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Rigour and Whimsy Licorice Daddy 2022

Osoyoos, 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 cab franc, creatively and aptly named by their candy-loving 3 year old, Stratis, comes off the Sekhon Family vineyard in Osoyoos. This was destemmed and fermented whole berry over 3 weeks maceration, and was then pressed and racked into older puncheons and barriques, where it remained for 4 months until bottling, without fining or filtration. The hazy duskiness reflects the hands-off approach, while the infiltration of sapid branchy notes reflects a tip to the Loire. Wild crushed plum, downy violets, scrubby rosemary course through the black tea framed palate, with long, silky tannins guiding this to a stony, saline finish. Lovely, pure expression of the grape, in a distinctly southern Okanagan bent. Enjoy with a slight chill.Tasted: 29 August 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$33.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Rigour & WhimsyDistributors: Juice Imports
The Living Vine
Grape: Cabernet Franc