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Little Farm Winery Pied de Cuve Riesling
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Little Farm Winery Pied de Cuve Riesling 2015

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom the same site and fruit as Little Farm's straight 2015 Riesling, but vastly different. Pied de Cuve has been fermented wild (with the foot-tred pied de cuve vineyard starter), and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Other than that, this is farmed and processed the same: organically tended, foot trodden into older barrel and tank for ten months on the gross lees and very minimal sulphur just at bottling. Complex, savoury and highly textural, with ample flake salt, lime pith, herbal lime leaf, anise and a pulsing vibrancy to a very lengthy finish. Sea salt lingers. Similkameen first, riesling second. Striking, and entirely unique to Similkameen / BC / Canada.Tasted: 04 April 2017Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.50 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Little Farm WineryDistributors: Univins
Varietal: Riesling