With springtime comes cookouts, laying out at the pool, and a lot more outside activities. This means it’s time to reorganize your wine rack at home and put all those full-bodied reds on the bottom and make room for the whites and rosé on top.
At the beginning of spring, bottles of rosé start appearing in wine stores like little soldiers getting ready for a full season of barbecues. Don't get me wrong; rosé is delicious, but if you only drink that varietal from now until the end of summer, you will probably get bored of wine altogether.
Fortunately, rosé is far from your only choice for a light and refreshing wine in the springtime. Get to know some of these wines and give them a try next time you’re searching for just the right bottle to sip on during these sunny days and breezy nights.
Saint Clair Sauvignon Blanc
Notes of tropical guava and pineapple. Appealing weight on the palate brings concentrated flavors of ripe passion fruit, green bell pepper, fresh currants and white grapefruit with a refreshing hint of saltiness on the long, persistent, crisp finish.
Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio
Pleasant, intense, and intriguing aromas of melon, carob, mock-orange blossoms, nectarine peach, pear and almond blossom. Notes of apricot and clementine combine with hints of whipped cream, almond milk, pistachio fading towards aromas of nettle.
Lolea No. 1 Frizzante Red Sangria
Flavors of cherry, orange peel, lemon drops, cinnamon and sour strawberry. Its intense, pleasant aromas are married with crisp nuances of grapes and sweet fruit. Full-bodied and ample on the palate, it has a very silky carbonic composition and slightly bitter finish that invites you to enjoy it.
Fleurs de Prairie Rosé
Crafted in the traditional Provencal style, Fleurs de Prairie is a pale salmon color with delicate flavors of strawberry, rose petals and herbs. Its bright, refreshing acidity makes it a perfect companion with a meal or as an aperitif.
Born and raised in Hattiesburg, Michael Harrington comes from a family of entrepreneurs. With a degree in Business Administration from Mississippi State, Harrington opened Midtown Wine & Spirits (which provides promotional consideration for Signature Wines) in the heart of midtown Hattiesburg in 2016.