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Martin's Lane Simes Vineyard Rieslingtext

Martin's Lane Simes Vineyard Riesling 2022

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSimes is a delightfully delicate, off-dry riesling long on style and flavour. The intense citrus is supported by some electric mineral stony notes that light up the palate from back to front, and finish with a hint of savoury desert scrub. Simes Vineyard, certified Ecocert, is a cool, steep, north facing vineyard in East Kelowna, whose granite based soils lie just a few kilometres south of the 50°N mark. Its northern aspect is a natural defence against climate change, keeping the vineyard cool as the region warms up. The site is mainly planted to pinot noir, but a small amount of Alsace clone 49 riesling is planted at the bottom of the steep slope. Traditionally, this is the last parcel picked. Winemaker Shane Munn is meticulous in his regime. The fruit is hand picked over selective passes through the block, and the bunches are hand sorted on the 6th floor reception deck of the five level, pumpless winery. The fermentation and ageing are done in an 80 /20 mix of stainless steel and large format 1200 litre German foudres.Tasted: 13 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$45.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: RieslingCSPC: 361400UPC: 776545992857