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|PHOENIX 2017 VQA Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment
|Vintage Assessments Tasting Note
|Bright pale straw colour. Very spicy, honeyed, lychee-rosewater nose with some floral mineral notes. Faintly off dry, medium-light bodied, very spicy, honeyed, lychee-apple-melon puree flavours with a lingering, fairly high acid, unoaked finish. Ready-to-drink. Try with spicy Asian cuisine. Has 13.5% alcohol and 14 g/L residual sugar with a screwcap closure. The 2016 (**/**+) was released on August 19, 2017 at $18.95.
||White Table Wine
Honeyed, Spicy, Lychees
|TASTING NOTE: This wine is named for the phoenix, the mythical bird that dies in flames and is reborn from the ashes, because the Gewürztraminer vines that were believed to have been killed by winter burn unexpectedly sprang back to life to produce a grape crop. The 2017 vintage is borderline off-dry with exotic aromas and flavours of rosewater, lychee, grated parsnip and candied ginger. Pair it with summer salads, parsnip chips, or barbecued chicken or pork. (Vintages panel, May 2018)
||vintages release - July 7, 2018
||140 (12 bottles per case)
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Score: - Poor * Very Basic
** Good **/**+ Very Good **+ Excellent