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Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards The Mischief Pinot Blanc 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFitzpatrick is one of the rare wineries that focuses on sparkling wine, specifically traditional-method fizz. While waiting for that lengthy project to fully come to fruition (and probably continuing then) they produce single-variety still wines, like this crisp pinot blanc. From their home vineyard, this spent one month fermenting in stainless before a four-month stint in neutral oak. Tight pear, white grapefruit, white cherry, lemon blossom hints, on a steely core, clad with a cushion of pear and melon. A lovely show of what pinot blanc looks like in central Okanagan Valley. Bonus - beauty with spot prawns.Tasted: 13 September 2017Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$24.50750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Fitzpatrick Family VineyardsDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
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Grape: Pinot BlancUPC: 626990252894