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Hester Creek Old Vines Block 16 Trebbiano

Hester Creek Old Vines Block 16 Trebbiano 2016

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaA rare curiosity not only in BC, but in Canada, this is 49-year-old trebbiano vines, planted on the Golden Mile Bench and treated with care. After destemming, half the grapes are left whole and the remainder lightly crushed before a cool ferment. Look for musk melon, grapefruit, Asian pear drawn along a ripe, fuller bodied and glycerol slicked palate, one plumped by Okanagan sunshine. Apricot fuzz lingers on the soft round finish. The wine is a huge favourite of locals but we would love to see this tightened up and a little fresher (earlier picked and wild ferment) to give it broader, legit, international appeal and shine a light on this vineyard. As is, it makes a solid accompaniment for pasta salads and calamari.Tasted: 08 May 2017Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 23.00 winery direct Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Peacock and Martin Wine Merchants
Grape: TrebbianoCSPC: 54031UPC: 626990125341