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Clos du Soleil Winemaker's Series Chardonnay La Côte Vineyardtext
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Clos du Soleil Winemaker's Series Chardonnay La Côte Vineyard 2020

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom Keremeos' organically farmed La Côte Vineyard, this was whole cluster pressed, and racked into an equal mix of French puncheons and stainless for ferment and partial MLF. All rested on lees for 8 months, with occasional bâtonnage before a gentle filtration and bottling. This lees-decked white is lit with a stony buzz, layered throughout crisp pear, green apple, shining lemon that runs a taut palate. There's a lovely interplay here between lightly creamy lees and nervy stony tension that works really well, culminating in a lingering shimmer. Looking forward to watching where this chardonnay project goes.Tasted: 27 October 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 24.90 winery online/direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 626990345060