I gave one of the less expensive rieslings a shot today and can say you really need to spend a few more bucks to get a proper bottle of this varietal (in Ontario anyways). I found this wine to be slightly unbalanced and overly tart with a finish that doesn’t make you reach for the glass. Would be ok ice cold on a hot day.
I had no idea this was going to be a sweet riesling but I enjoyed it for a glass and a half regardless. It was liked by non wine lovers as well. I would sip this on its own ice cold. Keeps pretty well for 2 days in the fridge.
The description on the bottle is fairly accurate but this wine is one of those wines where the aroma is very different from the flavour. It smells more like a riesling/sauv blanc than a chardonnay, but the flavour and mouthfeel is mistakenly a chard.
VQA wine. Cool fermented on lees (sur lie). Alcohol/Vol 13%
A bright citrus aroma is very noticeable right away followed by a mineral mouthfeel. On the finish you get the classic grass/hay flavour you’d expect from a nice sauvignon blanc. The overall profile is very crisp and dry.