Bella Wines

2013 Sparkling Chardonnay PORTFOLIO

Bella sparkling wine is an elegant, honest expression of the single vineyards we source from.  At Bella, our goal is to offer an experience that balances taste and typicity and, if the vintage allows, there will be minimal intervention so you can taste the natural beauty of the local fruit in every bubble.

Each vineyard has a different personality that comes through in the grapes produced.  We intentionally do not provide tasting notes as, just like when two people meet, what you pick up from someones personality may be different from ours.

For the 2013 vintage, all of the sparkling Chardonnay’s were fermented without the use of nutrients or enzyme additions.  The juice was fermented to about one gram of residual sugar before being cold stabilized with the help of mother nature.  The wines were all cross flow filtered, then bottled and capped by hand for the second fermentation.  The wines spent approximately eleven months on lees and were hand riddled, hand disgorged and finished brut natural in style with no dosage added.

This vintage we made an unprecedented four vineyard specific sparkling Chardonnay’s – all true blanc de blancs.  From as far north as Kamloops, all the way down to Keremeos, and of course two from the wine capital of Canada: Oliver BC.

Can you taste a difference?

We made all these wines identically so the only difference comes from the vineyard sites themselves.  We hope you enjoy tasting through the line up to pick up these vineyards unique personalities which are true expressions of the micro-climates they come from.

Bottle Shot2013 sparkling blanc de blancs – oliver WEST SIDE

THE VINEYARD AND HARVEST

Secrest Mountain Vineyards in Oliver, BC is a unique micro-climate in the South Okanagan.  Yield in 2013 was kept to an average 4.1 tons an acre and harvest started September 1st at 19.5 brix.

THE PRODUCT

  • 2013 Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Oliver West (VQA)
  • Assemblage – 100% Secrest Mountain Vineyards Chardonnay
  • Released October 1st, 2014
  • Specifics: pH 3.18 | TA 5.90 | Alc. 12.5% | RS 1.3
  • Product 750ml: CSPC +465922 | $23.90 | 120 cases
  • Product 375ml: CSPC +849638 | $14.90 | 95 cases

 

2013 sparkling blanc de blancs – oliver east SIDE

THE VINEYARD AND HARVEST

From the Cerqueira Vineyards on the Black Sage Bench in Oliver, BC the yield in 2013 was kept at 3.9 tons an acre and harvest started September 10th at 18.5 brix.

THE PRODUCT

  • 2013 Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Oliver East (VQA)
  • Assemblage – 100% Cerqueira Vineyards Chardonnay
  • Released October 1st, 2014
  • Specifics: pH 3.27 | TA 5.40 | Alc. 11.6% | RS 1.2
  • Product 750ml: CSPC +650671 | $23.90 | 50 cases
  • Product 375ml: CSPC +253021 | $14.90 | 10 cases

 

Chardonnay East Side Bottle Shot small2013 sparkling blanc de blancs – kamloops

THE VINEYARD AND HARVEST

From Harper’s Trail Winery in Kamloops, BC the yield in 2013 was kept at 3.7 tons an acre and harvest started September 20th at 20 brix.

THE PRODUCT

  • 2013 Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Kamloops (VQA)
  • Assemblage – 100% Harper’s Trail Winery Chardonnay
  • Released October 1st, 2014
  • Specifics: pH 3.19 | TA 5.90 | Alc. 12.3% | RS 1.2
  • Product 750ml: CSPC +382556 | $23.90 | 55 cases
  • Product 375ml: CSPC +52977 | $14.90 | 20 cases

 

2013 sparkling blanc de blancs – keremeos

THE VINEYARD AND HARVEST

From Robin Ridge Winery in Keremeos, BC the yield in 2013 was kept at 3.1 tons an acre and harvest started September 14th at 20 brix.

THE PRODUCT

  • 2013 Sparkling Blanc de Blancs Keremeos (VQA)
  • Assemblage – 100% Robin Ridge Winery Chardonnay
  • Released October 1st, 2014
  • Specifics: pH 3.18 | TA 7.2 | Alc. 12.4% | RS 1.2
  • Product 750ml: CSPC +442871 | $23.90 | 90 cases
  • Product 375ml: CSPC +356972 | $14.90 | 25 cases

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