Fort Berens Estate Winery 2016 Dry Riesling (Lillooet) Fraser Canyon - BC
Availability: Direct from winery here, VQA stores and BCLDB stores
Cost: $18.99 + taxes
Production: 856 cases
Date Tasted: August 25th, 2017
Tasting Notes: New to the Fort Berens portfolio is a 'dry' Riesling to compliment their flagship, off-dry Riesling and their delicate, Late Harvest version. I add quotations around 'dry' because this wine still has 4.6g/l of residual sugar which is just 3g/l less than the regular Riesling at 7.6g/l. But when you consider overall balance, it certainly finishes dryer thanks to fine, fresh peach acidity that helps dissolve the sweet nectarine and tropical fruit flavours.
If the off-dry Riesling is Mott's fruit cup in-a-glass then the dry Riesling is a tangy, lemon-meringue pie. Both are built to last and ready to go now. Drink now-2021.
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