Wine Review – Hidden Bench 2013 Riesling Felseck Vineyard

Hidden Bench 2013 Riesling Felseck VineyardA well-balanced, good example of a Niagara Riesling…

Name: Riesling Felseck Vineyard

Vintage: 2013

Producer: Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery

Region/Country: Beamsville Bench, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

Grape Varietal(s): Riesling

Consumed: At home

Recommended By: Harald Thiel, proprietor and vigneron

Cost: $28 CAD

Bottle Presentation: Distinctive and easy to read. The fonts hold well together. Although the label is well done, generally, and has a nice texture, the drawing of the barn seems out of place.

Appearance: Pale lemon

Nose: Floral, green fruit (apple), lemon, petrol, with some nuttiness.

Taste: Dry, high acidity, but light in body, with notes of grapefruit, lemons, minerality/wet stone, and perhaps a tinge of pineapple

Finish: Short with lemon rind and minerals

Overall Impression: A well-balanced, good example of a Niagara Riesling,  which paired well with a creamy Risotto dish.

Rating (from 70 to 100): 86/100

Value: 2/5

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