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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Old Vines Riesling, one of Canada's top wines year in and year out, comes entirely off their north facing 1978 plantings of clone 21B, sheltered by Ponderosa pines, and rooted in deep silty soils. This was handpicked on October 16, gently whole bunch pressed, and fermented cold for 39 days before resting 4 months on lees, and 2 years in bottle. Concentrated and heady, savoury and singular, with honeysuckle, burnished pear, quince, and ample pulpy lime, pith and peel on a sleek, shimmering palate. Lots of textural extract and energy here, running long on the finish. Still quite young, give this ageworthy time to reveal.Tasted: 02 August 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$39.00750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 179226UPC: 626990067429