The Best Wines for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is a special occasion to honour and celebrate the incredible women in our lives who have nurtured, loved, and guided us. Here at Straits Wine, we can’t think of a better way to elevate the celebration than with a carefully chosen bottle of vino for Mother Dearest. Whether you are planning a heartfelt toast or a delightful meal with the perfect wine pairings, the right wine can enhance the joyous atmosphere and create lasting memories. In this guide, we cover some of the best wines you can get your hands on, and we’re certain the queen of your house will appreciate it, no matter what! Check out our Mother’s Day sale now.
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Wabi-Sabi Love & Passion White NV
Hailing from Austria, this quality wine gets our vote for its freshness. Crafted with passion and a deep understanding of balance, Wabi-Sabi Love & Passion White NV is a non-vintage blend that showcases the harmonious fusion of carefully selected grape varieties. It exudes a sense of elegance and simplicity, much like the minimalist aesthetics of wabi-sabi.
Upon pouring, this wine reveals a pale golden hue, reminiscent of the soft glow of dawn. The aromas wafting from the glass are delicate yet captivating, with notes of fresh citrus, white flowers, and a subtle hint of spice. As you take your first sip, the wine unfolds on the palate, revealing a graceful dance of flavours. Crisp and refreshing, it presents a medley of zesty lemon, juicy peach, and hints of tropical fruits, all beautifully intertwined.
Urlar Pinot Noir 2020
The Urlar Pinot Noir 2020 is a remarkable red wine that exemplifies the elegance and finesse for which New Zealand‘s Wairarapa region is renowned. Produced by Urlar Estate, a boutique winery nestled in the heart of the Gladstone sub-region, this Pinot Noir showcases the unique terroir and meticulous craftsmanship that go into its creation.
With a deep ruby hue and a translucent clarity, Urlar Pinot Noir 2020 immediately captures the eye. The aromas that emanate from the glass are enticing, revealing a delightful bouquet of red berries, cherries, and subtle floral undertones. There is a touch of earthiness as well, hinting at the wine’s connection to the soil from which it originates. On the palate, this Pinot Noir offers a symphony of flavours that are both vibrant and nuanced. Ripe red fruits, such as strawberries and raspberries, take centre stage, supported by gentle spice notes and a delicate hint of oak. The wine strikes a perfect balance between fruitiness and acidity, with silky tannins that provide structure and a smooth, velvety mouthfeel.
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G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D’Alba 2021
G.D. Vajra Dolcetto D’Alba 2021 reflects the winery’s commitment to crafting wines that showcase the unique characteristics of the Dolcetto grape and the Piedmont region. With its approachable nature, vibrant notes, and excellent food-pairing versatility, this wine invites you to explore the essence of Italian winemaking and experience the joy it brings to the table.
One of the defining features of this wine is its versatility. It pairs exceptionally well with a variety of dishes, making it a wonderful companion for everyday meals. If Mother can’t resist Italian cuisine,, consider trying it with classics such as pasta dishes, pizza, or antipasti. Its bright acidity and fruit-forward profile also make it a delightful match for charcuterie and cheese boards.
Machherndl Riesling Smaragd Kollmütz 2021
Machherndl Riesling Smaragd Kollmütz 2021 is a superb white wine that hails from the prestigious Wachau region in Austria. Produced by the renowned Machherndl winery, this Riesling showcases the unique terroir of the Kollmütz vineyard. Machherndl Riesling Smaragd Kollmütz 2021 displays a brilliant pale yellow hue, hinting at its freshness and vitality. The aromas that greet the nose are enticing and complex, with pronounced citrus notes of ripe lemon and juicy grapefruit, complemented by delicate floral undertones and a touch of mineral essence. This combination of fruity and mineral elements is a hallmark of the region and adds to the wine’s overall allure.
On the palate, this Riesling delights with its vibrant acidity and precision. The flavours unfold gracefully, showcasing a harmonious blend of citrus fruits, including zesty lime and tangy mandarin, along with hints of ripe peach and a subtle minerality that adds depth and complexity. The wine strikes a perfect balance between its lively acidity and a touch of residual sweetness, resulting in a well-rounded and refreshing experience.
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Pete’s Pure Moscato NV
Pete’s Pure Moscato NV is a made-in-Australia wine that embodies the essence of fun and celebration. From the moment you approach the glass, the nose is greeted with an array of wonderfully aromatic notes. The scent of lemon/lime cordial, lychees, exotic fruits, and oatmeal burst forth, creating an intoxicating and inviting aroma. A touch of sweetness and floral essence intertwine, bringing harmony and intensity to the overall experience. On the palate, Pete’s Pure Moscato delivers a mouth-filling sweetness that shines through. However, it is complemented by a well-balanced sherbet-like acidity that adds a lively and refreshing touch. A fine spritz adds a playful effervescence, further enhancing the wine’s appeal. The flavours of lemon/lime, peach, and a hint of musk create a sense of excitement and capture the essence of this particular style of wine.
This vibrant wine pairs beautifully with fruity desserts, light cheeses, or simply enjoyed on its own, offering a pure and pleasurable experience. We say this is ideal if you’re taking Mother out on a picnic or to the beach for a day out!
Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Complex, elegant, and decadent, the Leeuwin Estate Prelude Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 is an exceptional red wine hailing from the prestigious Margaret River region in Western Australia. This wonderful Cabernet Sauvignon delivers a rich and full-bodied experience. Flavours of blackcurrants, plums, and blackberries dominate, intertwined with notes of dark chocolate and baking spices. The wine’s fine-grained tannins lend structure and elegance, while well-integrated oak adds a touch of complexity and depth. The balance between fruit, tannins, and acidity is exemplary, creating a harmonious and lingering finish.
This Cabernet Sauvignon is built for longevity, possessing the potential to age gracefully for several years. However, it can also be enjoyed in its youth with proper decanting to allow the flavours to fully develop. It pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, including grilled meats, roasted vegetables, and aged cheeses.
Peter & Paul Grüner Veltliner Bio 2021
Produced by Peter & Paul, a respected winery known for their commitment to organic viticulture, the Peter & Paul Grüner Veltliner Bio 2021 showcases the distinct qualities of the grape and the winery’s impressive dedication to sustainability.
This organic wine is well-loved for its youthful and vibrant character. The nose is greeted with enticing aromas of fresh green apples, citrus zest, and delicate white flowers. These aromatic notes are complemented by a subtle hint of white pepper, adding a layer of complexity and spice.
Another layer to this Grüner Veltliner lies in its crisp and lively nature. The wine presents a harmonious balance between refreshing acidity and a hint of textural richness. Flavours of green pear, lime, and grapefruit dance on the palate, creating a vibrant and invigorating experience. The wine’s minerality further enhances its complexity, adding depth and a pleasing sense of terroir.