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Tantalus Riesling Lab Hard Pressings Experiment 11text

Tantalus Riesling Lab Hard Pressings Experiment 11 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRiesling Lab is a playground for the winery, widely lauded as one of Canada's top riesling producers. This is the 11th annual geek out experiment for the cellar crew, seeing them take the hard pressings of all their riesling blocks and native ferment together in old oak puncheons and barriques. This year a tip of Gew was added in, making up less than 5% of the finished wine. Fragrant lime blossoms, pear blossom, freesia floats along the off-dry palate (16 g/L), lined with honeysuckle and ash, and seasoned with alluring white pepper and jasmine tea. The sweetness makes it super friendly, while the layered flavours keep it from being simple simple. Certainly a worthwhile experiment, standing alone from their Classic and Old Vine Rieslings.Tasted: 02 August 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$21.75750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 52563