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Sébastien Laurent Zweigelt Ladyhawke Vineyard
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Sébastien Laurent Zweigelt Ladyhawke Vineyard 2017

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2017 Sebastian Laurent Zweigelt is a rare 100 percent zweigelt grown in the Similkameen Valley. This is wine from another era in that it is fresh, full of bright red fruit and with piquant acidity throughout. The fruit is divided in two at the winery, 50 percent underwent carbonic maceration while the other half was fermented in an open top stainless-steel tank. The final blend was a 90/10 mix of fermented and carbonic free run juice aged in three-year-old French oak. Lively, bright and fresh, serve this slightly chilled to best effect. In the vein of a Tavel rosé but would be fine as a winter red for mushroom, root vegetable vegetarian dishes. No additions other a minute amount of 15mg/l of sulphur, prior to bottling. Good value.Tasted: 12 September 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 19.99 winery direct, private wine shops, grocery stores Producer: Sébastien LaurentDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: ZweigeltUPC: 892499000520