Tantalus Vineyards Traditional Method Old Vines Riesling Brut, 2014
- Rated 4 stars
- East Kelowna Bench, British Columbia
- Reviewed by: Tim Pawsey
- Published on: September 28, 2018
- Last modified: September 28, 2018
A fine stream of bubbles with aromas of citrus and green apple precede a broadly textured but elegant palate, with yeasty and leesy notes, lemon zest and appealing mineral core and a persistent, lingering close. A fitting tribute to the legendary grower Denny Dulik, who passed away in 2016. Dulik had the vision to plant Riesling sourced from St. Urbans-Hof some 40 years ago in his Pioneer Vineyard, which his father had bought in 1944 from J.W. Hughes. The vines formed the foundation for daughter Sue Dulik’s Pinot Reach Winery, and later for Tantalus, on which to build— and Dulik remained a formidable presence at the winery. Many believe that BC sparkling wines — late to the party — could well become the province’s strongest suit. This wine offers a strong indication.