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Thirty Bench Sparkling Riesling Wine Review

Thirty Bench Sparkling Riesling

Thirty Bench Sparkling Riesling

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $38.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine


Winery: Thirty Bench

Agent: Andrew Peller Limited

Natalie's Score: 93/100

So crisp, toasty and refreshing: this Niagara sparkling wine shines! Elegant with great finesse. Pair with chic cocktails parties and caviar.

Sparkling Riesling food pairings: pasta, lightly spiced curry dishes, lamb stew, white turkey meat.

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This Thirty Bench Sparkling Riesling was reviewed on April 1, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2013 

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Reviews and Ratings

Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The second offering of Sparkling Riesling from Thirty Bench Wine Makers. The first offering combined fruit from Niagara-on-the-Lake and Beamsville Bench vineyards (VQA Niagara Peninsula) and used Steel Post Vineyard Riesling for the dosage, while this second run uses exclusively Beamsville Bench fruit. Traditional method, combining toasty biscuit and yeast with striking green apple, lemon, and white peach. Older Riesling in the dosage adds kerosene, an interesting contrast with the fruitiness of the young Riesling that formed the base wine. Fine mousse, extra dry with bracing acidity, and ideally medium bodied. A good take on what can be a tricky wine to make, balancing autolysis with th potent though delicate aromatics of Riesling. Pair with sushi or charcuterie.
Neil Phillips rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Green apple and citrus lime predominating on the nose, with a hint of white grapefruit. Very light bread notes. Almost a "lime Prosecco" nose.

Bone dry with fruit predominating, the lime carries through with Granny Smith apples. A little more rounded on the palate than the nose suggested, slight dough, great mouthfeel and fine mousse. Nice acid and medium+ length.

Tasted February 2017.
This Niagara sparkling Riesling from Ontario's Niagara Bench is made in the Traditional Method with second fermentation in bottle. So crisp, toasty and refreshing this sparkling wine shines! Elegant with great finesse. Pair with chic cocktails parties and caviar. - Community Wine Reviews

1 Member would buy this wine again

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