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Artakama Pinot Noir
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Artakama Pinot Noir 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaArtakama is a natural wine line from the producers of Le Vieux Pin and La Stella. Only made in magnums, the genesis of this line is "nothing added, nothing removed. Wine of time and place." This pinot noir was destemmed and into stainless for native ferment, after which it was racked into neutral barrel for a short stint. A small amount of sulphur was added at bottling. Crunchy and lean, with cherry, raspberry, strawberry, and thorns, this is held taught and lean with scratchy, fine tannins. Bracing acidity lifts the whole to an astringent finish. This is best chilled, when you want a light red to match your tuna tataki or grilled salmon burgers. This is a great face for natural in BC. 588 magnums made.Tasted: 29 June 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 49.00 1500 winery direct Producer: Artakama WinesGrape: Pinot Noir