Springtime is near and that means one thing – allergies! Now this isn’t the nicest of warm weather gifts, but it is a sign that we are more sensitive to the fragrances in the air, which is perfect for wine lovers! Spring is a time of awakening for our senses, which will prepare us for the summer months when wine begins its harvest season.There are some bottles worth trying this Spring, thanks to their characteristics which include floral, intense, fresh scents. The fresh scents of Spring in a bottle are enough to transform the simplest of experiences into something great. These are the wines that accompany us out of the cold winter season months. Aromatic and floral wines which are par excellence from Northern Italy, grown just at the foothills of the Dolomites such as Traminer grapes is the perfect wine for Spring! The notes of yellow and white flowers, jasmine, honey and elderberry are a warm welcome to Spring.Wine lovers cannot live on certain scents alone! There are plenty of wines to choose from, such as dry, floral bouquets which you can find in a Chardonnay. This is an international grape variety which generally yields excellent results and offers notes of chamomile, orange blossom and a complex structure that accompany an equally structured meal. This is a wine which pairs well with fatty fish, white meats or semi-aged cheeses. We couldn’t talk about wine if we didn’t mention red wines! One of the best known red wines in the world is the Chianti Classico, a strong bouquet of red flowers, violet and cherries. These are typical notes of a Tuscan Sangiovese, a grape variety which is the base of most famous Italian wines. Floral wines are not always suitable for every occasion, as is commonly believed. Those which are more suitable to a broad range of meals are typically those with a taste-olfactory persistence, which slowly release aromas over time. Secondary and tertiary notes which come from fermentation and barrel aging, are slowly released in fine wines. The secondary and tertiary flavors will soon lose their floral notes in exchange for those acquired during fermentation. It is then simply a “matter of taste” when it comes to what suits you best.It is worth also mentioning rosé wines which have hints of roses, as can be understood by their name. These are fresh, solid wines that are enjoyed during the Spring months or during an outdoor, light meals.