Sun is out and Wines are chilled - finally the good season is here

May 22, 2024Janine Bruderer

As the sun claims its reign in the sky, bringing warmth and a vibrant burst of life, we embrace the return of spring with open arms. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the warmth with glasses of chilled wine, shared among friends under the open sky.

From the blooming gardens to the season paints every outdoor escapade with strokes of joy and relaxation. Let’s toast to the good weather and dive into the world of wines that make these moments even more delightful.


Pink Pet - Leon Gold

The Pink Pet by Leon Gold is a captivating Pet Nat sparkling wine crafted from the Trollinger grape. The vintage bursts with vibrant notes of pink grapefruit, underripe strawberries, cherries, and wild rose, complemented by a surprising minerality.  

This sparkling wine is ideal for those who appreciate the natural, lively character of Pet Nats, offering a tart, zippy experience that captures the essence of summer. Its vivid, fruity profile and complex finish make it an excellent choice for enjoying during warm weather or alongside light, fresh dishes​. An excellent pairing would be a bulgur salad with pomegranate and mint enjoyed in the park.


Flora - Michael Gindl - 2022

Transport yourself to the essence of a vibrant spring day with Michael Gindl's Flora, a wine that truly embodies the season. Crafted in the Niederösterreich region of Austria, this white blend offers a bouquet of crisp orchard fruits and yeasty brioche notes, elegantly complemented by a creamy texture. Its natural winemaking approach is evident in the lively salinity and bright acidity on the palate, which culminates in a fresh and enduring finish. As the vines flourish amidst the blooming ground cover of the vineyards, Flora captures the aromatic freshness and the picturesque beauty of its origins, making it a perfect companion for light seasonal dishes or serene afternoons in the sun​!


Bianco Catarratto Zibibbo "Allè" 1 L - Flavia Rebellious Wines - 2021

The "Allè Bianco" from Flavia Rebellious Wines is a delightful white blend that brings together the best of Sicily's indigenous grapes, Catarratto and Zibibbo. Produced in the Marsala region, this wine is noted for its harmonious mix of herbaceous and citrus fruit aromas from the Catarratto grape, and jasmine flowers and tropical fruit notes from the Zibibbo, creating a vivid, fruity, and floral profile.

It has a fresh and intensely aromatic character, with a lively freshness that makes it particularly appealing, making it the perfect companion for warm, sunny days. Whether you're lounging on a terrace or basking in the sun by the river in your swimsuit, this wine brings a cool, crisp enhancement to your relaxation. Luckily, it comes in a generous one-liter bottle—ideal for sharing with your loved ones.


Sintonia - Valentina Passalacqua - 2019

This rosé, crafted from the Nero di Troia grape in the sunny climes of Puglia, Italy, is a testament to natural winemaking. With its vivid cherry hue and a profile that combines freshness with aromatic complexity, Sintonia is a wine that perfectly captures the essence of the season.

Pairing wonderfully with the laid-back, sun-drenched days, Sintonia's bright notes and refreshing palate make it an ideal companion for light seasonal fare. Try it alongside a platter of fish and mussels from the grill. Alternatively, it pairs beautifully with a simple Caprese salad, where the freshness of the tomatoes and the creaminess of mozzarella echo the wine's vibrant yet smooth character. This pairing not only enhances the dining experience but also reflects the joyous, carefree spirit of spring and summer.


Pét-Nat? Cidre! – Tom Lapomme & Dä hässigi Migi - 2022


Introducing a fresh take on enjoying life's moments: cider as the perfect aperitif. Picture the invigorating crispness of a cider tantalizing your palate as you gather with friends or unwind after a busy day. But this isn't just any cider – it's a blend of heritage Thurgauer apple varieties, carefully selected for their unique flavors.

Derived from a blend of Engishofer, Tobiässler, and Sauergrauech apples, this cider boasts a rich depth of taste that sets it apart. What truly sets it apart, however, is its meticulous crafting process. Spontaneously fermented and bone dry, it undergoes a second fermentation in the bottle, resulting in a complexity that evolves with every sip.

Each glass offers a journey of flavor, from its dry texture to the laser vibrancy and freshness that define it. Cheers to the simple joys and the pleasures found in the art of cider-making.


 So why not raise a glass to the art of the aperitif? Let these beverages be your companion as you embark on culinary adventures and create lasting memories with loved ones. 


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