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Unsworth Vineyards Cuvée De L'îletext

Unsworth Vineyards Cuvée De L'île 2018

Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, CanadaCuvée de l'île marks the top of the Unsworth sparkling wine program and a completely different attack than the Charmat-method Charme de L'île. It is all pinot noir and all estate fruit. The first fermentation occurs in neutral French barrels before a three year sleep in the bottle on its lees. The style is bone dry with intense acidity that sets the stage for a tightly drawn Island bubble that craves food. West coast oysters come quickly to mind. The palate is a mix of fresh green apples sprinkled with lemon juice and lime pith before a gentle hazelnut finish. It is interesting now, but it will age well into the 2030s. It is best to cellar this for a minimum of five years.Tasted: 27 July 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$50.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Unsworth Vineyards ULCDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 994897UPC: 626990235286