Wines to put a spring in your step

Spring image - wines with flowersSpring has definitely sprung. And all those daffodils, green shoots and lighter evenings have got us thinking about one thing – and that’s wine! Moving away from the spicy Shirazes and smoky Riojas we loved so much during the winter months, we’re looking for something bright, fresh and zesty to welcome the warmer weather. Here are some of our favourite seasonal wines to put a spring in your wine list.

Bel Star Prosecco NV 

This beautifully-packaged prosecco is just the thing to kick off a sunny spring evening. It’s fruity, floral and refreshing, but packs a lovely citrus punch on the finish. With centuries of winemaking history from the famous Bisol family, you’re getting great value wine for your money.
Wine moment: Making the most of those longer evenings by popping a cork with friends.

Conde Villar Alvarinho 2014

Tipped to be ‘the new Sauvignon Blanc’, Alvarinho (or Albarino as it’s known in Spain) is going to be big this year. Its delicate floral aromas, with ripe peach and tropical fruit go perfectly with lighter, seasonal dishes and this Portuguese example from Conde Villar is just the ticket.  
Grapes are handpicked on the estate and pass strict quality checks before they even make it to the winery, ensuring the winemakers at Conde Villar have the best start in creating these deliciously complex wines.
Wine moment: Enjoying that first al fresco lunch of the season, with a seafood salad and cool glass of Alvarinho.

Domaine Lafage Cote Rosé 2014

This blend of Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon from Lafage is a bit richer than you might expect from a southern French rosé. It works brilliantly with food and is the perfect transition into summer-drinking pinks. Jean-Marc Lafage’s family have been growing grapes in Roussillon for six generations, and their well-cared for, established vines continue to make the most deliciously complex wines.
Wine moment: Accompanying a seared tuna steak with fresh spring vegetables.

Garage Wine Co Lot # 47 Truquilemu Vineyard Carignan Field-blend 2013 

Garage Wine Co is doing seriously exciting things in Chile. Started in a garage by Canadian ex-ski coach Derek Mossmann Knapp, everything is done by hand – from ploughing the old vines to painting the labels. The Lot #47 field blend was grown by a small farmer in the Maule, who farms the more than 70 year-old vines the traditional way – by hand and horse. The resulting wine is full-bodied, round and juicy with an irresistible smoky finish.
Wine moment: Dusting off the grill for smoky spare ribs in the sunshine.

For more information about our fresh spring wines contact us or your Account Manager.

1st April 2016

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