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Free Form Blanc de Blanctext
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16¾/20

Free Form Blanc de Blanc 2019

Garnet Valley, Summerland Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis traditional method Blanc de Blanc (strangely missing the final 's') is organic chardonnay from Summerland's Garnet Valley Ranch, and its loam, granite, and limestone soils. The base wine was fermented in concrete egg before heading to bottle for 42 months' rest, and disgorge with 0 dosage in summer of 2023. The autolysis is immediately evident, with toast and bread dough basing crisp green and red apple, white blossoms, lemon peel, and a lick of anise. There is still a lot of primary freshness here, up against the ample autolytic imprint. Serious fizz, and certainly a project to keep an eye on going forward.Tasted: 30 May 2024Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$50.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Haywire by Okanagan Crush PadDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 161492UPC: 62699279914