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Sauvignon Blanc, 2021
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15% new barrel fermented, 10% skin contract, 75% stainless steel fermented. Aged on the lees for 4 months for added palate texture and complexity. A clear lemon-green wine with a little bit of everything on the nose – lime zest, lemon juice, passion fruit, bell pepper, cut grass, with a little bit of smoke and toast. The palate is bone dry with precise acidity.
The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in July's Wine Club package, 2022.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: BC VQA British Columbia
Vineyard: Sumac Street Vineyard, Oliver
Residual Sugar: 1 g/L
Cases Produced: 166
Appearance: Pale straw in colour.
Nose: Grassy, green plum bouquet.
Palate: Medium-bodied, crisply dry, grapefruit, green plum and passionfruit flavours. Elegant and lingering on the palate.
Quality: 90 points. Outstanding. Drink now.
Food Pairing: Gnocchi with Pomodoro sauce, crab cakes with dill aioli, frutti de mare seafood salad, chickpea fajitas, and sautéed asparagus with butter and parmesan.
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