12 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $34.99 EACH
Clos du Soleil
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, Canada
sauvignon blanc, semillion
Our flagship white wine, a wine of grace and elegance, is a classic Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Each vineyard block was separately harvested, by hand, at peak maturity. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed and then fermented entirely in barrel (French oak puncheons) with the majority undergoing only wild, spontaneous fermentation. One-quarter of the barrels were also allowed to undergo wild malolactic fermentation. All lots were barrel-aged for nine months, on the lees, with lees stirring. The final wine was created by blending together just the very best barrel lots, in order to create a wine of true complexity and elegance.
This wine is light gold in the glass. It has intense aromas of grapefruit, beeswax, lime zest, and meadow grasses. On the palate, it shows an array of flavours: lemon and lime and ripe grapefruit, with notes of peach and apricot and all tied together with bright, crisp citrus acidity. On the palate, the wine is full and rich with a textural softness resulting from sur-lie ageing. A lovely saline minerality strings it all together, through to the very long finish.