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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling Brut
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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling Brut 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is a very special wine, in very limited release, with only 100 cases made. From a few rows in their block of old 1978 heritage riesling vines, this traditional method fizz spent 2 years on lees before being dosed with Old Vines Riesling prior to corkage. The result is seamless, savoury, and pure, with decomposed stones, dried herbs, pink grapefruit pith, and frizzed lemon peel. So much tension here, driving fine, potent fizz through a long, slender palate to a lingering and persistent rock salt finish. Quite singular, and worth seeking out. Drinking beautifully now, though I expect will age masterfully. Alcohol 13.4 degrees, RS 4 g/L, pH 2.91, TA 9.2 g/L.Tasted: 13 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 34.70 winery direct, VQA shops, private wine shops Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 450262UPC: 626990154310