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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Van Westen Vineyards Vivacious
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Van Westen Vineyards Vivacious 2005

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFloral, mineral, pear skin, lees aromas with a touch of struck matchstick. Dry, tart, crisp and somewhat austere with green apple skin, citrus rind, mineral, herbal flavours. Simple, very tart, austere style that needs food. The blend combines tank and barrel fermented sur lie style pinot blanc (96%) with a touch of pinot gris (4%).Tasted: 05 March 2007Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Stuart TobePrices: BC 17.90 winery direct and private wine shops Producer: Van Westen VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Pinot Blanc - Pinot GrisUPC: 6269900055730