Red Rooster – Gewürztraminer (2012)

Red Rooster – Gewürztraminer FrontOne sip, and you’re caught in a flavourful and syrupy bouquet of white fruit: pear and lychee. And, if fruit-forward isn’t enough, well, it ends with a splash of citrus: yes, as the label reads, you will certainly taste a fully-ripe and sweet grapefruit at the end. Produced on the southern tip of Okanagan Lake between Penticton and Naramata, the wine even pulls in a bit of that same jack pine that circles the Okanagan Valley. With a very floral bouquet, it is almost like pressing your face into a spring pear orchard. Ahh … that takes me back. Red Rooster is a winery I will certainly have to visit next time I’m home.

With decent acidity, despite the off-dry taste, and an almost peppery finish, each sip cleans the palette and makes this a very versatile wine that pairs well with everything from poultry to fruit-forward dishes – even buttery sweet dishes with some spice. Indeed, it paired phenomenally with my White Chile and even better with a spinach salad topped mango and strawberries and persimmon vinaigrette.

Red Rooster – Gewürztraminer BackStats:

  • Price: $16.95
  • Alcohol: 12.3%
  • Sweetness: Medium
  • Where to buy: LCBO
  • Food Pairing: White Chili or Spinach Salad with Fruit

Rating: 92/100


    • says

      Thanks Scott — I couldn’t agree more. The winery mentions “butter chicken” as a pairing and I don’t think most any curry is any further off. I’m constantly disappointed by the wine lists of many Indian restaurants and have struggled myself at times to find good pairings, but this is one that should universally show up in Indian restaurants the country over. I’d think it would pair very well with Thai and green curry as well. Let me know how it works if you try it ….

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