“It’s been a long, cold, lonely winter” sing the Beatles in Here Comes The Sun. Well, I don’t know that it’s been a lonely one, but it’s certainly been a long and very cold one!
While we are ready to get out of hibernation mode and head outside to play, we might still need to wait just a bit longer for spring to be in full swing. Luckily for us, Oliver Winery has bottled some of spring’s most beautiful things, giving us a chance to indulge our senses until we can finally sing Here Comes The Sun!
Here’s my pick:
CHAMBOURCIN ROSÉ (Off-Dry)
At the first sign of spring, the French break out their chilled bottles of rosé and so should you! Chambourcin Rosé is an off-dry French style rosé, offering some delightfully zingy hints of raspberry. Its brilliant hue is an invitation to bid farewell to winter and celebrate the colorful season ahead. So along with that bottle, grab a baguette, make a jambon beurre sandwich, toss some arugula with a few walnuts and olive oil, spread a blanket atop a verdant hill… and voilà! Life’s simple pleasures… à la Française!
Traminette has joined the Cardinal in representing the state of Indiana. Hoosiers are proud of their state signature wine, and for good reasons. Although it can be enjoyed year round with a variety of foods, Traminette features delicately clean herbaceous and floral notes, making it a perfect choice for a crisp spring day. It also pairs surprisingly beautifully with an all cheese picnic!
A sunny wine if there ever was one. Vignoles encapsulates the golden warmth and refreshing breeze of spring through delicate flavors of peach and apricot, and a subtle hint of citrus. A must have for your relaxing afternoons lakeside and spring break adventures!
BEANBLOSSOM BLUSH (Semi-Dry)
As its name suggests, BeanBlossom Blush is made for spring! Its vibrant flavors of freshly picked strawberries, accented by a soft citrusy finish, will slowly wake up your senses after this long winter! A wonderful wine to serve your guests along with a variety of appetizers out on the porch.
CAMELOT MEAD (Semi-Sweet | Honey Wine)
Made with orange blossom honey, Camelot Mead captures the exquisite essence of spring! Elegantly sweet and floral, this wine will delight you with its golden glow and succulent honey flavor. Wonderful with a slice of strawberry shortcake for dessert, or as an accompaniment to goat cheese and roquefort!
We’d love to hear from you! What are your favorite Oliver wines for spring? Leave us a comment below, or connect with us via Twitter or Instagram – @oliverwinery and #oliverwines4spring
Happy Spring Everyone!!
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