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Kutatás Blanc de Noir
85POINTS
15¼/20

Kutatás Blanc de Noir 2017

Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaKutatás Wines is a tiny boutique winery based on Salt Spring Island, at the former Mistaken Identity Winery home. Kutatás is the Hungarian term for research, inquisition, exploration, or quest. Mira Tusz and Daniel Dragert were the previous winemakers at Averill Creek Vineyard, and lease/farm fruit for this from a sustainably managed clay soiled vineyard in North Saanich, planted in 2003. This white pinot noir had negligible skin contact before a native ferment in barrel, followed by ten months rest on its lees. The lees are upfront and present, along with a distinct cherry yogurt, stewed rhubarb note that dominates the lactic palate, finishing briefly and dry. Good intent, but the result needs some more tweaking. Happy to see Wine Islands Next Gen experimenting like this.Tasted: 29 February 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 18.75 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: KutatásDistributors: Richard Massey Wine & Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 226999