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Clos du Soleil Rosétext

Clos du Soleil Rosé 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMade from malbec, the fruit was grown specifically for this rosé from La Côte Vineyard. Interestingly, the fruit was not harvested until November 5, but comes in at only 12.4% alcohol. After a 20-hour cold soak, the fruit was pressed and then fermented and aged in stainless steel for just over four months. Don't be misled by the neon pink colour. On the nose it’s quite restrained, with fresh strawberry and pomegranate as well as a herbal, smokey quality. At only 2.1 g/L residual sugar, the ripe fruit gives a perception of sweetness on the attack, but it’s well balanced with fresh acidity. With this modest alcohol level, you'll want more than just a glass. Serious, well-made, and well-priced.Tasted: 21 July 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 878835UPC: 857088000886