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Hot climates, ripe fruit, chewy tannins, and high alcohol make for some big wines — but so does human manipulation. What are we really talking about when we say ‘full-bodied’?
I know that many who enjoy light, chillable reds, like myself, may be apprehensive of 'big wines.' My theory is that it is not big wines, per se, but the spoofy ones. We are not including 'spoofy' wines in this month's selections, or even wines with new oak. Instead we've assembled wines with full-bodied characteristics – ripe fruit, prominent tannin, higher alcohol, concentration, and richness – that remain balanced and compelling.
Read more in this month's newsletter!
Jonathan & Bruno