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There has definitely been a whiff of spring in the air recently, everything is starting to bloom, and with Easter on the horizon, the official Spring season, we can look forward to the long weekend indulging in good food and wine.
Easter is a time for celebration with your family and friends. We have put a list together of the best wines to pair your Easter meal , wines that everyone will enjoy around the table.
Full list of wines on offer for Easter here
Good Friday traditional fish
A must dish to start the long weekend. Whether it is seabass or a meatier fish like tuna or roast salmon, this is a classic on good Friday.
These are a few recommendations for fish, but this Mâcon Charnay will beautifully complement your fish. It is fresh with lovely apple and pear fruit aromas. A delightful minerality and super silky.
A fruity wine with citrus notes, rich and full-bodied on the palate with nice vivacity on the finish. This cuvée is the perfect complement to fish or shellfish if you have it on the menu. It is also marvellous with goat’s cheese so save a glass for your cheese platter.
Aperitif and nibbles
The best celebrations kick off with bubbles, and we love starting with Thiénot. Finesse, fruitiness and freshness is the signature style at Thiénot. Gorgeous apple and pear flavours. This is Spring in the glass! Beautiful aperitif!
It’s Easter, and therefore that means Spring is officially here! We love nothing more than sipping on a glass of rosé, and this pale Provence rosé has beautiful aromas of peaches, currant and citrus.
Serve this with Mediterranean nibbles such as anchovies, houmous, Baba Ganoush, tapenade and crudités. It will feel like you are in the South of France!
This Lugana Torre is well-balanced with an attractive freshness and marked minerality. It is a great wine that we like to enjoy on its own, with some delicate cheese nibbles or with some delicious sushi!
Traditional Easter baked ham
A rich Chardonnay from start to finish, beautiful texture, a beautiful aromatic expression where hints of flowers, honey and menthol mingle. A great wine to pair a baked ham, a mushroom wellington or even a pork loin joint.
Not a traditional Easter dish but a delicious one all the same. You want to cater for everyone and serve an exciting vegetarian dish with lots of flavours, such as this mushroom wellington or a nut roast.
Malbec is traditionally a partner to meat, but we think it is an excellent choice for this mushroom wellington.
Plenty of red and black fruit, figs and berries aromas. Medium body and round, velvety tannins.
If you prefer a white with your wellington, Rion’s Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits is a great choice.
Traditional Easter Lamb
If you are going to serve spring lamb, we recommend a lighter red. We will stick to a fuller red, Rhone, or Bordeaux if it’s a roast lamb or leg of lamb.
Le Clos du Vigneau is elegant, soft, harmonious and perfectly balanced. An elegant Loire red that will go really well with spring lamb and your cheese platter (Reblochon, Livarot, Fourmes and crottin de Chavignol)
This was a recent addition from Jean-Marc. It is juicy and fleshy. Gorgeous raspberries, ripe cherries, and spiced plum. Powerful wine with silky tannins. Delicious Burgundy!
A beautiful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Carignan gives this wine a nice balance between power and aromatic freshness. A beautiful expression of fruit with fine and rounded tannins.
Perfect with your roast lamb!
Any special celebration requires a first-class Bordeaux! Château Le Boscq is powerful and elegant at the same time and has extraordinary finesse. Concentrated, silky tannins – courtesy of the perfectly ripe Cabernet Sauvignon – are backed by juicy Merlot fruit. This will go a treat with your roast lamb and mature cheeses.
Traditional Easter cakes
The traditional cake served at Easter is the Simnel cake. A rich fruit cake can be pretty heavy after a meal, so we prefer a light fruity cheesecake made with seasonal rhubarb or a crumble. But for the chocolate fans who want to indulge at Easter, the Easter nest cake is utterly delicious and the indulgence you want at Easter!
We recently added this gorgeous, sweet wine from the Loire to our list as we fell in love with it. Barley sugar, candied quince, dried apricot, and beeswax. Beautiful wine! It will go with your dessert but is also a fantastic partner to goat and blue cheeses.