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Free Form Sauvignon Blanc
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Free Form Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis savvy comes from Summerland's Waters & Banks Vineyard, and its granite / limestone slopes. This was native fermented in stainless and amphora, where it aged on skins for 9 months. After pressing, it rested for an additional 2 months prior to bottling unfiltered. This is not your typical sauvignon blanc, and that's the exact point. The time on skins gives it a textural, grippy dimension, with apricot skin, bergamot, guava, white grapefruit peel ruling the tight, taut, herbal frame. The finish snaps with citrus and desert sage, lingering after the slender orange wine is long gone. Very well handled.Tasted: 30 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.90 winery online/direct Producer: Okanagan Crush Pad WineryDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 867242UPC: 626990185949