On a cold winters day, what a better way to warm up than a glass of port. Southpaw Port to boot, which describes me totally.
Yes I’m a Southpaw. I’m left handed. I always have to strategically place myself on the proper end of a table when dining so I don’t bump arms with the person next to me. Did you know that 10-13% of the people are left handed. I now have something in common with the winemaker Scott Gares at Old York Cellars as he is left handed too and respectably named the wine accordingly.
The first Port style wine 2012 Southpaw White which was made with 100% Riesling grapes. I have to say, I really love the bottle and the label on this wine.
The wine was picked at 21.5 brix and had an residual sugar of 7%. I will say, it didn’t taste as sweet as you would think.
I paired this with baked Brie with apricot jam and peppadew peppers. Since I was home alone this was my dinner. Peppadew peppers are sweet and spicy and are products of South Africa. This paired very well with the white port.
There was some mineral notes on the nose with a hint of apricot. There was even a subtle hint of petrol. On the palate you can taste some honey with some apple and apricot. I also tried this wine with a lemon cookie. What I found was it made the port taste brighter.