It’s snowing in Memphis as I write this post, so let’s contemplate a summery wine. La Miranda Secastilla Garnacha Blanca 2015, from Spain’s Somontano region, is an absolute sweetheart of a quaffer that goes down like a golden meadow in a glass. I don’t want to oversell it; this is basically a simple and appealing wine that conveys an aura of authenticity. Aged four months in second-year French oak barrels, this garnacha blanca — what the French call grenache blanc in the Rhone Valley — offers a pale straw-yellow color and attractive aromas of bee’s-wax and lemon balm, cloves and camillia, with touches of spiced pear and heather and, just at the end, a shivery fillip of petrol. It’s sleek and silky on the palate, with flavors of yellow fruit animated by sun-bright acidity and a note of limestone minerality. If you happen to be braising cod tonight — there was a recipe in The New York Times a few days ago — La Miranda Secastilla Garnacha Blanca 2015 would be a perfect match. 14 percent alcohol. Drink through the end of 2018. Very Good+. About $15, representing Excellent Value.

Imported by Gonzalez Byass USA, Chicago. A sample for review.

Somontano is a small vineyard and winemaking region in northern Spain, just under the shadow of the Pyrenees; the name means “under the mountain.” The name “Secastilla” on the label refers to the seven castles that stand as a ring of sentinels around the region.