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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir Saison Vineyardstext

Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Noir Saison Vineyards 2020

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaThere isn't much of this wine, but the label deserves to exist to highlight Saison Vineyard, a property that has become a beacon for island pinot noir and a favourite of winemaker Dan Wright. A deeper, darker, more intense version of the regular label, it still remains within itself, offering floral, complex aromas and equally enticing flavours led by savoury, slightly sour cherry and fresh-turned earthy notes. Expect a long, complex, delicate and layered red. The Saison soil type is Shawnigan, a mix of marine silt and loam.The clones are 115 (18%), 667 (26%), 777 (30%) and 828 (26%). The wine spends 12 months in 20 percent new oak barriques. Alcohol is a modest 12.4 percent. Less than 100 cases are made.Tasted: 08 July 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$64.90750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 148952UPC: 626990289159