If your mother is like ours, nothing says “Thanks!” quite like a great bottle of wine. Help Mom kick back, relax, and enjoy her special day with the following white wines that are perfect for Spring :
For the Traveller Mom: Pinot Grigio
Located amongst the foothills of the Alps, the Collio region of Italy is romantic and windswept. Famous for its impressive coasts, smooth hills, blooming plains and snowy mountains, this area is also known for producing the most complex and elegant Pinot Grigios in the world. Take your Mom on a virtual holiday by introducing her to the Attems Pinot Grigio 2011 (SRP $19.00), a lovely, rich wine with a straw yellow color and a well-balanced fruity finish. Attems pairs well with rustic Italian seafood dishes and Spring salads.
For the Adventurous Mom: Grechetto
Surprise your mom this Mother’s Day with an exquisite white wine made from a varietal she’s probably never tried before. Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto 2011 (SRP $18.99) is made from 100% Grechetto grapes, an indigenous variety grown only in Umbria, Italy, and will please any mom who’s typically a Chardonnay or Sauvignon Blanc drinker. Crisp and mouthwatering, the wine bursts with complex fruit flavors and minerality, and lingers on the palate for an exceptionally long finish. Caprai was named “European Winery of the Year” in 2012 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and Grecante is proof of why.
For the Bubbly Mom: Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde is actually one of our favorite wine varietals, as it’s crisp, clean, and tends to be a bit lower in alcohol. If your mom is someone who likes her bubbles, introduce her to the light-bodied, crisp, spritzy whites of Northern Portugal. Floating somewhere between a still white wine and a sparkling, Vinho Verde has a light fizz to it the low alcohol content makes a treat for warm weather drinking (ABV – 8.5 percent-11 percent versus 11 percent-15 percent). The delicate, crisp flavors of Northern Portugal’s Torre de Menagem Vinho Verde 2011 (SRP $12.99) are hard to not fall in love with and make this example the perfect choice of drink for those warm Spring/Summer days.