April Sampler: Springtime Sippers
In anticipation of the warming temperatures, we decided that this month’s Wine Club mix should match the fluctuations of the season. These light and lovely bottles are as perfect for a warm, sunny afternoon picnic as they are for a cool spring night. Enjoy!
*1W* Broadbent Vinho Verde (Portugal)
We absolutely crush Vinho Verde from March through October. This light, effervescent wine offers bright apple, pear, and citrus fruit notes, lifted by a touch of spritz, and it pairs perfectly with fish, shellfish and poultry.
*2W* 2019 Mayu Pedro Ximenez (Elqui Valley, Chile)
This delightful wine is made from the Pedro Ximenez grape, often found in dessert-wine styles of “PX” Sherry! However, this juice is fermented all the way dry – no remaining sugar – and the result is a crisp, minerally white with a rich mouthfeel. Pair with tapas or sushi for a truly memorable night.
*5R* 2017 Quinta de Saes Tinto Red (Dao, Portugal)
This sustainably-farmed wine is called a field blend: a traditional viticulture practice of planting different grape varieties in the same block and harvesting them all together. Winemakers who grow field blends believe that it’s the truest way to express their terroir – the sense of place – that a wine comes from. This wine, certainly, displays the beautiful mineral quality, aromatic freshness, and concentrated berry fruit flavors that the Dao River Valley is known for.
*6R* 2020 Kumusha Cabernet/Cinsault Blend (Western Cape, South Africa)
You heard him on Clink, now try one of his newest wines! Tinashe Nyamudoka delivers yet again, with this smooth and balanced blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cinsault. Classic Cab notes of cassis and blue fruit are followed by a smoky finish. Pair with braised beef, rotisserie chicken, or mushroom paella.