Best Spring Wines for 2020 and Beyond

After a long cold winter with plenty of hearty stews, roasts, and rich Malbecs, Cabernet Sauvignons, and Shiraz on the menu, it is time for a change! Warm weather and flower blossoms are on the way, and the best spring wines invite you to savor the season.

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We are all about fresh, crisp, chilled, and bright varietals that pair perfectly with spring favorites, like straight-from-the-garden salads with tangy chevre or a juicy burger (meat optional!) that’s been grilled to perfection. 

Top Wines for Spring

You cannot go wrong with:

Chardonnay

This is a drier, full bodied wine that includes refreshing fruit notes. Natura’s Chardonnay features bright grapefruit and line notes with subtle tropical aromas with a hint of herbs. Balanced, fresh, and fruity, this velvety number is wonderful with mildly seasoned, creamy, or buttery dishes. 

Pro Tip: take it out of the refrigerator about 20 minutes before enjoying.

Sauvignon Blanc

Do you love the smell of fresh grass and spring’s bright, aromatic appeal? Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp contender and offers intrigue with its spice and herb aromas. It is complex with a bright acidity that pairs wonderfully with salads and goat cheese, smoked ham, sushi, and ceviche.

Pro Tip: Pop a bottle of Natura Sauvignon Blanc in the refrigerator for two hours or immerse in an ice water bath for 30-40 minutes before you pour to achieve the perfect temperature.

Pinot Noir 

A red that is perfect for spring. Elegant, light-bodied, and acidic, the fruity varietal is not too sweet or dry. Savor the berry aromas, spice, and hint of cocoa with lamb, salmon, pork, and chicken. It is a versatile favorite.

Pro Tip: Serve your Pinot Noir slightly chilled. You don’t need to decant, and it’s best to drink from large, bell-shaped glasses to enhance the aroma.

Rosé 

Rosé has become the “wine of summer,” but we think it deserves a place as one of the best spring wines. Like the perfect spring day, it’s bright, light, and fresh. You’ll notice intense fruit aromas, such as black currant and cherry. The silky, elegant mouthfeel and easy to drink appeal is a top pick for a warm evening. Try it with light pasta and rice dishes, seafood (raw and grilled), salads, and chevre.

Pro Tip: Serve Rosé at a slightly warmer temperature than your whites. Just put it in the refrigerator about 1.5 hours before serving. Want to experiment? Try a Rosé cocktail like this:

Combine 2 ounces Rosé, 1 ounce of vodka, 1 ounce fresh watermelon juice, and ice in a blender. Serve with watermelon wedge and mint. Yum!

The best wines for spring help us celebrate the season. What is your favorite?