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Bachelder Wismer Parke Pinot Noirtext
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Bachelder Wismer Parke Pinot Noir 2019

Twenty Mile Bench, Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, CanadaThis comes from Wismer-Parke Vineyard on the Vineland Bench, a vineyard which Bachelder had to "learn to love." The reddish magnesium-oxide and dolomitic-limestone clay soils yield pinots which are more sauvage and rustic, though certainly no less compelling. Again, this wine has a distinctive ferrous note, though it's less forward here than the Wild West End bottling. That doesn't mean it's any less complex or savoury, though. Turned earth, game, and sweet spices are beautifully balanced by cherry, showing exceptional purity. It's a complete wine with tremendous freshness and fine grained tannins that will reward careful cellaring for a decade to come.Tasted: 30 November 2021Tasted by: Geoffrey Moss MWPrices: ON 47.95 winery online/direct Producer: Mary et Thomas Delaney-Bachelder et FillesDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 185729000712