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Roche Amulet White 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAmulet is the latest wine project from winemaker Dwight Sick, something that he's been visualizing for the past 15 years. The Amulet wines are made at Naramata's Roche Wines, and the portfolio, currently one white and one red, focus exclusively on Rhone varieties. This inaugural white is a blend of 90% viognier (from Penticton and Naramata Bench) and 10% marsanne, from Penticton. After a whole cluster press, this went to French oak (14% new) for fermentation, MLF, and 6 months on gross lees with batonnage. The wine was dosed with a small amount of sulphur, blended, and bottled unfined and unfiltered in July 2019. Ripe and generous, as viognier does, with orange creamsicle, lush peach, apricot, fill the palate, smooth and voluptuous.Tasted: 19 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 26.79 winery direct Producer: Roche WinesDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Viognier - MarsanneCSPC: 122966UPC: 784672468794