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Bella Wines Buddha's Blend Rosétext

Bella Wines Buddha's Blend Rosé 2022

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaBuddha's Blend (aka B2), was a 2017 experiment that worked so well it has continued through. Unlike all of Bella's other fizz, this blends two grapes: chardonnay and gamay. Jay scooped suitable lees from their various single vineyard pressings around the Okanagan and Similkameen, and combined them into one tank to native ferment, topping up as they were racking all their single lot wines. After five months on lees following secondary ferment, this was bottled with zero dosage. Pouring a blush peach hue, this youthful, tart, zippy fizz streams wild strawberries, tart rhubarb, mandarin along a sleek 10.5% palate, rinsed with fresh acidity, and kissed with salted dried cranberries on the snappy finish. Severe acidity warning: unlike most fizz, this welcomes not being served super cold. Allow the vinosity of this wine to come through.Tasted: 28 July 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$30.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Bella WinesDistributors: Storied Wines & Spirits
Blend: Gamay Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 185799