Mother’s Day Wine Guide!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner! Although many of us can’t be with our mother’s physically this year due to the current times, there’s still time to send her a bottle of wine, since most likely, having children is the reason she drinks!

I have compiled a list from sparkling to white, and of course, some rosé that would make mom smile. Be sure to tell her how much you love her, and how much she means to you on Sunday, May 10th.

 

Sparkling’s

Gratien & Meyer Crémant de Loire AOC Brut Rosé – From the Loire region in France, Gratien & Meyer’s Brut Rosé is as exciting as a glass of Champagne, but half the price! This wine is elegant, refined, and complex, with nice acidity and a beautiful label that mom will love. If you’re lucky enough to live with your parents and can spend the day with your mom, this wine is perfect for Mother’s Day Brunch! If not, you can mail her a bottle, and sip together virtually.  $18

Freixenet Italian Rosé – Another gorgeous bottle from another great winery. Show Mom how much you care with a little bling this Mother’s Day! This bright and “pretty in pink” Italian Rosé from Freixenet comes in a signature diamond bottle. The bottle itself says celebration, and we all know Moms especially deserve it right about now. $16

Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs – A fun bubbly by José Ferrer, who founded Gloria Ferrer in Sonoma’s Carneros region. He named the winery after his wife, Gloria, to honor her and all of the women in his life that were integral to his family’s global sparkling wine success. Honor your mom with this bubbly, and enjoy the wonderful notes of lemon, brioche, and black cherry. This wine is a perfect food wine! $22 

Valdo Floral Rosé Brut NV- The perfect bottle for the mom who loves flowers and wine! Ship this bottle or safely hand-deliver it yourself, and she’ll love the thought. This sparkler is an innovative blend of 75% Nerello Mascalese and 25% Glera. This is unique because the Nerello is from Sicily vineyards, where the Glera is from vineyards in the Veneto. This is unique for a bottle like this as well as unbelievable for the price! $15.99

 

Whites

Robert Mondavi Winery Fumé Blanc 2018- This wine is perfect for Mom who loves her California wines. This white is the symbol of Robert Mondavi’s innovation for a richer style of sauvignon blanc that still has the varietal’s trademark brightness. This popular bottle is well recognized, and for moms who love good crisp wine, this one is for her. This wine displays aromas of white peaches and colorful citrus and tangerine. $23

Robert Mondavi Winery Chardonnay 2018- Some moms just love a good glass of Chardonnay, and this one is perfect for those moms! It’s a velvety white with notes of delicious peach, cooked pears, pineapple, and lemon peel. These notes follow through to the palate, where some nice hazelnut also comes through. Staying true to California, this Chardonnay has a nice smooth and creamy finish. $24

Rosé

Bertani Bertarose Rosé 2019 A beauty from the Lake Garda area of Italy! If you’re like me and my mom, you love to travel… even if its through wine. Getting a little geeky, because it’s an old-world wine, the grapes are grown on calcareous-clay soils, and the two varieties are vinified separately. This adds complexity and minerality to this stunning, refreshing, and elegant rosé. $18.99

Planeta Rosé 2019 A gorgeous wine from Sicily’s, made from its signature native grape Nero d’Avola. The Planeta is gorgeous with tons of ripe fruit, citrus, and minerality. I have paired other vintages with plenty of great foods as well as cigars! This is an extremely versatile wine, which is perfect for the mom who likes variety! $19

Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2019 From the stone covered, limestone vineyards in the slopes above the bay of Marseille, France, you get this superb rosé. Sip the Mediterranean coast, when you enjoy this bright, salmon-pink rosé. The influence of the sea, sun, and lake provide for hot days and cool nights. This is ideal for grape growing and this wine, which is lively, juicy, and overall a perfect afternoon sipping rosé. $14.99

 

Be sure to show mom just how much you love her every day but especially on Mother’s Day, which is just one day a year. Mom deserves it, and a great glass of wine (or three)!

Sara Lehman

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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