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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Pinot Noirtext

Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFritzi's Vineyard is a compact vineyard that sits at the base of Mt. Boucherie in West Kelowna on a former conical volcano created some 60 million years ago. It faces southeast, 417 metres above Okanagan Lake, exposed to the gentle morning sun and well-protected from the hot afternoons that bathe the east side of the valley. The vineyard is named after owner Anthony von Mandl's mother, and it is planted exclusively to clone 115. In 2016 the fruit was perfectly ripe, offering a sweet cherry note with an air of lightness and elegance from front to back. It is floral, stony, refreshing, and it manages to stay within itself, relying on grace and charm to temper its power. Balanced at 13.6 alcohol, and cellar worthy, you could lay this down five to ten years with little problem. The fermentation is wild, and it takes place in concrete with 55 percent whole clusters for 36 days. It spends 17 months in tight-grain French and Austrian oak barrels.Tasted: 02 July 2021Tasted by: Prices:
BC$150.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 051119UPC: 776545992772