Origin: Okanagan Valley, B.C.
Retail Price: $15C
very unusual find for North America, this bottle-aged Riesling is one-of-a-kind.
Alsatian in style, yet distinctly Canadian in presentation, the initial
jet fuel smell can be off-putting, but with a bit of coaxing, this light-bodied,
bone-dry wine will release a bouquet of floral aromas and flavors. Despite
its age, this food-friendly wine is still showing good acid. We look
forward to the day when Domaine Combret is exported to the U.S. market.
(Date tasted 01/28/01)
Located in British Columbia's southern Okanagan Valley, Domaine Combret
upholds the French tradition for making terroir-driven wines. Capitalizing
on the slate- and granite-covered earth of their estate, Frenchman
Olivier Combret and his winemaking team create distinctly British
Columbian wines: delicate, dry whites with high acidity and reasonably
low alcohol. In addition to producing premium Chardonnay and Riesling
wines, the winery is also recognized for fine Cabernet Franc and
its Pinot Noir Ice Wine.
P.O. Box 1170
City: Oliver, B.C.
Web site: www.combretwine.com