Aromatic whites

Key notes: Aromas are the defining feature of this category; the sweetness or body of these wines may vary.

Typical aromas and flavours: Often floral; honeysuckle, jasmine, rose for example. Minerality comes through as a sense of sniffing pebbles. Fruit can be tropical, citrus and sometimes a 'sweetshop' fiesta of Turkish delight, lemon sherbet and rosy apples.

Structure: These wines may vary in 'weight' and dryness, but intensity of aroma and flavour is evident. Texture – can be oily, grainy, mineral.

Examples of 'Scratch 'n' Sniff' whites: Rieslings, Grüner Veltliners, Gewürztraminers, Torrontes, Viognier, Albariños, some Pinot Gris wines, some Sauvignon Blancs.

Circus 2013 Torrontes 750ml

$17.30

Inviting aromas of fresh peach, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. The  palate has great structure and acidity to it, along with enticing fresh orchard fruit flavours that keep you coming back wanting more.  For a wine with this sort of delicacy...

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Gunderloch 2013 "Fritz" Riesling QBA 750ml

$17.99

"Nothing better than a good Riesling, and this is a great Riesling.  Made in a drier style, this wine is quite opulent and packed with flavour.  Lots of citrus, honey and floral notes, coupled with a great backbone of zippy acidity makes this...

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Alban 2013 Central Coast Viognier 750ml

$43.39

Alban Winery starting in 1989 by John Alban who happens to be a true Rhone Ranger, focuses his emphasis on Rhone Valley blends and varietals. The winery is located in Edna Valley, near Arroyo Grande in the southern corner of San Luis Obispo County.The...

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Monte Nobile 2011 Grillo 750ml

$17.30

A zesty, fragrant white from Sicily where the hillside vineyard's moderate temperatures produce refreshingly crisp wines. Monte Nobile was made using Grillo grapes and bursts with citrus and exotic fruit flavours. Enjoy with grilled fish and seafood...

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Tantalus 2016 Riesling 750ml

$27.74

I first recommended this wine during Diwali but this should be your go-to wine year round when looking for the perfect match for south Asian cuisine. This may be the best Riesling produced in B.C. I love the crisp, fresh flavour and the acidity that...

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La Frenz 2015 Riesling 750ml

$23.39

Winemaker's Notes:Our Riesling is vibrant with flavours of Key lime, Kaffir lime leaf, Granny Smith apple and honeysuckle blossoms that are delightfully pronounced, making your mouth water in anticipation. A subtle note of minerality (river stones, wet...

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PRA 2016 Soave Classico Otto 750ml

$37.30

As an English writer once wrote, Soave "tastes like a sunny clear sky if you could drink it." Sergio Prà uses Garganega grapes harvested from 30 to 60 year old vines on slopes of weathered volcanic rocks, which are located in Soave Classico...

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Domaine Albert Mann 2013 Riesling Rosenberg 750ml

$56.43

This hasn't been reviewed yet, but it's always delicious and a staff favourite Riesling. The Rosenberg vineyard produces some of the most opulent and outgoing Riesling anywhere in the world. This is always a hedonistic Riesling with lots of bright fruit,...

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Loimer 2015 Riesling Langenlois 750ml

$39.04

"Deep yellow. Initially quite closed on the nose, requiring aeration, even decanting, before releasing delicate aromas of peach, flinty minerals and flowers. Firm and concentrated in the mouth, with racy acidity lifting white vineyard peach and passion...

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