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Tantalus Blanc de Blancs 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTantalus has a long history of sparkling wine that dates back to the days of the property founders, the Duliks. Pioneers are good, but I'll take winemaker David Patterson's bubble any day, especially his deft handling of this stylish Blanc de Blancs. The chardonnay begins its journey in French oak puncheons for six months before moving to its final resting place in bottle for 22 months of extended lees contact. Crunchy lemons, fresh pear, and a whack of salty, stony minerality envelopes your palate from front to back, giving the wine its elegance and understated power. Drink or hold for the next decade, the choice is yours. Serious stuff at a fabulous price.Tasted: 27 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.83 winery online, select private retailers Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 83276UPC: 626990332053