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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 by Lightening Rock, home to winemaker Jordan Kubek (nee Okanagan Crush Pad).This pinot noir comes from Summerland's Elysia Vineyard, where the vines grow over a mix of limestone and weathered granite on a steep sloping bench. Much like its counterpart, it is whole bunch pressed, natively fermented in older puncheons until a January bottling begins a 13-month sleep on lees. The tight and racy style made easy by the true north acidity of BC wine is filled with red fruit nuances that disappear into a creamy, round, soft textured bubble that is fun to sip. Salty, herbal, and bone dry, this is the real thing. Try serving it with Margherita pizza to show how versatile this style can be.Tasted: 02 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Lightning RockDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 194381UPC: 626990364788