One of the best examples of B.C. winemakers pushing the envelope of excellence is the incredible array of rieslings made in our province. This Silver Mane Block riesling from Harper’s Trail is a great example. One of the few Platinum medals awarded in this year’s WineAlign National Wine Awards went to Harper’s Trail riesling. If you dismiss this varietal as “too sweet” I bet one taste will change your mind. This is a rich yet crisp style that balances the fruit with perfect acidity. There’s impressive minerality in wines from the Thompson river valley and that’s what makes this wine stand out from the crowd. I paired it with yellow curry and it became incredibly savoury. If you’re looking for a white to match holiday feasts give this riesling a try.
Price: $19.99 plus tax
Available: Save-On-Foods wines at locations across B.C. and Swirl wines in Yaletown