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Cliff and Gorge Peasant Wine Rosé 2020

Lillooet, British Columbia, CanadaCliff and Gorge is a new Lillooet-based winery started by former Whistler councillor, Eckhard Zeidler. Together with his wife Deanne they started planting on the Texas Creek Ranch site more than a decade ago, planting 32 different grape varieties in an experimental vineyard, and following organic principles in the vineyard. Peasant Rosé is a purpose-built pink, based off a 90% white Blattner cross base (507), coloured by 5% each pinot meunier and gamay. 507 was one of Blattner's experimental grapes, and very disease resistant. This was fermented and aged in a mix of stainless and plastic (latter for the reds). Pouring a peachy hue, this presents just off-dry and quite bright, with wild strawberries, raspberries, Rainier cherries, cherry blossoms seasoned with fine spices on a snappy finish. A welcome addition to the Lillooet and BC wine scene, and one to keep an eye on as they hone down their grapes and into their soils.Tasted: 09 June 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 15.00 winery direct Producer: Cliff and Gorge VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct