Rumor has it that Spring has arrived. Depending on the day you may or may not believe it. But just as sure as sprouts are coming up in the garden, so our mouth waters for some Springtime sippers. Here are some fresh wines that floated in with the breeze.
Poderi Morini Morosé Spumante Brut Rosè $14
Centesimino (aka Sauvignon Rosso)
From Emilia-Romagna, this textured and creamy rose is made from an all but lost grape varietal. Lots of fruit and herbal elements–red berries–from raspberry to cherry as well as something like a fennel or tarragon herbalness here.
Andreola 26o Primo Prosecco DOCG $19
Racy and elegant, this radiant sparkler offers aromas of honeysuckle, citrus and autumn orchard fruit. The dry, fruity palate is both smooth and crisp, featuring creamy white peach, ripe yellow pear and lemon zest alongside a polished perlage.
Olivier Morin Tentation Crémant de Bourgogne Brut Rosé $22
A cheerful, sparkling rendition of Pinot Noir grown in Chablis. Crisp and fresh but with a underlying complex notes of wild sour cherries, floral, earthy, and dark, earthy Pinot notes.
Vale d ‘Este Vinho Verde Branco $10
Aromatic and refreshing Vinho Verde with classic fruity aromas, lifted acidity and lingering fruit notes.
Vale d ‘Este Vinho Verde Rosado $10
A porch pounders delight. Slightly spritzy with raspberry, gooseberry and strawberry notes. Refreshing, soft, young and light.
Castillo Perelada Pescador Blanc $11
60% Macabeo, 20% Xarello, 20% Parellada
Bassically a still Cave, but there is nothering wrong with that.This wine isn’t about complexity; it’s about chuggability. Both the nose and palate are dominated by bright, zippy lemon citrus and rocky minerality, like lemon water filtered through a rock garden and spritzed by salty sea breezes.
2020 Ot De Vins El Cep $12
100% Estate Xarello
Dry Cava!! Fresh pear and honeydew melon on the fragrant nose, along with a subtle floral nuance. Silky and open-knit, showing good depth and a touch of waxiness to the ripe orchard and citrus fruit flavors. The melon note comes back on a smooth, persistent finish that features a refreshing bitter orange zest flourish. Vegan, Organic
2021 Gönc Cuvee Anna Rosé $18
50% Žametna Črnina, 20% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Grigio, 10% Blaufränkisch
An Unusual and delicious 4Rosé from Slovenia. Aromas of wild berries, strawberries, melon, and peaches conspiring to take over the orchard. The palate has a nice sting of a slap bracelet wrapped around your tongue with bright fruit and a refreshing mineral zap. Vegan
2019 Casale del Giglio, Cesanese $15
A tasty indigenous grape from Lazio. Intense aromas of marasca cherry, followed by spicy notes of white pepper, black pepper and violet. The mouthfeel is soft, with persistent tannins and pronounced acidity,
2019 Domaine Philémon, Croix de la Bouscarié Gaillac Rouge $14
This 100% Duras shows off notes of violets, Mediterranean herbs like sage and fennel, robust berry fruit and a peppery finish. All with a crown cap. Organic