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ESTATE RIESLING 2016 VQA Beamsville Bench, Niagara Escarpment
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer HIDDEN BENCH
Very bright pale straw colour. Intense, schisty, fresh apple-lemon nose with lots of mineral notes. Dry, medium to medium-light bodied, tangy, mineral-tinged, ripe apple-lemon flavours with a very crisp, high acid, unoaked, lingering finish. Has 11% alcohol and 14 g/L residual sugar. TONY ASPLER / 89-points / BUY - Honeyed grapefruit nose, developing a petrol note; light-bodied, crisply dry, crab apple and grapefruit flavors with an engaging note of bitterness on the finish. The 2015 (***) was released on December 9, 2017 at $23.95. CSPC 183491
Type White Table Wine
Agent Mar Ant
Country Canada
Region Ontario
Rating ***(90 points)
Youthful, Mineral-Tinged
LCBO Text Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
Hidden Bench places the purity of the fruit and the clarity of the expression of place first and foremost. To this end they employ a non-interventionist approach to their winemaking, which includes the use of geothermal cooling and heating and natural yeasts. Since 2015/2016, the majority of the wines crafted at Hidden Bench, including this Riesling, are vegan-friendly and certified organic by Pro-Cert. Look for a zesty, mineral-rich wine with bright citrus, peach and apple fruit. Price $ 23.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - April 28, 2018
Cases bought 109 (12 bottles per case)

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