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Fort Berens Riesling
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15¾/20

Fort Berens Riesling 2018

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaFort Berens released two rieslings in 2018: a “Dry” version, and this off-dry label simply tagged Riesling that comes with a push of residual sugar. For the first time it’s 66 percent Lillooet fruit from Dry Creek Vineyard, while the final third comes out of the Vernon's The Rise Vineyard. Both sites were harvested by hand on October 17 and the grapes from both sites were whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel. It would appear the Lillooet fruit has injected a fair bit of energy into the wine, balancing off its pear, apple, sweet litchi, lime and honey flavours. Perfect for sweet and spicy pork dishes or a favourite curry. A crowd pleaser at a crowd pleaser price.Tasted: 11 March 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 17.99 winery direct, private wine shops, Save-onFoods Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Varietal: RieslingCSPC: 641357UPC: 626990125686