With fall in the air—not really in Miami, but everywhere else—it’s time to break out the reds. Since it’s still pretty hot and humid down here, I’m breaking out the chillable reds like Domaine Ruet Cote de Brouilly 2016.
The Ruet Family Estate Winery has sat on the terrain of Voujon in Cercié-en-Beaujolais at the foot of Mont Brouilly since 1926. It spreads over south-facing slopes on the shallow, granite and stony soils that characterize the Northern Beaujolais region. Domaine Ruet uses the tradition of semi-carbonic maceration, integrated vine growing techniques, and has harvests their vineyards by hand for generations. Each wine exhibits the characteristics of their respective Cru and the distinctive terroirs within.
The wine was pale ruby in color. It was fruit forward with blueberry, raspberry, and strawberry but also had a slight earthiness and floral quality to it. It was dry and medium-bodied with soft tannins and balanced acidity. I paired it with some homemade butternut squash gnocchi. I got it at 305 Wines for $22.99. It definitely was perfect for our cool 80 degree weather.