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Lightning Rock Blanc de Blancs Canyonview Vineyard Brut Naturetext
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Lightning Rock Blanc de Blancs Canyonview Vineyard Brut Nature 2018

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLightning Rock is, as they like to say, “the lucky stewards of three unique pinot noir producing vineyards in Summerland, BC. Each of them expresses very distinct terroir through the wines, despite being located mere kilometres apart." This first Blanc de Blancs comes from one of aforementioned vineyards on the precipice of Trout Creek Canyon, in Summerland. Canyonview vineyard was planted in 2003 and cared for by Garth Purdy since day one. This south-facing vineyard has sandy soil that is dotted with large granite stones, producing pinot noir and chardonnay from two large terraces. The colour is slightly dark in an oxidative way on the nose, but it presents with plenty of acidity fueled citrus, and it is bone dry. It could be cleaner in the back end, so drink up. There is plenty of promise here for future editions.Tasted: 02 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Lightning RockDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 194381UPC: 626990364825