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Narrative XC Method Sparkling 2021

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMy bottle of 2021 Narrative XC Sparkling is part of a trial run, packaged in lightweight glass and stelvin that can still handle the pressure of sparkling. If successful, OCP can convert 3000 cases of sparkling, reducing the weight of glass by 36,000 pounds. This blush-hued charmat is entirely pinot blanc, from a 40+ year old Okanagan Falls vineyard, fermented native in concrete before heading to the pressurized tanks for 90 days (XC). Pouring a peach-blush hue, this is brisk and dry-ish, with ripe pink grapefruit, pear skin, apricot skin on a riffing palate. A bump of RS offsets the racy acidity, making this a super smashable and friendly sipper.Tasted: 27 July 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$24.99750mlwinery direct, private retail, restaurants
Producer: Haywire by Okanagan Crush PadDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Pinot BlancCSPC: 501049UPC: 626990242956