Wines for Early Spring

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Get the lowdown on spring wines from Eno Fine Wines & Spirits, located at 225 Westminster Street in downtown Providence!

G.D. Vajra “Rosabella” Rosé, $16.99

Eno Says: Organic Piedmont vigneron Vajra is famous for their big, bold, red wines but now that the weather is warming up you should grab some freshly landed rosato instead….complete with spring flowers on the label! Nebbiolo mainly with Barbera and Dolcetto in supporting roles.  No added S02, vegan friendly.  Pairs with your patio, all day long.

Bodegas Zarate Albariño, $23.99

Eno Says:It was in 1953 that Ernesto Zarate initiated the Albariño Festival in the region’s capital of Cambados. Yet, he withdrew his wine from the festival’s competition three years later having won first prize each year; vowing not to re-enter until another grower had matched his accomplishment. To this day, none have.  For those unfamiliar with this grape and wine from Spain’s Rias Baixas area, it offers an abundance of apricot and peach flavors, striking minerality and a touch of ocean air.  

Paul D Gruner Veltliner, $15.99

Eno Says:[Say it: GROO-ner felt-leen-er] This liter bottle is a no-brainer for everyday sipping.  Dry, refreshing, with citrus, pears, apple, and white pepper notes.  Austria’s star grape is back en vogue right about now….a quick taste will explain why!

Le Telquel – Pierre Olivier Bonhomme, $21.99

Eno Says: I mean….this wine has a Dachshund on the label.  What else do you need?!  All jokes aside, this organic red gem from the Loire Valley is a blend of Gamay, Grolleau, and a splash of Pineau d’Aunis.  The result is a light red with tons of fruit characters with a pinch of cooking herbs.  Grab this guy before he sells out until next vintage.

Bodegas Avancia Mencia, $18.99

Eno Says: Organic Mencia from Spain!  Hand harvested, aged in French barrique, this delicate red is great for transitioning weather.  Notes of plums, currants, espresso, forest floor, lightly spiced.  Grab a light jacket on a chilly early spring evening and this bottle!

Thibaud Savennieres, $60.99

Eno Says: Thibaud is a young vigneron from the Loire valley with a major cult following and lots of prestigious French wine houses having used his expertise.  His wines are all organically farmed and made with native yeasts only.  This Savennieres is a single vineyard site that is next-door to La Coulée de Serrant (=a very very very expensive and esteemed single site in Savennieres).  Fermented in neutral French and Austrian barrel, no MLF.  Aged in larger formats for 12 months (30% new).  Opulent, classic Chenin with rich stone fruits, lanolin, minerality.  

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