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Averill Creek Joue White Field Blendtext
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16½/20

Averill Creek Joue White Field Blend 2019

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaThe Joue line from Averill Creek is where winemaker Brent Rowland gets to play and experiment. These field blends vary from year to year. For 2019, the Joue White blended 40% pinot gris, 40% gewürztraminer, and 20% chardonnay, each foot stomped with 8 hours on skins, native fermented in older French barriques, and pressed off into older oak where it remained on primary lees, no bâtonnage, until bottling, with no additions or deletions along the way. Soft lime, lime blossom, pear streams along the slender palate threaded with salinity and fine herbal lees through the lingering finish. Quite smart, and adventuresome winemaking. More like this please Wine Islands.Tasted: 29 April 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Averill Creek VineyardDistributors: Massey Wines & Spirits Ltd.
Blend: Pinot Gris - Chardonnay - Gewürztraminer