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Free Form Sauvignon Blanc
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Free Form Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Summerland, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFree Form is Okanagan Crush Pad’s line of organic, natural-ish wines. From Waters & Banks Vineyard in Summerland, this sauvignon blanc spent 9 months on its skins after a wild fermentation in a combination of stainless steel and amphora, before being pressed off and getting an additional two months aging in concrete. Based on the hazy golden colour and slight sediment, one can also quickly guess this was bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's somewhat reminiscent of a dry, botrytis-affected wine with marmalade, orange, and honey alongside an earthy herbal note. And, of course, there's a weighty, phenolic texture evident from its time on skins, but without being excessively bitter. It's a fun geek wine that will certainly provoke conversation.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