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Winemaker's Cut Madama Butterfly Sparkling Rosétext

Winemaker's Cut Madama Butterfly Sparkling Rosé 2021

Oliver, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLook for an enticing pale salmon colour. This sparkler is about understatement, led by faint pale fruit reminiscent of strawberries and pink grapefruit. The palate is creamy smooth, animated by a persistent mousse, light citrus and red fruit, and a dry finish. Sophisticated and composed, we matched our glass to some smoked salmon blinis, which was perfect. It is an elegant first look that has me awaiting the next version. Madama Butterfly, the nickname for Cio-Cio-San, a main character in Puccini's eponymous opera, is a traditional method sparkler made with 50% pinot noir and 50% chardonnay. The primary fermentation was conducted with wild and organic yeast fermented for 30 days. The second traditional fermentation method was in the bottle, where the wine aged 11 months on its lees before being disgorged. The style overall is refined and dry. The bubbles are tiny, and perfect.Tasted: 27 December 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$32.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Winemaker's CutDistributors: Coastal Craft Beverages
Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Chardonnay - Pinot NoirCSPC: 425342UPC: 793611018365