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Quails' Gate Clone 49 Rieslingtext

Quails' Gate Clone 49 Riesling 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Collection Clone 49 Riesling showcases an emerging South Kelowna microclimate that is very welcoming to the grape. As good as 2020 is, 2021 comes from a cooler year and brings another level of electricity to this wine. The 95 Alsace clone grows in a cool, quartz-laced site awash in millions of years old alluvial melt and sandy loam tilted gently to the west. The mineral, stony nose previews a juicy lime palate pricked with green apples, flint, oyster liqueur, and a perfectly balanced dry finish. So get the vegetarian sushi rolls, a favourite Thai green curry, or fresh BC shellfish. It was fermented and aged in a mixture of puncheons and French Oak barriques with moderate lees stirring, but you wouldn’t notice. More, please.Tasted: 12 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$34.99750mlVQA Wine Stores
Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Family Wine Merchants
Grape: RieslingUPC: 778856421026