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2016 Riesling

2016 Riesling by Tantalus
2016_Riesling1 by Tantalus
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Our 2016 flagship Riesling showcases all the hallmarks of our historic, old vineyard – intense aromatics, a lush palate and a crisp, high tension finish.
An instant Tantalus classic.

A wonderful pale yellow-green in colour with fresh aromas of lime leaf, lemon zest and mango. The palate is electric, bursting with ripe tangerine and orchard pear, complemented by a wonderful stoney mineral texture. At the core, is an intense citrus character underpinned by spicy top notes of ginger and cardamom.

Sitting on a knife edge of balance between texture, weight and bright acidity, the finish is beautifully long. The 2016’s intensity and balance will allow it to live for a long time. Cellar effortlessly for up to 10 years.

The fruit for our flagship Riesling is hand-picked from several unique blocks on our single vineyard estate, dating back to the late 1970s. Each parcel of fruit was harvested at optimal ripeness over a two-month period giving the 2016 incredible complexity. Once in cellar, ferments were inoculated after a short settling period and racking. Each tank was fermented to a preserved balance point just off-dry. The wine was blended three months after vintage and bottled in late February 2017.

Tantalus was established in 2004 when Proprietor Eric Savics was presented with the opportunity to acquire one of the Okanagan Valley’s premier vineyard properties. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes in 1927 by renowned, local horticulturist JW Hughes.

After tasting several vintages of wines made by the former owner, Eric felt this was indeed a very special vineyard. He, along with his team, established the site’s ultimate potential would be fully realized by focusing on a small, terroir-driven line of wines made from Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The old vine plantings – 1978 Riesling and 1985 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay became the backbone of the vineyard. Other varietals were removed and new plantings of the 3 flagship varietals commenced in 2005. The vineyard would not only have considerable vine age as its anchor, it would grow to have superior clone variation as well.

Tantalus’ inaugural 2005 vintage immediately attracted the attention of national and international wine critics and Tantalus was quickly added to a short list of Canada’s very best Riesling producers. Today, in addition to Riesling, Tantalus is also recognized for consistently producing high quality Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

With the success of the wines and the increase in production, came the need to build a new winery. Tantalus’ sleek new facility was completed in March 2010 and has the distinction of being British Columbia’s first LEED-certified winery.

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Tantalus  from Kelowna, BC

Tantalus Kelowna, BC

Tantalus was established in 2004 when Proprietor Eric Savics was presented with the opportunity to acquire one of the Okanagan Valley’s premier vineyard properties. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes i

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