Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Bella Wines Reserve Brut Nature Oliver Eastside Chardonnaytext

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$55.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Bella WinesDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 626990259220