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Rigour & Whimsy Pinot Blanc
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Rigour & Whimsy Pinot Blanc 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the inaugural wine and release from new Rigour & Whimsy, a tiny family owned operation in Okanagan Falls. This pinot blanc was sourced from a high-elevation vineyard north of Oliver that was transitioning to organic, whole berry fermented on the skins for two months before aging in barrel for 15 months. A small amount of sulphur was added just before bottling. Stencilled with the typical tight orange wine texture, and with prickling acidity bracketing the streamlined flow, this carries perfumed peach blossoms, cantaloupe, apricot fuzz, lime pith, to a snappy bitter peach pit finish. Cleansing acidity keeps this moreish.Tasted: 14 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 private wine stores Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot BlancCSPC: 152416