Flat Rock Cellars
Flat Rock Cellars 2019 Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling has just been awarded 97 points and won ‘Best In Show’ at the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards.
The Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) is the largest and most influential wine competition in the world. This year they received over 18,500 submissions from 56 countries. The panel of 300 international wine experts including 60 Master Sommeliers and Masters of Wine ultimately select the top 50 wines for the honour of Best In Show. Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling was Canada’s sole recipient of the award and only the 4th Canadian wine in history to receive the highest honour.
Left to right: Ed Madronich, President | Nadja Madronich and Ed Madronich Sr. Founders |
"It is truly a great achievement to be considered one of the best wines in the world"
-Ed Madronich, President Flat Rock Cellars
The award winning 2019 Nadja’s Vineyard Riesling comes from a 2.3-acre block planted in 2001. The shallow topsoil gives way to visible veins of glacial deposits that sit upon the regions signature dolomitic limestone. Perched atop the Niagara Escarpment in Ontario, Nadja’s Vineyard sits 100 feet higher than the rest of the property resulting in cooler average temperatures that increase hangtime, slows maturation and produces some of the best Rieslings in the world.
Each glass boasts the flavours of lime, orange blossom and peach on the nose with hints of wet stone. The stone fruit and citrus play together on the palate with a beautiful mineral backbone. It's opulent and complex with a fresh finish of acidity that dances on the tongue.
Led by Allison Findlay, the all female winemaking team continues to produce the best terroir-focused wines at Flat Rock Cellars.
Allison Findlay, Winemaker
The success of Flat Rock’s Rieslings confirms what Madronich has known all along, that “the Niagara Region and specifically the Flat Rock Vineyard is one of the greatest places on earth to grow Riesling, as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay” and combined with their talented team, creates a world class award winning wine.
The 2019 Nadja's Vineyard Riesling is available exclusively through the winery and purchasing is limited to 12 bottles per person due to small production and high demand.