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Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc 2016

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOne of the more singular BC wines this is a 88/12 sauvignon blanc/sémillon from vineyards in both the Similkameen and Okanagan. It spends a little time in oak and thus is a well-managed, fuller white, with racy freshness and a distinct smoked stone character. The sémillon was whole cluster pressed, while the sauvignon blanc spent a few hours on its skins before pressing. They were blended just prior to bottling. Linear and tight with nervy grapefruit laced acids, Asian pear crunchiness and a thick cushion of lees. A thread of smoke throughout, though less so than in previous years, taking back seat to the white asparagus, herbal and lemon thistle notes. A solid food wine.Tasted: 26 June 2017Tasted by: Treve Ring & Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$20.00750mlwinery direct
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 5278UPC: 857088000862