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Fort Berens Rieslingtext

Fort Berens Riesling 2022

British Columbia, CanadaOne of two riesling Fort Berens puts out every year, this classic style has more RS (9.6 g/L) than their Dry Riesling (at 3.2 g/L). This comes primarily from their Lillooet estate vineyards, with 27% from Naramata. After crushing, all had 12 hours of skin contact, fermented long and cool in stainless until the desired RS was achieved. It then rested four months on lees before bottling. The RS is gobbled up by racy tart acidity, leaving lime sherbet, green and crab apples, and delicate blossoms streaking across the light-bodied palate to a shorter finish. A bit disjointed with the bump of RS and tart acidity, this is one to chill and crack into this summer.Tasted: 11 August 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$22.99750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, grocery
Producer: Fort Berens Estate WineryDistributors: The Drinks List
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 641357UPC: 626990125686