Not all moms enjoy a glass of wine, but those who do will appreciate our selection of top 5 Mother’s Day wines. We’ve chosen a sparkler, a red, a white and a rosé, as well as a bottles on the sweeter side. Bring a bottle as a gift for mam to enjoy later or to share during a meal together.
1) Mionetto Sergio Spumante, Italy €21.95
Lovely as and aperitif, perfect for celebrations, and an exquisite partner to the most delicate and sophisticated dishes.70% Prosecco di Valdobbiadene D.o.c.g and a 30% blend of local varieties. This sparkling wine honors the traditions of the Veneto winemaking region and the long history of the Mionetto family. Contemporary master vintner Sergio Mionetto produces this wine based on a formula handed down by Francesco Mionetto, who founded the winery in 1887. A touch of three old grape varieties, unique to the region, is blended with the area’s finest Prosecco grapes; the result is a superbly dry, slightly fruity wine with just a hint of acidic crispness.
2) O’Leary Walker Shiraz 2006, Australia €19.95
David and Nick use fruit from two of South Australia’s premium grape regions for this Shiraz. The Clare Valley component (75%) is all about power, structure and frangrantly perfumed fruit. The McLaren Vale portion (25%) is rich, licorice and chocolaty with a wonderful and sumptuous mouthfeel. These two components combine to produce a very complex wine displaying opulent aromas of mocha, plums, aniseed and spices. The palate is full and broad with deep, dark flavours of blackberries, plums, licorice and coffee, which are intertwined with some seriously good new and older French oak. This is an absolute go to wine.
3) Muller Gruner Veltiner 2011, Austria €12.95
The biggest success story of 2012, this wonderful white has become a staff and customer favourite in less than 12 months no fridge should be without one! Opens up in the nose with a wide range of different fruit aromas including grapefruit, and apple but also tones of garden herbs and excellent minerals. The palate is has beautiful distinction and finesse, delicate nuances of apples and pears in the finish. A wine that will have you coming back for more
4) Rivera ‘Pungirosa’ Rosé 2010, Italy €12.95
Made with 100% Bombino Nero, maybe the most unique red grape variety of the area, Castel Del Monte. Its thin skin, the uneven ripening of its bunches, and the grape’s high juice content, make it ideal for the production of delicate and fresh rosé wines. The only rosé in the area to achieve DOCG status, Italy’s highest award of regional recognition for wine. Fresh and delicate bouquet with notes of rose and cherry; fresh and fruity palate, well balanced by a lingering freshness on the finish.
5) Logan Moscato 2010, Australia €12.95
The 2010 Moscato is white gold. It has a fresh aroma of fruit salad, passion-fruit, pear, rose and grapefruit. The semi sweet palate has an uplifting frizzante with flavors of lychee, apple and ginger and a long lime finish. A wonderful fresh and not sticky sweet dessert wine made by Peter Logan in the style enjoyed by his sister Kylie. This is a wine that you can drink long after the desert has left the table!