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Elephant Island Blanc de Blancs 2015

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThough better known for their fruit wines, this orchard-based winery also makes a few wines from grapes, including this 2015 Blanc de Blancs from Sideshow Hill Vineyard, in Naramata. These estate chardonnay grapes were from 16 year old own-rooted vines, and spent 5 years on lees after secondary ferment, in bottle. This is a lovely, complete, and evolved bottle of fizz, with well integrated toast, brioche amidst fresh apples, lemon pith, and a refreshing salinity that cleanses the lengthy finish. Very impressive, drinking well now, and with time ahead. Only 94 cases.Tasted: 10 October 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$65.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Elephant Island Orchard WinesDistributors: Peacock and Martin Wine Merchants
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 7755UPC: 626990288978