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Anthony Buchanan Wiines Semillon 'Barrel Ferment', Okanagan Valley, BC
91 Points

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Region: British Columbia Okanagan Valley
Vintage: 2018
BC Private Wine Stores: $20.0 +price will vary
Winery: $19.0

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WineScores' Review

Lemony, creamy, bright.
Buchanan describes his small cuvee wines as: sustainable, honest and progressive, producing wines with personality and a purity of flavour.
He uses indigenous yeast, minimal amounts of sulfites, no enzymes and no temperature control; they are unfined with little to no filtration.
For this Semillon (with 2% Sauvignon Blanc), the grapes (harvested on the Golden Mile Bench) are de-stemmed and soaked on the skins 3 hours prior to pressing. They are then racked into a combination of French Oak and stainless steel barrels with a combination of native and cultured yeast strains for fermentation. A natural malolactic fermentation is encouraged with bi-weekly battonage for 6 weeks.
Beeswax and grilled lemons are woven with notes of star fruit, chamomile tea and a whisper of roasted hazelnut. It has a supple entry and flavours of lemons 3-ways: Lemongrass, grilled lemon and marmalade.
Bright yet succulent.

Recommended Pairings
Good First Impressions, Patio Sippers, Cellar Keepers, Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, French Food, Creamy Dishes, Green Wines, Appetizers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-07-16 15:16:43.0


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