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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from Germany, this white noble grape probably saw its lowest point in the 70s and 80s when over-production and out-of-date marketing led the wine-drinking public to believe it was just sweet and naff.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

Synchromesh 2020 Riesling Blend 750ml

$25.13

A thoughtful blend of our four Riesling vineyards: Bob Hancock Vineyard North Naramata Bench Thorny Vines Vineyard Middle Naramata Bench Four Shadows Vineyard South Naramata Bench Storm Haven Vineyard Okanagan Falls   A striking and complex array...

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Tantalus 2019/20 Riesling 750ml

$28.60

A shimmery light yellow hue, this wine exudes a complex aroma, evolving in the glass beautifully. Upon opening it leaps out with Meyer lemon and lime zest, there is a touch of the tropics here too - mango and pineapple. The aroma settles into a halfway...

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Zind Humbrecht 2017 Riesling Roche Granitique 750ml

$62.52

Olivier Humbrecht's 2016 Riesling "Roche Granitique" comes from vineyards located on the poor granitic soils of the Brand hillside. If you so will, it is the "second wine" of the Grand Cru Brand. In 2016, these were the first Rieslings harvested, "but...

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Kesselstatt 2016 RK Riesling 750ml

$28.61

Fascinating bouquet: aromas of ripe yellow fruits, above all melon and apricot. Pleasant mouth-feeling due to the harmonious balance of residual sugar and acidity, minerals and spiciness on the palate - a companion for every day…   --...

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Synchromesh 2019 Storm Haven Riesling 750ml

$46.00

'Storm Haven is one of Canada's top riesling made by winemaker AlanDickinson's. It also the flagship estate vineyard of Okanagan Falls-based Synchromesh Winery, one of Canada's riesling specialists. The stunning site is biodiverse, perched on the outflow...

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Jim Barry 2019 Watervale Riesling 750ml

$32.08

Plump and peachy, the 2019 Watervale Riesling includes approximately four grams per liter of residual sugar and includes some purchased fruit. It's medium-bodied and richly textured, then finishes with lime flavors and noticeable softness. Drink it young...

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Gustave Lorentz 2019 Reserve Riesling 750ml

$35.57

Eye: pale yellow colorNose: expressive, refined, with citrus and white flower aromas.Mouth: lively attack, refreshing acidity, lime, granny smith apple with a great structure,fruity with a clean and dry finish. A classy dry and gastronomic Riesling from...

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Loimer 2014 Riesling Steinmassl 1OWT 750ml

$69.48

Vinous 91 ptsLangenlois, Kamptal Here is another instance where piquancy and pungency—in this instance suggestive of kumquat and lemon peel, black tea, alkali and walnut—are nicely buffered by high extract and ameliorated by alcoholic levity...

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Synchromesh 2019 Storm Haven DRY Riesling 750ml

$46.00

Synchromesh hangs its hat solidly on Riesling and the producer is among BC’s finest. After experimenting with dry styles for 10 years, owner and winemaker Alan Dickinson knocks it out of the park with this inaugural release...

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Wild Goose 2019 Riesling 750ml

$18.17

This fruit forward Riesling comes from Estate grown grapes, including the 35 year old Wild Goose Vineyards, and the 13 year old Secrest Vineyards. Careful vineyard management and hand harvesting allows the wine to express not only the vine’s age...

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Fritz Haag 2016 Brauneberger Riesling Kabinett 750ml

$47.74

Dusty earth and smoke tones are predominant on first whiff but open gradually, offering a succession of ripening fruits from fresh lime and gooseberry to crunchy peach and pink grapefruit. It's a spry, taut wine, with scintillating acidity and a long...

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