24 Jun Uncorked #13: White Headed Robin Winery’s Partridge in a Pear Tree
Region: Viborg, South Dakota
This week was the first official week of summer! I celebrated with some nice pear wine! For some reason, pear beer and wine really always have just screamed summer to me. I picked up this bottle, not really realizing that it’s a local wine, and was pleasantly surprised! I am not usually a sweet wine fan, but this pear wine was a nice change to the norm. First off, it has a nice lively nose on the wine, with floral* and fruity notes. They sure didn’t skimp on the pears when making this wine, but it finishes with a nice buttery flavor. Be prepared though, when drinking this wine, it is sweet!
Would I buy it again? Yes. I think it’s a great sweet summer wine. Serve it chilled on a hot day and it’s quite refreshing! It also would be a wonderful addition to any wine and cheese party. Of course, it’s a little pricey, but that is what you get when you buy things local. I am usually willing to pay the higher price to help out a fellow neighbor. Also, if you are a plum wine fan (Scott and Rob), you would love this wine!
Fun Wine Fact: In Britain, a very common drink is Perry, which is an alcoholic beverage made from fermented pears. Perry is made from pear juice which has undergone two different kinds of fermentation. The first fermentation is carried out by yeasts which have either been added deliberately or which are naturally present on the pear skins.
Pairs Well With: Brie, light seafood, and personally I found goat cheese.
“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.”
– Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), the Scottish bacteriologist credited with discovering Penicillin in 1928
*Floral– Suggests the aroma or taste, usually aroma, of flowers in wine. “Floral” usually employed as an adjective without modifier to describe attributes of white wine aromas. Few red wines have floral aromas.