Wines Under $25: Franco’s picks for spring


Conundrum Sparkling Wine, $25

Celebrate spring with the pop of a cork? This debut release is a real showstopper, balancing Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay with Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Muscat Canelli. Drink with crunchy green stuff or stinky cheeses. 

First dateJeff Cohn Cellars “First Date White” 2015, $25

This is a serious spring sip, a blend of Grenache Blanc and Roussanne. It develops beautifully in the glass, showing a range of fresh flowers, peaches and grapefruit. Serve it ice cold.

alta mora

Alta Mora Etna Rosso 2014, $25

It’s fun to say “Nerello Mascalese,” Etna’s indigenous darling, and the Alta Mora is a gorgeous rendition of Sicily’s native son. Ordinarily, Nerello Mascalese is like drinking a fist—but this has a charming perfume and softness.

written by: Francis Fecteau

Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf
Mary Brown Malouf is the late Executive Editor of Salt Lake magazine and Utah's expert on local food and dining. She still does not, however, know how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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