Gewürztraminer and Riesling

“But is it sweet?” It’s the famous question that arises when people talk about riesling and gewürztraminer. Often two of the most polarizing grape varieties among wine drinkers, they nevertheless have an array of flavours and aromas that very few other grapes can rival. Riesling can range from dessert-sweet to bone dry, and is known for being particularly sensitive to its “terroir”, meaning it will have very distinct characteristics depending on which region of the world it is from. As for gewurztraminer, it’s like riesling’s exotic cousin, think of lychee and spice; it’s a grape that can pack an aromatic punch or be very delicate. Will Trow

BEST IN CLASS

Wild Goose Vineyards 2017 Gewurztraminer
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$22-25 CSPC 414748

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Red Rooster 2016 Riesling
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$19-22 CSPC 498840 (2016) (2015)

 

 

 

 

 

Hillside 2017 Gewürztraminer
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$20-23 CSPC 505206        (2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Monte Creek 2017 Riesling
Kamloops. British Columbia
$20-22 CSPC 782542

 

 

 

 

 

Wild Goose Vineyards 2017 Riesling
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$20-22 CSPC 414730

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling
Washington State, United States
$20-22 CSPC 732562

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