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Poppyshake Chardonnay and Roussanne Ancestral Methodtext

Poppyshake Chardonnay and Roussanne Ancestral Method 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPoppyshake is the personal project of Kathleen Sinclair, a natural wine and cider maker based in Naramata, working with Bella Wines these past few years. This natural (0 additive) pét-nat blends 60% Chardonnay and 40% Roussanne, with the latter spending 11 days on skins prior to blending with the Chardonnay and native cofermenting in a neutral barrel. This then spent 6 months on lees before being disgorged by hand in spring 2021. Peach yogurt, nectarine fuzz lead the creamy, herbal, dry palate, lit with a flick of lime pith to the soft, crab apple, humming finish.Tasted: 13 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct Producer: PoppyshakeBlend: Chardonnay - Roussanne