Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2016

Hard to not guzzle this on a hot day!
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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Peach Lemon / Lime

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Light

Dryness: Neutral

Acidity: Medium +

Tannin: Light

Alcohol (%):

Origin: Ontario, Canada

Maker: Tawse Winery

Grape: Riesling

Fermentation: Organic Steel Only

Awards: >90 pts


Serving Temperature: Best served between 6–8 degrees.

Asian Food Pairing: Chinese style lemon chicken, Thai grilled fish

Western Food Pairing: Classic Greek salad with heaps of feta cheese and tzatziki, pork tenderloin with apple and peach compote.


Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2016

Tawse Sketches of Niagara Riesling is deliciously off-dry with a creamy mouthfeel. Bright red apples, white flowers and a hint of lime opens the nose. Crisp and fresh on the palate thanks to its light body and vivid acidity that balances beautifully with a creamy mouthfeel. Clean apple, white peach and dried apricot flavours with a clean note of zesty lime and stoniness. Closes in a long and intense finish.

100% Riesling. The fruit comes from select sustainably-farmed Niagara Peninsula vineyards. Viticultural practices include vertical shoot positioning, shoot thinning, cluster thinning, hand leaf removal and hand-harvesting. Fermentation in stainless steel.



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 - 90 POINTS
Lovely lime vibrancy on the nose and palate of this off-dry Niagara Riesling. Notes of peach and pear and dried apricot. Beautifully made and balanced, and only 10% alcohol (yay).
 This remains one of the great values in Niagara riesling. It's very bright with impeccable acid-sugar balance, and so lively. From this warmer vintage expect more petrol than normal, plus ripe apricot and candied pineapple fruit and lemon. Fine balance here, with a touch of spritz, with excellent length. A great summer sipping style.
This is one of the consistent exemplars of what I call the sweet-tart style of Niagara Riesling. On the nose, a hint of Riesling stoniness underlies bright red apple, lemon-lime and white flower aromas. It is off-dry to medium-dry, but the vivid Niagara acidity keeps the palate crisp and fresh, as the fruit explodes on the zesty palate, and then the lingering acidity dries and focuses the finish. So attractive and quaffable!