Sensational Spring Wines
Warm Weather Pairings
We're officially into spring, and what a welcome reward to one of the hardest, longest, snowiest winters we can remember. While flip flops and tank tops are still a future dream, we are more than ready to trade in our winter-hearty stews and soups for the light, bright goodness of springtime. Hello farm fresh asparagus, ramps and fiddleheads! Now to find the right pairing for this warm weather bounty ...
Huff Estate "South Bay Vineyards" Rose, VQA Prince Edward County, 2012 $18.95
A fantastic spring time sipper made from 100% Cabernet Franc. Juicy and refreshing with flavours of red berries, currant, lime zest and mineral with a great backbone of firm acidity. Enjoy with grilled lamb, asparagus frittata or spicy mussels in tomato broth.
Rosehall Run Pinot Gris, VQA Prince Edward County, 2012 $21.95
We love County Pinot Gris for its fresh orchard fruit and stoney, mineral flavours, and Rosehall Run produces one of the best, in our minds. A great option for spring feasts of baked ham, fresh herb salads or seared scallops.
Trius Sparking Brut, VQA Niagara Peninsula, $24.95
Made in the traditional Champagne method and a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, this is bright and fresh with flavours of apple, lemon and classic yeasty notes, with focused bubbles. Try with grilled white fish, roast lemon chicken or strawberries and cream.
Malivoire Gamay, VQA Niagara Peninsula, $17.95
Juicy and smooth with a mix of berry, floral and light spice flavours, the lower tannins and fresh acidity make this a great dining companion to a number of dishes, including springtime classics like roast turkey, veal and grilled vegetables.
Erin & Courtney Henderson are The Wine Sisters, specializing in custom wine events and tours. Visit them online at thewinesisters.com