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Haywire Waters and Banks Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRetasted. This is one of Canada's singular wines. And amazingly, it's sauvignon blanc - but it's not about the grape. This is all about site. From Summerland's Waters & Banks vineyard, this is whole bunch pressed, native ferment in concrete tanks for seven months on gross lees, without racking. Heady white asparagus, honeysuckle, lemon thistle, elderflower, large flake sea salts filter throughout. There's a lovely perfumed fennel, medicinal thistle and lingering with a persistent minerality. Savvy is just a vessel for transmitting the site that Pedro Parra, Alberto Antonini and Matt Dumayne have analyzed as worthy. Entirely worthy. Real wine.Tasted: 29 June 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.90 winery direct, private retail, restaurants Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
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Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 538421UPC: 626990185925