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Little Farm Winery Pied de Cuve Chardonnaytext

Little Farm Winery Pied de Cuve Chardonnay 2015

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom the same site and fruit as Little Farm's straight 2015 chardonnay, but vastly different. Pied de Cuve has been fermented wild (with the foot-tred pied de cuve vineyard starter), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Other than that, this is farmed and processed the same: organically grown, foot trodden into older barrel and tank for ten months on the gross lees with minimal sulphur just at bottling. Wild anise, meadow herbs, hay and salted lemon, this is a savoury, textural wine. The minerality (calcium carbonate soils) rings loud throughout, leaving large flake salt flakes in its wake on the finish. Concentrated, textured, lifted, savoury, alluring (especially as it opens), this is one to seek out, and with only 55 cases made, and at this bargain price, seek quickly.Tasted: 29 March 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$35.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Little Farm WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Grape: Chardonnay