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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Kutatás Ortega
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15¾/20

Kutatás Ortega 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. Kutatas 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. The wine is carbonic macerated, and native fermented (1/3 in neutral oak) before it remains on lees for 8 months in wood. Crab apple, sour lemon on a lean, lightly oily palate, sided with subtle blond wood, scented with slight florals, and finishing bright and snappy. One of the Wine Islands Next Gen to watch.Tasted: 29 February 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 18.75 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: KutatásDistributors: Richard Massey Wine & Spirits
Grape: OrtegaCSPC: 35975