Full Review

Peller Estates

Peller Estates
2021 Family Reserve, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.20%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14
Best Buy
2022 World Wine Championships - Best Value Canadian Riesling

Peller Estates
2021 Family Reserve, Riesling, Niagara Peninsula VQA

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: Canada
Alcohol: 11% RS: 2.20%
Yellow straw color. Aromas and flavors of peach ring gummies, lime, green apple, and unripe pineapple with a silky, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and an engaging, long finish evoking accents of peach gummies and wild flower honey. Light and easy drinking, this primary Riesling would make for a good aperitif wine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: peach ring gummies, lime, green apple, and unripe pineapple
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of peach gummies and wild flower honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Light and easy drinking, this primary Riesling would make for a good aperitif wine.

The Producer

Andrew Peller LTD.

The Producer
697 South Service Road
Grimsby, ON L3M 4E8
Canada
1 905-643-4131

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Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.