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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling Piquette 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Piquette craze is crafted in the spirit of experimentation and sustainability at Tantalus. It is made by refermenting grape skins and stems after first pressing. Historically they were the low alcohol refreshments of choice for French agricultural and vineyard workers looking to quench their thirst yet carry on with their work. It pours deep yellow and is a little cloudy and effervescent in the glass, a result of secondary fermentation in the bottle. At Tantalus, the Riesling Piquette from the Block 5 Old Vines Riesling, rehydrated with water for a couple of days and pressed again. Scrubby sour crab apple notes, peach fuzz, and bubbles lift it all on the palate. A hot day cool drink for gardeners. Serve ice cold.Tasted: 12 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$17.50750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 63782UPC: 626990332084