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Rigour and Whimsy Bifröst 2022

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaRigour & Whimsy are a tiny garagiste, family-owned winery based in Okanagan Falls, sourcing vineyards across the Okanagan for their creative and adventuresome (and artfully labelled) portfolio, one that changes annually. This year's Bifröst, aka the rainbow bridge, blends 65% pinot blanc and 35% gewürztraminer, fermented on skins over 6 weeks in stainless prior to resting older French barrel for 4 months. Apricot and peach fuzz stencils this sleek, tart orange wine, with pithy tangerine, pear skin, elderflower blossoms, ash, and white tea riding the lean 11% palate through a lightly spiced, sharpened wake. Allow this one to open up some, and drop a bit of chill, before enjoying.Tasted: 31 August 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$28.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Juice Imports
The Living Vine
Blend: Riesling - Gewürztraminer