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Hester Creek Old Vine Bruttext

Hester Creek Old Vine Brut 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIt is year two for the Hester Creek Brut made from old vine pinot blanc, similar to year one. The style is tight and a little green, with almonds, citrus, and ginger dominating. The palate is more of the same, with a persistent bead of small bubbles amplifying the dryish finish. A traditional method sparkler, it is made with estate fruit from rare old vine pinot blanc planted in 1968. It’s handpicked early, into half full bins to prevent oxidation, meticulously hand sorted and whole cluster pressed before a three day cold settle and a 24-day ferment to dryness. The base wine was then aged on fine lees for two years. Finally, it was riddled and disgorged in the spring of 2022. Local shellfish is the answer here.Tasted: 27 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$34.99750mlwinery direct/online, Terrafina, select restaurants
Producer: Hester Creek Estate WineryDistributors: Revelry Import Company
Grape: Pinot BlancCSPC: 62139UPC: 626990222156