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Sunnybrae Ortegatext

Sunnybrae Ortega 2022

Shuswap, British Columbia, CanadaOrtega was created in 1948 by a German breeder who crossed müller-thurgau and siegerrebe. It was named after the Spanish poet and philosopher José Ortega y Gasset. It ripens early, so it was chosen to be grown in BC on Vancouver Island and cooler sites on the Mainland. It tends to generate a lot of sugar, so it is mainly grown to be sold as an off-dry or dessert wine, although dry versions can be striking wines on their own. This is a good news Shuswap story, offering bright, aromatic, litchi, white flowers, pitching soft apple and pear in a clean, off-dry style, with a dash of spice in the finish. It is ready to drink and would be a fine match for spicy Pan Asian foods. Well done and big value.Tasted: 13 June 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$17.50750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Sunnybrae Vineyards and WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: OrtegaUPC: 627843132561