To make this pie complete, I grabbed a bottle of 2008 Mohua Riesling from Central Otago, New Zealand. The wine is full of stone fruit including peach, apricot and apple with a touch of sweetness that balances out the wine's zesty acidity. There's also a hint of minerality that gives the wine a sense of place. After a bite of the food and then a sip of the wine, I notice a little ping pong action happening. First, the fruit flavors found in the wine make an appearance and then bounce back to the flavor of the peaches and pie crust. I enjoy that both the flavors of the food and wine mirror each other. Then, just when I think its over, the wine's flavor comes springing back and the acidity helps to wash the food off the palate. It's a great way to quench your thirst and give in to your sweet tooth on this extremely hot, Sunday afternoon! Cheers!
If you're local to Las Vegas, you can find the 2008 Mohua Riesling at Khoury's Fine Wine & Spirits ($16)