Hidden Treasure

By / Food / July 18th, 2011 / Like

Hidden Bench 2006 Rosomel Vineyard, Riesling Roman’s Block, Niagara

I was a little worried about the quality of this white because it’s now going on five years old. That ageing shouldn’t be a big deal, but one never knows. Sometimes the wine, itself, just can’t hold up to the test of time. In my case, however, that particular bottle of wine went through a few moves — from the basement (after a pipe burst and flooded the area) to a warm closet and back. Over the course of about six months that bottle (and all the others in my collection) endured vibrations caused by jackhammers, nail guns and power saws. The blanket of dust that persisted for months after work had ceased might well have been enough to dry out the cork completely!

Luckily, this Riesling was able to take it on the chin and come out swinging. Aromas of petrol, hint of lime, tropical fruit fill the nose, and flavours of citrus, minerals with granny smith and guava refresh the palate. The finish is bright and clean. This was a lovely wine to enjoy on a hot day alongside a simple salad with roasted red pepper dressing and albacore tuna.


Rosemary Mantini has always loved words. When she isn't working as the Associate Editor at Tidings Magazine, she's helping others achieve their writing dreams, and sometimes she even relaxes with a good book and a glass of wine.

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