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Fitz Reserve Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Winetext

Fitz Reserve Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Reserve Blanc de Blancs is a chardonnay affair, always a good start for a sparkler. 2018 was an excellent year for the fruit at Greata Ranch, and this wine reflects it. The minimal dosage left a perfectly balanced bubble with a rich, creamy texture stuffed with flavour. At 36 months, it is the longest aged bubble in the house, and it’s reflected in the complexity and maturity of its flavours. Expect a green apple tightrope with a fleshy brioche underside that leads to a citrus and desert savoury sagebrush finish with a grind of sea salt. The finish is long and persistent, and pleasing to the last drop. This would make a unique Christmas gift for fans of sparkling wine.Tasted: 21 September 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$42.50750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Fitzpatrick Family VineyardsDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
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Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 237012UPC: 626990252979