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Haywire Pinot Noirtext

Haywire Pinot Noir 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada2021 is a blended pinot noir from four vineyards across the Okanagan Valley. Winemakers Matt Dumayne and Kat D’Costa do a 50/50 mix of whole cluster fruit and whole berry, naturally fermented for an average of four weeks before being basket pressed to concrete tanks and foudre for ageing. A beautiful 12.5 percent alcohol, true cool-climate pinot, light in colour, that opens with an enticing juicy black raspberry mixed with baking spice and a dusting of smoke. The mid-palate is fresh and lively with youthful but soft tannins that disappear into the silky finish. So pretty, elegant, and drinkable, it is as stylish as it gets for the price. Haywire was established in 2009, with its first tiny harvest at Switchback Vineyard, starting life as a virtual brand. Today, the winery is an anchor tenant of the Summerland wine scene, with a new visitor lounge scheduled to open in April 2023.Tasted: 29 January 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$29.99750mlwinery direct
Producer: Haywire by Okanagan Crush PadDistributors: HQ Wine + Spirits
Le Sommelier Inc.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 449132UPC: 626990161868