Rieslings that Shine

Wine columnist for the Georgia Straight, Jurgen Gothe, dishes on our 2014 Spring release Rieslings..

“Today, Riesling continues to shine in this province, and the wineries in Kelowna that market themselves as part of the Lakeshore Wine Route are proving their neighbourhood is one of the best for this varietal. Tantalus Vineyards has vines that were planted in the late 1970s, and since launching in 2005, they’ve been elevated to the list of Canada’s very best Riesling producers.”

Tantalus Riesling 2013
This brand-new release is a crisp one. Apple aromas make way for pear in the mouth, along with a steely mineral quality with some faint effervescence and a big citrus finish. The acid makes this a juicy, mouthwatering style that loves to go with Asian food, lighter poultry, and pork dishes.

Tantalus Old Vines Riesling 2011
Made from the grapes planted in 1978, this special offering from Tantalus has a more mature nose with a touch of diesel and clean, crisp grapefruit and citrus on the palate. Like its sister listed above, this wine has a crisp steeliness running through that leaves it beautifully balanced and ready for sushi, scallops, fish, or spicy fare.

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