Tawse Spark Limestone Ridge Riesling 2013, VQA Twenty Mile Bench

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Sparkling White Sparkling White
Ontario, Canada

$19.95 (370361)

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89 pts
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December 12, 2015

Critic Reviews (7)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a quite fine, complex, tightly woven riesling bubbly with a compact and complex nose of dried green pear,...

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Treve Ring
Treve Ring

The second vintage of the Limestone Ridge Vineyard Riesling Spark impresses instantly with its limey, green apple and...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

Only a year and in conjunction with an improved Sparkling wine vintage for Riesling, short work has elevated the...

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DJ Kearney
DJ Kearney

Utterly delicious sekt-like riesling bursts with toast, honey and lime curd. Perfumed in the mouth with apple and...

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National Wine Awards of Canada
National Wine Awards of Canada

Aggregate final score from judges at the 2015 National Wine Awards of Canada. June 2015.

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, fresh and expressive sparkling riesling, well within the varietal spectrum with citrus and white-fleshed fruit...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Bright, racy and daring showing pretty floral notes as well as a toast and pepper. Flavours of grapefruit, pear and...

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Community Reviews (3)

Neil Phillips
Neil Phillips

Riesling sparkling offers a much more fruit-forward profile, and Tawse's offering is a well-made example that delivers.

On the nose, several variety of apples mingle (golden delicious and green and Spartan), with subdued honeysuckle notes. Lime zest is there, and some fresh bread.

On the palate, nice zippy acidity, and follows through from the nose nicely. Lots of apple, some minerality on the finish, persistent medium-fine mousse. Nice long citrus finish.

With a bit of extra time in bottle, I find the fruit has integrated a bit more than the 2014.

Tasted February 2016.

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Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Medium+ aromas of tart lime, citrus and stone notes. It's medium-bodied with just off-dry aroma replays and a chalky mineral texture that leads to a long, dry-ish finish. Juicy and refreshing. Tasted June/2015.

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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This doesn't have the balance or elegance of more prestigious (and expensive) counterparts, but it certainly brings the charm of a good dry Riesling and mixes it with coarse but refreshing fizz, presenting notes of lemon, grapefruit, citrus zest, Granny Smith apple, acacia honey, stony minerality, and a trace of biscuit in the background, along with tart, racy acidity, mouth-puckering dryness on the finish, and nice length overall. Maybe it's a touch too sharp, too acidic, and lacking in fruit complexity and non-fruit counter-balance, but it's hard to argue with what you get for the money.

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