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Bachelder Wismer Parke Wild West End Pinot Noirtext
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Bachelder Wismer Parke Wild West End Pinot Noir 2018

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaThe Wild West End lies some 50 metres from the classic centre of Wismer-Parke Vineyard. According to Bachelder, the small north-western-oriented slope is planted to a mysterious suitcase clone that makes a hyper-flavoured iron-tinged wine. Production is tiny at 50 cases giving this wine an extra added selling point as if it needed it. Its silky textures and pale colour belie its rich savoury, somewhat bloody/meaty mid-palate and barrel spice finish. Impressive, to say the least. “It is Wild, and it is West, and it is named for an evocative Dire Straits song that was important in my musical development,” says Bachelder. In the true wild west, we are thinking about matching this wine with coq au vin.Tasted: 22 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: ON 47.95 winery online/direct Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 185729000781