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Clos du Soleil Capellatext

Clos du Soleil Capella 2020

British Columbia, CanadaCapella is the flagship white of Clos du Soleil, with fruit from Keremeos and Oliver, and a mix of 77% sauvignon blanc, and 23% sémillon in 2020. Each vineyard block was harvested separately, whole cluster pressed, and partially native fermented in French puncheons (1/4 saw MLF). After 9 months' barrel age, with bâtonnage, the best barrels were blended into Capella. Lemon verbena, green hedge, Anjou pear, green apple sail through the medium bodied palate, brightened with lime and grapefruit pithiness, but grounded on a cushy bed of stony lees, finishing with a buzzy citrus hum. Again, quite a compelling, and unique wine for BC, drinking smartly now in youth, but will certainly reward with a few years in the cellar. 410 cases.Tasted: 07 December 2021Tasted by: Prices:
BC$29.90750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 695668UPC: 857088000770