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Refreshing summer wines under $20

Saturday, August 02, 2014 - Updated: 4:08 AM

Refreshing summer wines under $20

By PETER M. GIANOTTI

Newsday

There are those humid, summer days when you think: Maybe winter is pretty good, after all. One way to cool off during the sticky weather: a bright, light white wine. Keeping the price less than $20 helps, too.

The 2012 Trivento Torrontes Reserve ($12) fits the description and does so at a very respectable price. You'll find citrus notes and some tropical fruit in this refresher from Argentina. The 2013 Luigi Bosca Finca La Linda Torrontes ($15) announces itself with peach and citrus, plus flowers. Both wines are fine with Mexican and Thai cuisines, and are a lively accompaniment to sushi.

And the crisp, no-nonsense 2013 Casillero del Diablo Sauvignon Blanc ($11) brings in a haul of tropical fruit and citrus. The Chilean wine is a match for shellfish and light seafood.

Take an Italian trip with the grassy, citrusy 2013 Aia Vecchia Vermentino IGT Maremma Toscana ($12), a fresh and easygoing choice that is especially right with uncomplicated seafood dishes, from salad to crudo, fritto misto to simply prepared finfish.

The floral 2013 Santi Pinot Grigio IGT Sortesele ($16) offers a suggestion of pear and melon, with a trace of pepperiness, too. It's a versatile wine, ready for poolside, rooftop and backyard parties.

From Alsace comes the 2012 Hugel et Fils Gentil ($15), a white blend of gewürztraminer with pinot gris, riesling, muscat and sylvaner. The result is slightly floral, dry and ideal chilled, to be served with appetizers and seafood.

     

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