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Tawse Winery Inc. Spark Limestone Ridge Estate Vineyard Riesling 2012 Wine Review

Tawse Winery Inc. Spark Limestone Ridge Estate Vineyard Riesling 2012

Tawse Winery Inc. Spark Limestone Ridge Estate Vineyard Riesling 2012

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2014-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine

Winery: Tawse

Agent: Tawse Winery Inc.

Natalie's Score: 89/100

Bright and zesty with lime-alive aromas and toasty bread. Great value and quality for the price. Finishes with a lick lemon zest. This bubbly is made from Riesling -- not the same grape base as the half bottle size in this release. The vines are planted in limestone soils on the Twenty Mile Bench.

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This Tawse Winery Inc. Spark Limestone Ridge Estate Vineyard Riesling 2012 was reviewed on November 8, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Courtney Flood rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Bright and refreshing, intense citrus flavours. Lively with a distinct sophistication. Mother's day gift for my bubbly-loving mother-in-law who raved about it.

Great goat cheese pairing wine! Love how the crisp acidity, bubbles, and hints of fruitiness contrasts the tangy and creamy goats cheese.

Pair with my favourite spring goat cheese recipe: goat cheese pasta primavera. Boil a package of pasta in salted water. 2 minutes before al dente, add thinly sliced or grated carrot and asparagus if in season. Before draining, add frozen peas to just defrost but not cook. Toss pasta with halved cherry tomatoes, arugala, a couple of tbsp good olive oil, a small package or half a large package of crumbled goats cheese, salt and pepper.
Martha Kelly AIWS - CS rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This refreshing sparkler has flavours of citrus, apple, and a classic complexity from its bottle-fermentation.
Enjoy on its own or pair with delicately flavoured seafood dishes.
Drink now, or cellar until 2017.
Date tasted: October 2014.
The 2012 vintages marks the introduction of this sparkling wine made from hand-harvested grapes from the winery's limestone ridge vineyards. - Community Wine Reviews

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