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Primary Notes: Apple / Pear Peach Lemon / Lime
Acidity: Medium +
Origin & Awards
Origin: Ontario, Canada
Maker: Tawse Winery
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
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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AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 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).
, DAVID LAWRASON - 91 POINTS
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.
- 88 POINTS
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!