- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3.2 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Pippin 2011 – Rustic Roots Winery, 11.5% ABV, 750 ml., (Cawston, BC, Canada) (*local BC wine*)
description from the Rustic Roots website, and a photo of a cox orange pippin apple:
“This Crisp, Clean White Sparkling Wine made with 100% Similkameen Valley Fruit, contains 70% Pippin Apple and 30% Organic Nectarine. This wine has beautiful Aromatics with a clean, light and crisp palate, displaying aromas and flavors of green apple, floral, a touch of nectarine skin on the finish and creamy bubbles.”
- Style: (frizzante, Iced Orin apple) Sparkling Fruit Wine
- Taste: Crisp refreshing dry tangy light sour green apple light nectarine exhale
- Where I got it : Legacy Liquor / Vancouver
- How much: $29 CAD (after 10% off) – 750ml., September 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to fruit wine aficionados: 1x is okay
Visual: (cellared for 6 years). Quality frosted hefty bottle & sturdy cap. Pours clear bright apple juice yellow with lots of soda-like activity, big bubbles hugging the glass, champagne-like streams.
Nose: very faint nectarine candy. (lvl-2)-pungency
Attack: fizzy-crisp, fruity
Mid-palate: tingly, dry (lvl-1-sweetness), light green apple, light apple wine, tangy-sour-acidity
Finish: soft tart, light nectarine exhale
Summary: Lots of fizzy activity in this one along with a dry-tangy acidic backbone to keep things going. Not a ton of apple nor nectarine flavour, thus not leaving much of an impact. Goes down easy and hits pretty stealth, but ultimately forgettable.