Chillable Reds for Summer

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It’s August and it’s hot outside! The combination of a chilled, light red wine and your favorite fare charred on the grill is one of the great gifts of summer.

For anyone looking to beat the heat with something red & refreshing, look no further — Skurnik has an enticing selection of reds from around the world that are perfect for a chill:

 

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PRIELER
Johanneshöhe Blaufränkisch 2017

Sourced from 9 different parcels in Schützen • Soils are dominated by limestone, mica schist, and portions of slate • Fermented in stainless steel before racked into stockinger barrels


 

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GLATZER
Zweigelt, ‘Rebencuvée’ 2019

Zweigelt sourced from a collection of organically farmed vineyards in and around the village of Göttlesbrunn in Carnuntum •  Rich loamy-clay soils with some sand and gravel • Stainless steel fermented • Maturation in oak


 

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VALLE DELL’ACATE
Il Frappato 2020

100% Frappato • Certified organic • From 10-20-year-old vines planted to black soils with white stones • Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel • Maceration for about a week • Aged in steel for six months


 

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LIOCO
Red Blend, ‘Indica’ 2019

93% Carignan, 7% Valdigue • Practicing organic • Handharvested • Mendocino County AVA • Carignan sourced from McCutchen Ranch and Bartolomei Vineyard • Aged 7 months in a mix of neutral oak barriques, puncheons and stainless steel tanks


 

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PEDRO PARRA
País, ‘Vinista’ 2019

100% País • Produced from a selection of vineyards in the same village in Itata • Dry-farmed, old vines grown on granitic soils •  30% whole-cluster fermentation with native yeasts


 

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COLONIA LAS LIEBRES
Bonarda 2020

100% Bonarda from pergola vineyards located in Luján de Cuyo (Mendoza), at 800 m • Certified organic grapes • Semi-desert climate with hot days and cool night • Deep, fresh soils with low fertility to control vigor, delay ripening, and avoid hydrological stress


 

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DOMAINE des MARRANS
Fleurie, ‘Les Marrans’ 2019

Practicing organic • From the lieu dit ‘Les Marrans’ in the heart of Fleurie • 45+-year-old vines • Pure pink granite soil • Southern exposure • Traditional semi-carbonic maceration • Whole cluster •  Indigenous yeast fermented • Aged in large older barrels for 12 months


 

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CHÂTEAU de COULAINE
Chinon 2020

Certified organic • 100% Cabernet Franc • From the hillside and riverbank of Chinon • Sand and limestone soils • 30+ year old vines • Indigenous yeast fermented • Fermented and aged in 75% concrete, 25% tank


 

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CAN SUMOI
Sumoll/Garnatxa 2019

Certified organic • 50% Sumoll, 50% Garnatxa • De-stemmed and fermented spontaneously in tank with 15 days of maceration  •  Raised 12 months in tank—no oak • Bottled without fining or filtration • Zero added sulfur


 

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FINCA TORREMILANOS
El Porron de Lara 2018

Certified Biodynamic (Demeter) • 100% Tempranillo •  Harvested early • Partially de-stemmed • Indigenous yeast fermentation • Raised in old barrels • Bottled without fining, filtration or added sulfer