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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling Brut
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Tantalus Old Vines Riesling Brut 2014

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaStriking, potent and direct, with a sharp chalkiness, green apple chisel, red apple grip, smoked stone in a driving, persistent, linear frame. For all its intensity, this impressive fizz, from 1978 planted vines, streams lightness and lift. This spent two years on the lees before disgorgement in spring 2017, and a dosage of Tantalus' Old Vine Riesling (wow). Electric and nervy, with a lingering white grapefruit pith, this is an energetic wine in youth, and one that will continue to deepen and build with cellaring. Memorable.Tasted: 14 July 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 34.70 winery direct, VQA shops, private wine shops Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Varietal: RieslingCSPC: 450262UPC: 626990154310