Whether you are simply searching for a descent wine to pair with dinner, or you fancy yourself as having a discriminating wine appreciation pallet, the question of what wine to buy can be daunting. For some people, confusion over choosing the best single varietal wine often leads to frustration.
This is where 13th Street Winery has set out to challenge that thinking with their most recent release called Detour Wines. With the Detour portfolio, the winemaker carefully selected a blend of two varietals: Gamay Noir and Pinot Noir for Detour Red, and Riesling and Chardonnay for Detour White.
Detour White 2012 Highlights
- 58% Riesling
- 42% Chardonnay
- 100% hand harvested, fermented in stainless steel, small amount of Chardonnay rested in French oak for 8 months
Detour Red 2012 Highlights
- 60% Gamay Noir
- 40% Pinot Noir
- Mostly tank fermented and aged. Small percentage fermented in larger oak tonneaux and aged for one month in smaller French oak barrels to permit fermentation to take place.
The result of these blends and the winemaker’s process are two well-balanced wines with fruit flavour notes that are pleasing to both the nose and pallet contrasted against a smooth body resulting in a pleasant experience. Both Detour White and Red have an appropriate level of acidity that provides the crispness expected with a balanced finish. What does this mean for you? Detour Red and Detour White are wines that will appeal to your guests, whether pairing with a meal, or while enjoying over a good conversation.