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Sperling Vineyards Dry Rieslingtext
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Sperling Vineyards Dry Riesling 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWow, how good is this. The Dry Riesling is a new release by winemaker Ann Sperling, the current caretaker of the family property first settled in Kelowna's Mission District over 150 years ago. It was bottled under the avant grade Vision Series, and it's organic and biodynamic, from old vines planted in 1978. The nose and the attack are fresh with a strong lemon-lime pith character and a textural mouthfeel from skin contact before fermentation. The wine is otherwise electric with that identifiable BC savoury scrub scent. It shouts for food. Dry, taut, and stylish, this wine is for riesling sophisticates. After soaking the stemmed grapes on their skins, they used the free-run juice for the Old Vines Riesling and took the juice closer to the skins for the dry version.Tasted: 19 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.89 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Sperling VineyardsDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: RieslingUPC: 854944000868