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Tantalus Vineyards Blanc de Blancs, Okanagan Valley BC
93 Points

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Region: Okanagan Valley Kelowna
Vintage: 2017
BC Private Wine Stores: $28.0 + price wil vary
Winery: $28.0

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -83276
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WineScores' Review

Juicy, complex, lengthy.
This traditional method sparkling is made entirely from Chardonnay that was harvested in early September 2017. The base wine was fermented in seasoned Chardonnay barrels and puncheons and aged for 6 months in the oak. It was racked from fermentation lees and secondary fermentation took place the following May. The wine spent 22 months on secondary fermentation lees before disgorgement in late winter 2020, where it received a small 8 g/L residual sugar dosage of 2017 Chardonnay.
Glinting golden it has aromas of buttery brioche, tangerine, vanilla scented cream, yellow apples and peaches with notes of honeysuckle. The attack is juicy, mid-palate flavours of yellow apples, lemon curd and nutty pastries mimic the nose. Lengthy and complex with a fine bead make for a fantastic fizz.

Recommended Pairings
Cellar Keepers, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Creamy Dishes, Appetizers

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-06-22 19:25:39.0


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