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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Spearhead Winery White Pinot Noir
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16¼/20

Spearhead Winery White Pinot Noir 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLast year’s attempt was exciting, but the current release is a whole lot better. A white pinot noir sounds intriguing: there’s gentle, quick whole-bunch pressing, limiting time on the skins, hence it is white, not the standard red colour. The juice is cold settled and fermented to a pleasing dryness before spending time on its lees, taming any exuberant fruit characters and adding a sheen of complexity to the apple, pear, melon flavours. There is a flinty, leesy, salty character that helps to dry the finish, and this year there is very little bitterness. Ready to drink and perfect with late afternoon patio bites.Tasted: 18 April 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 24.00 winery direct Producer: Spierhead WineryDistributors: Christopher Stewart Wines and Spirits Inc.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 181277UPC: 626990367819