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Clos du Soleil Capella
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Clos du Soleil Capella 2015

British Columbia, CanadaFrom the challenging, hot, 2015 vintage, this is a blend of 80 percent sauvignon blanc and 20 percent semillon from vineyards in Osoyoos and Oliver, respectively. This was fermented in a combination of French oak puncheons (55 percent) and stainless (45 percent) before aging on the lees for nine months prior to bottling. A third of the wine was also allowed to naturally complete malolactic fermentation. This wine doesn't seem to have the depth of other vintages of Capella, with sweet herbs, and ripe mango. It's also already beginning to show some tertiary notes, suggesting a relatively short drinking window. The alcohol is modest for the vintage at only 13% abv, thanks to early picking decisions, but the trade off is tart, bracing acidity that doesn't quite come into balance.Tasted: 05 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 27.90 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 314260UPC: 857088000770