April is here, the spring equinox already done, clocks have gone forward, lighter evenings, and finally, gorgeous blossom is appearing... the perfect time for some spring white wines.

What do we need from white wines at this time of year?

Firstly... they should be food friendly for the glorious sweet green vegetables, spring lamb and seasonal shellfish that is littering new menus and they must be refreshing. Here are three of our Wine Team's top picks.

Arrowhead Block Chardonnay

Hailing from south Australia, Arrowhead Block is the meeting point where one joins with like-minded folks to share a glass of wine and consider the day's triumphs or troubles. Their wines are made to enjoy with family and friends.

Arrowhead Block Chardonnay is a wine with depth, complexity and personality. The aromas of fresh white peach and ripe melons that are complimented by subtle hints of vanilla and toast French oak, are bound to mesmerise you the moment you open the bottle. Add rich fruit flavours and creamy textures, perfectly balanced by crisp acidity, and you have a wine that entices the palate from the first glass to the last.

Picpoul de Pinet Chemin des Dames

This beautiful, dry white wine comes from the Languedoc in France. Made from the most important white grape of the region; Picpoul de Pinet, it is perfect for lighter fish and seafood dishes as the temperature warms up.

The south of France is so vital to the U.K. market, providing wines of exceptional quality, variety, and value for money. Think Sauvignon Blanc but with as more herbal, lip smacking notes in this delicious wine. Buy it here.

Casal de Ventozela Deep Skin

Dedicated to producing Vinho Verde wine, Casal de Ventozela is a family business of 45 hectares of vineyards, situated in the sub-region Vale do Ave, in the heart of the Portuguese Vinho Verde region. Everything is hand-harvested by a team pf 30 people and no chemicals are used by Ventozela.

Deep Skinorange wine is composed exclusively of Avesso, a white grape variety planted primarily in the Minho region of Portugal. With an intense colour, it is full-bodied and elegant wine that is ideal for fat fish, oven backed fish, red meat, pasta and soft cheese.

Delight your drinkers with these white wines and celebrate the summer ahead. Browse our white wine portfolio here.

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