Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wine for your Peeps (and other Easter fare)

Spring is in the air... the end of lent approaches and preparations for the holiday Easter table begin. What wines to pair with Easter fare? Let kybecca help!

On the table - Roasted ham with honey or fruit glaze.
Perfect pairing - J. Fritsch Riesling 2006. Lovely white flowers and citrus fruit flavors tantalize the nose while the palate boasts fresh peach and apricot, along with creamy key-lime. This is a long-standing, traditional pairing because it works in perfect harmony - the fresh, ripe stone fruits and balancing acidity bring out the best in this traditional Easter dish.

On the table - Roast leg of spring lamb
Perfect pairing - Puzelat Touraine Pinot Noir. Lusty red raspberries, bing cherries and thyme give this wine classic pinot noir appeal. The freshly crushed berries and herbs, along with the perfect zip of acidity really make this dish sing.

On the table - Carrots, spring peas and asparagus
Perfect pairing - Waldschutz Kamptal Aturo Gruner Veltliner. Crisp citrus, tart golden apples and brisk minerality give these veggies delicious finesse!

On the table - Chocolate bunnies
Perfect pairing - Leo Sundowner Eiswein
Rosé 2007. This is a rare gem, made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. The intense, concentrated fruits make a luscious, mouthwatering splash on the palate. Strawberry syrup and candied raspberry compliment this Easter confection to perfection!

On the table - Marshmallow Peeps
Perfect pairing - Torbreck "The Bothie" Muscat Blanc 2007. A lovely nosegay of rose water, honeydew melon and lime with pure honeyed sweetness and balanced tartness play off the subtle flavor of the marshmallow.

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