Spring Ahead with The Floral Muhr-Van der Niepoort Samt & Seide Blaufränkisch

Photo courtesy David Prince, Styling courtesy Jared Lawton
Photo courtesy David Prince, Styling courtesy Jared Lawton

Wine Enthusiast recommends a few wines to get you into the season! Check out the article “Spring Ahead with These Floral Wines” by Jameson Fink.

Since April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? Floral wines, naturally. Enjoying aromatic wines is a sure-fire path to sensory pleasure. These five wines selected by our editors deliver vibrant floral bouquets—even if it’s raining outside.

One of our wines is on the list: Muhr-Van der Niepoort 2013 Samt & Seide Blaufränkisch

There’s nothing obvious about this subtle and elegant wine.The nose holds back and the taut palate unfurls slowly to show a floral, fruity wine reminiscent of crimson peony petals as much as of dark, juicy cherries. A sensuous, intriguing wine of great elegance whose name means “Silk & Velvet.” —Anne Krebiehl