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Unsworth Vineyards Wild Islandtext

Unsworth Vineyards Wild Island 2017

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaThis bottling was made specially for Victoria's OLO restaurant, a temple to all things organic and local. It is available at that downtown Victoria resto, as well as at the Cowichan winery. This wine falls in step with the restaurant's philosophy, with 27 year old pinot auxerrois vines from Zanatta Vineyard, whole cluster pressed, native fermented in older French oak, where it remained for nine months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Tight and stencilled pear blossom, meadow grass, apricot, and plump, downy lees slides along the palate to a zesty orange finish. Dry, floral, crisp, focused and still light bodied (12 degrees alcohol), this is a lovely wine to match foods with spice.Tasted: 19 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$23.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot Auxerrois