February 10, 2023 by Arden Montgomery

Best Wines for Springtime

Springtime is opening her sleepy eyes in the northern hemisphere. The bloom of snowdrop flowers signal the passing of cold weather as it makes way for the approaching warmth of longer, sunnier days. With the equinox – and Easter, and Ostara, and Nowruz, and any number of celebrations ringing in the end of the winter months – just (and we mean just) around the corner, we foodies are transitioning out of our heartier, rootier, denser menus and into something more seasonally appropriate.

Wine is a beverage for all seasons, we think you’ll agree. And yet, in the same way we start to crave smoothies to replace our heavy December soups and stews, we find ourselves leaning away from the bolder reds we leaned on for fireside comfort and into bottles that look right at home tucked into the folds of a gingham-lined picnic basket.

We’re thinking bubbles, pinks, dry whites, floral notes, fruit, cocktail-friendlies, and anything you can put on ice.  

6 Best Wines for Spring – From Baby & Bridal Showers, to Easter & Mother’s Day Brunch

NV Delavenne Père & Fils Brut Reserve Grand Cru Champagne (half-bottle) – $35 This Grand Cru Champagne is very complex, deep, and strikes the perfect balance between ripe fruit and toasty, buttered brioche flavors. It is autolytic and well developed with a long, mineral-driven finish. Tasting notes include white peach, apple, apricot, lemon blossom, and buttered brioche.

Organic and biodynamic farming practices, native yeast fermentation, unfined/unfiltered, vegan-friendly, and less than 2,000 cases made.

These splits of Champagne are perfect party favors for your next Bridal Shower, Baby Sprinkle, Engagement Party, etc.

NV Sorelle Bronca Extra Dry Prosecco – $26 How about some bubbles to get the spring back in your step? This sister-driven project is ideal for making more complex springtime creations like a fizzy sangria blanco or a seasonal spritz. An ideal match for your favorite charcuterie spread, she’s a classic conversation starter that acts as a lovely aperitivo to longer dinner experiences.

Pair this with our Spring Brunch Hash for Mother’s Day, or your next Brunch!

2022 Centopassi ‘Giato’ Grillo & Cataratto – $25 Think LA DOLVE VITA in a glass! This is a highlight of wine club this Spring. Libera Terra is a non-profit organization that has taken on the restoration of land in Italy that was previously controlled by the mafia. Centopassi is a collection of vineyards on Sicily that they confiscated from the mafia and gave back to the local farmers. The result are wines that are distinctively Sicilian – bright, refreshing, salty & volcanic.

2022 Chateau Barbebelle Aix-en-Provence ‘Cuvée Madeleine’ Rosé – 25 This is the perfect wine to kick off any party! This rosé is the perfect transition to take you from l’apéro on the patio to apéro dînatoire. Think rose water, geranium, strawberry, raspberry, grapefruit, and minerals.

Keep this rosé stocked in your fridge for lunch at the park, or your next book club get together. It’s a crowd pleaser!

Organic and sustainable farming practices, woman-winemaker, and only 8,000 cases produced annually.

2022 Quinta de Santiago ‘Vinha do Pisco’ Alvarinho/Loureiro – $34 This is a wine club selection for Spring for a reason! It’s the perfect pairing with the lighter fare we start to crave as the seasons change. Specifically, when you’re wondering what to pair with your Acquapazza, or your Halibut Ceviche…This is your match! Notes of lime, lime zest, lime blossom, green apple, grapefruit, fresh cut herbs, white pepper, and crushed rock dance on your palate with every sip.

This wine is made by Joanna – Joanna is hyper-focused on sustainability and biodiversity. She leads a group of regional growers focused on water use and the preservation of local natural resources #WomenInWine

To taste this wine, sign up for Spring Wine Club. You can pause or cancel anytime, but you don’t want to miss out on this wine!

2020 Gouchas Luján de Cuyo Carbonic Malbec – $22 You do not need to give up your favorite deep-and-dark bottles just because the sun’s coming out. This isn’t just any red, however: the carbonic Malbec is effervescent, giving it an uncharacteristic but utterly delightful lightness and buoyancy that uplifts velvety notes of inky fruits, cocoa, and leather. Serve slightly chilled, and with whatever snacks your little heart desires.

This red selection for spring is great for your first backyard BBQ of the season.

Shop all Brunch wines here

Springtime is ‘Year of Firsts’ Season aka Wedding Season, Baby Season, etc.

So, here are a few gift ideas for that Bridal Shower, Baby Shower, or Engagement Party you have coming up…

‘Year of Firsts’ Engagement Wine Gift Box – Starts at $100

Keep the celebration going by helping your friend or family member toast to every exciting milestone as they get ready to say I DO!

Wines are hand-selected by our team of sommeliers. If you have any special requests or preference on tag selection (options below), please leave a note for Team Argaux in the notes section at checkout.

Named one of ‘the best engagement gifts for any couple‘ by Brides.com

‘Year of Firsts’ Wedding Wine Gift Box – Starts at $125

“I’m always looking for the most unique gift ideas, and this is one I would definitely be excited to give newly-engaged friends. I just love the idea of celebrating every milestone—before, during, and after the wedding. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving!” — Anna Price Olson, Associate Editorial Director, Brides.com

Gift includes 4 OR 6 bottles in your desired wine style with milestone tags around the bottle necks and a beautiful insert introducing them to the “Year of Firsts,” when to drink the wines and how to store them in the meantime.

The wine are hand-selected by our team of sommeliers. If you have any special requests or preference on tag selection (options below), please leave a note for Team Argaux in the notes section at checkout.

‘Year of Firsts’ New Baby Wine Gift Box – $85

Every milestone matters and deserves to be celebrated when you welcome a little one into this world. Cherish the big and small wins along the way and toast to these special moments that we live for.

Wines are hand-selected by our team of sommeliers. If you have any special requests, please leave a message for Team Argaux in the notes section at checkout.

Cheers!

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