375ml (half) bottle.
Made in the Port style with Touriga Naçional grapes grown in the Sierra Foothills. Port style wines are made from grapes picked with a similar or higher sugar content as grapes destined for dry red wines. When much of (but not all of) the sugar has fermented into alcohol, we add unaged grape brandy - basically wine distilled and not aged in barrels - to stop the fermentation. What results is a rich, slightly sweet, yet complex wine. And yummy too!
We called it “Pig Stai” partly on a dare, partly because it was the only way El Jefe was going to get his last name on a label (at least until pigs fly). And while it doesn’t really have anything else to do with pigs, we expect that you will find it tastes great with thick smokey bacon, two farm-fresh eggs over medium, crispy hash browns, and thick-sliced sourdough toast....mmmmm, breakfast...
One of our expert tasters noted that the Pig Stai had lively flavors and aromas, and noted that it was “sure to keep you regular.” While we appreciate the sentiment, we’re not quite sure that’s the message we were looking for - not to mention that the Powers That Be tend to frown on health claims for wine. Be that as it may, we think you will find a lot going on in this little bottle. Aromas of blueberries and blackberries combine with spicy aromas of cinnamon and vanilla. Flavors of raspberries and currants fill your mouth, and finishes with a long blackberry and spicy streak. We’d say this Pig Stai is certainly perfect for sipping at home, or when you are on the go, if you know what we mean...
100% Touriga Naçional from St. Amant Vineyards in Amador County
Food Pairing Notes
Who doesn't like port style wines with aged cheeses? Spring for a nice chunk of Stilton and wash it down with your Pig Stai. Also tastes great with any smoked pork products, like, you know... BACON!