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Kitsch Maria's Block Riesling 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMaria's Block was home to the first plantings of riesling at Kitsch's East Kelowna estate. However, winter damage resulted in the vines being pulled out in January 2019, so this is the last Maria's Block Riesling, so named to honour 3 generations of Marias in the family. This is clone 239, from Geisenheim, planted in 2013. After a whole cluster press, this was fermented in stainless over one month, and then remained in stainless for 60 days on lees prior to bottling. Juicy and bright, with ample mouthwatering sweetness via lime pulp, ripe pear, nectarines, and candied lemon peel. This intense wine is drinking well now, especially with fragrant Thai or Vietnamese curries.Tasted: 29 June 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Kitsch WinesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 132121UPC: 626990330158