. Sweet tasty wines all infused with fruit flavors to keep you going “Wow! This is good!” Throw in some fruit and you have a party in a glass.
Summer Rain: Riesling with a tart green-apple infusion. This is an excellent balance of tart and sweet. Riesling can sometimes be overly sweet, but the apple is tart enough to balance out the sweetness. Nice fruit-forward apple taste that is brightened up by the Riesling. It’s not overly sweet, and not overly tart. It doesn’t need to be paired with anything; it’s excellent by itself. In fact, the only thing that would make a chilled glass of Summer Rain even better would be a swimming pool to be soaking in while drinking it.
Peachy Keen: Chardonnay infused with natural peach flavors. Strong peach flavor balanced by the tartness of the Chardonnay. Usually, I’m not a fan of Chardonnay because it’s too tart for me. But the sweet peach flavor balances it out nicely. The stronger flavor is peach, and the tartness of the Chardonnay comes in the background.
Sweet Symphony: This wine features the “Symphony” grape; a combination of Grenache Gris and Muscat of Alexandra. Natural flavors of mango and citrus fruit are added in to create an interesting combination of flavors.
Blue Breeze: I’d never tasted a blueberry wine before, so I was all excited to give this a try. It’s great! It’s not a “blueberry wine”….it’s a sweet red wine with an infusion of natural blueberry. Blueberry flavors with a light red wine flavor in the background. This is a proprietary blend specifically developed by Cory Whalen, the owner of Su Vino. He had tried other blueberry wines and didn’t like them, so he invented his own. I’d say he’s created a winner.
Ranked from dry to sweet, they list like this:
- Summer Rain
- Peachy Keen
- Sweet Symphony
- Blue Breeze
So the next time your friends invite you to a pool party, skip the old boring summer wines and reach instead for some light and fruity flavored wines from Su Vino. Your friends will be glad you did.
Check out Su Vino's wines here.