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Clos du Soleil Rosé
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16½/20

Clos du Soleil Rosé 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaStrong as ever, this year's Clos du Soleil Rosé is surprisingly entirely malbec, a complete change from previous vintages. From Keremeos' La Côte Vineyard, this was purpose-grown for pink. After destemming and lightly crushing the grapes, this was on dry ice for 20 hours, gently pressed and fermented in stainless, away from oxygen. It was aged for a few months on lees before a light filtration and bottling. Wild raspberry, orange, light medicinal cherry is fine lined with lees, along a long, slender palate, the whole scented with fine spices and finishing with mineral salts. Serious, and at 12.4 degrees, seriously smashable too.Tasted: 17 May 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 21.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Varietal: MalbecCSPC: 878835UPC: 857088000886