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Narrative Chenin Blanc, 2020

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2020 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13% ALC/VOL
Chenin Blanc
Critic's Rating 91 pts

Chenin Blanc from Naramata was placed in both stainless and concrete tanks for native yeast fermentation. Full malolactic fermentation followed over the winter and the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Bright tropical fruits, preserved lemons and a distinctive saline minerality lead into a full bodied and savoury Okanagan wine. Layers of quince, lemons and grapefruit are carried by the varietal’s hallmark acidity.

Pairing: Pair with oysters or fresh seafood

Critic's Rating

Opening with a kiss of flintiness, this moves into white grapefruit peel, lemon pith, green apple on a nervy and bone-dry palate, slicked with a fine layer of honeysuckle lees. There's a mouthwatering, crunchy acidity that streaks this across the palate, finishing with a wash of salinity. A beauty; would love to see more chenin like this in the Valley.
- Treve Ring, Gismondi on Wine
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The 2020 vintage was a featured wine in August's Wine Club package.

Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Misconduct Vineyard
Residual Sugar: 0 g/L
Cases Produced: 253

Appearance: Bright. Pale straw colour.
Nose: A toasty, baking spice nose is accompanied by floral undertones, stone fruit, green apple, pear, and a hint of minerality.
Palate: Medium acid, medium body. Guava, tart lemon and lime citrus, and green apple flavours. Well balanced.
Quality: 90 points – Wine Club Canada. Outstanding.

Food Pairing: Classic fish and chips, crawfish beignets, roasted duck, chicken adobo, and caprese avocado toast.