It's officially springtime! In the world of wine, that means it’s time to break out the white blends. And what’s better than enjoying a glass of wine in the beautiful springtime? Pairing it with a delicious meal of course.
Here are our top three food and wine pairings for spring.
Asparagus and Greens with Sauvignon Blanc
Asparagus is usually a difficult wine pairing food, except when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. This white wine works great with all different kinds of vegetables and herbs, making it the perfect wine for the springtime when there is an abundance of fresh veggies. In addition to asparagus, Sauvignon Blanc pairs nicely with a simple spring green salad, topped with goat cheese and a lemon vinaigrette.
Try our Fetzer Sauvignon Blanc. A fruit-forward variety, this wine opens with classic aromas of freshly cut grass, accented by layered notes of Kaffir lime, kiwi and citrus blossom. It’s great for a veggie pairing in the spring!
Jalepeño and Lime with Riesling
Like Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling can have citrusy notes that work perfectly in the springtime. Its hint of acidity works well with rich dishes that incorporate lime or jalepeño. Pair Riesling with this snapper topped with jalepeño and fresh salsa.
Our Jekel Riesling makes an ideal addition to any springtime meal. A medium dry glass with lots of fruit and clean acidity, Jekel’s 2016 vintage offers pleasant notes of white peach, apricot and lemon.
Fruit Desserts with Moscato
Now for the dessert component of springtime food and wine pairings. Moscato is a sweet wine, and pairs nicely with appetizers, sweet brunch dishes and dessert. Fruit desserts are all the rage in the springtime, so why not pair them with a glass of Moscato? From pies to cobblers, feel free to choose any dessert with fruit or berry components to match the natural fruitiness of Moscato wine.
Try our Fetzer Valley Oaks Moscato this spring. You will notice the delicate floral and white peach aromas, along with notes of lychee, apricot and peach. Next time you indulge in peach cobbler, don’t forget to pour yourself a glass!
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Fetzer Sauvignon Blanc
Valley Oaks Moscato