You can’t miss these wines perfect for the summer and your wallet!

by Luis Bobadilla

One of the most enigmatic and great nights of the year it’s about to start. Summer is still here and we should celebrate it with style. To offer you the best we’d like to propose some wines that you cannot miss.

Wines for less than £8 with good quality

Cheap doesn’t always mean bad. Nowadays there are a lot of wines and champagnes that are cheap but have a very good quality. Some are young wines that want to make presence while others are recognized brands offering their signature quality.

D.O. Alicante has under its belt some wines that are well worth checking out. One of them is the Marina Espumante, from Bocopa vineyards, a very fresh and low alcohol wine, ideal for summer and celebrations. You can eat with whitefish and other light dishes.

Another recommendation is the Flor de Vetus Verdejo 2015 D.O. Rueda, also fresh, with citrus aromas and kind of fruity, perfect for fish, cheese or smoked meals.

Betting for Rioja is a safe choice. In this case, we recommend their reds to pair with delicious meats, such as the Azpilicueta Crianza 2013, a wine of great warmth, soft and very aromatic. It is especially delicious with cold cuts, perfect for this summer.

Wines for celebrating just between £8 – £20 

When toasting, either with family or friends, you cannot miss a good sparkiling wine. Integral Llopart is made with Chardonnay, Xarel·lo and Parellada grapes, and with great quality thanks to the long tradition of wine and champagne cellar of Heretat de Can Llopart de Subirats. It is a soft and fresh cava, which will lay great for toasting.

Some other wines that exceed the £10 euro milestone that we dare to recommend you it’s the In Macula 2013, a good flavored white wine D.O. Navarra. Very well appreciated.

The Ribera de Duero always gives good results as well. In this price range, the Parada Atatua 2012, a red wine that goes very well when rices with meat or selected meats to celebrate summer nights. It is an elegant one that smells to wood berries, is fleshy and soft.

Deluxe products of more than £20 

For foodies and all kind of food lovers here are some of the best wines to be drunk on special occasions. The tastiest white wines come in the form of tropical freshness. O Luar do Sil 2014, made from grapes of Godello and aromas of wildflowers and tropical fruit from D.O. Valdeorras, is a suitable wine for soft cheeses and fish.

We are taking a look at the best Spanish wines from different D.O. Now turn to a red luxury, worth 50 euros, and called Clos Fontà 2009, from the Priorat. Note its intense cherry color! It has a strong and deep smell and several other spices, such as black cocoa and red fruits. It is a powerful wine, with body, personality, and color. If you are celebrating a dinner with roast meats, there’s nothing better than uncork this bottle and enjoy the fest with your beloved ones.

And when toasting, the cava Sabaté i Coca Reserva Familiar 2008 is exceptional. It presents a golden yellow and transparent color that tastes ripe and dry fruits.

Once you have chosen with whom, how and with what you will be celebrating the shortest night of the year, you’ll be one step closer to have the best time, cheers!

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