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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noirtext

Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir 2019

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaYou will love the light and juicy expression of this Island coastal pinot noir that comes with a pale red-orange colour and a complex mix of flavours. The entry is silky with alluring forest floor streaked with cherries and spice. The palate is a complex mix of dry black cherry and wild raspberry that barely make it out of the glass, with piercing acidity to keep it all taut, demonstrating Cowichan Valley pinot at its best. The majority of the pinot comes off the immaculate Saison Vineyard mixed with 15 percent Unsworth estate fruit and eight percent from nearby Zanatta Vineyard. The complexity comes from a mix of clones: 115, 667, 777, 828, and a clone whose origin is unknown, all grown over marine sediments. The winemaking is simple: the fruit is destemmed and whole berry fermented in stainless before spending one year in barriques, where only ten percent are new. The tannins are mellow. I've tasted this serval times this year, and there is no rush to drink it but a big rush to buy it before it is all gone. I can't wait for the 2020 release.Tasted: 01 June 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$32.40750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 303586UPC: 626990259008