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Artakama Viognier Roussanne
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Artakama Viognier Roussanne 2018

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaArtakama is a natural, magnum-only line from the good folks behind Le Vieux Pin and La Stella wineries. This 2018 blanc is a blend of viognier and roussanne, with "nothing added, and nothing taken away". Native fermented in stainless, this was then pressed into a 500L barrel for regular battonage before bottling the following spring. Etched with apricot, tangerine, lit with green apple acidity, scented with quince and orange blossom, and seasoned with a saline minerality, this is a snappy and bone dry, and a fantastic result. A shining light for natural wines in BC.Tasted: 29 June 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 49.00 1500 winery direct Producer: Artakama WinesBlend: Viognier - Roussanne