On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love sent to me…
…five golden rings.
For this one, I chose a Canadian wine: 5 Mile 2009 from Coyote’s Run Estate Winery (LCBO $14.25).
This Ontario white is a blend of Riesling, Pinot Blanc and Gewurtztraminer. I served it with a penne amatriciana (olive oil, pecorino cheese and pancetta) and it was a great match.
The flowery Riesling was nicely counterbalanced by the Pinot Blanc. The latter is a mutation the Pinot Noir grape, more common in Northern Europe, and is characterised by crisp apples and mineralogy. You could really taste it in this wine, followed by the lychee and roses of the Gewurtztraminer. All in all, a crisp, green wine in the mouth with some hints of white flowers that held up nicely against the smokiness of the pancetta and sharpness of the pecorino cheese.
I would avoid lemony foods with this wine and would pair it with sweet and sour stir fries, pineapple ham or even a chocolate pudding.