Gold Medal - All Canadian Wine Championships 2020
93 Points - John Szabo
93 Points - Rick Vansickle
The Two Sisters Riesling for 2018 was created using fruit from the cooler, limestone-rich Escarpment Benches, 58% from the Foxcroft Vineyard and 42% from the Lenko Vineyard. The summer of 2018 was cool, leading to exceptional acidity in the crop. The wine was carefully vinified in order to retain enough sweetness to balance the pronounced flavors and acidity. Fermentation at very low temperatures created the inviting aromatics, and light lees ageing added texture and character.
The nose is bursting with fresh, ripe citrus, stone fruit, honey, and orange blossom. The wine is off dry, crisp, and is characterized by electric acidity with flavors of white grapefruit, honey, peach, apricot and tangerine. The characteristic stony minerality hovers in the background, adding a nuance of flavor and texture to the wine. A wonderful sipping wine for hot summer days and evenings, perfect with cheeses and charcuterie, and extremely flexible with foods including fish, chicken and pork tenderloin.