Oh yeah, we smell that whiff of warm weather in the air! Some of y’all are already waltzing into our stores in your flip flops and cutoffs, so alright then — let’s get it going. Shed your winter cocoon and wake up with our favorite crisp and lively white wines for the promise of a new season, finally.
Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
With its zesty pink grapefruit, tropical fruits, and snappy, crisp finish, Sauvignon Blanc is made for warm weather vibes. Don’t let the killer deal fool you — this, the most popular in our 90+ lineup, is real-deal Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Sourced mainly from the coastal subregion of the Awatere Valley, this wine shows a fetching balance between tart fruit, cleansing green notes, and a soft minerality. Just scrape those soggy leaves off the deck and you’re ready to soak up some rays as you enjoy a glass brimming with ripe citrus, green apple, mango, juicy pineapple, and ultra-refreshing lemongrass.
If the promise of 2022 has already lost its shimmer for you, this is one wine choice you can feel good about. The folks at Colle Corviano are in the business of making great wine, better. Sustainability is core to their operations, implementing dry farming, 100% renewable energy, aggressive reduction of shipping materials and bottle weight, plus invested engagement with their community in Abruzzo, Italy. It’s no surprise that such a level of care would translate to a well-crafted, super enjoyable wine in the bottle. Much silkier and rounder than most wimpy Italian Pinot Grigios, it’s loaded with yellow apple, lemon zest, apricot, and aromatic orange blossom. Viva primavera!
C’est la Vie
This crisp little number is a box-ticking wonder — you’ve got your healthy portion of Sauvignon Blanc to satisfy the crisp white fans, while a refined portion of Chardonnay rounds out the palate and lends some weight to accompany a wide range of foods. If you’re itching to dine al fresco, crack open a chilled bottle of C’est la Vie to enjoy alongside anything from cheese plates to grilled fish to spring veggie pastas. If you’re not quite ready for patio season, the blend’s notes of fresh white peach, basil, green apple skin, white flowers, and citrus are equally delicious sans snacks.
-Aimee Hutchinson | Wine Manager Top Ten Liquors