Pairing Wines with Asparagus | Wines and People |

I get excited about asparagus season. For real! Like fresh, in-season, not-supermarket asparagus.

It’s nice in risotto… Wrapped in pancetta… Roasted and sprinkled with parmeggiano-reggiano… Grilled and salted and dripped with lemon juice… Blended into a soup…or crunched on raw.

So, in celebration of a spring that has finally come and the harvest of those awesomely weird, stringy, bitter green stalks with their pretty bushy heads, here are 8 wines to help your asparagus experience be all that it should.

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Vigna di Gino by Fattoria San Lorenzo. Approx $15
Verdicchio is a native grape to the region of Marche, located in Central Italy on the Adriatic coast. Verdicchio makes a white wine rich in saline minerality and sweet yet savory grassiness. It is a grape that can turn out a fairly complex white of medium body.