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Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Missing Ear Pinot Noirtext

Martin's Lane Fritzi’s Vineyard Missing Ear Pinot Noir 2020

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFritzi's Vineyard is named after owner Anthony von Mandl's mother, and is planted exclusively to clone 115. It is a compact vineyard at the base of Mt. Boucherie in West Kelowna sitting over a former conical volcano created 60 million years ago. The vines have been in the ground for 26 years, facing southeast, 417 metres above Okanagan Lake. The vineyard is exposed to the gentle morning sun and is protected from the hot afternoon sun that bathes the east side of the valley. The site has always been vigorous, so winemaker Shane Munn diligently manages the yields to the best effect. 2020's grapes were harvested on October 3, producing a typically rich, wild, dark cherry wine with an unexpected freshness. Complex and layered, this wine is beautifully balanced at 13 percent alcohol and cellar worthy through 2026 and beyond. The wild fermentation occurs in concrete with 70 percent whole clusters over 34 days before spending 17 months in tight grain Austrian oak barrels.Tasted: 13 August 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$150.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Martin's Lane WineryDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 051119UPC: 776545993915