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Bella Wines Reserve Brut Nature Oliver Eastside Chardonnay
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Bella Wines Reserve Brut Nature Oliver Eastside Chardonnay 2012

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaI have tasted this wine at least four times, each with different disgorgement lots (thus ever-extended time on lees). NOW with 78 months on lees, only 120 bottles were released. Singularly sourced from Oliver's calcium carbonate-laced Cerqueira Vineyard, this chardonnay was bottled with no dosage, and sulphured only after the first ferment. Deep dough, patisserie, and lees are woven with vanilla-scented meringue and chiselled with lemon pith. There's a lovely potent stream of chalky minerality that runs through the length, holding this taught and vibrant. So well integrated; serious result.Tasted: 22 February 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 55.00 winery direct Producer: Bella WinesDistributors: Winery Direct
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Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 626990259220