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Raise a glass to warm weather with a bottle of what our Sommeliers are drinking this summer.

 

2016 Day Wines Vin de Days Blanc $18.99 
“Made by one of the hottest Oregon winemakers Brianne Day sourced from biodynamic vineyards.  This is a white blend that delivers crisp apple, peach, pears and lemon rind. Finishes dry and refreshing. Perfect for the summer BBQ’s season or just sipping on the porch.” – Terry Kaney, Plum Market Old Town

 

2015 Domaine Abbatucci Gris Imperial Rosé  $24.97
“Jean-Charles Abbatucci, the descendant of a famous Corsican General of the same name, produces cult wines in heavenly Corsica. Think fine sand beaches, blue sea, garrigue, and strong personality. All that, in a glass. The 2015 Gris Imperial Rose is mouthwatering, saline, with hints of Provence herbs and a bright acidity. Both serious and delicious, it will drink perfectly on its own or paired with food.” – Jean-Baptiste Tricot, Plum Market Old Town

 

2015 Kruger Rumpf Dorsheim Riesling Trocken $24.97  
rp90  “2015 in Germany is being lauded as the vintage of the century by many writers and publications, and from our own personal tastings here at the store we can definitely attest to such declarations.  In the last few years we have begun to see more dry Rieslings appearing on our shores—trocken means dry—and I think these wines are just the purest expression of the grape.  This wine displays tremendous aromatics which intensify the more one swirls, showing stone fruit, citrus, and white flowers; the palate confirms it and adds penetrating acidity and perfect balance.” – Jorge Lopez-Chavez, Plum Market Ann Arbor North Campus

 

Hijos de Rainera Pérez Marín “La Guita” Manzanilla $13.99
“When I imagine spending a summer in southern Spain it makes me think about how I would have Manzanilla or Fino sherries with every lunch.  I simply love that briny, salty, almost chalky aromas, and that flavor that often reminds me of green olives and quince.  The wine finishes with bone-dry sensation and elevated acidity.  When you drink a Manzanilla you always want it as fresh as they come, and this one has not been in the bottle for a year.  100% Palomino grapes.” – Jorge Lopez-Chavez, Plum Market Ann Arbor North Campus

 

2015 Philippe Viallet Savoie Blanc $11.97 
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 “The Savoie lies in the French Alps and abuts Italy and Switzerland. Its steeply sloped vineyards located in cool climes make for juicy, tart whites which are perfect for summer fare. Philippe Viallet’s is spot-on!  “Tangy and bright, with chamomile and mirabelle plum notes leading the way, backed by hints of lemon zest and white peach. A minerally edge keeps the finish driving along. Jacquère, Altesse, Chardonnay and Chasselas.” A *ridiculously* great value!” – Rod Johnson, Plum Market Ann Arbor

 

2016 Domaine de Fontsainte Gris de Gris  Corbières $13.97
“It is a silky smooth rosé on the palate and goes with any summer snack or meal!  If it’s a party, get the magnum for maximum impact – $29.97″  – Patrick Peterson, Plum Market West Bloomfield

 

 2015 Pewsey Vale Eden Valley Dry Riesling $14.97
“A perennially stunning value from South Australia that always over-delivers.  This refreshingly DRY Riesling has bracing acidity and notes of lime zest, white flowers, and wet stone on the nose with lime juice and green apple on the palate with a clean finish.  Compare this more closely to a Sauvignon Blanc than the Rieslings you’ve been accustomed to in the past.  Fantastic with sushi, grilled summer vegetables, grilled sea bass or grouper, or a watermelon salad.  Don’t be afraid to explore the world of Riesling and discover why it’s the world’s most versatile grape. Cheers!” – Jason Kugel, Plum Market Bloomfield

 

2015 Clelia Romana Fiano di Avellino $19.97
“Fiano is one of Italy’s best whites and one you probably haven’t had. It hails from southern Italy’s Campania region near Mount Vesuvius. The style is rich, sleek – full of orchard fruit, citrus, mountain herbs and this intense mineral saltiness. Perfect for almost any kind of food. If you like un-oaked wines check this stuff out- it really over-delivers for the money.” – Anthony Minne, Plum Market Old Town