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Unsworth Vineyards Pinot Gris Saison Vineyards 2022

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaUnsworth has worked with Saison Vineyard pinot gris since 2010, and the relationship has led to a Saison Vineyard single vineyard label. The Saison effect is an increase in intensity, and delicacy. It is primarily fermented in stainless steel with a minor amount of neutral French oak (10%). The style is coastal electric with a silky, leesy undercurrent to keep it running through the palate. Some think these wines are too skinny, but they would be wrong. A chiselled, clean finish lingers with a scent of the sea that few places can match. The soils are volcanic, layered with marine sediments and gravel carved and deposited by glaciers. Today, clay loams lay on top of this gravelly base, sitting between the 48th and 50th parallel, only a few kilometres from the ocean.Tasted: 27 July 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$29.90750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 112769UPC: 696852018746