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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Rosé
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16½/20

Clos du Soleil Rosé 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis 100 percent malbec rosé is sourced from La Côte Vineyard in Keremeos, with six hours of skin contact under dry ice before being gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel. The result is absolutely delicious, with the 2019 vintage taking this wine to another level. The fruit is vibrant and lean - to the wine’s benefit - with tart strawberry, rhubarb, and a flinty note from ageing on fine lees before bottling. And, of course, there’s the Similkameen’s unique saline quality. In fact, this could be one of the more overtly mineral rosés I’ve had in recent memory. It’s a serious style, not just from its bone dry finish or precise fruit definition, but also the noticeable concentration. It’s the complete package: food-friendly, contemplative, and moreish. Highly recommended and remarkable value.Tasted: 07 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.90 winery online Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 878835UPC: 857088000763