Riesling

In and out of fashion like a pair of bell-bottoms, Riesling has certainly been through highs and lows. Originally from Germany, this white noble grape probably saw its lowest point in the 70s and 80s when over-production and out-of-date marketing led the wine-drinking public to believe it was just sweet and naff. In terms of highs, 500 years ago it had greater renown than the wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy and it’s definitely experiencing a resurgence at the moment. The best bottles are still thought to come from Germany (the Mosel and Rheinland in particular) with Alsace coming a close second and newcomers New Zealand and Australia also in the mix. The style can range from crisp and fresh through to voluptuous – depending on how mature the grapes are when harvested. Whether the style is steely and citrusy or more honeyed and peachy, the defining feature of Riesling is a kind of ‘oiliness’ – sometimes likened to kerosene or rubber (not really selling it here am I?!) which can intrigue or dismay in equal measure. Definitely worth a try and surprisingly good with soft cheeses like Brie and Camembert.

If you like Riesling, you might also like … Chardonnay (e.g.Chablis), Albarino, Grüner Veltliner

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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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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Kendermanns 2015 Classic Riesling 750ml

$12.08

Reh Kendermann represents many qualities we associate with German production: high efficiency, tight supply chains, and a laser-sharp focus on quality. In 1920, Carl Reh founded his first trading company for grapes and built his first winery. By 1936, he...

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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

$17.49

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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Synchromesh 'Storm Haven' Riesling 750ml

$37.30

Winemaker's Notes: Grown on our own Storm Haven Vineyard, this Riesling was hand cultivated with minimal interference and natural low cropping to create a wine that truly expresses the Storm Haven Vineyard site. The 2013 vintage had an early start and a...

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Synchromesh 2015 'Four Shadows' Riesling 750ml

$26.00

Situated on the eastern slope looking down on Penticton this vineyard has two distinct blocks of Riesling.This wine hails from the highest elevation block on an extremely steep slope of gravel and clay layered over fractured bedrock and rotten granite...

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Synchromesh 2015 'Bob Hanock' Riesling 750ml

$26.00

Situated on the eastern slope looking down on Penticton this vineyard has two distinct blocks of Riesling.This wine hails from the highest elevation block on an extremely steep slope of gravel and clay layered over fractured bedrock and rotten granite...

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Kilikanoon 2012 Killerman's Run Riesling 750ml

$27.74

With expressive, forward notes of white peaches, lime cordial and pink grapefruit accented by a touch of wet slate, the light-bodied and dry 2013 Killerman’s Run Riesling has a very crisp line of lively acidity cutting through the fruit before it...

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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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Zind Humbrecht 2011 Riesling Terroir d'Alsace 750ml

$39.04

Olivier Humbrecht’s 2011 Riesling Terroir d’Alsace is sourced primarily from sites that previously informed a Turckheim bottling, though also from the Herrenweg, and is finished with the five grams of residual sugar that he is treating as the...

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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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