2021 Block 11 Riesling
This wine screams all things stone fruit! Imagine peach blossom, nectarine, apricot and overripe mango pole vaulting out of the glass while being chased by freshly squeezed lime waving a delicate floral bouquet. It’s like a fruit cocktail cup packed in syrup collided with a margarita! Tropical flavours of passionfruit coulis and mango chutney, perfumed with juicy ripe pear, dazzle the palate and the sensation of ‘sweet & sour’ carries through the long finish.
The sweetness, acidity and overall intensity make this wine so versatile for a variety of pairings. The sweetness will help cool the heat of spicy fare, balance salty dishes and complement select desserts (light cheesecakes, key lime pie). The combo of sweetness & acidity will complement any kind of ‘sweet ‘n sour’ dish with ease. The intensity of flavour matches well with chicken liver patés, strong cheddars and blue cheeses and other intensely flavoured dishes, such as Thai or Indonesian cuisine.
2023 BC Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards: Gold
2023 LA International Wine Competition: Silver