What will we be drinking this spring?

Wine bottles and spring flowersThe arrival of March means we can finally bid farewell to winter and welcome the longer daylight hours, slightly warmer weather and bright yellow daffodils. With this change in season, we asked members of the team to tell us which Bibendum wines they’ll be sipping this spring. Cheers!

 Nicola Farley with favourite wine        

Nicola Farley – Customer Marketing Manager
Laurenz V Friendly Gruner Veltliner

“Packed full of intense citrus fruit and crunchy green apple flavours, this Gruner Veltliner is right up my street. The contemporary label gives you all the clues you need to how it tastes: crisp, approachable and fresh, with a pop of zingy green. It’s perfect for when the nights start getting lighter and the smell of spring is in the air. Seriously food friendly, I would drink this with seasonal foods such as seafood and even asparagus, which is notoriously hard to match with wine.”

 Monica Allen with wine    

Monica Allan – Bibendum Wine Educator
Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris

“I’ll be celebrating the arrival of spring with Prophet’s Rock Pinot Gris – I just love its ripe stone fruit and ginger spice. It’s the perfect white wine to welcome a slight increase in temperature and hopefully sunshine! I’ll be drinking it with a bacon, cheese and spinach tart, hopefully outdoors…”

 Tim Hogg with Chateau Gardegan Bordeaux Superior label    

Tim Hogg – Sales Operations Team Leader
Chateau Gardegan Bordeaux Superior

“This time of year sees a change in food on the dinner table, moving from casseroles and stews to lighter mains, like lamb. With this in mind, I’ll be drinking the Chateau Gardegan. While some might say Rioja is right for lamb, this Bordeaux Superior has a great plum fruit character, a little cassis and good acidity that will pair nicely with the fatty lamb. A great wine for that casual dining event!”

 Nick Clemow with Bolney Bacchus    

Nick Clemow – Regional Account Manager for the Midlands
Bolney Estate Foxhole Vineyard Bacchus

“This spring I’ll be drinking Bolney Estate Foxhole Vineyard Bacchus. If you like Old World style Sauvignon, this wine is great. Full of delicious elderflower, gooseberries and a hint of green pepper. And what better to match it with than some local Evesham Asparagus.”

 Matt Smith – Buyer with  Cantina Bulgarini Lugana    

Matt Smith – Buyer 
Cantina Bulgarini Lugana

“I’ve recently rediscovered our Lugana from Cantina Bulgarini. A relatively recent addition, I brought this into the Bibendum portfolio around 18 months ago. Made from 100% Turbiana di Lugana, it is fermented and matured completely in steel, ensuring that the wonderful peach and apricot characters shine through. The wine has fantastic fruit weight and texture, and the beautiful acidity keeps things fresh and elegant. I’ll be drinking mine with a simple risotto bianco with perhaps some fresh peas or broad beans. What better way to kick spring off?”

 Sophia Charrow in a vineyard and bisol label    

Sophia Charow – London Account Manager
Bisol Pas Dose Millesimato Talento

“This spring I’ll be drinking the Talento from Bisol. A traditional method Italian sparkling made from Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero. It stays on the lees and in barrique for what tastes like a wonderful eternity, giving it oodles of texture while still managing to be wonderfully fresh. It is 2008 vintage, so kind of like drinking a beautifully aged vintage Champagne for a small fraction of the price. I’ll be indulging on this alongside mushrooms stuffed with sundried tomatoes and goat’s cheese, kale chips and homemade guacamole.”


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24th February 2017

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