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Blue Grouse Estate Ortegatext

Blue Grouse Estate Ortega 2021

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaOrtega, a cross between siegerrebe and müller-thurgau, has long been a BC Wine Islands success story, and the leading purveyor of the German cross that was part of the Becker Project is Blue Grouse. Almost all organic, it spends four months in a tank, and half of that on its lees. The attack is dry and island crisp with plenty of green apple streaked with tangerine and citrus. The marine, saline, chalk notes take it to another level, one that even the Germans have trouble reaching. Any west coast shellfish dish, or an aged piece of cheese, would be in order here.Tasted: 04 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$25.99750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Blue Grouse Estate WineryDistributors: Coastal Craft Beverages
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Grape: OrtegaCSPC: 969600UPC: 696852013673