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Tantalus Rosétext
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Tantalus Rosé 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThough the final make up varies each vintage, this intent of Tantalus Rosé remains the same. The 2020 brings 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Pinot Meunier, the former whole bunch pressed, and the latter left on skins for 3 days prior to pressing. The two were joined, and fermented cool, with two months on lees prior to bottling in February 2021. Juicy wild strawberry, red apple, watermelon, pear flood the joyous, medium-bodied, lees-lined palate, shining bright with an easy buoyant acidity, and seasoned with light peppery spice. Such a friendly, smart wine, widely accessible without being dumbed down.Tasted: 02 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 20.87 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Blend: Pinot Noir - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 439687UPC: 626990067382