Spring has officially sprung and it’s a season for longer days, warmer weather and lighter and brighter white wines. When you think of white wines, there are regions that immediately come to mind and others you typically rule out. Regions like Galicia are known for producing classic white wines, but others, like Ribera del Duero, and Priorat, are historically known for their reds, and often, left out of the white wine conversation. Each of the wines below is unique in its own way, paying homage to their regions or breaking boundaries.
Here are ten springtime white wines to try now….
From Abadía Retuerta
Le Domaine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Verdejo grapes and the result of a wonderful accident following the unexpected appearance of white grapevines. It is pale, clean, and bright with a broad aromatic range.
From Bodegas Granbazán
Etiqueta Verde is a classic Albariño from the Val do Salnés. You can taste the nearby sea, blended with fresh citrus notes, herbs, and flowers. It is powerful on the palate to later appear elegant, silky and subtle.
From Albert Bichot
Bourgogne Aligoté features floral aromas which evolve into mineral, fruity notes. Fresh and nervy, the wine is well balanced and refreshing – best with fish and seafood.
From La Rioja Alta
Lagar de Cervera is clean and bright with intense aromas, highlighting the varietals of the Albariño grape. The fruity touches of pineapple and quince stand out with hints of lemon peel. On the palate, it’s fresh and lively with very good persistence.
From Vranken Pommery
Louis Pommery Brut Sparkling Wine is a beautiful straw yellow color with sublime notes of green apples. A crisp, lemony mousse adds freshness and vitality to the wine’s buttery, cakey characteristics.
Chardonnay from the Anderson Valley is fresh and bright. The nose displays bright minerality and popping aromatics. The palate is delicate yet zesty, with notes of mandarin and peaches, and a floral finish reminiscent of white roses.
Pinot Grigio from Pighin is ranked among the top five Pinot Grigios in the area. Collio is the Friuli region’s finest appellation for Pinot Grigio Lively acidity, surprising body, and citrus and white fruit notes make it ideal for spring sipping.
From Villa Matilde
Falanghina Campania comes from old vines and shows complex fruity notes. On the nose the aromas are intense, floral and fruity, with essences of banana and tropical fruit. This is a delicious Falanghina that is pleasantly fresh, crisp and light-bodied, perfect for springtime enjoyment.
From Bodega Norton
1895 Sauvignon Blanc embodies the freshness of Spring. Made from newer vines, the bright, clean flavors of the grape shine with pink grapefruit and fresh herbs. Fresh and fruity on the palate with an elegant, balanced finish.
From Bouvet Ladubay
Signature Brut Non-Vintage Cuvée is almost entirely Chenin Blanc with a little Chardonnay blended in. It’s straightforward, fruity and easy to drink. Perfect for a springtime soiree.