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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc
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16¼/20

Clos du Soleil Fumé Blanc 2019

British Columbia, CanadaA blend of 77 percent sauvignon blanc from Whispered Secret Vineyard in Keremeos and 23 percent semillon from Oliver, the fruit had a short three hours of skin contact before pressing. Following a cool fermentation, the wine was aged on its lees in stainless steel and French oak puncheons for four months. The result is an approachable, bright style of Fumé Blanc with oak that is firmly in the background and less present than I recall from previous vintages. The fruit is lean and crisp with grapefruit, lime, gooseberry, and sweet herbs. The semillon component then brings a richness to the palate, helping to balance sauvignon blanc's tangy acidity. Clearly well made and a steal at this price.Tasted: 22 June 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 18.90 winery online Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 5278UPC: 857088000725