2016 Riesling - Quarry Road

Retail
$25.15
Case
$301.80
Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2016
Country
Canada
Region
Niagara
Alcohol
10.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2018 - 2024
Winemaking Notes

The hot summer of 2016 has produced a softer, rounder Riesling from the Quarry Road Vineyard, unlike it’s previous vintages. The nose is rich with candied orange peel, honeysuckle and a slight hint of petrol, more typical of an older Riesling. The palate is creamy at the front with notes of lemon meringue pie followed by a crisp and citrusy finish. A truly delightful Riesling.

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Tasting Notes
All prices include Ontario bottle deposits; $0.20 for bottles of 750 mL and $0.10 for bottles of 375 mL and less.
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Awards

Title
Gold Medal Winner
Year
2018
Event
National Wine Awards

Professional Reviews

Michael Godel www.winealign.com

There is no substitute for seasonal Vinemount Ridge warmth when you are (or even if you're not) trying to emulate a Mosel like, fleshy Kabinett tension. The Tawse Quarry Road riesling has shown signs of such mimicry in the past but here in 2016 the coincidence is uncanny. Riesling amounts to just 10 per cent of the 2007 planted vineyard, a Fly Road in Lincoln block where chardonnay (planted in 1998) and pinot noir (2007) are queen and king of the hill. But it is riesling that mines for limestone and uses it to distill, filter and enervate the outright fruity purposes of orange zest, lime juice and sweet grapefruit flesh. This '16 has it all; adipose drupe, salty elements and stasis preserve. It will add some petrol and honey after a few years time and drink well for a few to a bevy more. Drink 2017-2023.