Today, we’ve got wine number two, of our Spring Whites theme and it comes from the loved Speck Brothers, the same group behind Henry of Pellham, and Sibling Rivalry, under the brand of House Wine Co..
House Wine’s philosophy is to keep it simple and produce great drinking wines. They’ve even gone so far as to list their ‘house’ rules on their Web site, which entirely speak to removing the pretentious out of wine drinking; couldn’t agree more. To date, the House label consists of four wines; a Cabernet Shiraz, Baco Cabernet Sauvignon, a Vidal Moscato, and finally the Riesling Pinot Grigio blend that we’re having here.
On colour, the White House Riesling Pinot Grigio 2011 holds light golden hue. On the nose, scents of green apple, apricot, and something about this nose brought me back to the Rocket candies I used to devour as a child, in insane amounts. (So far so good!). On the palate, you can’t help but note this wines refreshing quality. It’s abundant acidic nature is well balanced with tastes of lemon lime, pear, melon, peach and ever so slight minerality.
All in all a fantastic everyday sipper, which I paired with scallops, and chorizo wrapped tiger shrimp done on the barbecue. (My mouth just watered as I typed that line). At such an affordable price, this wine will remain on my spring through to summer patio staples!
This wine retails at the LCBO for $12.95
We gave this wine a score of 4 out of 5