Late March and early Spring, butterflies come out of their cocoon so first day of Spring feels like perfect time to feature wines with a butterfly connection.
A white wine first, the Machaon, a Pecorino from Ausonia in Abruzzo which i discovered at New York Wine Expo...
Winery itself, is named after Ausonia butterfly.
Pecorino grape is native to Abruzzo and delivers a wine with straw like color, flowery notes and tropical fruit yet dry. Pair with light fare. Consider as alternative to a Viognier.
This wine is named after Machaon butterfly.
We stay in the Mediterranean with second wine.
This red, L' Effet Papillon ('the butterfly effect') comes from Rousillon.
The Cotes du Roussillon rouge is creation of Marjorie and Stephane Gallet of Domaine Roc des Anges under their second label Vignes de l' Aire...
A Grenache-Carignan blend, it brings the aromas from French Catalan moutains to your table, a bargain at around $13.
There is also an Effet Papillon blanc (white).
I had the pleasure to meet Marjorie Gallet at Hospices du Rhone 2011 in Paso Robles.
Toast the arrival of Spring 2013 with these 2 wines.