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Martin's Lane Dehart Vineyard Pinot Noirtext

Martin's Lane Dehart Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

East Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaTraditionally the most elegant pinot made at Martin’s Lane, Dehart Vineyard in East Kelowna, was 12 years old as of 2020, perhaps the best growing year ever in the north Okanagan. The site faces due west just above Okanagan Lake and is planted to clone 777 and a smaller amount of 667, co-fermented in concrete with 60 percent whole bunches, over one month. Winemaker Shane Munn keeps it gentle, beginning with all those bunches that help him manage the tannins, keeping them textural but not structural. You can expect a mix of earthy floral red blossoms and intense spice, followed by red fruit. One points to the quality of light in the vineyard that gives this wine a special film. Fresh and spicy, and while you can drink it now, it is going to age well in the bottle. Note the mouth-filling, silky palate, length and refinement in this certified organic pinot that comes in barely over 13.2 percent alcohol.Tasted: 13 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$100.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 051134UPC: 776545993991