In the third installment of Wine Time Andrew discusses this month’s feature wine – St. Hubertus Estate Winery. A favourite among many PPS regulars, this winery was chosen by fans during our ‘Vote for Our Next Feature Winery’ competition. The Dry Riesling & Marechal Foch are available at both PPS locations until mid-May. Our next feature winery will be Tinhorn Creek – the runner up in our vote.
Dry Riesling (2009) – This wine is made from some of the oldest vines in the Okanagan – planted in 1928. It has aromas of lime, honey, apples & a characteristic diesel/petrol note (typical for old vines). An important thing to note is that this is a dry Riesling with a sweetness code 0. It’s such a deliciously versatile wine that it pairs with just about anything (or nothing). I recommend it with the Insalata Fresca, the Funghi or the Panna e Pancetta.
Marechal Foch (2009) – Pronounced Mare-esh-shall Foash, this grape was named after a World War 1 French general who played an important role in negotiating the armistice. Grown in BC, Ontario, Oregon & some parts of the Loire Valley, it has big bold flavours with aromas of dark fruits, cocoa & coffee. This wine will definitely stand up to big meaty flavours and would pair wonderfully with the Piatto di Salumi, the Polpette al Forno, or the Salsiccia Piccante.
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