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Terravista Albariño
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16¾/20

Terravista Albariño 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of BC's best rarities, this albariño is predominantly from Terravista's home vineyard (69%) on the Naramata Bench, with 31% coming from Oliver's Gravelbourg vineyard. After a whole cluster press and cool native ferment in stainless, this remained in steel to preserve the fresh aromatics. Longtime cult winery Terravista has been passed to new stewards now, with Eric and Dallas Thor the new owners, and Nadine Allander the winemaker. Lime pith, white peach, nectarine rule the fleshy palate, carved with a crunchy pear acidity and buoyed with a joyous acidity to a spiced finish. The grape is well suited to BC, as proven by this 5th vintage.Tasted: 11 June 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.00 winery online/direct Producer: Terravista VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
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Grape: AlbariñoUPC: 627843135302