With temperatures beating records in past few weeks, I have been switching from my usual 90% red wine diet to an almost even split between whites and reds.
My preferences have also leaned towards less alcoholic wines, 12 to 13 Degrees when possible.
Catalan producer Bohigas has farming roots dating back to 13th century yet the name Bohigas did not appear on a wine label until 1978.
They use local grapes Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada for whites and Trepat for red.
Their methods are organic (not yet certified).
The Bohigas 'Blanc de Blancs' Xarel-lo 2011 (100% Xarel-lo) displays floral tones, light acidity and soft elegant finish. Xarel-lo is one of the 3 grapes used to produce Cava.
It will be good company for seafood and lightly spicy dishes.
At 12% alcohol it will not knock you over.
Retails around $10-11
Toast the summer with a glass of Bohigas 'Xarel-lo'