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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Free Form White
89POINTS
16¼/20

Free Form White 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is a proper skin contact wine, not a quick to market trendy, one, but one that was native fermented, spent eight months on skins in a mix of concrete and large format oak, after which the lot of pinot blanc, chardonnay and viognier was pressed off into concrete. It tightened in stainless before going into bottle prior to bottling. This dry, textural wine is brisk with an astringent tannic rinse of bergamot, pear skin, apricot, and a rinse of stones and big grip that lingers with a kiss of apricot on the finish. This is Secrest pinot blanc (92 percent) plus equal parts chardonnay and viognier, all organically farmed. This savoury orange is tasting beauty now, but will also benefit with time, as does all of Matt Dumayne's wines.Tasted: 19 November 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Pinot Blanc - Chardonnay - ViognierUPC: 626990185949