Le Grande Dégustation de Montréal announced its 10 finalists for the 2017 annual blind wine tasting. With Rieslings being the focus variety this year, a total of 89 Rieslings from 10 countries answered the call and submitted their wines. Selected by a jury of 21 professionals in the wine sector, German Rieslings captured 4 out the five finalist spots in the dry Riesling category and one spot in the semi-dry category! The first three finalists from each category will end up in the Cellier section of the SAQ in 2018. Le Grande Dégustation de Montréal is held at Place Bonaventure from November 2 to 4, 2017.

 

Congrats to all the finalists for their extraordinary Rieslings. Prost!

 

For the complete list of finalists click here.

 

List of Finalists:

CATEGORY DRY RIESLING

1 – Wineconsale GmbH Wunderwerk Riesling Rheinhessen

2013, Allemagne, Rheinhessen, 12,91% alc. 100% Riesling

 

2 – Weingut am Stein Stettener Stein Riesling Franken

2016, Allemagne, Franken, 12,00% alc. 100% Riesling

 

3 – Weingut am Stein Stettener Riesling Franken 2016,

Allemagne, Franken, 12,00% alc. 100% Riesling

 

4 – Preiss Zimmer SARL Cave de Turckheim Alsace Grand

Cru Brand Riesling 2013, France, Alsace, 12,67% alc. 100%

Riesling

 

5 – Weingut Kaufmann Hattenheim Wisselbrunnen

Riesling Trocken Rheingau 2016, Allemagne, Rheingau,

13,00% alc. 100% Riesling

 

CATEGORY SEMI-DRY RIESLING

 

1 – Ste Michelle Wine Estates Eroica Riesling Columbia

Valley 2015, États-Unis, Washington, 12,10% alc. 100%

Riesling

 

2 – La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim Steinert Alsace

Grand Cru Riesling Pfaff 2015, France, Alsace, 13,00% alc.

100% Riesling

 

3 – Hiestand Asia de Cuba Cosmopolitain Riesling Rhein

2016, Allemagne, Rhein, 11,30% alc. 100% Riesling

 

4 – Pierre Sparr Alsace Riesling Sol Granitique 2015,

France, Alsace, 13,00% alc. 100% Riesling

 

5 – Pierre Sparr Alsace Riesling Sol Calcaire 2015, France,

Alsace, 13,50% alc. 100% Riesling