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Vig Ambertext

Vig Amber 2022

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaPenelope and Dylan Roche, owners of Naramata-based Roche wines, have launched a collection of labels tagged Vig (that’s short for vigneron or winegrower), which collaborates with renowned Canadian artists known for their bold style. The Roches asked each artist to create a label that illustrates their sensory experiences when tasting the wine. This orange wine (aka Amber) is organic Naramata gewürztraminer, partially skin fermented for 5 months. After aging in stainless, it was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Pouring a slightly hazy amber hue, this is teeming with mandarin pith and peel, apricot skin, cantaloupe, and perfumed peach blossom, all nicely balanced by a riffing texture, astringent citrus, and finishing with bergamot tea. Nice balance and harmony here. Drinking now, with salty bites.Tasted: 17 October 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$32.00750mlclub members only
Producer: Roche WinesDistributors: The Wine Syndicate
Grape: GewürztraminerUPC: 632726331160