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Rigour & Whimsy Hyperdrive
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16¼/20

Rigour & Whimsy Hyperdrive 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBuilding on the success of last year's 2018 Flux Capacitor, the all-new 2019 Hyperdrive is a skin-contact blend of pinot blanc (70%) and viognier, and fruit from the top of the valley (West Kelowna) and bottom (Osoyoos). Fermented separately as whole berries in stainless, where it macerated for 2 months, it then moved to used puncheons and barriques for 4 months. Pouring a hazy yellow / orange, this is stencilled tightly with apricot and tangerine, housing a nimble, energetic core, grippy around the edges with light tannins, and humming with a bitter citrus acidity that sticks on the snappy finish. At 10.5 degrees, and whistle clean, this is a colourful amber wine for summer.Tasted: 18 May 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 winery direct Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Winery Direct
The Living Vine
Blend: Pinot Blanc - ViognierUPC: 62990418320