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Bella Wines Westbank Gamay Rosé Bruttext

Bella Wines Westbank Gamay Rosé Brut 2019

West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLast time I tasted this wine, it had around 18 months on lees under its belt. But Jay and Wendy decided to hold a lot back for release in 2023, with 40ish months on lees. I snuck a peak at 31 months on lees, disgorged June 2022 for the International Cool Climate Wine Symposium. This terroir-focused traditional method fizz is gamay from organic, volcanic soiled Beaumont Vineyard in Westbank. Pouring an orange / peach hue, this is tight and nervy with pink grapefruit, red currant, wild strawberry, tangerine, on a dry, raspy, saline-kissed palate. The extra time on lees has given another (beneficial) dimension to this wine, plumping up the lees base. Patience pays off. Drinking very smartly now.Tasted: 26 July 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$50.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Bella WinesDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Grape: Gamay Noir