PictureWe had a plan this weekend! It was to have a night of wonderful Asian style salads. We had an issue though: we needed to find the perfect wine to pair with them!

We needed something fruity, but not over the top and maybe a little spicy.

Shawna suggested a Gewürztraminer, which is a grape varietal I can’t even pronounce properly! As the name implies it is a German grape but is grown all over the world. It generally grows well in cold environments.

We discovered the OPEN Wines Riesling-Gewürztraminer and it sounded like just the ticket.

You can purchase a bottle at the LCBO for just $12.95 and it sits at 11.1% ABV.

Appearance: Straw yellow, looks young. Thin fast legs so not very viscous.
Aroma: Very light pear. Almost no other aroma here, the complexity is hidden in the taste.
Taste: Mango and pear combined with green apple. High acidic. Some peach comes in. Very flavourful but still a super light mouth-feel.
Aftertaste: Light and gone. Seriously, it just disappears.
Overall: Went well with Asian salad and would probably make for a great picnic wine. The value for price is quite high on this one.

 

Kole McRae

Founder of Toronto Booze Hound. He can be seen drinking almost anything in the wild from beer to rum. Try not to startle him, he may use humour as a self defence method.

Email: kole@torontoboozehound.com