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Clos du Soleil Capellatext

Clos du Soleil Capella 2017

British Columbia, CanadaCapella is the Clos du Soleil flagship white based on sauvignon blanc and sémillon. In 2017, it was a 74/26 split, respectively. The fruit comes off two sauvignon vineyards in Keremeos, and one sémillon vineyard in Oliver. A partial native ferment in 60 percent French puncheons and 40 percent stainless steel barrels is followed by a full malolactic fermentation and nine months on its lees with battonage. The palate opens with intense grapefruit, with notes of pear and pineapple, a bitter rind undercurrent, and a salty, mineral finish. The texture is already creamy as it sets a 3-7 year ageing timeline in bottle. Well made and indeed a benchmark blend for BC.Tasted: 04 October 2019Tasted by: Prices:
BC$27.90750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 633867UPC: 857088000169