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Lightning Rock Blanc de Noirs Elysia Vineyard Traditonal Method Brut Nature
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Lightning Rock Blanc de Noirs Elysia Vineyard Traditonal Method Brut Nature 2018

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of two, traditional method, single-vineyard blanc de noirs released in 2018 (in addition to one single-vineyard blanc de blancs), this pinot noir comes from Summerland's Elysia Vineyard, and its steep slopes of limestone and weathered granite. After a whole bunch press, this native fermented in older puncheons until a January bottling, where it stayed on lees for 13 months, disgorged around February 2019, with zero dosage. Tight and racy, with red currant, wild raspberry, spring rhubarb skipping across the palate, finishing with an herbal saltiness. Bone dry and vibrant with energy, it forms an excellent balance between acidity and fruit.Tasted: 02 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Lightning RockDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 194381UPC: 626990364788