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Rigour and Whimsy Roussanne Marsannetext
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Rigour and Whimsy Roussanne Marsanne 2019

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaAs with the 2018, this blends roussanne and marsanne from the sustainably farmed Webster Vineyard in Osoyoos, though this year the proportions are 80/20. This was whole berry native fermented and macerated for 4 months on stainless, before 15 months' rest in used puncheons and barriques. Next to the heady, textural 2018, this seems light and breezy in comparison. Bergamot-gripped, the sleek palate buzzes with white peach, honeydew, crunchy honeycrisp apple, and subtle ginger bark spicing, which lingers on the saline finish. This is a lighter, fresher orange drinking smartly right now.Tasted: 09 July 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 35.00 winery direct Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: The Living Vine
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Blend: Roussanne - Marsanne