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Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc
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Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc 2018

British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Fumé Blanc blends three quarters sauvignon blanc and one quarter semillon from Cawston, Keremeos, and Oliver. Unlike previous vintages where the Fumé (wooded) component takes centre state, this year it's all about sauvignon, with tart gooseberry, lemon, sharp lime, peach, orange sherbet on a clipped finish. The wood plays a noticeable, secondary component here, very disjointed from the fruit, with distinctive cedar and sandpaper notes. Quite punchy and warming beyond its 12.8 degrees now. Missing the semillon component in this wine, a grape that should be much more prevalent across BC. This was whole cluster pressed, fermented in stainless and French oak and aged on lees separately for four months prior to blending.Tasted: 29 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 20.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 5278UPC: 857088000862