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Blue Mountain Pinot Gris
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16½/20

Blue Mountain Pinot Gris 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOrchard-fresh and juicy, this year's pinot gris is from two French clones and 32-year-old estate vines. After whole cluster pressing, this was native fermented in a mix of foudre, stainless, French barrels and puncheons. The wooded wines received regular battonage or stirring of the lees, while the stainless portion did not. The lots are blended the following spring. Bright and crunchy Asian pear, lime pith and lime leaf, green apple rings through this wine, one with a thin cushion of lees, but overall much tauter and tighter than last year, and charmingly so. Snappy and impressive. Solid.Tasted: 01 July 2019Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 24.90 winery direct, private wine shops AB 26.95 QC 24.95 SAQ Producer: Blue Mountain Vineyard & CellarsDistributors: Keystone Fine Wines
Rogers & Company
Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 329458UPC: 626452201187