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Quails' Gate Dijon Clone Pinot Noirtext
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Quails' Gate Dijon Clone Pinot Noir 2019

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Distinction Collection Dijon Clone Pinot Noir is an hommage to winery founder Benjamin Stewart, who pioneered numerous Burgundian clones in Canada. It is all hand-picked and harvested from fifteen-year-old vines planted in sandy loam. The Clones 828 and 777 bring a richer, denser style with a dash of tannin. The smaller berries lead to increased concentration, and you note it on the savoury floral nose. The ferment is 16 days with twice-daily punch-downs during peak ferment, followed by 17 months ageing in neutral French oak. Look for fragrant red berry flavours with a touch of blueberry and brown spice. Duck, anyone?Tasted: 26 August 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 45.00 winery online/direct Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Hobbs & Co. Wine Merchants Inc.
Grape: Pinot Noir