Flat Rock Riesling 2016 Wine Review
Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Escarpment, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Green apple and white pear. Love it. Building an inuksuk is now a ritual at the end of harvest for this winery: lifting the heavy stones requires a team effort. Pair with roast turkey and fun. The winery does whole cluster pressing to extract pure flavour, and only of the first 600 litres per tonne of fruit. Ed allows the juice to settle during a long, slow fermentation. The vintage is a blend of two distinct blocks of 21B clone vines now in their early teens as the winery describes them. Finishes with fresh pink grapefruit notes. The wine grapes for Flat Rock Cellars Riesling were sourced from the Twenty Mile Bench on the Niagara Escarpment. This a well-balanced fruit to racy acidity Riesling that could easily hold in cellar for five years or more.
Riesling food pairings: herb rubbed chicken, seafood, shellfish.
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This Flat Rock Riesling 2016 was reviewed on May 12, 2018 by Natalie MacLean
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|Rachelle O'Connor rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:|
One of my favorite's from a consistent and well known producer. The favorable growing conditions gage way an exceptional finished product. A stunning bouquet - pear, peach, citrus, steel minerality and floral on the nose and palate - well balanced with a great acidity that is lovely on its own or as a superb compliment to herb roasted chicken, and many Asian dishes.
|Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:|
A juicy and delicious Riesling from the Bench. Loads of lime, lemon, yellow apple, hints of stone fruit. Daringly high residual sugar balanced so nicely by the zesty and drying acidity. Decadent! Pair with herb-crusted grilled pork chops.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
Stone fruit and floral nose with a fruit explosion on the palate with peach, pear and lemon notes. Great minerality throughout. Reviewed March 2018 at Taste Ontario in Ottawa
|Andrea Shapiro, Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:|
@Winemakersboots Another outstanding example of Ontario made Riesling from Twenty Mile Bench region. Pale straw colour with green reflections. A beautiful fragrant bouquet. Quintessential "freshly opened can of tennis balls" yellow plum chutney, lemon curd, kerosene and pencil erasers. Also notes of fresh tree saplings, white roses and graphite. Off dry (23gL) High acidity, medium plus body and finish with sugar snap peas and white peachy sweetness persisting. Well balanced. Full, fresh and fruity. Pair with Chicken dumplings, prosciutto and medium bodied cheeses. Anything that has some elevated saltiness with complement the sweet elements perfectly. 90 points. Tasted January 2018
|From Flat Rock Vineyards on the Niagara Escarpment, this off-dry Niagara Riesling is mouth-watering with lime, apple, pear and citrus flavours. Great balance and character at a terrific price point. Pair with pad Thai. - Community Wine Reviews|
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