Six wines to enhance Mother’s Day

Domaine Bousquet Sparkling Wines for Mother's Day
When I think of Mother’s Day, I think of the subtle pastel colors of pale pink and yellow. These hues transcend into the wines that are best suited for the occasion, a variation of white wines, Rosés, and sparkling wines. Here are a few wine suggestions to serve mom at brunch on Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day Sparkling Wines

I was quite impressed with two sparkling wines from Argentina. Domaine Bousquet, a winery growing grapes organically in the Uco Valley region of Mendoza. Both Sparklers are non-vintage and created in the Charmat method.

The Sparkling White Brut, a very bright easy drinking wine exhibits flavors of Pineapple, apple, and citrus. I found the wine very fruity.

The Sparkling Rosé Brut is very refreshing and crisp with fresh aromas of peach and flavors of stone fruit.

Mother’s Day White Wines:

If you are looking for a little spice and zing in your wine, Beronia Rueda Verdejo 2017 fits the bill. On the nose discover grapefruit, fennel, and herbaceous aromas. The palate displayed flavors of grapefruit, tropical fruits including pineapple with a long spicy finish.

Beronia Rueda Verdejo

Beronia Rueda Verdejo

Another wine from Domaine Bousquet that seems to fit the mother’s day theme is the Gaia White Blend. The wine combines Chardonnay with Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. This wine ekes of fresh fruit, especially pineapple, apple, and stone fruit. One finds spice on the finish. The wine ages in a combination of stainless steel with about 40% aging in French oak for six months.

Domaine Bousquet Gaia Tupungato White Blend

Domaine Bousquet Gaia Tupungato White Blend

Hess Select Pinot Gris 2017 label adorned with a lion that symbolizes the boldness and persevering character of founder Donald Hess. Like Donald Hess, this wine is bold and forward. Discover a fresh wine that displays aromas of celery, tropical fruit and flavors of citrus, primarily lemon with hints of tropical fruits and a spicy finish.

Hess Select Pinot Gris

Hess Select Pinot Gris

Mother’s Day Rosés

I am always intrigued to sample wines in unusual bottles, and Urban Rosé de Provence delivered a tasty wine in a uniquely designed bottle. Think French perfume meets Rosé wine, making the wine well-suited to imbibe on Mother’s Day. This PDO Côtes de Provence wine combines Cinsault, Syrah, and Grenache. One finds a light opalesque colored Rosé that seems perfect for a brunch that includes some type of egg dish. On the nose, the wine delivers aromas of lavender, florals and stone fruit. The flavors are citrus with some spice on the finish.

Mother's Day Wine Urban Rosé de Provence

An ideal wine for Mother’s Day, Urban Rosé de Provence with its unique bottle.

Anyone of these wines complements a celebration of mom on her special day.

Note: Common to the wine industry, this writer was hosted to many of the wines sampled.