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Top 7 red wines for August

Just picture a lovely meal outside enjoying summer with the company of one of the bests reds for summer. Reds do also work for warmer weather!

  1. Tempranillo: From the warm centre of Spain comes this soft, Spanish red wine deriving juicy strawberry flavours from the Tempranillo, with some spicy Syrah pepping up the blend. It?s a great wine for steak and red meats. (Link:  

2. Nebbiolo: The wine was aged in a mixture of seventy-hectolitre and 300-litre oak barrels, with no new oak Taste: This single-vineyard Nebbiolo offers an elegant nose with hints of raspberries and roses On the palate, it is full and harmonious with a long, positive finish

3. Juliénas, Domaine Le Carjot

From a family-owned producer, this is a food-friendly Gamay, full of bright red and black fruit aromas. Serve alongside Coq au Vin for a truly French experience. 

4. Juniper Crossing Cabernet

Want to get your elderly relatives singing over Sunday lunch? This super-ripe Cabernet/Merlot, with its cassis-rich plum and blackcurrant fruit flavours ought to do the trick. Pour liberally, in the company of a lamb roast. Juniper Estate sits next to exalted Margaret River estates Cullens and Vasse Felix on the gravelly loams of Wilyabrup Creek.

5. Le Orme Barbera d’Asti Superiore

Winemaker Michele Chiarlo was born in the Monferrato region of Piemonte where his family has grown grapes for over 5 generations. In 1956 he decided to start a small winery in Calamandrana, a small village nestling in some of Monferrato’s finest hillside vineyards. He now owns 50 hectares of vineyards situated in the most prestigious areas and produces top quality Barolos such as Cerequio and Cannubi and this wonderful Barbera d’Asti La Court Barbera d’Asti have won many awards worldwide and is recognized as being amongst Italy’s top red wines. In the Italian wine guide, 2001 La Court Barbera d’Asti was awarded the 3 Bicchieri as was the 2000 in the previous year. 

6. The Jetty, Tower 15, Pali Wine

Pali Wines is a state-of-the-art winery and tasting room in the town of Lompoc, CA. The winery, Pali, is named after the area, Pacific Palisades, where the owners grew up on the west coast of Los Angeles. Tower 15 wines are inspired by a stretch of beach along the Pacific Palisades where lifeguard tower 15 stands.

7. Schloss Johannisberg Riesling Grunlack Spatlese

SILVER MEDAL – Decanter World Wine Awards 2010 Schloss Johannisberg in the Rheingau is a Landmark and meeting point of culture and wine growing. A top-ranking 35 ha single vineyard wine estate and a monument to the history of wine. Schloss Johannisberg is the oldest Riesling-Estate of the world (100% Riesling since 1720). It is the home of the quality designations for German white wine, especially for Spätlese (late harvest invented in 1775) but also for Auslese (selected harvest, in 1787) and Eiswein

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