Spring Wines for Easter

The days are getting longer, the blossom is nearly in full bloom and Spring is finally here. If you’re wondering what wine to pair with your Easter treats then look no further because The Wine Tipster has a range of options to put a spring in your step.

As the last goodbye to Winter and the welcoming of Spring, you have the choice of both wintery and fresh wines at Easter. For the traditional lamb roast on Easter Sunday, a warming red from bordeaux, rioja, beaujolais, chianti or the rhône match the spread well. This Domaine Lucien Lardy Moulin-à-Vent 2019, Beaujolais, France (£14.99 Majestic) is great value and versatile.

Heading further south to the Rhône Valley, the medium-bodied and accessible Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre blend of  Les Dauphins Côtes du Rhône-Villages 2019, abv 13.5%, Rhone, France, (£9.99 Waitrose) pairs beautifully with a less traditional option such as Moroccan spiced lamb.

For a lighter option such as a zesty stuffed chicken or a spring vegetable tart then the Delheim Wild Ferment Chenin Blanc 2019, Stellenbosch, South Africa (£14.99 The Oxford Wine Company) is a superb lightly oaked, rich and complex white perfect for these pairing options.

Fish is traditional on Good Friday but can be hard to pair with a suitable wine. For an easy option for any fish dish, the un-oaked Bouchard Finlayson ‘Sans Barrique’ Chardonnay 2019, Cape South Coast, South Africa (£14.60 Tanners) is stunning.

Or if you are looking for an Easter wine for under a tenner then Dark Horse Chardonnay 2019, California, USA is widely available (£8-£9 from Asda, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waitrose) and great with fish.

Eggs are a must at Easter, both savoury and sweet. However you like your eggs in the morning, Prosecco DOC is the perfect accompaniment to Brunch, and the Le Colture Sylvoz Prosecco DOC Brut, Treviso, Veneto (£12.95 Corney & Barrow) really hits the spot.

For chocolate eggs, a drier Brut Prosecco DOC balances the sweetness of the chocolate in the most delicious way. Celebrate in style with the Le Rughe Prosecco DOC Rosé Millesimato 2020 Brut, Treviso, Veneto (£14.95 and £26.95 in magnum Beverage Boys) – a glass of pink bubbly with a milk chocolate Easter egg is just right for Easter!   

For a great Spring spirit, the cosmic Moon Cherry Gin (£34.95 Master of Malt, £34.95 The Gin Stall, £34.99 Beverage Boys) with Twelve Below Apple & Garden Mint Tonic (£2.25 Beverage Boys) is refreshingly simple and delicious. Get a free 500ml bottle of Classic Twelve Below Tonic with every Moon Gin purchase from Beverage Boys.

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