Best Wines for Spring
Spring is just about here, and that means it’s time for all things floral, light and airy, fresh and clean! Spring is often associated with ideals of rebirth and renewal, love, hope, and growth. These themes resonate well with us at SYLTBAR. We have certainly seen a lot of love and growth for our small wine brand in recent times, we have hope for this new year, 2021, in which there will be lots of rebirth and renewal for many companies that have had to pivot their business strategies because of the pandemic — us included.
As we ‘spring’ into a new season, we want to share some of the reasons why SYLTBAR wines are perfect for this time of year.
White Wine for Spring
White wine is a go-to in the springtime due to its refreshing and crisp flavors. Light white wines, like Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio, have aromas and tasting notes that remind us of spring — think florals and peaches. These wines usually also pair well with fresh seafood and light appetizers that we enjoy as the weather warms up.
If you enjoy white wine, you are going to love SYLTBAR! Our wines are produced in the Friuli region of Italy, which is said to be the country’s best region for white wines. This is due to the area’s prime growing conditions: its drastic contrast in temperature from day to night increases complexity, flavor and aromas, the surrounding mountains on one side help to block storms, while the breeze from the sea on the other side helps the grapes ripen. Soil is another important factor. The layers of marl and sandstone are what lend that minerality and salinity to white wines.
Sauvignon Blanc is to New Zealand as Friulano is to Italy. We’ve named our Friulano “Silk” for its elegance and sophistication. Silk is also a light, flowy material that breathes well and is ideal to wear during the warmer months, making the name even more appropriate for a wine that is perfect for drinking during the spring. This dry, fresh and elegant white wine is low in acidity with an aftertaste of almonds and glazed fruits. It’s a delicate wine with floral fragrances. Even just one sip will certainly make you think of spring!
In addition to sipping on SYLTBAR Silk Friulano this time of year, we recommend pouring a glass of SYLTBAR White Linen Pinot Grigio too! As the name suggests, our Pinot Grigio is as light and airy as white linen. Although it is a more full-bodied white wine, its freshness makes it a go-to during the spring months.
The best part about these two white wines for spring? Silk and White Linen are both only 125 calories per 6 ounce glass, compared to commercial white wines that are 140-150 calories per 6 ounce glass.
Mr SYLTBAR reminds us of white peaches and lemon, and pairs beautifully with seafood and fresh spring vegetables. At only 49 calories per 6 ounce glass, you can feel good about having a few glasses with your favorite springtime dishes!
Mrs SYLTBAR is rich and complex in flavor, yet still light enough to enjoy as an aperitif by the pool. It gives off notes of pomegranate, fresh citrus and cherries. Mrs is also very low in calories, at only 63 per 6 ounce glass.
Springtime Wine Serving Tips
At SYLTBAR, we take pride in the natural state of our wines. There is nothing added to our wines during production, making them much lower in sugar and sulfites than other commercial brands. That being said, we want to make sure you are getting the most out of your SYLTBAR experience, and can’t stress enough how important temperature is!
For optimal taste, each of our wines have an ideal serving temperature. As the weather warms up, it’s important to pay attention to your wine bottles, especially if you are drinking outside. Using an ice bucket is a great way to keep your wines chilled to ensure top quality drinking.
We recommend serving the Friulano and White Linen around 50-54°F, and our sparkling wines at around 45-49°F. We also highly recommend drinking sparkling wine from a white wine glass rather than a champagne flute, as this helps to enhance the flavor.
Shop for Spring Wine
As you plan for your springtime sips, make sure to include SYLTBAR Silk, White Linen, and of course, Mr and Mrs. Shop for the best spring wines online or check out our locator to see which restaurants and retailers carry our wines near you!