Before we get into today’s Spring Whites post, let me just say that it’s not that I have a thing for the Speck Brothers, but as you have different contributors to a blog, things like this just may happen, where you have two wines from the same producers for one theme. Nonetheless, we enjoyed drinking it together and as such, we’ll share the experience with you. The Speck Brothers wine we are referring to is their Sibling Rivalry White 2011.
The story behind the Sibling Rivalry brand is that it comes from three brothers (The Speck Brothers) and as a result, all of their wines under this brand use three varietals. In the case of the white we’re discussing today the blend is Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. The Sibling Rivalry brand also houses a red and pink blend, again with a play on a perfect number three. To capture the personality behind the brand, you need only to peruse the branded site and take a look at the written musings that explain or represent this or that. For example “Sibling Rivalry is greater than the sum of its parts; a blend of the passions, personalities and knowledge of the three Speck Brothers from Henry of Pelham… and a little rock, paper, scissors”.
On colour, the Sibling Rivalry White 2011 houses a light golden hue. On the nose, scents of apricot, green apple, light minerality with a kick of spice in the end are noted. On the palette, tastes of tangerine, lime and melon, with only moderate sweetness. Again another winning patio white from the Speck Brothers that won’t break the bank!
As an aside, something about the drawing of the brothers on the label reminds me of 80’s band Platinum Blonde … Don’t you agree?
This wine retails at the LCBO for $13.95.
We have this wine a score of 3.5 out of 5.