The best Easter wines to pair with your feast

DrinkWell's list of best Easter wines

Easter is fast approaching; another time of the year for feasting, catching up with friends and family and, for some, enjoying a tipple or two over that long-awaited bank holiday weekend. Whatever you are getting up to over the Easter break, there is no better way to elevate your celebrations than with the perfect wine. Our Head Buyer, Nicole has put together a list of the best Easter wines that capture the essence of Spring and are going to pair perfectly with whatever is on your plate!


Guillaume Aurele Pinot Noir

First and not surprisingly, a classic Pinot Noir is top of our best Easter wines list. Guillaume Aurele takes the top spot as the best Pinor Noir. This is a French dry red produced in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France. It’s grown on one of the cooler vineyard sites near the Mediterranean, allowing a more natural approach and keeping freshness and balance in the wine. Guillaume Aurèle Pinot Noir presents as a gentle and fruity red wine, boasting enticing aromas of morello cherry and violets. On the palate, it offers ripe raspberry notes, creating a delightful symphony of flavors. This wine is a delectable choice, showcasing an abundance of luscious red fruitiness.

Best Served With 

We will kick off our wine and Easter meal pairings with the most traditional dish, lamb. If you are looking for a wine to specifically pair with lamb, Guillaume Aurele Pinor Noir is the one. Whether it’s grilled chops, roasted leg of lamb, or lamb stew, this wine pairs well with the rich and savory flavours. The wine's fruitiness can balance the meat's richness and enhance its natural flavors.

Key Features

ABV: 13.5%

Nutrition details (per 125ml): 93 calories (per 125ml), 0g sugars, 0 carbohydrates 

Suitable for: vegetarians, vegans, 100% gluten-free

Guillaume Aurele

 

Cramele Recas Solara, Orange, Viile Timisului, Romania

Whilst orange wine is gaining more popularity, it still represents a niche category compared to mainstream wines such as reds, whites and rosés. At DrinkWell, we have a small but high-quality collection of orange wines. Out of this category, Cramele Recas Solara is our best reviewed. With hues resembling dark straw and touches of orange, this wine presents a delicate fusion of scents including quince, poire william, and subtle notes of vanilla on the nose. Offering complexity and structure, it delivers refined yet understated fruit notes reminiscent of stone fruits. 

Best Served With 

Planning on serving a cheese board this Easter? Do not serve it without Cramele Recas Solara. With rich and complex flavours, orange wine perfectly pairs with an array of cheeses, like Gouda, Cheddar, Manchego, and Romano. 

Key Features

ABV: 12.5%

Nutrition details: 86 calories (per 125ml), 0g sugar, 

Suitable for: Vegetarians, vegans, 100% gluten-free

 

Cramele Recas Solara

 

Conscious White

The clue is in the name with this one. Conscious wine was created for the wine drinker who is looking to become more aware of what is in the wine they are drinking. This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc is made in La Mancha, one of the most important wine-producing regions of Spain. The climate here provides great conditions for grape cultivation. Conscious White is a harmonious blend of two grapes: Sauvignon Blanc and Airén. This combination creates an interesting and refreshing white with intense and delicate aromas, evoking notes of Muscat, white blossoms, and flint. The palate offers a harmonious balance and a lingering varietal character.

Best Served With 

As a lighter-bodied wine, Conscious White complements lighter dishes best, particularly salads. It’s bright, refreshing flavours can enhance the overall freshness of salads, especially those containing fresh greens, citrus fruits and goats cheese. 


Key Features 

ABV: 10.50%

Nutrition details: 72 calories (per 125ml), 0g sugar 

Suitable for: Vegetarians, vegans, 100% gluten free

Conscious White Wine

Il Traliccio Sangiovese

Indulge in the essence of Italy this Easter with Il Traliccio Sangiovese. This wine is crafted in the vineyards of the northern region of Italy, Emilia Romagna where it is bottled at a slightly lighter ABV of 11%. Fruity scents lead the way with Il Traliccio, followed by enticing cherry and damson flavors on the palate. This wine is effortlessly enjoyable, boasting gentle tannins and a luscious, refreshing finish.

Best Served With

It may not be your traditional Easter cuisine, but Il Traliccio Sangiovese is best served with Italian dishes such as tomato based pastas or mushroom risotto. Being an Italian grape, Sangiovese wines have evolved alongside Italian cuisine, making it a natural fit for dishes from the same region.

Key Features

ABV: 11%

Nutrition details: 77 calories (per 125ml), 0g sugar

Suitable for: Vegetarians, vegans, 100% gluten-free

 

Il Traliccio Sangiovese

 

Traces Sauvignon Blanc

Traces Wine is defining what lifestyle wine can be. This Sauvignon Blanc is cultivated in the South France within the Cotes de Thongue region in High Environmental Value (HVE) vineyards to ensure a sustainable process. Nothing artificial has been used in the winemaking process and all sugar has been naturally removed. To provide structure and complexity, Traces is aged on lees for 5 months. The Sauvignon Blanc specifically has been moved and stirred several times throughout winter to improve its flavour and aroma. Traces Sauvignon Blanc has everything you’d expect from a fresh, aromatic and well-balanced premium wine. 

Best Served With

Traces Sauvignon Blanc is the perfect addition to vegetarian dishes. This white particularly complements vegetarian meals like asparagus risotto and grilled vegetables. With a good balance of flavours, the wine will diverse the flavours without overshadowing them.

Key Features

ABV: 11%

Nutrition details: 78 calores (per 125ml), 0g sugar

Suitable for: Vegetarians, vegans, 100% gluten-free

 

Traces Sauvignon Blanc wine

 

Traces Rosé

Made alongside Traces Sauvignon Blanc is its sister drink, Traces Rosé. Like the Sauvignon Blanc, the delicious grapes used to make the rosé are harvested early in the morning to reduce the sugar volume found in them. The grapes are also harvested 2 weeks earlier than normal from Precosé vines in mid-August to ensure the process can remain 100% natural. Traces Rosé is a succulent wine filled with red berry fruit characters, with herbaceous and grassy notes for a delicious balance of fruit and crisp refreshing dryness. 

Best Served With

Traces rosé wine's versatility and refreshing qualities make it a fantastic accompaniment to a wide variety of dishes. We particularly enjoy it with grilled poultry dishes like grilled chicken, turkey burgers or chicken skewers.

Key Features

ABV: 11%

Nutrition details: 78 calories (per 125ml), 0g sugar 

Suitable for: Vegetarian, vegan, 100% gluten free

 

Traces Rose Wine

 

You can purchase all of these wines mentioned above in our brand new Easter wine case. Whether you are on the hunt for gifts for Easter or simply looking for an array of wines to share around the table, our new case features all of the best Easter wines. We have make this as varied as possible to ensure there is something to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Similarly, we have tried to make our wine and food pairings as versatile as possible.

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