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Light Reds that Pack a Punch!

They look light and are certainly easy drinking, but these reds are bursting with flavor and fruit!   

Apua Pipeño

This wine is a blend of 70% Pais and 30% Carignan from the southern Maule region of Chile, it is made in an old style called Pipeño. Very light in color, it almost looks like a rose in the glass, with  bright notes of raspberry, cherry, and rose petals that leads into underlying hints of dried herbs, fennel seeds, oregano and thyme.  This fruit driven, easy drinking wine has fresh acid and low tannin and is best served with a chill. Pipeño is not just for Chileans anymore!

 

Centonze Frappato

An absolutely knockout Frappato with intensely aromatic nose of red cherry, flowers, cinnamon and cardamom. Bright and juicy, with hints of mint complementing violet and red cherry flavors. Finishes bright and long with zingy minerality and repeating floral notes.

 

Tenuta Olimbauda - Grignolino d'Asti DOC

Grignolino emerges in the history of the ancient vineyards of Piedmont, and finds its adoption in the territory between Asti and Casale Monferrato. The name derives almost certainly from "grignole" Asti dialect word to indicate the seeds are particularly numerous. It is a vine very demanding in terms of climate and terrain, difficult to grow but gives an original and unpredictable wine.

This wine is very pale, with subtle amber highlights. The nose gives a delicate fragrance, with notes of wild berries, dried flowers and often accompanied by characteristic hints of white pepper. The palate is vivid and full-bodied but elegant, dry to the typical presence of tannins with surprising ripe fruit.

 

Laforêt Bourgogne Pinot Noir

A light ruby red in color but with a bold flavor of sour cherry and bit of barnyard to keep it interesting. Smooth with a hint of acid and a sour cherry and spice flavor as it goes down. It's a simple wine made to drink young.