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Mother’s Day 2023 is on the 19th of March this year. A special day when mums are celebrated and pampered and when we want to show our love for the extraordinary women in our lives.
If you are going to cook for your mum at home, we have got you covered with our wine suggestions.
If you are looking for a Mother’s Day present, plenty of gifts are available to spoil your mum, but we think a gorgeous bottle of champagne or wine is always welcome!
Let’s start up with fizz to kick off the day in style! Whether with a delicious breakfast or as an aperitif for lunch, Mother’s Day lasts all day.
Champagne Thienot Brut NV – Finesse, freshness, and fruitiness
Thiénot Brut non-vintage is the best way to start Mother’s Day! A joyful explosion of fresh fruit, fine bubbles and delicate flavours.
Champagne Thienot Cuvee Garance Blanc de Rouges 2011 – Powerful but elegant.
How about opening a bottle of exceptional champagne? Champagne is the drink to make your mum feel special, and Cuvée Garance is just that.
Garance is a stunning champagne from the Thiénot family cuvées. 100% Pinot Noir, it is a champagne full of character and charm. Gorgeous and fresh, great red fruit intensity and a long finish. It is powerful yet very elegant. A real treat!
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to offer your mum a 100% family Champagne!
Cuvée Garance is a champagne to enjoy with food. Fantastic with smoked salmon, a creamy chicken or a wild mushroom dish.
Champagne Canard-Duchêne Charles VII Rosé – Seductive and elegant pink champagne
How about a delicate pink champagne? Charles VII Rosé is a fruity and light champagne. Expressive, seductive, subtle, elegant, delicate, there is no shortage of adjectives to describe Charles VII Rosé. Enjoy a cosy brunch of smoked salmon with a glass of this pink champagne.
Azienda Agricola Catullio, Prosecco DOC Extra Dry –Pleasantly fruity bubbles
If your mum is more of a fan of Prosecco, we have got you covered with our Prosecco from Catullio.
A fizz of high quality with beautiful stone fruit and citrus aromas. Some great bubbles with excellent value for money. Great aperitif; we also love it as an Aperol spritz!
Prosecco Rose Brut Millesimato Ca’Tullio – Gorgeous vibrant red fruit.
With this pink prosecco, we were seduced by the vibrant red fruit aromas and gorgeous fruitiness. A real winner! Another great wine to have as an aperitif!
Vouvray Petillant Brut Domaine de la Chataigneraie – Freshness and lightness with fruity bubbles
If you want your mum to try a different sparkling, you should give this Vouvray a go. From the Loire, Vouvray is a wine still relatively small in the UK but a popular choice in France. Made by the traditional champagne method, it has typically fine tiny bubbles. Benoit Gautier has been recognised as one of his generation’s most talented Vouvray winemakers!
His sparkling is fresh and supple with subtle citrus and white peach flavours. Delicious as an aperitif or with savoury nibbles
Now on to the whites…
Val Jo Le Blanc IGP Mediterranee 2021 – Beautiful minerality with apricot aromas
Fun and retro labels and delicious wines from this superb Lubéron producer in the Hauts de Provence, Southeast of the Rhone valley. Val Jo Le Blanc has a beautiful minerality and apricot aromas. The perfect balance between freshness and smoothness. An excellent aperitif and partner to fish and seafood.
Soave Paradiso, Marco Mosconi Organic 2021 – Fresh, smooth, and gorgeously fruity
Organic winegrower Marco Mosconi makes this delicious Soave, a classic white wine from Italy. Fresh, smooth, with great acidity, with gorgeous apricot, peach and tropical fruit aromas. A great Northern Italy white! Great to drink as an aperitif but also ideal with fish and vegetarian dishes.
Beau Mayne Bordeaux Blanc 2021 – Fresh, elegant, and citrusy.
A beautiful white Bordeaux. Well-balanced, fresh and elegant. Lovely aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits, A great partner to fish, seafood or with a mixed salad.
