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Le Vieux Pin Sauvignon Blanc
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Le Vieux Pin Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSauvignon blanc is a hard go in BC. Period. This one, however, captures both savvy's inherent greenness, and the Okanagan's intrinsic ripe, fresh orchard fruits. From the Osoyoos Lake District and the Golden Mile Bench, this snappy and brisk white spends four month on the lees in a mix of stainless (65 percent) and French oak, 80 percent of the latter were puncheons. Twice weekly battonage drops to once weekly after two months, giving a comfortable pillow of plump lees to offset the youthful and exuberant green apple tartness. Melon, gooseberry, green fig and lemongrass are wrung with limey acidity to a warming papaya seed finish. If you're a fan of Kiwi savvy, and want to #drinklocal, here you go.Tasted: 02 June 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 29.99 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Le Vieux PinDistributors: Winery Direct (BC), Empson (AB), Lifford (ON), Belanger (QC)
Varietal: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 051961UPC: 808755014033