"Happy Mother's Day!" We say it every year, and yet every time, we spend hours looking for a gift that will surpass last year's.
While many of us would like to give the moon to our moms, it's often the little things that bring the greatest joy. Mother's Day is a time to be there for the one who gave us so much. So, to celebrate her properly, and share beautiful moments with family, what could be better than a good bottle and a delicious meal prepared with love?
Here are 10 wine and food pairing suggestions to spoil mom.
Sieur D'Arques Première Bulle Blanquette de Limoux
Let's start the festivities with Sieur d'Arques Première Bulle Blanquette de Limoux. This sparkling wine will charm mom with its citrus aromas and full mouthfeel, revealing notes of apple on the finish. Blanquette de Limoux pairs beautifully with fish as an apéritif; and so, we suggest a fresh appetizer: ceviche.
To fully appreciate this prosecco, you have to understand the meaning of "fiol". In old Italian slang, this word refers to a good friend, a trusted person. This sparkling wine embodies the spirit of the day, dedicated to our dear mother. Thanks to its honeyed aromas as well as its fruity and floral notes, the Fiol prosecco will be the perfect accompaniment to an appetizer of bite-size crab cakes.
Pommery Brut Royal
There are some bottles that we save for special occasions, and the Pommery Brut Royal is certainly one of them. This champagne has an elegant and lively mouthfeel, beautiful finish, and an exemplary harmony, making it the pride of the prestigious house of Reims. Nothing less for mom! To enhance the experience, we suggest our recipe for delicate cheddar chouquettes.
Pétale de Rose
Didn't have time to pick up flowers to accompany your bottle? This lovely organic rosé from Provence—aptly named Pétale de Rose—offers you a two-in-one experience with a bouquet of strawberry, pepper and licorice. Does mom like to be surprised? If so, we invite you to discover this classic in a new way with Provence rosé poptails.
Altolandon Enrosado Manchuela 2021
Is mom curious and loves discovery? Surprise her with an Altolandon Enrosado Mancuela! Organically grown, the vines of the Alto Landon estate are among the highest in Spain, giving this wine exquisite freshness and drinkability. It has floral notes, as well as aromas of tangerine and orange peel. An ideal thirst-quenching wine for Mother's Day, it goes perfectly with a main course like this seafood risotto. Sunshine on the plate and in the glass!
La Maldita Rioja 2020
Rioja at its best! Made with 100% Grenache, La Maldita Rioja 2020 boasts crisp fruit and a beautiful suppleness. This red wine is a perfect match for the barbecue season, which has just begun. Serve this delicious Grenache with barbecued pork and peach skewers.
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva
If the woman of the day prefers full-bodied reds, we recommend a wine from Sardinia: Cannonau di Sardegna Riserva. This wine presents a wide aromatic palette, offers earthy, woody and red fruit notes, and has a beautiful long finish. A very interesting match with a nice red meat dish, such as a filet mignon with peppercorn sauce!
Gérard Bertrand Pays d’Oc Naturae 2020
As its name suggests, Naturae is a natural and organic wine that showcases the essence of the Languedoc-Roussillon terroir. This delicious Syrah reveals notes of blackcurrant, blackberry, violet and licorice that linger on the palate. It is best enjoyed with beef tartare, a classic dish that never disappoints, just like a natural Syrah.
Domaine Laroche De La Chevalière 3 Grappes Blanches Pays d’Oc
Continuing in the same region of Languedoc-Roussillon, this dry white wine charms with its aromas of green apple, pineapple and white flowers. A match made in heaven with fish and seafood! Since this day only comes around once a year, why not enjoy this wine with Italian-style grilled lobster?
Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay Vintners Reserve
A staple California Chardonnay, this has been the best-selling wine in the United States since 1982. Its enveloping mouthfeel reveals aromas of butter, caramel, white flowers, pear and vanilla, imparted from its oak aging. Round and generous, this wine will reveal all its splendour when enjoyed with salmon blanquette mini-casseroles.
Cheers to all mothers!
In partnership with: Divin Paradis, Sella & Mosca, Charton Hobbs Quebec, Vignobles Gerard Bertrand, Kendall-Jackson, Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits, Advini Quebec, Champagne Pommery, Sieur d'Arques