4R

4R sees a mix of cool and temperate climates, and alpine and maritime influence in regions like Piedmont, Italy; Carneros and Russian River Valley, California; Bordeaux, Loire Valley, and Rhône Valley, France. Production techniques depend on the grape and climate; a variety of maceration times are used, as are stainless steel or oak aging. The wines resemble 2% milk, with ripe fruit, balanced acid, and subtle tannins. Varietals like Nebbiolo, Cabernet Franc, and Sangiovese pair with cured meats and grilled vegetables.