Lugana Citari DOC “Vigneto la Conchiglia” 2021 – Fresh and zippy from Lake Garda
Another delicious Northern Italian wine is this Lugana from Citari. It’s fresh, mineral, and zippy with lovely apple and lemon aromas. A great wine to enjoy on its own but will pair beautifully with delicate dishes, seafood or fish.
Chablis Domaine du Chardonnay 2021 – A very typical Chablis, a timeless classic
Chablis is an absolute reference from Burgundy; who doesn’t love Chablis? A great partner to fish, a prawn starter, or a vegetable terrine.
This is a very typical Chablis, with refreshing acidity and lovely notes of citrus, almonds, and white flowers.
Not all mums are fans of rosé wines, but if your mum is, these two pinks will make her happy!
Vallon des Anges Provence Rose Organic 2021 – Fresh, mineral, and complex
Organic winery Domaine de Valdition is located in Provence, in the magnificent Alpilles region, a breathtaking natural space of 240 hectares of olive trees, garrigue and vines laden with history. The entire estate production has been conducted in organic farming since 2006.
Le Vallon des Anges is the flagship of this estate. It is an exceptional rosé combining freshness, minerality and complexity. The palate is round and elegant and dominated by citrus notes. A beautiful pink wine! We love this wine with fish or prawn skewers.
Chateau Val Joanis Reserve Josephine Rose Luberon 2021 – A very pretty rosé
In the heart of the Lubéron lies the beautiful estate of Chateau Val Joanis. A place of beauty, surrounded by stunning gardens, voted over the years as ‘Remarkable gardens’ and ‘garden of the year’. The area is famous for its pale rosés. We love the wines from the Lubéron area! They are still relatively unknown in the UK but are growing in popularity.
Joséphine is a beautiful pale Provence rosé made with the best juices. It has lovely citrus and stone fruit aromas. Joséphine is a delicate and elegant rosé in a stunningly crafted bottle with a glass cork. Impressive on the table or a fantastic gift to offer! Beautiful aperitif with nibbles.
Mother’s Day shouldn’t be just about fizz and pink wines. Here’s a selection of some great reds that your mum will love.
Barbera d’Alba Mauro Molino 2021 – Fruity, easy drinking and delicious
Gorgeous strawberries, berries and black pepper, So fruity, so easy drinking, so delicious!! A lovely juicy, fruity Barbera D’Alba! This Barbera is so versatile and can be paired with so many styles of food.
Pinot Noir Qualitatswein Weingut Mittelbach 2020 – Elegant, fruity and lots of charm
And how about a beautiful Pinot Noir from Austria for something different? This Pinot Noir is elegant, delicate, and fruity with a touch of spice and some soft tannins. Lots of charm, beautiful! This Pinot Noir will pair well with some charcuterie and a cheese platter (brie, goat’s cheese, or vintage gouda)
No 1 de Dourthe Bordeaux Cabernet / Merlot 2020 – Fruity, round and long
This red Bordeaux is round, with silky tannins and a long fruity finish. The oak adds roundness, balance, and aromatic complexity to this elegant wine. A great Bordeaux to pair with red and white meat, vegetables and side dishes (gratin dauphinois) or cheese.
El Jardin de la Emperatriz Crianza Rioja Red 2018 – A fruit bomb from Rioja
El Jardin De La Emperatriz is the second wine of Finca La Emperatriz. A very elegant and precise wine with lots of freshness and purity, typical of Rioja Alta but enhanced further by some clever winemaking. Aromas of spiced dark fruits with a touch of black pepper combined with very fine tannins right to the finish. This Rioja will go so well with lamb or pork.
Hunuc Malbec Argentinian Red Organic 2022 – Delicious high-end Malbec
On Mother’s Day or any day, Malbec is definitely a great choice of wine. This organic Malbec has a medium body with soft and silky tannins and delicious black fruit aromas.
Vouvray Cuvee Saint Martin, Benoit Gautier – A sweet wine all in balance.
Vouvray Saint Martin is a stunning sweet wine. The sugar is well-balanced with biting acidity. Barley sugar, candied quince, dried apricot, and beeswax. Beautiful bottle!
A nice but small, carefully selected list of wines that we’d be drinking on Mother’s Day
Here’s to Mother’s Day!