Spring has sprung! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and new vegetables are coming into season.
With all of the new vegetables coming into season, it is a perfect time to try new wines to pair with your fresh spring veggie dishes!
Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma, CA has two fantastic wines for spring holiday wine gifts and entertaining, the Votre Santé collection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietal wines. Both wines are super food friendly and an excellent value at only $14 a bottle.
The Pinot Noir is light and elegant consisting of raspberry, strawberry, and cherry notes with a toasty vanilla finish. The combination of new and French oak barrels create this oak, vanilla finish on the palate. The Votre Santé Pinot Noir pairs nicely with spring lamb and vegetable dishes, as well as braised beef and springtime salads with delicious dried fruits and nuts.
The Chardonnay is a perfect balance of a dry and crisp chardonnay and a creamy, buttery oaked chardonnay. Half of the fruit is fermented in oak, while the other half is fermented in stainless steel, known as split fermentation. The toasted vanilla on the finish rounds out the apple, pear and pineapple notes. This Votre Santé Chardonnay pairs nicely with spring vegetable pasta dishes with a light cream sauce, crab cakes and springtime salads with fresh spring garden vegetables.
Happy Spring Time Wine Sipping!