Share a Bottle of Haywire Pink Bub for Valentines Day

Haywire Pink Bub 2012
Haywire Pink Bub 2012

Did you know that some BC wineries produce sparkling wine? One in particular I’d like to let you know about is Haywire Winery, located in Summerland, BC. Since their inception a few years ago, I have been following and tasting their wines, writing notes along the way, and posting them here in

One of their newer endeavours has been to produce a sparkling pink bubble to help people celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year is the second vintage of this wine; a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, produced in the Traditional Method (same technique that is used for Champagne). What gives the wine it’s pink tone is a dosage made from red wine which is added before the bottle is finally capped and put out for sale.  The production of this wine is very limited at 100 cases.

To open this bottle, you could sabre it, but if not, you need a beer bottle type opener.  There is no cork in the bottle.

My Review of Haywire Pink Bub 2012

  • Very pale cherry blossom colour in the glass.  Clean, light, youthful nose of citrus with a hint of cherry.  Dry, high acidity with small agressive bubble.  Medium body with lemon, red apple, and a whiff of cherries on the palate followed up with some lemon rind toward the finish.  Mouth watering finish with a hint of cherries.  Medium plus length.  On my first 1-2 sips of this bubble I tasted more of the citrus and acidity, but a few more sips in the wine softened a bit on the palate, brought out the red apple and cherry for me.  The more I sipped, the more I enjoyed this wine.  It is not super complex, but it would be nice for a Valentine’s evening.

What to Pair with Haywire Pink Bub 2012?

With the higher acidity and the hint of cherries, I might pair this with a salad topped with goat cheese and cranberries, grilled duck breast with raspberries, and for dessert a strawberry crostada.

Where to Get Haywire Pink Bub 2012?

You can order this wine through the Haywire website. It retails for BC$24.90 a bottle. But don’t delay as Valentine’s Day is coming soon.  Enjoy!

Thank you to Haywire Wines for supplying me this bottle to taste.

Author: mywinepal
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