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Unsworth Vineyards Charme De L'iletext
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Unsworth Vineyards Charme De L'ile NV

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaCharme de L'ile is a style that some winemakers on the Island have adopted, branded, and share in, meant to be distinctly Wine Islands. The charmat-method fizz is to use exclusively Island grapes to make a lightly effervescent, delicately fruity and floral fizz, ideal for current consumption (even more ideally with local seafood). There are currently three wineries using the name, and this is Unsworth's largest production wine. This is 85% pinot varieties, led by Gris, Noir, and Auxerrois, and using 10% reserve wines from the previous vintage. Yellow apple, pear skin, this builds texture with lees and full MLF, aided by the 8g/L dosage. This bottle's finish has a bitter / bruised fruit finish; chill well.Tasted: 30 October 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.65 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
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Blend: Pinot Noir - Pinot Gris - SauvignetteCSPC: 671289UPC: 626990160977