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Clos du Soleil Rosétext
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Clos du Soleil Rosé 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis purposeful malbec rosé is sourced from La Côte Vineyard on the Upper Bench of the Similkameen Valley. Like last year's bottling, this is bright and delicate, without being austere or underripe. It's a fine line, and winemaker Michael Clark clearly has this wine dialled in. The pale salmon colour is the result of four hours of skin contact under dry ice, followed by gentle pressing. A cool, slow fermentation preserves the zesty grapefruit and tart strawberry, but without obscuring the Similkameen's characteristic saline minerality. It's light, crisp, and dry, perfect for summer salads, perhaps with warm goat cheese, or enjoying its own at just 12.3%. Just don't overchill.Tasted: 03 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 22.90 winery online Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 5268UPC: 857088000886