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Rigour and Whimsy Rousanne Marsanne Pet Nat
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15¾/20

Rigour and Whimsy Rousanne Marsanne Pet Nat 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis rousanne is splashed with 5% marsanne, all from the sustainably farmed Webster Vineyard, in Osoyoos. It was barrel fermented until 2.2 Brix and then went into a bottle where it remained eight months before release. Light and refreshing, as intended, with bitter melon, green and crab apple, sour ale, and ample prickling acidity. Rousanne is not showing its typical showy form here at all, most likely because of a very early pick. Chill thoroughly and pop the top for a little natural fizz fun.Tasted: 08 January 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Winery Direct
The Living Vine
Blend: Roussanne - Marsanne