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Road 13 Chip Off The Old Block Chenin Blanc 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRoad 13 is one of the few BC wineries working with chenin, and we're all the better for it. This is younger vines, taken from cuttings from their 1968 planting on the Golden Mile Bench, whole bunch pressed and fermented in stainless. Tight and slender, lined with lees to buffer, this streams green apple, pear skin, ample quince, lemon, along a swift palate, finishing with river stones and spice. Acidity is hallmark chenin, and well placed to match the residual sugar (rendered invisible here). Lovely accessible, interesting wine that drinks very well now, and will deepen with age.Tasted: 16 May 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 19.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Road 13Distributors: The Bacchus Group Inc.
Grape: Chenin BlancCSPC: 837963UPC: 626990217381