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6 Easter Spring Wines With Pairing Options

6 Easter Spring Wines with Pairing Options

Easter dinner brings about the questions of what wine to pair with ham, or which one goes with lamb, or what pairs with both? Instead of trying to pair with the meal, what about pairing with the season?

Thankfully it’s Spring, and that means Rosé is arriving fresh from the fields with its juicy zing that pairs perfectly well with ham and lamb, as well as lighter opening dishes. But it’s not just Rosé that can enliven your Easter dinner, as you’ll see we’ve provided several options that pair wonderfully with the season and your plate.

Bliss Chardonnay

This Estate Chardonnay has aromas of fresh kiwi and notes of crisp green apple. Bright fruit flavors are followed by a touch of butterscotch. They are complemented by a rich, round mouth feel and lingering dried apricot flavors. Versatile enough to pair with everything from a fresh catch to lean white meats. Perfect with an Easter plate of roasted chicken and rosemary.

Liberation de Paris Rosé

Bronze medal winner of the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, this rosé blend presents delicate notes of fresh strawberry and white raspberry topped with hints of peony and white chocolate. The palate is balanced with ethereal flavors of honey and dried cherry. Partner it with a fresh summer salad for a palate brightening opener to an Easter meal.

Perimeter Riesling

Our Riesling offers an apricot and tangerine nose, layered with bright pear fruit flavors and punctuated with crisp acidity for a refreshing, lingering finish. Enjoy chilled and pair it with your glazed Easter ham for a wonderful and balanced contrast or save it for the end as its crisp fruit flavors are the perfect companion for a lemon meringue pie.

Fleur de Mer Côtes de Provence Rosé

Ripe fruit touches of watermelon, cherry and raspberry highlight the refreshing, medium-bodied palate, while hints of citrus, rose petal, and minerality add an appealing complexity, crisp freshness and a quick finish with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Perfect on its own as a guest greeter and an excellent companion for savory meat dishes like roasted lamb, baked ham, or freshly grilled salmon.

Encore Pinot Noir

This elegant Monterey Pinot Noir has aromas of cherry and cocoa, followed by flavors of plum and soft toasty oak. Not too light, but with plenty of fruit. Definitely deserving of a place at the Easter table as it pairs wonderfully with the sweet and sour flavors of a glazed ham and stands up to the richness of mashed potatoes.

Illuminati Riparosso Montpulciano d’Abruzzo

This Italian red is sure to delight with its aromas of spiced plum, and ripe black fruits. On the palate it reveals itself as full-bodied and round with spicy flavors and velvety tannins making it an ideal match for dishes with an earthy edge, like roasted Easter lamb with wild herbs or a marinated boneless leg of lamb on a bed of creamy polenta with mascarpone.


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