A first for me, Canadian Riesling

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A first for me, Canadian Riesling

So, to celebrate Canadian wine day, a Canadian Riesling. It’s pretty good: if I’d have tasted it blind I would have guessed New Zealand, I think. I normally don’t go in for this ‘day’ thing (there are just too many of them), but I’m heading to Canada for the first time next month so I am happy to make an exception.

Hidden Bench Riesling Felseck Vineyard 2010 Beamsville Bench VQA, Canada
11.5% alcohol. Dense and nicely focused with lively citrus fruits to the fore. Lemon and grapefruit pith with some floral, ripe apple and honey notes in the background. There’s just a tiny bit of phenolic grip here, but the dominant theme is pure fruit and good acidity. It tastes quite dry, but with a fruitiness that suggests there might be a touch of residual sugar, even if the wine doesn’t taste at all sweet. Proper Riesling. 90/100

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2 thoughts on “A first for me, Canadian Riesling

  1. Sounds like you enjoyed it Jamie. When here look for Tantalus, BC and Cave Spring, Ontario.

    Bob Alberta

  2. Cave Spring and 30 Bench Winemakers…both fantastic producers. Jamie, if you happen to cross the border, come down to the Finger Lakes and I will happily show you around. I have a project with Louis Barruol, from Gigondas, that you may find interesting. Forge Cellars is the name of the project.

    Have fun in Canada – I think you may be surprised..I was,
    Rick

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