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Martin's Lane Winery Simes Vineyard 2015 Riesling

The Simes Vineyard is a steep, north-facing site in East Kelowna, with granite-based soils. Not exactly a recipe for rich wine. In fact, it’s all about cool climate characteristics, as in aromatic with bright acidity and freshness. The riesling, all clone 21B, is lively with bright lemon-lime fruit, Okanagan sagebrush and a slightly greener bent. The style is less extreme with less aggressive acidity than its contemporaries. An approachable food-friendly riesling you can drink now. Winemaker Shane Munn hails from New Zealand but has extensive winemaking experience including stints in Burgundy, Barolo and North America. He takes a micro view of the vineyard, working single blocks or rows of vines, and employing only gravity to move his wine five times through the six-level winery (a facility that tellingly does not contain a pump). In general, the riesling is hand sorted and they do not crush all the berries, before they go to press with no sulphur. The juice is settled and stirred, and the ferment runs 7 to 14 days at 16 to 18C before aging on its lees for six to nine months for richness and texture. - Anthony Gismondi

 Producer Martin's Lane Winery
 Region Okanagan Valley
 Country Canada
 Varietals Riesling
 Alcohol 13% alc/vol
 Vintage 2015

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About the Producer

Martin's Lane Winery

Martin's Lane Winery

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

Wild. Elusive. Welcome to the northern part of British Columbia's Okanagan Valley, one of the most breathtaking places on our planet to grow grapes. Ancient volcanic and glacial soils settle amongst precipitous hillsides. The area is blessed with warm days, cool nights and the lowest rainfall and humidity...

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