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Unsworth Vineyards Cuvée De L'ile
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Unsworth Vineyards Cuvée De L'ile 2015

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaIn comparison to Charme de L'ile, the Islands' charmat sparkler, this is Unsworth's traditional method sparkler. For 2015, it was a blend of pinot gris, pinot noir and auxerrois from their estate, as well as other vineyards around Cowichan. After fermentation in tank and a stint in neutral barrel, this spent 15 months on lees in bottle before disgorgement with zero dosage. The 50 percent gris comes across in orchard red and yellow apples, apple blossoms, and white peach, while the frisky island marine climate is apparent through ripping green apple acidity. Straw, lemon peel carry through the tight, lightly toasty palate to a snappy finish. Lovely to see a fresh, fruity, serious sparkler from the wine islands. More of this please, folks.Tasted: 01 June 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Unsworth VineyardsDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Blend: Pinot Gris - Pinot NoirCSPC: 994897UPC: 626990160915