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Tantalus Blanc de Blancs 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis blanc de blancs comes off a single block on the home Kelowna estate. It's fermented in older puncheons and barrique to keep the fruit as pure as possible before ageing on lees. The following May, it is transferred into the bottle for the secondary fermentation and 22 months of further lees contact. The nose is magic, mixing lees, brioche and subtle citrus notes. The palate opens with a fresh cut apple before a rush of wet stony minerality kicks in and elevates the wine to another level. It is a stunning north Okanagan bubble with the balance and style that should age effortlessly if you don’t drink it all this year.Tasted: 30 April 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 31.30 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 83276UPC: 626990332053