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This Easter, have a little fun and try something new with your wines! From crisp white wines to light-bodied reds, we've rounded up some amazing bottles to make this Easter truly special. We hope you enjoy sipping on these delightful wines as you hunt for eggs in the garden or just spend some time with friends and family. Whatever your plans this Easter, why not add in a bit of vino too?
White Easter Wines
Chardonnay –Chardonnay is one of the world’s most popular grape varieties and can range from light and crisp to buttery and bold flavour profiles. Its complexity and depth make it an ideal choice for any occasion, especially Easter meals that often feature seasonal dishes like ham or roast lamb, Chardonnay will complement the flavours of your feast perfectly.
Telegraph Road Chardonnay (South Eastern Australia) – This Chardonnay is fresh and enticing, with a creamy feel and fresh acidity. With tropical fruit flavours and citrusy lemon and lime, this is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Sileni Estates Cellar Chardonnay (Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand) – An easy-drinking, citrusy Chardonnay with a significantly appley flavour with the addition of slight tropical notes.
Sauvignon Blanc - Sauvignon Blanc is a great choice for an Easter wine due to its distinctive, herbaceous flavour profile. This white-wine grape originated in France’s Bordeaux region and has become one of the world’s most popular and recognisable grapes. Sauvignon Blanc features flavours of citrus, lime, gooseberry, and grass that make it an especially refreshing option during the spring months. The combination of its herbal flavours with a hint of sour acidity gives it the perfect balance to complement a variety of seasonal dishes served at Easter feasts such as roasted vegetables or cold salads.
Rio Rosa Sauvignon Blanc – An intensely fruity and zingy wine that intertwines citrus and tropical aromas with herbal notes.
Sileni Estates Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) – A slightly pricier wine but will in no way break the bank. This appealingly crisp wine pairs fantastically with lighter bites and would be a fantastic addition to your Easter salad or afternoon tea.
Riesling - Riesling makes a great choice for Easter wine due to its unique sweetness and complexity. This white-wine grape originated in Germany’s Rhine region but is now grown across the world in a variety of climates. Rieslings can range from dry and floral with stone fruit notes to sweet and creamy with flavours of honey and golden apple.
Dr Zenzen 1636 Riesling – A lovely balance between ripe fruit sweetness and zingy, fresh acidity, this wine makes for a refreshing pre-dinner aperitif.
Dr Zenzen Riesling 0% Alcohol – For those who want to enjoy a glass of wine this Easter without the boozy aftermath.
Red Easter Wines
Pinot Noir is a great choice for Easter and the warmer spring months because of its light and delicate characteristics. The medium body of a good Pinot Noir makes it the perfect accompaniment to roasted dinner meats such as turkey, ham, or lamb.
Sileni Estates “The Plateau" Grand Reserved Pinot Noir (New Zealand, Hawkes Bay) – A rich and smooth red that is most definitely a little bit special. It’s food-friendly and will pair well with any of your Easter dishes.
Sileni Cellar Selection Pinot Noir (New Zealand, Hawkes Bay) – With enticing notes of freshly baked Bakewell tart, jam, and almonds it’s easy to see why we’ve made this one a pick for Easter.
Rose wines make great choices for Easter and springtime celebrations as they are light, refreshing, and incredibly versatile. Their delicate aroma of soft fruits is sure to please any palate, while their subtle acidity adds a brightness that helps to cut through rich dishes like roast lamb or salmon. From dry to sweet offerings, rose wines offer something for everyone – making them perfect for dinners or larger gatherings. On warmer days, rose wines also make fantastic aperitifs - their delicate sweetness and fruity flavour perfectly complement lighter fare like bruschetta or fresh fruit platters. Whether it’s rosé fizz or a classic Provence blend, rose wines will ensure your Easter and spring festivities are memorable!
Whispering Angel Cotes De Provence Rosé (France) – If you’re going to have any wine at your Easter celebration, it needs to be this one. It’s light, dry, deliciously refreshing, and perfect for the spring, it’s a celeb favourite too.
Le Dolci Colline Spumante rosé – Add a bit of sparkle to your rosé choice this Easter and try this zesty fun fizz.
Sparkling wines make great choices for Easter dinner as they bring a bit of light-hearted fun to any event and are great for a celebration. Prosecco for example is lively and effervescent, adding an element of celebration to the occasion. Their bright and cheerful acidity offsets the richness of heavier dishes like risottos or pasta bakes, while their delicate sweetness makes them an excellent accompaniment to sweet desserts. Prosecco also pairs well with many lighter appetizers and sides – from charcuterie platters to flavourful salads.
Berteletti Prosecco- Nothing quite says celebration than a bottle of Italian fizz, this Prosecco boasts notes of peach and is a very easy drinking choice.
Autreau Champagne Premier Cru – If you fancy expanding your budget slightly and celebrating with champagne this Easter, then this full-bodied fizz is sure to add a little finesse and daintiness.
Easter is a great time to enjoy time with the family, and there is no better reason to open a bottle of wine to share. Whether you take our suggestions or go for something completely different, we hope you have a Egg-cellent time this Easter.