Down the hatch: Pirtle Apple Wine
One of our New Year’s resolutions, here in Fat City, is to drink our way through Missouri and Kansas wines.
First up is Apple Wine from Weston’s Pirtle Winery. The folks there produce a variety of fruit wines including blueberry, cherry, blackberry mead and a cherry chocolate wine that they’re suggesting would be perfect for Valentine’s Day. We’ll get to that one next month.
Meanwhile, the chilled apple wine is light yellow, has a clear nose of apple cider and a slight whiff of mustard. The cider becomes more prominent as the wine warms.
The wine is drier than I expected, with a crispness and body that feels akin to a sauvignon blanc.