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Tantalus Blanc de Blancs 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Tantalus BdB is always a joy, and the 2020 is true to form. This chard comes off one estate block of 2013 plantings. It was fermented in older puncheons, with 7 months on lees before heading to bottle, and 22 months sur lattes. This was disgorged in March 2023 with a dosage from their still 2020 Chardonnay, bringing the RS to 5.46 g/L. Burnished lemon leads crisp green apple, Asian pear, seared stone, and ample toast, scented with medicinal Rainier cherry and rock salts across a savoury, structured palate. Super serious sparkler this, insanely under priced (stock up!), is drinking beautifully now and with time ahead.Tasted: 16 June 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$31.30750mlrestaurants only
Producer: Tantalus VineyardsDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 83276UPC: 626990332053