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Orofino Vineyards Gamay Bubbletext
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Orofino Vineyards Gamay Bubble 2020

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe casual Gamay Bubble moniker of this wine speaks to its nature, but make no mistake, it is made with precision. A traditional method made with gamay, it comes off Mutch Vineyard on the Cawston Flats, just below the Orofino winery. It is naturally fermented, and aged in neutral oak barrels for three months before the secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle. It is fermented dry with zero dosage (no sugar added), and only a tiny amount of sulphites are added at disgorgement. The nose wafts out of the glass with fresh red berries, and the delicate scents carry over to the palate where strawberries and raspberries rule over a creamy, leesy underside. The acidity is perfect, and the message is 'drink me'. Cawston born and bred, it is part of a new breed of wines coming out of the Similkameen that shouldn’t be missed. Order winery direct or pick up on-site; only 139 cases produced.Tasted: 24 June 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 22.90 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Orofino VineyardsDistributors: Winery Direct
Grape: Gamay NoirUPC: 626990286349