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Lightning Rock Pinot Noir Elysia Vineyardtext
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Lightning Rock Pinot Noir Elysia Vineyard 2017

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Summerland's Elysia Vineyard, a south-east facing slope with limestone laced soils over granite bedrock. Pale crimson in hue, black raspberry, wild blackberry, summer strawberry, scented leather is imbued with a dusky earthiness, tickle of VA and soup├žon of black pepper. Tannins are slight and taut, slight in grip and long in frame. From this brand new winery one would expect some experiments, and this wine was one. Three tanks of varying whole cluster, from 25-75 percent, were native fermented and spent 21 days on skins before being pressed into neutral oak puncheons. It remained here on lees for eight months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Impressive debut, and winemaker Jordan Kubek's years of winemaker experience at Okanagan Crush Pad is showing off in her new family project.Tasted: 15 April 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Lightning RockDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 154917UPC: 626990364771