Pioneer Series Home Block White 2010
You can now buy New Zealand's Pioneer Series Home Block white wine in Singapore! This is a representative of the more affordable line from the Shaky Bridge wine producers (which, as we all know, doesn't necessarily means that you'll be loosing out on anything). We believe you should definitely give this wine a try, this is one of our own favourites. It offers a rather unusual combination of Gewurztraminer (55%), Chardonnay (30%) and Riesling (15%) grapes. All this creates a very pleasing flavours and aroma picture. And we have to admit that while it must have been a challenging task - the wine makers have accomplished this, no questions asked! This is a somewhat unusual wine for NZ but it only makes us recommend it stronger!
- Name: Pioneer Series Home Block White
- Winemaker: Shaky Bridge Wines Limited
- Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
- Techs: volume 750ml, year 2010, alcohol 13.5%, residual sugar 12g/l
- Current Vivino rating is 4.0 (we rated it)
- TiZwine.com Best Buy award
Tasting notes and food pairing ideas:
The Pioneer Series Home Block White is a delicious blend made entirely from hand harvested grapes grown on Shaky Bridge's Home Block vineyard on Dunstan Rd. Ginger, rose petal and spices from Gewurztraminer create an intoxicating aroma, the Chardonnay adds body and depth while Riesling provides a clean and super smooth finish. Packed with fruit and beautifully balanced, a touch of sweetness on the finish make this ‘unusual blend’ one tasty wee white wine! Match with Thai or Indian curries for a fantastic food and wine experience.
Wine makers have hand harvested and separately destemmed and crushed each variety used in this wine, separately vinifying each parcel. Crushed grapes were placed in stainless steel tanks for primary fermentation and left to independently marry for 6 months post fermentation. A variety of blending trials was employed to assess the impact of each variety in the wine, settling on the blend specified above. The goal was to make a very drinkable, aromatically interesting luscious wine, finding perfect balance between each variety. And the result is delightful.
13.5% 2010 shaky bridge pioneer series home block white wine, mix of gewurztraminer, chardonnay and riesling