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Hester Creek Old Vines Block 16 Trebbiano
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Hester Creek Old Vines Block 16 Trebbiano 2017

Golden Mile Bench, Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe sole trebbiano from the Okanagan Valley, the 2017 Hester Creek Old Vines comes off a vineyard that is now 50-years-old. This one is similar to the 2016, richer and expressive, but still pinned with a bright string of acidity and textural spices and layers from these old vines. Whole-bunch pressed, cool settled and fermented in stainless at cool temperatures for four months. Light honeysuckle tickles yellow pear, Asian pear, melon and citrus, all layered with downy lees to a lingering, spiced finish. Best enjoyed at slightly warmer temperature, when it can really show off in the glass. Richer in mouthfeel, like Rhone whites, but with the citrus snap of trebbiano, this is unique in the world.Tasted: 12 September 2018Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 23.95 winery direct, BC/AB: private wine shops, restaurants Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Peacock and Martin Wine Merchants
Grape: TrebbianoCSPC: 54031UPC: 626990125341