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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Capella
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16½/20

Clos du Soleil Capella 2019

British Columbia, CanadaInitially quite youthful with a whiff of sulphur dioxide, this quickly opens up after a whirl through the decanter. Like the 2018 vintage before it, the story here is still about restraint and place. This 83/17 blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon is largely wild fermented in French oak puncheons and stainless steel barrels. However, the oak is less about flavour and more about texture. This is crisp and bright, but the oak brings some richness to the mid-palate with sur lie aging for nine months. It's quite salty and mineral-driven, but also not shy on fruit. It's predominantly citrus-fruited, but it's also fleshed out by some riper passion fruit notes, too. A moreish, delicious wine at an unbeatable price. Highly recommended.Tasted: 09 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.90 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 695668UPC: 857088000671