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Three wines to be released at Vintages this Saturday, August 8th:

Ricossa Moscato d'Asti 2009 (Piedmont, Italy)
$14.95 (Vintages #72272)
The perfect summer wine is Moscato d'Asti. It's low in alcohol and has that slight fizzy note that is so refreshing on a hot day. Ricossa Moscato d'Asti 2009 has a lovely nose of carnations. It's off-dry with a grapey orange flavour. It's clean and cleansing. Drink it by itself on the patio or the dock. ****½ (89)
Food match: fresh peaches; aperitif

La Maison du Crémant Brut Crémant de Bourgogne (Burgundy)
$16.95 (Vintages #127811)
If you like a glass of bubbly but the price of champagne makes it a wine for celebrations only, try another French fizz that's nearer your budget. Crémant de Bourgogne is a sparkling wine made in Burgundy from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay or Pinot Blanc. This wine has a chalky, mineral and grapefruit nose with a lively citrus and apple skin flavour. It's medium-bodied and crisply dry. ****½ (89)
Food match: grilled fish; aperitif

François Lurton Terre de Luna Alta Coleccion Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (Argentina)
$13.95 (Vintages #614644)
Argentina is best known for its Malbec wines but they can make some pretty nifty Cabernet Sauvignons as well. And they're well priced. This wine is dense purple in colour with an earthy, spicy nose and a floral top note. It's medium to full-bodied, firmly structured and dry with herbal, blackcurrant and cherry flavours. I'd cellar it for about a year. **** (87)
Food match: lamb sausages; ribs

 

 

 

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