Marty Greenaway, head bartender at our very own Stratus Restaurant, has officially decided on the must-have beverages for relaxed summer imbibing. We spoke with Greenaway recently about his favourite white wines from the summer menu -- after all, what better way to cool down in the warmer months than with a crisp glass of white wine? "We decided to create wine options from all over the world for the new menu, adding wines from south Africa, Chile, and New Zealand," says Greenaway. "The three wines I am most excited about for the summer include a Rose, Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc."
Chateau de Lascaux, Languedoc Rose, France 2014
Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a nice French Rose, and that's exactly what Chateau de Lascaux provides.
The crisp and dry wine provides everything a Rose should, easy drinking and food friendly.
Within this lovely bottle of pink joy is a blend of Cinsault, Syrah and Grenache.
Great wine at a great price!
Chenin Blanc, Beaumont, South Africa 2014
The Beaumont winery originated in South Africa in the early 1700s and was once an outpost for the East Indian Trading company. This wine has aromas of green melon, apple and apricot. The Palate will sense fresh green apple, pineapple and wood spice. With a nice crisp finish and balanced acidity, this wine only gets better with age.
Middle Earth, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2014
New Zealand is known for producing some of the best Sauvignon Blanc's in the world and Middle Earth is no exception.
The silky finish and the aromas of pear, peach and mandarin really set this wine ahead of its counterparts.
It is exceptionally well balanced and is perfect for a hot summer day.