2020 Bella (100% Estate Grown)
Inspired by our oldest daughter Isabelle, Bella’s 2020 vintage continues to be creative winemaking at its best. This estate blend of 70% Tempranillo, 10% Aglianico, 10% Malbec and 10% Viognier has been left on the skins for 60 hours to produce a light, early release Beaujolais style red that is another summer favorite. The 2020 vintage is a brilliant medium ruby and offers a nose of fresh cherry, strawberry and red fruit with sweet spice/white pepper and dusty earth notes. On the palate, this wine pleases with more fresh red fruit, a bright, assertive acidity, mild tannins, and a clean finish. Six months in neutral (older) oak barrels refines the palate and adds some subtle spice notes to the nose. Bella is both highly enjoyable on its own, slightly chilled as well as a great accompaniment for salads, charcuterie, pates, cheeses and light chicken and pork dishes.