- My Rating: [B-], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Pear Wine (non-vintage) – Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery, 11.0% ABV – 750ml., (Summerland, BC, Canada) (*local BC wine*)
-I purchased this wine along with all their other fruit veriatelas when I visited the winery back in 2010. The winery is located in the beautiful Okanagan Valley – take a tour if you ever have the chance!
on the back label:
“Sleeping Giant Fruit Winery is nestled under the shadow of Giant’s Head Mountain, whose friendly profile was chiselled by glaciers in the days gone by. Today, our fruit wines capture the essence of the Okanagan Valley. Enjoy the tree fruit and berry wines any time and be brought back to a warm summer day in the Okanagan…enjoy!”
- Style: (Pear) Fruit Wine
- Taste: Easy-drinking balanced sweet-tangy pear/apple/muscat grape light heat
- Where I got it : @Winery
- How much: $18 CAD – 750 ml., Summer 2010
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to fruit wine aficionados: yes, easy drinking for all
Visual: Non-vintage. Pours light sunshine yellow, crystal clear with a few small bubbles settled at the bottom of the glass.
Nose: fruity apple-pear juice, slight mineral acidity, hints of muscat. (lvl-4)-intensity
Attack: thinner mouthfeel, incoming balanced fruity
Mid-palate: gradual dense fruity, (lvl-4-sweetness), honey apple, tangy light acidity, pear/muscat grape
Finish: subtle woody pie spices, green apple exhale, light alcoholic warmth
Summary: The first few sips were disappointingly thin, but after a few more the subtleties start to come out. Apple-pear-grape flavours are mellow yet clean. Overall very sippable and enjoyable.