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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, CanadaAt 12.5% alcohol, this chardonnay is fresh and fruit driven, mixing green apples, quince, and lemon pith dusted with a stony, mineral, Similkameen sagebrush, with just a twist of oak. La Côte Vineyard is currently in transition to certified organic status. This chardonnay was hand harvested in mid September, whole cluster pressed, lightly settled, and racked to a 50/50 mix of French oak puncheons and stainless steel tanks. Half the barrel lots, or 30% of the wine, was allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation before all the lots had an 8 month sleep with occasional lees stirring. Serve with a favourite baked white fish.Tasted: 14 January 2022Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.90 winery online/direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 437679UPC: 626990345060