New Age Welcomes Summer

Every plant in my backyard was in full rejoice-mode on yesterday’s Summer Solstice!
Daisies were reaching, stretching tall to soak up every bit of extra light that was offered.

Tiger lilies were proudly showing off their bright colors.

Coreopsis gathered together in full, sunny display.

While leaning in close to admire all their beauty, I may have heard the faintest hint of singing.

The sun itself responded by bathing all of us in bright, dazzling light and heat.

A wine for this sun-bedazzled moment?  I wanted something light, refreshing, thirst-quenching.  The bottle of New Age chilling in my refrigerator would be perfect.

New Age is a white blend from Argentina. The bottle states on the back label it is composed of 10% Sauvignon Blanc and 90% Torrontes. Previous bottlings have used Malvasia grapes too.  The Torrontes grape is found only in Argentina where it can produce very fruity, yet dry wines.

The New Age bottle is intriguing with a smartly stylish woman peeking out through the wine, suggesting the wine’s style.

It pours out with lots of frothy bubbles.

Aromas are perfumed with flowers, holding intense apricot and peach fruits.
The palate is delightful!  The sweet stone fruits are balanced by bright citrus flavors, contributed by the Sauvignon Blanc grapes, and everything is light and elevated by the happy effervescence.

We also drank New Age “Tincho” style, that is, with a slice of lemon and lime.  We decided against adding the traditional ice cubes, knowing full well we would have gulped down our glass before the wine had a chance to warm up! Citrus slices upped the bright citrus notes already present in the wine, making it even more refreshing.

Flowers reaching, maybe even singing; Sunshine blazing; spritzy wine for sipping.  This was the Summer Solstice at its finest!

Sipping in flip-flops on a sunny day;
Upping the refreshment by adding citrus slices;
Anyone who loves a wine with sweetness balanced with bright citrus flavors.

About the author: Sue Navratil

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