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

$19.91

"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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Tantalus 2015 Riesling 750ml

$26.00

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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Dr. L Riesling 750ml

$20.78

The Dr. L Riesling is a thoroughly modern style of German Riesling, that carries a fragrant nose of honey with distinctive apricot and stone fruit ar a touch of spritz and lively acidity add finesse and balance. It'll go great with most oriental dishes...

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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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Weingut Stadt Krems 2015 Riesling Steinterrassen 750ml

$30.34

The Wine"The grapes of this Riesling were harvested in the last week of October 2011. After they were destemmed and pressed carefully, the must was fermented under controlled temperature in a stainless steel tank. The wine has a typical taste of minerals...

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Alban 2014 Estate Viognier 750ml

$91.21

"The 2010 Viognier shows one of the newer directions Alban is moving towards. In 2010 Alban did one irrigation in July to keep the canopy more robust and less deleafing than in the past, plus no batonnage on this wine. The Viognier is pretty, delicate...

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