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Free Form Vin Gris
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16¾/20

Free Form Vin Gris 2017

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFree Form is a new stand alone non-intervention, organic wine label from Haywire Winery. This Vin Gris is pinot noir from Summerland's Heckmann Family Vineyard, managed by Summerhill. Whole bunch pressed, this was native fermented in concrete, where it underwent full MLF and rested for six months on lees before being bottled unfiltered with a wee amount of SO2. Alluring quince florals, elderflower, pear skin, orange rind, light salts, all rifled with the concrete texture that Haywire has become known for. The palate is greyhound sleek though plumped with the MLF, achieving an alluring edgy balance that draws you back glass after glass. An exciting new project and worthy focus. These new Free Form labels are made of stone paper: ground stones turned into a fine powder, which is then rolled to thinness. The process uses no water and no paper.Tasted: 30 August 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 26.90 winery direct Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 190205UPC: 626990279907