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Tantalus Rosé
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16¼/20

Tantalus Rosé 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis medium-hued rosé is a 60/40 blend of younger vine pinot noir and older pinot meunier, the latter a rarity in BC. Partial whole cluster (pinot noir) lends complexities, while the skin contact (just under a week) on the meunier provides finely grippy texture. The whole is dry and juicy with rhubarb, raspberries and cherry, with a line of bitter bergamot and a wash of peppery spices on the finish. Love how this has tightened over previous versions, owning every bit of its 12.5 degrees of alcohol, but still having that Tavel generosity, allowing grilled salmon or wild mushroom matches. Drink often and liberally all year.Tasted: 01 June 2018Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.09 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 439687UPC: 626990067382