The Best Wines to Toast the Start of Spring

Spring weather calls for us to be outside enjoying the sunshine, warmer temperatures, and the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine, and Breaux Vineyards is the perfect spot to do just that with friends or a loved one now that the weather is turning. 

Before diving into three great wines to try this Spring at Breaux Vineyards, let’s cover how to know which wine is right for you. Wine has multiple layers of aromas, some of which might appeal to you more than others. Primary aromas come from the type of grape and the geographical area where the grape was grown (think about how different the earth and growing fields vary throughout wine regions of the world). These primary aromas focus on fruit, herbal and florals. Secondary aromas come from the winemaking process while the third level of aromas are from the aging process, whether in oak or bottle, for example. 

If you’re new to the wine scene or even a seasoned taster, remember that your senses are unique to you, and what appeals to you might not to others. Here’s a fun quiz to think about what you know you like or don’t like about different foods and smells already, and how it might help you find a wine that is perfect for you. 

Try any of these three perfect wines that appeal to all taste buds so you can open a bottle, toast to springtime, and enjoy the longer (and more temperate!) days ahead. 

2017 Breauxmance

This pink-hued sparkling wine is a perfect choice for those who’d like to add a little romance and lightness into their lives. Best served chilled, this wine is delightful along with a light picnic lunch or simply for an evening toast, or, can be a lovely option for a group of friends happy to be together again after a cold winter season. Pair the Breauxmance with rich cheese and ripe fruits to fully enjoy it! 

2016 Meritage

Looking for an easy drinking red blend wine? Considered to be the very best wines of the vintage, we highly recommend the 2016 Breaux Vineyards Meritage, which has flavors of tart cherry, blackberry, cassis and bramble. A combination of grapes including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec, this wine is appealing due to its medium body and medium tannins, and is a perfect red for the start of spring. It pairs beautifully with grilled or roasted red meats plus a variety of cheeses. 

2014 Nebbiolo

2014 Nebbiolo

A high quality, dry red wine composed entirely of Nebbiolo grapes (an Italian red wine grape), the 2014 Nebbiolo has notes and aromas of cherry, plum, dried rose petal, and leather. What a nice choice to go along with a heartier charcuterie platter, roasted root vegetables, or spicy Asian dishes shared with friends or sipped slowly outside on a spring evening! 

Have your taste buds been awakened like the flowers of spring? If so, the Breaux team invites you to visit Breaux Vineyards for a spring afternoon of wine tasting.