Warmth of sun, blue skies, breezy days and greens everywhere, no doubts Spring is the most beautiful time of the year. This beautiful season and weather demands something pleasing to be enjoyed with your favourite sea foods (which will be now available in abundance). When those lovely flavours of fresh cheesy dishes roll within the mouth, they demand something elegant to pair along. Spring is the perfect time to drink lighter whites but that doesn’t have to dishearten red wine embracers. Here, we’ve compiled 10 best wines that you can enjoy in Spring 2018 with your fave dishes.
For Red Wine Lovers —
Young Pinot Noir
Young Pinot Noir with bright and intense raspberry notes are perfect to enjoy with spring meals like salmon or tuna, seared duck breast and fresh red berries salad. Best examples of young Pinot Noirs come from Marlborough New Zealand.
For upcoming festival get-togethers and party foods, there’s nothing better than Morris Sparkling Shiraz Durif Rutherglen. It will steal everyone’s heart in one go!
Light rose wines are perfect to drink with barbeques, grilled tuna and a salad mixed with garlic mayo.
This is a must-try. Your favourite spring fruits can be clubbed in a Sangria. Here’s a quick Sangria recipe.
For White Wine Lovers —
The best wine to alongside antipasti, risottos and light seafood pastas is a Mornington Peninsula Pinot Grigio. This elegant minerally white also fits to fresh tomato-based pasta sauces.
Fruits like peaches and raspberries go well with a charming sparkling wine (preferably Prosecco) that’s softer and more rounded than Champagne. Tasmania wines are doing best in this genre.
The crisp, zesty and fresh flavours of a dry Riesling make it a perfect spring sip. Stick to Clare Valley for this style of Riesling when you’ve smoked dish, seafood salads, lightly-spiced Asian foods on the mind.
An Adelaide Hills Sauvignon Blanc will be your best pick if your dish contains goat’s cheese, asparagus, or lots of herbs like coriander and dill.
Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Not-to-aggressive Hunter Valley Semillon Sauvignon Blanc will be a great choice for delicate dishes like poached-in-chicken stock.
Every sommelier’s darling and less demanding than Riesling, Gruner Veltliner is a great accompaniment to light Asian dishes, Thai salads, noodles, and Vietnamese spring rolls.
Let the amazing flavours of these best wines enhance your spring vibes. Enjoy!