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Spring is in the Glass

by Jane Berg

Floral Sampler

$249.00 $313.00
Normally $313.00
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $249.00
(a 20% discount)

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Spring has officially sprung, and it feels impossible not to get excited about the simple pleasures that brings: the local green market returning to town, noisy warblers at dawn, and the liberating sensation of perfectly clear blue skies above. Most delightful, in its sheer ability to inspire optimism, is the hopeful sight and rousing scent of barren trees beginning to bloom and plots of grass sprouting with pastels, seemingly overnight! Spring is most definitely in the air, and it has me thinking, what about in the glass?
         Inspired by this fleeting time of year, defined by an abundance of flourishing flowers, we’ve put together a sampler of wines with aromatic bouquets that could easily be qualified by their likeness to a variety of florals. Included are bright, light reds from Alex Foillard and Cédric Chignard in the Beaujolais that, when served with a chill, emit the prettiest scent of rose petal and peony. Darker reds from both Belles-Graves in Bordeaux, and a Syrah-Grenache blend from David Gallety, have earthier perfumes of violet, with a touch of warm, wild lavender on the latter. In the way of Italian whites, the Coda di Volpe from Campania will provoke reverie with its transportive aroma of wildflower and golden mimosa, while the Pugliese “Rampone” offers a stimulating study of Minutolo: a perfumed variety that’s tangy and complex with unmistakable notes of orange blossom and honeysuckle.
          The further appeal of any of these floral wines is that they will effortlessly complement a variety of vernal dishes. I’m picturing ingredients like sweet peas, wild fennel, and arugula. Whole roasted fish loaded with fresh herbs atop fragrant saffron rice, or baby carrots with a soft-poached egg on top... the possibilities are endless. Before it’s too late, allow this transitory season and corresponding collection, to invigorate and uplift!



Sampler Includes:

Petit Royal  • Lambert de Seyssel
2019 Valle d’Itria Bianco “Rampone”  • I Pastini
2019 Vouvray  • Champalou
2019 Corbières Rosé “Gris de Gris”  • Domaine de Fontsainte
2019 Campania Coda di Volpe “Kisteis”  • Terre del Vescovo
2018 Gewurztraminer  • Albert Boxler
2019 Dolcetto di Diano d’Alba “Sörì Santa Lucia”  • Il Palazzotto
2019 Fleurie “Les Moriers”  • Domaine Chignard
2016 Lalande-de-Pomerol  • Château Belles-Graves
2019 Lacrima di Morro d’Alba  • Colleleva
2017 Côtes du Vivarais Rouge  • Domaine Gallety
2019 Beaujolais-Villages  • Alex Foillard

$249.00 $313.00
Normally $313.00
SPECIAL SAMPLER PRICE $249.00
(a 20% discount)

Great winemakers, great terroirs, there is never any hurry. And I no longer buy into this idea of “peak” maturity. Great winemakers, great terroirs, their wines offer different pleasures at different ages.

Inspiring Thirst, page 312

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