Perfect Wines for Spring – Williamson Source
Getting out of winter means more than blooming flowers, brightly colored clothes, and longer days. It’s also the perfect time to explore new wine experiences. It’s typical to crave lighter, more refreshing flavor profiles as the temperature rises. Cue simple wines with light notes to uplift our spring senses!
White wines provide an intense aromatic experience paired with crisp, fruity flavors that are enhanced by the acidic nature of white wines. When you’re looking for that cool, refreshing note, you’ll want to choose a light to medium-bodied dry white wine. They are best consumed young when they offer the highest level of freshness and fruitiness.
Sauvignon Blanc – Ferrari-Carano, California
Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, peach, melon, lychee, lemongrass, lime zest, lemon mousseline and floral notes with a hint of minerality.
Pinot Grigio – Barone Fini, Italy
Aromas of floral and lemony mist with juicy and ripe flavors of honeydew and apple filling the mouth.
A classic choice that carries tradition: rosé. In Europe, rosé provided a way to taste red grapes that produce brightly flavored wines in warmer weather. Keep in mind that lighter rosés tend to be drier and more refreshing, while dark rosés tend to have more weight and are best suited for cooler spring days.
Josh Cellars, California
Aromas and flavors of white peach and strawberry complemented by hints of nectarine.
Whispering angel, France
Aromas and flavors of sliced apple, pink grapefruit, peach, cream and pits.
Celebrate spring with a little bubbles! The sparkling bubbles that fill your glass with exuberant joy are the perfect way to welcome the sparkle of spring. Sparkling wines should not be confused with champagne. Champagnes are only allowed to bear their name when they are produced in the French region of Champagne. All other sparkling wines are known as sparkling wines.
Prosecco – Ruffino, Italy
The aromas and flavors of apples and peaches lead to a pleasant finish with lingering fruity and floral notes.
Sparkling Brut – Wycliff, California
Aromas and flavors with layers of raspberries, strawberries and hints of pear.
Red wines aren’t just limited to the cold winter months. When chosen correctly, a glass of red wine can complement any sunny spring day. You want to choose a medium to lighter red and serve it chilled to enhance those subtle floral notes.
Pinot Noir – Oyster Bay, New Zealand
Aromas and flavors of black cherry with juicy, elegant and silky black plum.
Tempranillo – Elbo, Spain
Aromas and flavors of fruit, leather and cherry.
We invite you to come to JJ’s Wine Bar today to try all of these wonderful spring wines and more. Ask our experts for additional recommendations and food pairings for everyone.
The JJ Wine Bar is located at 206 E Main St in downtown Franklin. Come by or call us at 615-942-5033.