LCBO Sale Wine of the Week: July 11

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Tawse Limestone Ridge Spark Riesling (Ontario, Canada)

Sale $18.95, Regular $20.95
Discount (until July 22): $2.00
Vintages #370361 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: Zingy citrus (lime especially) and green apple with touches of white flower and honeysuckle.
Pairs with: Raw seafood, ceviche, charcuterie and cheeses. Pasta in cream sauce too. Casual nibbles of all sorts, the saltier the better.
Good for: Knocking off work early to take care of things. You know, “things.”
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now.

Why we're drinking this
Not only does Tawse make some of the finest wines in Ontario, but we like their biodynamic and eco-friendly vibe. Sure, that has nothing to do with the taste of this fantastic sparkler, but it makes us feel good. Made with 100% Riesling — unusual for a sparkling wine — this is a unique and eminently enjoyable bubbly. Perfect to drink super-cold on a hot day all on its own, but also great with all kinds of food. It has the zippy acidity that goes so well with everything from raw seafood to creamy sauced pastas. This wine really loves oysters. Trust us on this, we’ve experimented many times.

Tasting note
Fresh nose of citrus, green apple and fresh herbs. Pretty, refreshing and inviting. A real “zing” in the mouth from the acidity, which is well balanced with a touch of residual sugar. The mousse is just lovely and the overall mouth effect is lively, juicy and… well, you’ll just want to keep drinking it! Quite a substantial finish, very clean and lemony. A wonderful wine at any price, but superb at under 20 bucks!

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