Margaret Swaine’s Wine Picks: Refreshing finds

Beat the summer heat with these refreshing wines from July 21’s Vintages release. Find them via

Tenuta S. Anna Prosecco
$18.95 (88 Points)
From the Valdobbiadene hills, the classic zone where Prosecco was born, this sparkler has a delicately floral nose and nice subtle pear and peach flavour. Refreshing with decent length, its bubbles are small and fine. Great with appetizers, at a brunch or for sipping on a lazy afternoon.

Chateau Saint Roch 2011
 $14.95 (89 Points)
Pale salmon in hue, this blend of 60% grenache with the rest syrah is sourced from old vines growing in the Roussillon region of southern France. Medium bodied, crisp and dry, it has good solid fruit with cranberry notes on the palate and a refreshing finish. A nice touch of minerality comes through from its black slate soil.

Whitehaven Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011
 $19.95 (91 Points)
This New Zealand white has the elegance of a French sauvignon combined with the ripe flavour intensity typical of its native country. Medium bodied and finely textured, its vibrant bouquet yields white grapefruit, nettle and gooseberry aromas with a touch of herbaceousness. These carry through on the palate with the addition of pineapple and other tropical notes. The finish is long, cleansing and fresh.