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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Pinot Noirtext

Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFritzi's Vineyard is a compact vineyard that sits at the base of Mt. Boucherie in West Kelowna, on a former conical volcano created 60 million years ago. It faces southeast, 417 metres above Okanagan Lake, exposed to the gentle morning sun and well-protected from the hot afternoons that bathe the east side of the valley. The vineyard is named after owner Anthony von Mandl's mother and is planted exclusively to clone 115. The site is pretty vigorous, yielding 5-6 tons per hectare, although it is not noticeable. In 2019 the grapes were harvested on September 19 and produced a typically rich wine of wild dark cherry with complex, layered flavours: classic New World. Balanced at 13 percent alcohol and cellar-worthy, you could lay this down for five to ten years with little problem. The wild fermentation occurs in concrete with 60 percent whole clusters for 32 days. It spends 17 months in tight-grain Austrian oak barrels. Impressive.Tasted: 21 December 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$150.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 051119UPC: 776545993717