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Tantalus Pinot Noirtext

Tantalus Pinot Noir 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe allure of Tantalus is the silky slippery tannins that frame this juicy, easy-sipping pinot. That east Kelowna plum and pepper fruit streaked with red currants and black cherries. It needs a touch of time to resolve some light but sticky tannins, but it will be hard to resist, especially if served at the dinner table. The classic or introductory label is a complex mix of estate and neighbouring vines, the latter grafted off the Tantalus estate. The clones of 114, 115, 667, 777, 828, 37, and 943 are fermented wild, block by block. They spend three to five weeks on skins before they are pressed off into oak barriques (20% new) and aged 16 months. The final blend rests over winter in neutral oak before it is bottled unfined and unfiltered. The alcohol, at 13.1 percent, has to scare other more famous regions worldwide.Tasted: 12 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 200881UPC: 626990067399