Riesling Reserve, Henry of Pelham
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Riesling Reserve, Henry of Pelham - 2019

Item # 14101 750mL
$16.96/ Single Bottle
$203.52 $183.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

An off-dry Riesling from Ontario that's unoaked and an ideal white wine partner for summer salads or roasted chicken and potatoes. Crisp and aromatic.

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Staff Pick Notes

Here's a vibrant Riesling, full of juicy stone fruit, a streak of wet stone minerality, buoyed by lively acidity and hailing from...wait. What? Canada?! Really? Yes indeed. Turns out that Ontario's Niagra Peninsula has both weather conditions and a limestone ridge optimal for growing this cool-climate variety. Cool breezes from the lake temper warm summer days and allow the fruit to ripen in an ideal environment. The region is best known for ice wine production, but make no mistake this wine could easily fool a pro in a blind tasting. Henry of Pelham is a sixth generation family farm with a history boasting some of the first grapes planted in Canada. Wine production began in the 1980s, and the their commitment to sustainable practices from vineyard to glass is high. Pair with grilled peaches and crème fraîche!


Astor's Glossary of Terms


Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the...

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