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Bella Wines Cavada Gamay Rosé Brut
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Bella Wines Cavada Gamay Rosé Brut 2017

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom 20 year old vines on a steep, west facing granite and alluvial loam slope above Naramata Village, these gamay vines were dry farmed and currently in transition to organics. After destemming, basket pressing and a lengthy native ferment, this received a Champagne yeast dosage and spent five months on lees before being hand riddled and disgorged with zero dosage. Pale salmon in colour, this opens with bright and brisk strawberry jam, rhubarb, pink grapefruit, citrus blossoms and red apple on a juicy, cleansing palate. Raspberry seeds. and orange peel brighten the palate, as does a swing of sherry vinegar. The finish is snappy and shining, with cranberry kisses and lingering stoniness. The balance is nailed, and this wine is on point this year.Tasted: 28 May 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 27.00 winery direct Producer: Bella WinesDistributors: Winery Direct
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Varietal: Gamay NoirCSPC: 145998UPC: 626990293224