Easter,  food

Perfect Wines For Easter

Schools out and Easter is just around the corner, and with that, we can start to think about delicious, special Easter meals on Good Friday and Easter Sunday and Monday, lashings and lashings of chocolate, and delicious hot cross buns, Easter cakes and literally all manner of goodies that you can indulge in.

Easter means some very special family meals, and with those you need to chose a very special bottle of wine. Whether you are eating fish, choosing lamb for Easter Sunday, or just want to curl up on your sofa with a chocolate egg and a bottle of fizz, the list below is full of very tasty, and very affordable wines that can be found on the shelves of your favourite supermarket, or through Ocado.

Happy Easter all!

Good Friday
Dish: Fish Pie
Wine: Francois Martenot Burgundy Macon Villages
Tasting Notes: From vineyards located in the south part of the vineyards of Burgundy this 100% chardonnay is a beautiful brilliant pale yellow. Dominant fruit aromas on the nose and persistent palate make it a wonderful partner for the dominant yet creamy flavours of a fish pie.
Price: £18
Dish: Scrambled Eggs or Eggs Benedict 
Wine: Calvet Cremant de Bordeaux
Tasting Notes: A celebratory brunch requires something fizzy! This award-winning Crémant, with aromas of toffee apple flecked with citrus blossom and subtle notes of spice and brioche is a perfect choice. Clean, fresh and easy drinking alongside dishes such as scrambled egg and Eggs Benedict. Made using the same method as Champagne but a fraction of the price.
Price: £11
Retailer: Ocado

Easter Sunday Feast

Dish: Grilled Asparagus & Goat’s Cheese 
Wine: Calvet Muscadet
Tasting Notes: Based on France’s AOC laws, all Muscadets must be low in alcohol (under 12% ABV) making this a gentler choice to start your Easter feast. Intense aromas with minty and floral notes and some tropical fruit are followed with a round and fresh palate, making the asparagus sing and gently accompanying the creaminess of goat’s cheese.
Price: £8
Retailer: Tesco
Main Course 
Dish: Roast Leg of Lamb with Anchovy, Garlic and Rosemary
Wine: La P’tite Pierre Rouge
Tasting Notes: An excellent value fantastic quality Vin de France. Purple in colour, with aromas of red fruits and spices on the nose, this elegant red blend offers velvety tannins and a fruity finish. This French wine pairs perfectly with the delicate flavours of lamb as well as carrying the strong notes of anchovy and garlic and fragrance of rosemary.
Price: £7
Retailer: Tesco
Link: https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/314934808

Easter Treats

Dish: Milk Chocolate Easter Eggs
Wine: Fleurs de Prairie Sparkling Rosé
Tasting Notes: When looking for a wine to pair with milk chocolate reach for something sweet and pink!  Fleurs de Prairie Sparkling Rosé is a sparkling wine that looks as good at is tastes, full of flavours of strawberry, rose petals and herbs enhanced by lovely delicate bubbles. Named in celebration of the free-spirited wildflowers carpeting the vineyards in the South of France.
Price: £8.75
Retailer: Morrisons
Dish: Hot Cross Buns 
Wine: Villiera Cap Classique Brut Sparkling NV (vegan)
Tasting Notes: This traditional method sparkling wine is a blend of handpicked Chardonnay and Pinot noir and spends around 18 months ageing for extra texture and flavour. It’s fresh and zesty, with complex notes of brioche making it a brilliant pairing for the buttery dough, plump fruit and spice in Hot Cross Buns either toasted or plain.
Price: £16.99 per bottle (£14.99 mix six)
Retailer: Majestic

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