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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve White
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16¾/20

Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve White 2015

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaI finally caught up with one of my favourite BC whites to see how it survived the warm 2015 vintage and the answer is with ease. It’s all Similkameen fruit, 96 percent sauvignon blanc and four percent sémillon that comes off two Keremeos vineyards. It’s fermented on its own yeast in barrel for nearly seven weeks before ageing in barrel on lees with occasional battonage for another six months. The nose is a highly sophisticated affair of floral, leesy citrus pear notes that spill onto the palate with more lemon and grapefruit pith flavours. The acidity is bright with stony mineral flecks throughout. This will only get better in bottle over the next five years. If you must serve it now think whole roasted lemon stuffed free range chicken. Production is just under 50 cases.Tasted: 27 June 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 59.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 933374UPC: 857088000787