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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
LaStella Vivace Pinot Grigio
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LaStella Vivace Pinot Grigio 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is such an impressive bottle of pinot grigio. As lively and bright as its name suggests, Vivace is back to its tighter, leaner form in 2016. Early picked, the fruit is is sourced from vineyards 16 to 30 years old along the Golden Mile, Naramata Bench and as far north as Peachland. It spends five months on its lees for a welcome slip of padding under a bone-dry frame. Asian pear, green melon, yellow apple, mandarine blossom with fine, zesty spicing on a snappy, bitter lemon finish. An ideal counterpart to simply steamed clams or grilled halibut, and a style I wish more BC wineries would follow.Tasted: 21 April 2017Tasted by: Anthony Gismondi and Treve RingPrices: BC 22.99 winery direct, private and VQA wine shops Producer: LaStellaDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 882019UPC: 857077004192