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

Free Form White 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFree Form White is a blend of pinot blanc, chardonnay and viognier, but it's more about the style than the grape varieties. Reminiscent of a hazy cider in the glass, there’s no second-guessing that this is an orange wine. It has an exotic nose with orange blossom, lily, and stemmy herbal notes. A lot is going on, and with excellent precision, too. Bone dry with racy acidity and a firm line of tannins forming the backbone, there’s fruit concentration here, leading to some unsurprising bitterness on the finish given the eight months of skin contact. For adventurous palates looking to go well outside of the status quo, this is a very good example of the style, and one that rewards contemplation and reflection.Tasted: 07 November 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.00 winery direct Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Blend: Pinot Blanc - Chardonnay - ViognierCSPC: 867242UPC: 626990185949