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Hester Creek Old Vines Block 16 Trebbiano
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Hester Creek Old Vines Block 16 Trebbiano 2013

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaI'm not alone in my appreciation of this singular Canadian wine; numerous top name restaurants snap up this fresh, aromatic white to pair with their fragrant dishes. Broken stone and light citrus and pear subtly open this Golden Mile Bench white. Just off dry, mandarin orange, young guava, honeysuckle, pink grapefruit and lemon peel flow throughout this medium bodied, fresh wine, finishing with lingering spice. Old vines, planted in 1972, lend concentration without blousiness and 9.5 g/l RS give a plumpness to the typically-thin trebbiano. This wine is a rare gem - Canada's only commercial trebbiano planting, imported from Italy more than 40 years ago. My preferred pick of the Hester Creek portfolio, pour with fragrant Indian or Thai curries or goat cheese.Tasted: 23 March 2015Tasted by: Prices: BC 23.00 winery direct, VQA and private wine shops Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Peacock and Martin Wine Merchants
Grape: TrebbianoCSPC: 54031UPC: 00626990125341