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Tantalus Blanc de Blancs
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Tantalus Blanc de Blancs 2016

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is the inaugural release of Tantalus' Blanc de Blancs, sourced from one of their estate chardonnay blocks. After fermentation and aging six months in neutral French oak barriques and puncheons, this went through secondary and spent 2.5 years on lees before disgorgement in spring 2019 with a light chardonnay dosage. Opening with a burnished, oxidative note, this moves into a base of yellow apples, baked white pear, toast, spice cake, and lemon curd, sharpened with green apple, and finishing with ample spicing. Much acidity here, cutting a swath through the dense fruit and spice. Great length and impact.Tasted: 13 August 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 34.70 winery direct, VQA shops, private wine shops Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 83276UPC: 626990332053