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Tantalus Pinot Noirtext

Tantalus Pinot Noir 2021

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSoutheast Kelowna is coming on strong in the pinot discussion led by wines like this entry Tantalus label crammed full of dry, earthy aromas, and overflowing with Bing cherry and mushroom that dance in light and fresh. The persistent finish is marked with baking spices and sticky youthful tannin, with a dusting of minerality for complexity. Clones 114, 115, 667, 777, 828, 37, 943 from the estate and neighbouring blocks are handpicked and vinified in small lot wild fermentations. There were no pump overs or punch downs, just some gentle foot-treading. It is aged in oak barriques (20% new) for 11 months. In the end, this wine evaded the heat dome, the wildfire smoke, and a small yield to give us something delicious to drink or hold, all at 13.4 percent alcohol.Tasted: 05 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$40.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 200881UPC: 626990067399