Château des Charmes Old Vines, Estate Bottled Riesling 2008
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Reviewed June 22, 2012 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jason Solanki rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
2010 vintage. Lime, citrus aromas and hints of lemon with replays on the smooth, full-bodied palate. Finishes clean and off-dry. Quite nice. Tasted June 2012.
|Riesling was one of the first varieties we planted in 1978 and that original block is still producing very good fruit but Riesling vines can be quite generous so we have to manage the yield of each vine quite carefully. We believe that Riesling grown in cool climate wine regions, like Niagara, produce food-friendly and age-worthy wines. Our ‘Old Vines’ Riesling is an excellent example of this. It has classic old world aromas of flint with nuances of lemon and lime adding freshness. We made this wine in an unoaked, dry style with a thread of tangy acidity.|
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.