quicksearch
Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Lightning Rock Blanc de Noir Brut Natural
92POINTS
17/20

Lightning Rock Blanc de Noir Brut Natural 2017

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaWinemaker Jordan Kubek knows fizz, having years of experience running the bubbles program at Okanagan Crush Pad. This is the inaugural release of her new family project, together with her husband Tyler Knight. From Summerland's Elysia Vineyard, a south-east facing slope with limestone laced soils over granite bedrock, this pale-peach hued fizz is pinot noir, whole cluster pressed and racked to a 2000L oak foudre for native ferment. This spent 13 months on lees before disgorgement in February 2019 with zero dosage. Tight, nimble, and racy, lined with raspberry, orchard cherry, and streaked with salted herbal notes, this is a bone dry, savoury and mouthwatering fizz, vibrant with acidity and mineral energy, and based around a gentle and fine core of lees. Wow. A riveting beaut now, and one that will age gracefully for the next couple of years. Beauty debut. Amazing value.Tasted: 29 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Lightning RockVarietal: Pinot NoirUPC: 626990364740