10 White Wines for Spring

Great transitional wines for the season we've been waiting for!


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Viognier

One of the things I look forward to every spring is the awakening of my senses. The light is brighter and the air is warm and soft, but the real money shot each spring is smelling the fruits, flowers, grasses and trees as they crank up their production schedules. Allergy season can be bothersome, but smelling spring is being alive!

A great white to pair with such a florid season is Viognier, possessor of its own array of arresting aromas. Classic Viognier is all about flowers and peaches, things we can all look forward to from summer as we enjoy the immediacy of a fine Viognier. Virginia's wineries are earning quite a reputation for their Viognier. Time to check them out folks!

Two to try:

2009 Barboursville Viognier Reserve

2009 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier



 

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  • Snooth User: Lenagel
    384904 4

    I love the arrival of spring too and I think you are so right, you have to be prepared. A moment too late and you will be in the scorching summer. I am very interested in your selection, I will tell you how I celebrated Springtime last year was by spending Easter in the South of Burgundy and we discovered a marvelous producer called Jean-Pierre Michel a stone's throw from where we were staying, we loved his Viré Clessé "Terroirs de Quintaine", and his Macon Village just a touch greener that was such a perfect pre-dinner drink.

    Mar 22, 2012 at 3:57 AM


  • Why not a Muscadet to your shellfish, a Gruener Veltliner to your trout or a Sauvignon Blanc to your asparagus -- and a semisweet Riesling from Mosel or Rhine in the golden sunlight of May!!

    Apr 03, 2012 at 3:15 AM


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