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Narrative Riesling
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16¼/20

Narrative Riesling 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSourced from a warmer site in Osoyoos, this wine makes you challenge the conventional thinking that the South Okanagan is too warm for riesling. An earlier harvest date likely helps, with the fruit in this case being picked at only 11 percent potential alcohol. Fermentation was then by indigenous yeasts before being matured for eight months in concrete. The nose offers precise lime and floral aromas combined with chalky undertones: classic Okanagan riesling. It’s impressively balanced, just barely off-dry (8 g/L residual sugar), with fresh, integrated acidity and appealingly low alcohol. Well priced; it's only going to get better over the next 3-4 years. If only more people drank Okanagan Riesling.Tasted: 01 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 22.90 winery direct Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 296756UPC: 626990267645