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Clos Du Soleil Fume Blanc 2015

Canada, British Columbia
Clos Du Soleil Fume Blanc 2015
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Similkameen Valley
Producer Clos Du Soleil Winery
Vintage 2015
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc 82%, Sémillon 18%
¥4,840
Country Canada
Province British Columbia
Region Similkameen Valley
Producer Clos Du Soleil Winery
Vintage 2015
Color White Wine
Varietal(s) Sauvignon Blanc 82%, Sémillon 18%
Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 12.9%
Product Code B018W00115
UPC 857088000725
Inventory Very Low Stock (3)
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Tasting notes

Clos du Soleil’s Fumé Blanc is a full-flavoured, aromatic take on Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. A beautiful pale gold, with the subtlest green tint in the glass. The nose of this wine immediately envelops the taster in ripe fruit aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and lime. On the palate the wine is full bodied and multi-layered, incorporating flavours of tropical fruit including pineapple and passion fruit, with characteristic varietal flavours of grapefruit, as well as a subtle hint of oak.

Pairing

Crisp and refreshing, this is a wine that is easy to enjoy by itself, but pairs wonderfully with roast poultry, soft cheeses, and is a knock-out with all kinds of seafood!

Reviews & Ratings

92 points - Daenna Van Mulligen, winescores.ca
Finessed, racy, woven. This 82% Sauvignon Blanc and 18% Semillon is a classic Bordeaux blend, but with the California name (fume blanc) given to a lightly oaked version of Sauvignon Blanc. It is decidely earthy this vintage; powdered mushrooms, smoke, and stony minerality support elderflower, honey and crunchy white fruit aromas. The palate is juicy with oodles of tree fruit and honey flavours. It is weighty and creamy with a wonderfully woven palate. It is equally racy and finessed. Pair: oysters and other seafood, white meats, appetizers or cheese platters.

Production

Appellation

BC VQA British Columbia

Vinification

The grapes for this wine are harvested by hand at peak maturity, and the pressed very gently, whole cluster, extracting only the finest juice. The juice is settled before fermentation and then fermented slowly at cool temperatures in stainless steel with only a light amount of oak contact in order to broaden the mid-palate of this wine. The Sauvignon Blanc is vinified separately from the Sémillon, and then blended prior to bottling, in order to produce a wine that is rich, rounded, and aromatic with a very ripe fruit profile.

Producer

Producer Description

Clos du Soleil is a small artisan winery and estate vineyard on the Upper Bench of the South Similkameen Valley, in British Columbia, Canada. Clos du Soleil produces ultra-premium quality wines, borrowing an aesthetic derived from the great wines of Bordeaux, but stamped with the flavours and aromas of our particular piece of rocky Similkameen land. Through traditional winemaking techniques, informed by research, but adhering to the philosophies of minimal-interventionist winemaking and biodynamic viticulture, we produce wines that are complex and classic, ageable and elegant. The name Clos du Soleil, a French term meaning an enclosed Vineyard of the Sun, refers to the rocks, soil, and sun, which together define this very special piece of land where we grow our grapes. The enclosure is the mountain that forms a tall natural stone wall at the back of our vineyard, almost surrounding the cobbled terroir which lends its unique flavours to our wines. Most importantly, our name highlights the long days of sun which pour in on the Similkameen Bench, one of BC’s most unique and promising microclimates.

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