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Phantom Creek Estates Rieslingtext
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Phantom Creek Estates Riesling 2017

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIt seems everyone is awaiting the reds wines at Phantom Creek, but the early white releases suggest they will be equally impressive. The riesling is made from purchased fruit in east Kelowna, from 10-year-old vines and is fermented dry over four months using only native yeasts. It's aged in a mix of stainless steel and neutral barrels to preserve the authentic flavours of this dry riesling. 2017 was an up and down vintage, leading to lower yields that eventually helped to promote higher concentration during the long dry fall. The nose is quiet, following a reserved Euro-style. The colour a deeper yellow than the norm. On the palate, the yellow fruits and pears preview a dry firm style, finishing tart and clean. The low fruit will disappoint a few, but the texture and length will attract others. It’s a matter of style, and its good to have another look at east Kelowna fruit.Tasted: 30 April 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Phantom Creek EstatesDistributors: Stile Brands
Grape: RieslingUPC: 626990348801