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Free Form by Okanagan Crush Pad Ancient Method
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Free Form by Okanagan Crush Pad Ancient Method 2017

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFree Form is an organic, zero-intervention lineup of wines from Haywire Winery in Summerland, BC. The pinot noir fruit is the first to come off the Garnet Valley Ranch project. It was whole bunch pressed into 2000L concrete tanks and fermented on native yeast. The ancestral method means the bottles are filled only once, leaving the fermentation bubbles trapped in the bottle. At six months the bottle is disgorged and topped up with zero sugar. The result is a fresh, tight, red apple, citrus bubble with super fresh acidity. Impressive for such a young vineyard. The labels are made with ground stones turned into a fine powder and rolled to thinness. The process uses no water and no paper. The wine is delicious.Tasted: 30 September 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 34.90 winery direct Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 864710UPC: 626990242796