Sibling Rivalry represents as much our personality as the character of the land where we grow our grapes. Our family estate vineyards are located in the VQA Appellation of the Short Hills Bench. This wine grape growing region is well known for producing wines of intense flavours that result from complex soils.
Blending wine is like mixing colours or preparing a nice meal. Each grape variety of wine has its very own character - and when combined with the other grape varieties within the blend, results in a layer cake of complex and tonguetastic ecstasy in the glass.
SIBLING RIVALRY PINK
The missing link between Red and White or night and day, how could Sibling be without a Pink? This final addition to the triumvirate is a hardy pink blend around which both men and women can finally unite. Behind its handsome bad boy demeanor is a blend that offers tastes of summer cool and winter heat. Is it a red that drinks like a white, a white that drinks like a red, or just a manly pink wine?
- Made from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Gamay
- Grapes are crushed and allowed to draw colour from the skin for 24 hours before pressing the juice
- Fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Simple burgers on the barbeque or pasta dinner.
SIBLING RIVALRY RED
Like three good friends out on the town this wine is Merlot + Cab. Franc + Cab. Sauvignon: dark, juicy and delicious. Lots of lush berry flavours. The savoury flavours from oak aging add ambiance, like dinner by the fire in the den or the backyard.
- Made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon
- Fermented in stainless steel tanks with full maceration
- Aged in American oak for 8 months
Simple burgers on the barbeque and pasta dinner.
SIBLING RIVALRY WHITE
Bright, white and out of sight; the triumvirate of Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Long names and hard to pronounce, so we call this wine 'White'. Not just another single varietal wine -- why choose one grape when you can have three? Think lime citrus and apple freshness with a dash of lychee fruit, in that order. As someone said at a recent event, “tastes like a sun-vacation”.
- Made from Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer
- Fermented at cool temperatures from 15-17 °C in stainless steel tanks
Grilled chicken or white fish.
QUALITY VS. PRICE
The idea that quality is connected to price - or that the lower the price the lower the quality - is an out dated paradigm for Sibling Rivalry. Blending wine from our estate vineyards within our exceptional appellation is the answer. Carefully selecting barrel wines of various volumes from different locations within the estate allows us to hand manage and offer slightly higher volumes at a lower than typical price for this calibre of wine - offering a great quality at a great price.
$13.95 / BOTTLE IS AMAZING.
TO EXPERIENCE SIBLING
If you wish to experience Sibling Rivalry, not by inviting us over to debate the colour of our new barn door, but to actually try our wines in the flesh, you can find them at many great restaurants as well as our winery. For a list of restaurants, send us a note.
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