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Terravista Albariño 2021

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaUnder the previous owners and founders, Bob and Senka Tennant, Albariño was first planted in BC in the late 2000s on a sloping, rocky property on Naramata Bench. They were the first (still only?) winery to sell this Galician grape commercially in Canada. This year, for this first time, the entirety of this fruit comes off their estate Lone Hand Ranch. It was picked in 2 lots, whole cluster pressed and cool fermented in stainless until dry. Albariño it is, with white peach, apricot fuzz, lime pith, river stones, a lick of anise, and fresh green herbs, the latter more an Okanagan effect. The whole has a buzzy, fresh vibrato undercut that finishes with a lingering saline note. Naramata pure, this is a lovely version, drinking very smartly now.Tasted: 16 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$27.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Terravista VineyardsDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: AlbariñoUPC: 627843135302