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Blue Grouse Estate Ortega
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16½/20

Blue Grouse Estate Ortega 2019

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaFrom 25+ year old estate vines, as well as some new 2014-planted vines all estate organically farmed on silt loam, gravel and sands, this is partial-dry farmed, and fermented in 3 stages of ripeness, adding extra layers to the wine. Done entirely in stainless, with no MLF, this is an excellent marine-hallmark Island white, with tight, crisp lemon blossom, lemon pith, mandarin, white peach, subtle anise, and starfruit. Lovely balance between fruit, acidity, and salinity, all in a welcome 11.6 degrees frame.Tasted: 05 September 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 19.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Blue Grouse Estate WineryDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
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Grape: OrtegaCSPC: 969600UPC: 626990179542