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Pelee Island Winery Bella 2020 Wine Review

Pelee Island Winery Bella 2020

Pelee Island Winery Bella  2020

Pelee Island, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2021-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Sparkling Wine


Winery: Pelee Island Winery

Agent: Pelee Island Winery

More Vintages: 2018 

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

I love the magic hour of six o’clock PM in my backyard. The sun is setting behind the trees and the pool looks so enticing.

This is Drink Ontario Wine week and I’m sipping a lovely 2020 sparkling rosé from Pelee Island Winery. Bella is a VQA Ontario blend of Pinot Noir and Auxerrois.

Perfect threads of tiny bubbles and a generous mousse in the glass. Aromas are subtle but patience rewards with fresh berries, lemon zest, white peach, blossoms, wet stones, burnt matchstick. The palate is clean and light with a lingering citrus and strawberry finish. 12% abv and good value at $18.95!

“Bella” the Italian word for beautiful.
“Aperitivo” the Italian word for a pre-meal drink; partaking in aperitivo is a cultural ritual.
“Cin cin” the Italian version of Cheers! ??

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Tasted June 2021
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

This is a drier sparkling than some of Pelee Island's other offerings. I think I prefer this style for its versatility thinking of food pairings. This is blended from Pinot Noir and Auxerrois. On the nose there are aromas of field berry, lemon pith, nectarine, and a slight bready, yeasty hint. Dry, light bodied, with firm, persistent bubbles, and bright acidity, with some lime and strawberry hints on the palate, and a dry, yeasty finish. Enjoy with fish and chips, shrimp, smoked salmon, or anything with goat cheese.

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