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Clos du Soleil Winemaker's Series Whispered Secret Vineyard Pinot Gris
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Clos du Soleil Winemaker's Series Whispered Secret Vineyard Pinot Gris 2019

Keremeos, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Whispered Secret Vineyard in Keremeos, this pinot gris was fermented in a combination of stainless steel and French oak puncheons before aging on its lees for three months. It’s a restrained, lightly aromatic style that balances bright citrus and tree fruits alongside a subtle touch of wood. There’s a lovely richness and concentration to the palate, with a viscosity that’s gently bolstered by the pinch of residual sugar (3.8 g/L). It still retains a tension and precision that is difficult to achieve with pinot gris, which is what sets this apart. It’s tempting to think of pinot gris as a ‘drink now’ variety, but this wine should convince you otherwise. It really opens up nicely in the glass: a good indication that the best is yet to come. Only 388 cases produced. Great value.Tasted: 25 May 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.99 BCLS, winery online and select private retailers Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: Pinot Gris/Pinot GrigioCSPC: 118326UPC: 626990344988