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Tantalus Blanc de Noir
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Tantalus Blanc de Noir 2017

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAfter a year hiatus, it's lovely to see this Blanc de Noir back to the portfolio. From a single block of 1985 clone 93 Pinot Noir, this native fermented in barriques and puncheons, where it spent 6 months before transferring into bottle for 22 more months on lees. This was disgorged with 6 g/L of 2017 Pinot Noir. Tight and brisk, with ample perfumed cherry blossoms, plum, pink grapefruit acidity, this rides an alluring base of stony spices along a slip of fine lees, finishing with a lingering subtle savoury wild raspberry. Lovely balance here between riveting acidity and pure fruit, drinking beautifully now, but will age in your cellar.Tasted: 25 April 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.83 winery online, select private retailers Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 773812UPC: 626990189909