A Reason for B.C. Riesling!
In British Columbia, Riesling calls Lillooet in the north to Similkameen Valley in the south, home.
The story for this youthful BC wine region is that Riesling has an affinity for local terroir - struggling in steep rocky slopes and surviving hardy cold winters. Considering the size and nature of the province, microclimates play a key role bringing a variety of expressions of Riesling from sparkling to still to dry table and sweet dessert wines for wine lovers and foodies alike. Here is a delicious bottle of sparkling from Lunessence Winery in Summerland soon to be released.
Good Wine Gal Favorite Riesling Producers
The character that makes Riesling the perfect food pairing wine is acidity. Acidity balances sweetness and allows spice and heat to coexist in harmony on your palate. Alcohol is a key to finding style - sweet tends to lower alcohol and dry with higher alcohol.
Let’s celebrate International Riesling Day on March 13th by picking up a bottle from one of BC’s top Riesling producers.
Good Wine Gal Favourites
Here are some of my favorites Riesling producers in alphabetical order: Lunessence Winery for sparkling, Martin's Lane (3 styles), Orofino (3 styles), O'Rouke's Peak Cellars Block 11 Riesling, Quails Gate Dry Riesling, Sperling Old Vines, Synchromesh (all), and Tantalus. Some new discoveries include: Winemaker's Cut Bohemian Riesling, Spearhead Riesling and Phantom Creek Riesling. Because Riesling ages well, why not stock up with a few of each of these. You won't be disappointed.
Thanks for reading and celebrating with me. Please leave your favorite Riesling below in the comments. Happy sipping, winelover and I look forward to discovering what you are sipping.
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