Spring and summer both are ideal seasons for vins de soif wines. This French phrase means it is thirst-quenching and highly drinkable, providing instant pleasure; and such wines are also suited to be paired with a wide range of delicious meals. This is just one of many wines that fuel our passion for proper wine storage at Rosehill Wine Cellars. The following are four wines that are ideal for stocking your wine fridge or custom wine cellar and quaffing in spring.
Muscadet, also known as Melon de Bourgogne, is produced in western France along the Loire River. Muscadet is the name of the region and the name of the grape varietal. The wines produced are tart, almost translucent, and bone-dry white wines. It is high in acid, has minerality that could almost be described as salty and flavors and aromas of lemon peel. Muscadet has a bread-dough aroma and a rich texture. It is sometimes bottled directly, which is probably a unique feature among the other selections you may have in your custom wine cellar or wine fridge. It makes a classic pairing with oysters and is also an ideal accent to any shellfish or fish entrée.
Castello Di Luzzano ‘Tasto Di Seta’ Malvasia
Castello Di Luzzano ‘Tasto Di Seta’ Malvasia 2013 is a superb aperitif white wine, which means that it is the ideal alcoholic beverage to take before dining, to stimulate the appetite. Enjoy it with spicy prosciutto semi-firm salty cheese, which is able to stand up to the wine’s fruitiness without overwhelming the more subtle aromas. The name of the wine – Tasto di Seta – means “touch of silk,” which gives you a clue to the structure and delicate texture of this drinkable wine.
Brendan Tracey Pineau d’Aunis
Pineau d’Aunis is a very drinkable light French wine originating from the Loure Valley in France. Pineau d’Aunis is a dark-skinned grape variety that had its beginnings in the Middle Ages and is now increasingly rare. The wine has a spiciness that’s gently peppery. This light red wine is named after a monastery that still stands among the ancient vineyards. Pull this thirst-quencher from your wine fridge or custom wine cellar to enjoy with savory roast chicken or with the red meats at a spring barbeque.
Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli Amber Wine,
You don’t have to settle on an excellent easy-to-guzzle red or white wine, thanks to the country of Georgia. Locals have nicknamed it “fire wine.” Pheasant’s Tears Rkatsiteli is an orange or amber wine made with a unique technique using oranges. All you need to do is taste this exquisite, creamy wine to know that it is truly perfect for springtime. Any light spring meal is perfect with this treasure.
These are just a few of many beautiful wines you can enjoy on a sunny spring day. Are any of these in your wine fridge or custom wine cellar? What is your favorite vins de soif wine?