2019 Riesling 'drier' $23
RS 41.37 g/l
A drier look at our usual house style. This wine is a single vineyard selection from two old vine blocks on the Golden Mile Bench just South of Oliver. Loaded with mandarin and burnt orange rind aromas this wine finishes dry with citrus and grapefruit pith carrying a lengthy finish.
'This is only the second Drier Riesling, from a producer known for his knife edge sweeter riesling. This comes from the Road 13's Golden Mile Bench site in Oliver, and 40 year old vines, the first time Alan worked with this fruit. Approximately 80% of the clusters had botrytis this year, giving a wonderful oily complexity to this wine. Green leaf, pear skin, apricot pith, and juicy ripe mandarin flood the palate, matched with a finely chalky texture that dries up the finish. Well named, and suiting those looking for a drier food-friendly style. 89 points' - Treve Ring, August 27th 2020