by: Isabella Sarlija
When we imagine our ideal nighttime routine, we think of soothing baths, powerful skin-care rituals, and wine, of course. But as the temperature begins to drop, we are finding that the zippy Pet Nats and Pinot Grigios we’ve enjoyed these past few months are getting to be a bit too light for our palettes. So, what are we reaching for while we wear hydrating face masks and cozy sweaters? Read ahead for some of the types of wine we’re drinking this fall.
This is, hands down, one of our favorite types of wine. Grenache is an ideal type of red if you are still on the fence about heavier red wines, like that Malbec or Zinfandel that your mother loves to have. Grenache is medium-bodied and has a well-balanced amount of tannins, meaning that although it will taste like a good glass of classic red, it won’t leave much dryness or acidity in the mouth after every sip. Grenache typically has notes of stone fruits and tobacco, making it perfect for transitioning into the colder months.
We know what you’re thinking: but, I’ve been drinking rosé all summer? Rose is ideal to have during this transitional season because although it contains floral notes, some bottles can still have a medium-to-full body that makes them comforting enough for a cozy night in.
Now, we understand that dry, moody wine is not for everyone. If you are looking for something on the sweeter side, consider a bottle of Sémillon. It comes from the Bordeaux region of France, where the wine ages in oak barrels. Oak adds creamy depth to the grape’s citrusy and floral notes, making this wine as smooth as warm honey dripping down a sore throat.