Chenin Blanc for the First Day of Spring
This Chenin Blanc ushers in
My first day of Spring.
Lovely, grown-up lemonade.
Its rustic citrus flavors
Perk-up my palate
Colors roses on my cheeks.
My still lethargic body
Left behind in winter’s extra hour
Awakens to the rainy burgeoning of Spring
And to a prompt to celebrate
The new season’s poetic exultations.
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For the first day of Spring, I decided to
sacrifice cheerfully open my last bottle of 2013 St. Rey Chenin Blanc to accompany a lunch of light salad and canapes; and balcony gardening. Since last year, Chenin Blanc has joined my line-up of favorite local whites. Its high acidity and rustic citrus notes perfectly accentuate light salads, Asian dishes, and other sweet and sour-flavored food. I have paired it with lemon bars, too.