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Rigour & Whimsy Gamay Noir

Rigour & Whimsy Gamay Noir 2018

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom a single vineyard in West Kelowna, this gamay was whole cluster fermented, partial carbonic, and aged in used puncheons and barriques for 8 months. Slight in hue, and body, this presents with youthful rhubarb, tart cranberry, and lipsmaking young raspberry acidity, thinly wrapped with a skin of tannins. A wash of balsamic vinegar adds to the brightness, as does a mere 10 degrees alcohol. Very natty, and well crafted for that palate and interest.Tasted: 07 January 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Winery Direct
The Living Vine
Grape: Gamay Noir