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Kitsch Pinot Noir
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16¼/20

Kitsch Pinot Noir 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaKitsch came out of the gate strong four vintages ago with their laser rieslings and packaging smarts courtesy of a previous business venture SAXX underwear of the 4th gen Kelownans Ria and Trent Kitsch. A smart hire of somm Grant Biggs as winemaker has solidified the winery as one to watch. This is from the seductively named G Spot Vineyard in East Kelowna and combines clones 828 and 115 grown over silty loam, sand and clay. There is ten percent whole cluster fruit in the mix that spent 18 days in maceration and stainless ferment before eight months in French oak. Slightly smoked forest berries, earth, cedar, leather, black cherry, wild raspberry are stencilled and a dry, yet supple palate. The acidity is bright; the tannins are featherweight. For immediate consumption with a wild mushroom risotto or duck pizza.Tasted: 23 December 2018Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Kitsch WinesDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: Pinot NoirUPC: 626990330110