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Tantalus Blanc de Noirtext

Tantalus Blanc de Noir 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Blanc de Noir is handpicked from a single block of 1985 Clone 93 Pinot Noir. Described as a "pale sunset pink," this sophisticated fizz is reminiscent of Champagne. Fresh cut red apple and wild strawberry with a nutty brioche underside create refreshing highly sippable bubbles. The finish is all you could want in complexity, length, tension, and salinity. Drink or hold this will keep through 2027. The method is traditional: the base wine is made in used puncheons and barriques; the secondary bottle fermentation was aged for 22 months in a bottle on its lees before disgorgement; and a five g/L dosage of the Tantalus still 2019 Pinot Noir was added back.Tasted: 12 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$36.50750mlsold out at the winery
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 773812UPC: 626990189909